“Thursday” by Borderline Arts Ensemble Review “The Magic of Mastery of Movement” by Deirdre Tarrant on Theatreview
Review of “Thursday” by Deirdre Tarrant on Theatreview
The Performance Arcade has a pink line running from its home site behind Te Papa to the Railway Station. All roads should lead to Thursday - a short superb dance work by Lucy Marinkovich that surprises as you enter the station forecourt. Two dancers meet, dance, long to be together, and in a sweeping, soaring, lyrical dance duet, this relationship is allowed to find a passion - only to be relinquished as the dancers move on. The venue is perfect and feels like a step back into a European yet universal film genre (Third Man) and Hannah Tasker-Poland and Manu Reynaud are outstanding.
Passers-by paused, stopped, and missed their trains on Thursday, caught in the magic of a mastery of movement that is rarely seen on stage let alone in a railway station! Left to dream of passing encounters that may have been or may be promised in our lives, we stepped back into reality touched by a choreography that took us on a physical and emotional journey - and back to catch a train or walk into the sunshine - beautifully crafted and realised by Lucy and her cast.