On Your Honey Lips @ Zoo

Review by Lorna Frost | 08 Aug 2012
  • Lips and Rain

On Your Honey Lips opens with the video projection of the staccato movement of a dove and ends with the eroding action of dripping water. Then with their wonderfully vital energy and prowess, the young dancers of  Compagnia Francesca Selva take us on a journey through existence.

Their strength and grace communicates more about the determination and spirit of humanity, rather than human frailty in relation to physical objects, which is the stated theme of the piece. The passion and striving of the performers affirms the intense colours and solid shapes of life, rather than its ephemeral nature and daily troubles.

The choreography is original; gestures and movements mutate and change before they become clichéd. The Siena based company won the Florence Fringe competition with this piece. This UK debut deserves to be seen primarily for the impressive quality of the dancing and choreography. 

3-27 August, 16.40, Zoo Southside (Main House), £14