Dancing In My Unbirthday Suit
Presented by Inertia Productions
Robert Gill Theatre
Tue July 7 @ 10:30pm
Wed July 8 @ 4:00pm
Thu July 9 @ 7:00pm
Sun July 12 @ 3:30pm
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Reviewed by Daina Valiulis
Dancing is a cute, wacky little dance piece brought to you by Montreal’s Inertia Productions, and featuring Allison Elizabeth Burns, Vanessa Kneale, and Joannie Pharand. At first, it’s a bit of a mess: girls dressed in party dresses tumble and trip over each other. But the show cleans up as it goes along, presenting a few little scenarios that were creative and delightful to watch.
There was a striptease where the dancer puts ON her clothes, followed by an exceptional pas de deux featuring two girls – one dressed in a parka with the hood over her head who manages to zip up the entire thing backwards! Very impressive! (And weird.)
The finale was particularly funny: one of the girls, with hilarious facial expressions, stops dancing to give birth to a cake (which the dancers then devour).
Although the dancing was at times a little sloppy, the ladies bring a colourful, joyful, fun show to the Fringe party. It was the first play at Fringe this year that didn’t feel too long; in fact, it would have been interesting to see what else the girls might have invented -– it seemed like they were just warming up!