4Motion’s The Kiosk is an intense immersive work that confronts the tension between the freedom of digital connectivity and the threat of (corporate) control.  The kiosk itself, stage left, is a traditional phone box, used variously as a symbol, a metaphor, or just part of the set.  The performance begins with a single dancer crouched down inside the box, and ends with all six crammed into it, willy-nilly.

Sean Looby’s electronic sound track sets the pace and drives the action through a series of scenes that suggest by turns that we are enthralled, controlled and threatened by, or at the mercy of, technology.  Danced with raw energy and unquestionable commitment, this performance (the third of the evening) was bursting with ideas ripe for further development and refinement. (more…)