Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Political Mother" by Hofesh Schechter

The more I think about Hofesh Schechter's "Political Mother" which I saw at Galway Arts Festival on Tuesday night, the more I think it's like The Green Table of 2010. There is definitely something very masculine, and very Kurt Jooss about it. Also, what about those earplugs? Was that a kind of ironic, "motherly" act, to feign interest in the health of our ears? Or did they really care? Or just if you don't want to hear this unsavoury message, plug your ears to the noise, in a sort-of metaphoric way? Well, this is a piece that certainly keeps you thinking long after you have left the theatre. It's on for three more nights, and is definitely worth a look-in if you are in Galway. Above the review in today's Irish Independent. The Alice Maher/Trevor Knight show at Galway Arts Centre was the other standout. Beautiful, strange and dreamy. Ready for some comedy now...