Working on my Night Moves is a show you really have to see to understand its power: it is bizarre, unexpected and undeniably necessary. Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan imagine what feminism looks like outside of any particular position in time or space. How does one perform feminism when the world as we know it is gone? What if there is no gravity? What if we are completely isolated? Working on my Night Moves is a combination of dance, light show, soundscape and theatre. The audience is invited to be an observer looking from the outside into this evocative, personal and compelling performance. You are invited to stand or sit on the floor around the room, having to move away if the performers push through as though the audience are simply curious and accidental onlookers. Julia is performing entirely for herself. This is a show that also examines the power of music and the audience cannot help but to connect with Julia’s musical journey. The sound design itself is incredibly moving. There are several ‘eureka’ moments during the show, where the images presented become clear. It is in this way that curiosity and confusion are used to draw the audience in and keep the audience engaged for the full hour. There are moments of tension, distress, and laughter. Surprisingly, the finale of the piece nearly made me cry (which is impressive for a piece that contains no words spoken by the performers). If you want to step outside of your artistic comfort zone and see successful boundary pushing, this show is well worth a watch.
7.5/10: Bob Seger found dead