Joyce McMillan Reviews Bird – 4 stars

Joyce McMillan reviews some shows at this years Arches Live including Bird –

‘and it acts as a perfect prologue to the more intense mood of Sita Preraccini’s Bird, a short 25-minute wordless piece – with a beautiful, delicate soundscape by David Pollock – in which a lone human figure in a hostile landscape forms a touching relationship with a little passing songbird, but then is driven by hunger to kill and eat it. It’s a simple idea, but Pieraccini is such a fine actor that her face and body seem to contain the whole tragedy of humanity’s double-edged relationship with nature in a single short show; and this despite levels of noise interference, from a Saturday-night Arches gig, that would have destroyed a lesser performer.’

For full review visit – http://joycemcmillan.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/arches-live-2011-2-putting-words-in-my-mouth-bird-smokies/

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