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Bloom

Phoenix Dance Theatre, UK

Choreography: Caroline Finn

Light design: Yaron Abulafia

Music: Fanfare Ciocarlia, Ersatz Musica, Emilie Autumn, Adam Hurst, Beirut, Frank Bennett.

Costume design: Emma Louise James

Set: James Renson-Smith

Photos by © Brian Slater & Yaron Abulafia

World premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds - February 2015

Dance

In the world of Bloom there are strange grotesque characters, each hiding behind a façade: there’s a singer with a full-face mask typical of Commedia dell’Arte and dressed in a series of very odd outfits; a girl in a peculiar tutu-like dress who is reminiscent of a Toulouse-Lautrec painting in her appearance but of a marionette in movement; others equally strange – none ‘real’.
They all have their moment of glory under the spotlight, literally and metaphorically, but nevertheless, as they stand out to perform their number, their fragility can be sensed.