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Shilo Kloko

dance & physical theatre · shilo kloko · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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Review by MICHAEL FONTAINE

June 14, 2018 original article

What I liked

Each part of this show was done with such style. There were sad/emotional moments, there were silly/funny moments, and there was everything in between. All of this done with a combination of butoh (a style of Japanese modern dance featuring dancers covered in white body paint) and puppetry. There’s a curious beauty to this style of performance and something I’ve never experienced before, but I am very glad I did. Where else can you help build a human peacock (a highlight for me) or realize what those beans represent (and the mess you have to clean up)?

The show’s ending had me smiling and humming when a parade of about 7 women got on stage and sang. The harmonies and melodies that came out of these women blew me away. It was so unexpected which made the beauty of them, and the show, shine so much brighter.

I really enjoyed this show and am looking forward to see more in this style.

What I didn't like

NA

My overall impression

Puppetry, animation, dance, and even a choir, Shilo Kloko will keep you intrigued and full of wonder. There were so many different aspects to this piece, that you really couldn’t see what was coming next.

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