Traces is a theatre
show with no obviously clear-cut beginning or end; if there’s a start at all,
it might be when the two principal performers – Marko Werner and Michael Lurse of
Berlin-based Helios Theater – walk among the waiting audience of children
and adults outside the studio space, gaining our attention with the chime of a
bell, then silently interacting with some of the younger children – making
small patterns in sand on the table-tops, dropping a trail of small scraps of
paper, or drawing chalk outlines round people’s feet on the floor...