Mah Hunt

As their sinuous bodies glided and writhed over the stage, stirring to the wailing undertones of the soundtrack, I was mesmerised. This astounding and inspiring piece of physical theatre truly does break the boundaries of anything that I have seen before. The ingenuity of their dance sequences is breathtaking to behold and absolutely professional.I have always been impressed with the stamina and dedication of dancers to their art. The DOT504 company have taken their enthusiasm to new levels with the highly original style of dance created in Mah Hunt. The pair of Czech performers progress through a story of human survival, and embody both human and animal traits in seemingly graceful configurations to tell this hunting tale. The audience witnesses both the struggle for freedom of the creatures of the land and the sea, and the fight for man’s existence amongst this tangle of madness and movement. The scenes are enlivened further by the backing track, which flits from quiet humming, to crashing waves and howling winds, as well as transforming into techno-punk. The dancers change seamlessly from character to character between the scenes, pulling the audience into their world of instinct and pursuit.Their choreography is so wild and dynamic but, even in this apparently feral interpretation, the professionalism of the artists shines through. They have even managed to incorporate humour into their performance along with excitement and pathos. Some truly magical feats are achieved, the most enticing part of my experience being the discovery of some new technique or style as I progressed through the story. Prepare to be astounded by Mah Hunt.

Reviews by Louise Hemfrey

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★★★

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★★★★

Mah Hunt

★★★★★

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The Blurb

I live in a world without animals – I miss their rules. Herald Angel and Total Theatre Award winning DOT504 returns with a dynamic new duet, in which intimacy clashes with the natural human urge to hunt.

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