Awkward Happiness or Everything I Don’t Remember About Meeting You

Studio Matejka

The Lowry, 14 May 2014

Awkward Happiness

In truth, I did not really understand how this work related to Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being or Pascal Bruckner’s thoughts on happiness (or multiculturalism, for that matter), but I liked it nonetheless.

How to describe it?  Six or perhaps seven paradoxical situations are presented to the audience.  The unifying theme seemed to be the difficulty of making human relationships work.  Call it an array of Ausdruckstanz, a tray of luminous fragments.

During one a couple make love, in another a young woman smears herself with fresh fruit.  No danger of a vitamin deficency there.  She’ll definitely get her five a day.

Anyway, an intriguing work.