Review: 'Animals out of Paper'


Firefall Dance Theatre,


1 star

Theatre on the Square: Main Stage. Director/choreographer

Stephanie Riner interviewed the eight dancers in this

cast about their dreams and struggles. Excerpts from those interviews form the

basis for this show's sound design and choreography. The result has the feel of

sincere students presenting a class project. The sound design (which also uses

movie-style instrumental music) is over-amped and choppy; the choreography is

often a literal acting-out of what's said on tape and, in places, results in

wobbly traffic on stage. An artist, stage right, painting along with the

performance, is a distraction.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug.

28, 3 p.m.

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