They Touch in Flood
PaperStrangers Performance Group; Indianapolis
An elaborate, choreographed piece that examines the
connection between raw human sexual desire and love, the show is divided into
sections: starting with the courting process and ending with the consequences
of a sexual encounter — giving the show a kind of narrative structure
that would've otherwise felt lacking. The performers throw themselves
wholeheartedly into the show and much of the dance is impressive, though I
might have enjoyed the show more had it been confined exclusively to dance.
While providing a loose context for the dancers' actions, the recitation and
dialogue between characters seemed to take away from the performers' real
strengths at times.
Theatre on the Square, Stage Two: Thursday, Aug. 26, 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 10:30 p.m.