[Yes, it has one.] Out of the Shadow shows us the Human evolution, from cave men to modern society. It covers such big topics as love and violence, conformity, pollution, freedom etc etc. It’s a Hip Hop dance perfomrance but set to a classical soundtrack and framed by a narrative poem which tells us the story.
It really was a perfect show – funny, thoughtful and beautiful to look at. My only complaints are of organisational nature. Definitely recommended, if you get a chance to catch it, do so!
The soundtrack was amazing. I would have never thought of making a Hip Hop choreography to the Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Yann Tiersen, Johann Strauss or Clint Mansell. And surprisingly, it fit really well.
The dancers were great. I mean, I’m no specialist, but I couldn’t see one single fault or flaw in their performance and the choregraphy itself was damn good. It went about with a lot of humour and it seemed like the dancers had their fun as well.
The poem was nice as well. They could a pretty good reader for it [unfortunately, I neither know who’s written nor who’s read the poem] and as it was interrupted by the dancing, it never got too long.
The only thing I have to complain about was the setting. Out of the Shadow was made to see in a theatre, we saw it in a concert hall (for pop concerts) – meaning there was nowhere to sit and they kept us waiting for an hour before the thing actually started. That was kind of annoying and pretty unnecessary.
You can watch a short version of it here: