The Domino Effect (Andrea Spaziani) 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Sam Mooney

The Domino Effect

Today was my day to see dance. I have to admit that I saw more dance today (2 Shows) than I’ve seen in the last 20 years.

The Domino Effect is a “..mixed program of urban and contemporary dance”. I enjoyed the show but I can’t say that I’ll be racing out to see more urban and contemporary dance.

Some of it looked like gymnastics to me. Amazing movement but not what I think of as dance. (Not, as you’ve probably gathered, that I know anything about dance.) If you’re a fan of urban and contemporary dance you’ll enjoy the show.

There was humour, always nice, and a solo dance that was terrific.

I find that if dancers are supposed to be dancing in unison and one person is slightly off it draws my eye and I can’t focus on the other dancers. In the first number particularly there was first on dancer and then another who wasn’t quite synchronized with the others.

I ran into a friend at the show. She was with her 20ish niece. She and I are the same age, 60ish, and we had mixed feelings. Her niece loved the show. Maybe it’s an age thing.

Details:

The Domino Effect is playing at Tarragon Theatre Mainstage, 30 Bridgman Avenue (N of Dupont, E of Bathurst)
– Thu, July 1 6:30 PM
Sat, July 3 Noon
Mon, July 5 4:30 PM
Wed, July 7 9:15 PM
Thu, July 8 4:00 PM
Fri, July 9 7:00 PM
Sun, July 11 1:45 PM
– All individual Fringe tickets are $10 ($5 for FringeKids) at the door (cash only), Online at www.fringetoronto.com, by Phone at 416-966-1062, in person (June 30 – July 11 only) at The Randolph Centre for the Arts, 736 Bathurst Street (Advance tickets are $11 ($10+$1 convenience fee), and $5 for FringeKids (no convenience fee for kids tickets).
– Several money-saving passes are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows