6.0: How Heap and Pebble Took on the World and Won – Review

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6.0 How Heap and Pebble Took on the World and Won

Jan 13 – 25, 2014

Lunchbox Theatre

https://www.hprodeo.ca/2014/heap-and-pebble

Listen to my review of the Northern Light Theatre/Lunchbox Theatre/High Performance Rodeo production of Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare for Dancing Brick’s 6.0 How Heap and Pebble Took on the World and Won at

http://www.cbc.ca/eyeopener/columnists/theatre/2014/01/14/jessica-goldman-reviews-six-point-zero/

 

RATING

If 6.0 is a perfect score in ice dancing (or it was until that system was replaced in 2005 – but we’ll ignore that for now) let’s follow that model as a way for me to rate this show. The 6.0 scoring method is divided up into 3 parts – technical merit – required elements and presentation:

For technical merit –  Trevor Schnidt’s direction and choreography of the wood-skating scenes was dynamo. Even better was Gervais and Borotsik’s execution. The production has decent video projections to create mood, and the use of dry ice in the theatre was a nice touch. 5.5

For required elements – This is a High Performance Rodeo show, so I want something unique and not the kind of traditional play we see during the regular season. A comedy/polemic wrapped in ice-dancing on wood – not bad!  4.75

For presentation – The acting was terrifically fun and  audience participation was well incorporated. Some of the direction in the non-skating parts was a little clunky and the show  could have flowed better but overall it fit it’s one-hour time slot with very few lags. 5.0

Whatever that averages out to – I thoroughly enjoyed this show!

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