The fascinating thing about 4 Food Groups is that it seems to be morphing over the course of the festival. I sat next to an old friend who had seen the premiere, and she told me that there was considerably more dance in the version she saw today. It was also fifteen minutes longer, apparently.
If you saw the company’s The Factory at last year’s
Fringe, expect a more polished show, but one that is definitely
non-narrative–it’s told primarily through movement and interpretive
dance than dialogue.
The show is a lot of fun–definitely the most sexualized show of the festival that I’ve seen. I’m not clear really if there is a point, but, when you have a bunch of chewed up food and sexual content, do you really need a point? It seems obvious, now: the connection between sexual politics and food.