So yes. Some sound bites...
Left on our FaceBook Group wall by Christina Kenedy a freelance journalist who dug High Diving - so we dig her...
"I just wanted to congratulate all of you for crafting the funniest, most enriching and most rewarding show I saw at festival this year. The piece is so beautifully and colourfuly written, and James is nothing short of magnificent. I left the Hangar grinning like a lunatic, and spreading the 'gospel' of Sunday Morning like a demented cult member!"
After one of the shows Andrew Buckland to Nick... "Did you write this you BEEP BEEP" [Meant in the good sense!]
Tony Lankesters tweet... "Just seen Sunday Morning #NAF 2012 @jamescuningham was extraordinary. In a very real way"
Links to official reviews:
Some gems among the fringe benefits - What's On | Tonight | IOL.co.za - Diane De Beer
"Is 'n stukkie spoelgoud" [a tiny nugget of gold] - Anna-Retha Bouwer Beeld Newspaper
"Virtually Flawless" - Steve Kretzmann on Artsblog
"My best of fest" - Simon Cooper on Artsblog
So enough about us... My top three festival highlights were...
1. The Epicene Butcher
It was brilliant. and fresh. and creative. and simple. and unexpected. and had story... and design. equally. in short. it rocked. i leapt to my feet at the end. rocking.
Overhead projector live illustration animation with actors. and story [again! :)] yes. i felt five years old with wide eyes at the joy and splendor of storytelling. and it was deep. deep.
Below is their clip from YouTube... [I hope they don't mind]
The chorus work... how i loved the chorus work. the lighting. the singing. visual theatre... with [less traditional] story and bucket loads of heart and rigor. i loved loved loved it.
Of course there were loads of shows we didn't get around to seeing... but i'm sure we will soon enough.
On another note. I shall be returning to Italy in October for Helikos third year. Decision made. Deposit paid. Eee. Theatre. Poor Nick. x