Review: K’rd Strip at the Edinburgh Fringe

Okareka Dance Company, K'rd Strip, Edinburgh Fringe, review, Kettle mag, Angus Duncan
Written by angusduncan

Powerful, emotive, and captivating from the very beginning. What more do you want to know?

It could be argued, somewhat insultingly, that any show involving Maori Drag Queens is going to be interesting. It is, not not merely for the race of the protagonists – although it must surely make the audience question what pride is.

This challenging dance-drama most exquisitely portrays all that it is to be human: to love, to lose, and to lust.

The direction is sublime, the cast without parallel. The stage design, with its harsh lighting and lack of set, forces the audience to look the characters in the eye through trauma and triumph.

A must-see.

***** (5/5)

K’Rd Strip – A Place To Stand 60′ PROMO from Okareka Dance on Vimeo.

K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand

Daily (not 17th) until 31st August at 6.40pm.

Tickets: £14/13

Venue 139

Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence