If immersing yourself in the Edinburgh Fringe involves seeking out new experiences, Working On My Night Moves is a must-have ticket. Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan successfully create a space which enables the mesmerising creation of art.
Throughout the piece Croft demonstrates strength and determination. Each action is undertaken with focus on purpose. Chairs and ladders move around the performance space. Lights and projections add layer upon layer to the scene which unfolds.
There is no escaping the surreal, from listening to The Killers Are We Human to music and costume from The Wizard of Oz.
Anna Bennington increasingly adds support to Croft’s installation. Adding to a feeling of repetition, the search for an unseen perfection.
The performance is presented on the basis of breaking the rules. And this feeling is in abundance. Being given a health and safety warning as you leave your seats is quite unique. And there is a sense of beauty created of a seeming sense of space and timelessness. But it is challenging. It challenges.
This is a unique and original experience. That this art installation will change and alter. That somehow the space is transformed, gravity defied.
Working On My Night Moves is at the Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You can see the production at 21.55 until Sunday 25th August (excl 19th).
Disclosure: This review is part of media accreditation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. All views and opinions contained are my own.