dressed. – Traverse

As we entered the space, the performers were already onstage, greeting us with big smiles and small, repetitive movement sequences. A bare floor, static lights, microphone stands and clothes were scattered around. I was hesitant. It was starting to look like a girly sleepover instead of the dark, ‘distressing’ themes promised.

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Velvet Petal – Traverse Theatre

Last week’s one-night-only production of Fleur Darkin’s ‘Velvet Petal’ at Traverse was sold out, and for good reason. The work was last performed in Edinburgh in 2017 and it isn’t hard to see why the pulsing vitality of the music, choreography, and above all, dancing would leave audiences jumping at the chance to experience it again.

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