‘â€The key is my place in the family of thingsâ€ is a quote from Inua, choreographed and performed by Jori Snell at Out the Box. I cannot explain how this line and concept moved me.
I have seen Jori before, in her other eccentric and wonderful piece Very Short Stories of Creatures and Their Journey Towards a Home but this piece is better, stranger, more cohesive, and most wondrous.
I think the story is about a somebody trying to make their way in a not always friendly world, following their heart and dreams, and having to make sacrifices because they are different. Thatâ€™s what I got out of it, and I found it deeply moving. Who knows? It actually doesn’t matter. It is possible to go very deep into the layers and meaning of the work, but if you donâ€™t want to, or canâ€™t, it is beautiful and amazing to just watch the lightshow and hear the words and music.
Inua is what visual theatre is about, and can be. Jori, of the most amazing back, has the most amazing ideas, and then executes them in a visual way, with brilliant use of lights, screens, costumes and props. She also has the most amazing aesthetic, so everything is like an expression of art. I completely loved this show. I loved it.
There is one more show on wed 24 at 8pm, but book now; this afternoon was sold out.
PS. Jori also plays a child in this show, but it speaks gibberish, and doesnâ€™t have those sideways arms!