OMG!
 

The Place Theatre & Sadler's Wells, February 2013
Created and choreographed by Imogen Knight
Choreographer: Imogen Knight / Dramaturg: Lu Kemp / Designer: Chloe Lamford / Lighting: Jackie Shemesh / Sound: Emma Laxton

londondance
OMG! was my young companion’s favourite piece – as children will often be fascinated by the antics of their bigger brothers and sisters – and he and the other kids in the audience giggled as Anna-Kay Gayle rode a tricycle a few sizes too small for her long legs, squeakily pedalling around the stage with her knees up under her chin. This was a simple and moving metaphor for the awkwardness of growing up. Similarly when the grey tracksuits were stripped off to reveal neon leggings and wackily patterned tops, and the cast went wild in a liberating, shouty rock-out, Knight was clearly indicating the rewards of self-discovery that can be found as childhood daydreams become adult realities.

 

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Photos: Foteini Christofilopoulou courtesy of Sadler's Wells, The Place and Company of Angels

Photos: Foteini Christofilopoulou courtesy of Sadler's Wells, The Place and Company of Angels

Review: londondance
OMG
!
 was my young companion’s favourite piece – as children will often be fascinated by the antics of their bigger brothers and sisters – and he and the other kids in the audience giggled as Anna-Kay Gayle rode a tricycle a few sizes too small for her long legs, squeakily pedalling around the stage with her knees up under her chin. This was a simple and moving metaphor for the awkwardness of growing up. Similarly when the grey tracksuits were stripped off to reveal neon leggings and wackily patterned tops, and the cast went wild in a liberating, shouty rock-out, Knight was clearly indicating the rewards of self-discovery that can be found as childhood daydreams become adult realities.

 

Haven’t been so moved in the theatre in a long time.
— Richard Lee, Jerwood Space
If Imogen Knights OMG! gets an afterlife, generations of adolescents will believe that theatre and dance CAN speak to them.
— Richard Lee, Jerwood Space