FREQUENCY FESTIVAL 2017: Mocrep @ MCA

photos by Deidre Huckabay


I don't have a lot of things to say about the show itself. However, I was puzzled with the Q&A session afterwards. How can one hope to ask a genuine question when it is clear that the participants of the session do not treat the occasion seriously? Perhaps this should have been a separate performance, without trying to engage the audience, who were also unwilling to be a part of it. Like most of the music, irony seems to be the only modality allowed in this aesthetic/intellectual experience.

- Hiero Posch


Applause?

It's how it goes: you move to the ‘burbs and join a gym. ___ ______ ___ _________ ___ _________ __ ___ _____.

Applause.

Governments need victories and the people need defeats. It’s funny ‘til it’s not funny. But after a defeat it is freedom that [PEOPLE] desire- and usually attain. There are noises coming from here like right now, people walking. A people needs defeat just as an individual needs suffering and misfortune: they compel the deepening of the inner life and generate a spiritual upsurge. It’s a nice connection with that too.

Applause.
Exposition.

The art itself is probably great. ____ __ ___ _____ _____ ___ __ ____ __ ___ ________. Collectively 3 pieces, maybe 4 speak more to nonchalant post-modernist waste. Great dancers are [PEOPLE] and great choreographers are [PEOPLE].

Applause.

___ ______ __ ___ _____ _____ ___ ___.

Twist.
Subversion.

[NB regarding format: all underscores are intended to be words of the same length that are blacked out (like a redacting highlighter)]

- Riley Leitch