Fringe Review: Cultural Renegades is a must-see
With this year’s Fringe frenzy comes Cultural Renegades, an immersive spectacle like no other. Selling out for its first run in 2017, the show is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
The rundown? It's candid poetry and spoken word, narrated by independent artist Strictly DT and injected with DJ beats, alongside the freeing movement of dance. Addressing everything from culture and unity, to escapism and self-identity, the show explored pertinent themes through original hip hop and Dancehall choreography. In sync with the music and one another, each dancer brought to the table their own inspiring interpretation of sound and voice.
It was expression through the human form, and a testament to art at its best. With no stage or fourth wall, the performers weren’t put on a pedestal, but rather, they were there to purely share what they had created. All this was no doubt thanks to the collective talent of the performers as well as the clever choreography and conceptualisation of Creative Director, Lisa Crowe.
Electrifying, impassioned, and full of finesse, it was a truly moving performance - in quite literal terms, too, with the action unfolding around the cosy confines of Nevermind Smallclub. Everyone was kept on their toes, with their eyes peeled on the talented set of performers just inches away.
So shake up your Friday night and let loose, because Cultural Renegades is just what you'll need.