An analog loop created through a Bach piece formed a large part of the background score of the Swiss production by TDU, titled All The Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever Say. The piece by the Swiss theatre company, which has been interpreted by violinist Bradley Creswick, can be played backwards too. It signified that two dramatically different perspectives can exist.
But when hidden, they can result in the breakdown of a relationship. The dance drama unfolded at the 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the Nationl School of Drama’s theatre festival on Friday at Kamani Auditorium.
This Vivian Wood production puts out a couple mirrored through four characters, two of whom form the inner consciousness of the other, and explore the dichotemy between what people say and what remains unsaid. Clean lines were part of the production that sometimes felt clinical. It was interesting to listen to the inner frustrations through the voice of consciousness.
A casket-like box on wheels formed an important prop in the production, signifying the emptiness in the couple’s lives. The 55-minute piece, however, lacked the passion and the intensity, which a production dealing with the issue needed. We kept yearning for some soul.