(Photos by Annie Paladino.)
In this week's review podcast, Benjamin Wachs and I duked it out over Tontlawald, an ensemble-created experimental production of an Estonian fairytale, at the Cutting Ball.
Learning from our last podcast, I prepared a lot more: I organized my notes and even wrote out full sentences in advance.
But in editing our recording, Benjamin and I decided to delete a lot of my prepared material: it just didn't sound right when read aloud. Listeners, evidently, are less patient with description than readers are.
This production was all about aesthetics, and they were absolutely stunning. I only wish we could have found a way to convey them more fully.
Clearly, I still have a lot to learn about the two media's different conventions.
Tontlawald continues through Mar. 11; info here.