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I went to see the Sydney Dance Company production Countermove last night. There were two halves, both of them extremely different from the other.

First up was "Cacti" choreographed by Alexander Ekman. It was totally not what I was expecting. It was hilarious. Live musicians, funny voiceovers and, well, cacti. It was a gentle mocking of the concept of 'high art' and the critics that subscribe to it. I absolutely loved it.

The second half was back to what my expectations of SDC tend to be. "Lux Tenebris" by Rafael Bonachela was intense and abstract. Intricately choreographed and beauifully danced with supreme skill, it was frenetic and industrial and kind of eerie... and while enjoyable to watch I had no emotional connection to it. Abstract contemporary dance is something I've always struggled with. No clear story or meaning, just movement. Enjoyable to watch but it rarely sticks with me.

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