Sediment at Fringe World Festival

When we walked into the Big Top to see Sediment by Company2, we didn't have any specific expectations. We came away from the performance incredibly amazed and impressed. David Carberry and Alice Muntz were spectacular with their movement, facial expressions and original score.

 Photo by: Brig Bee

Photo by: Brig Bee

We were seated in the second row. I'd suggest that you line up earlier if you want to sit in the front row. The front row will allow you to see everything that goes on the stage. At 155 cm, I wish I took the front row seat (hahaha) as some taller patrons sat in front of me.

 Creating score out of typewriter! Photo by:  Mik LaVage

Creating score out of typewriter! Photo by: Mik LaVage

The original scores for Sediment were created using items around the stage, such as a typewriter, sand, glass bottles, and antique instruments. Those things helped to create the feeling of the past and the immersive juxtaposition between lively excitement and despair displayed onstage, a real compliment to the atmosphere during the show. I sensed frustration and optimism, love and incompetency at the same time.

MY INTERPRETATION

For me, Sediment is about a relationship of two people. Just like any other relationship, it starts with slowly breaking down the wall and welcoming the other person into your life.

  Photo by: Mik LaVage

Photo by: Mik LaVage

Welcoming another person means that things can get more complicated than usual. Your attention and time will be divided, some sacrifices need to be made, and you might lose yourself in the relationship. IF you're not careful, then there might be a power play where you end up putting the other person on a pedestal, but not the other way around.

  Photo by: Brig Bee

Photo by: Brig Bee

Sediment goes into the heart of the matter, such as who you really are when you're faced with difficult decisions. Are you the type of person that takes everything away in a relationship, a control freak or the one that loves too much but ended up hurting the most?

When you watch Sediment, I encourage you to look beneath the surface of skills and to come up with your interpretation of the storyline. I believe that at the end of it, there are no second-class thoughts when it comes to art.

"Sediment is Company 2's most innovative theatrical venture, reimagined especially for Perth’s Fringe Festival 2018. This is the final time Australian audiences will witness Company 2 in action before they embark on a tour to South America for one of the biggest theatre festivals in the world."