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DV8 Physical Theatre: "To Be Straight With You"
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4.2 average rating
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92 reviews
53 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

Pretentious, endless, dull -- unbelievably didatic and pedantic

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3 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

Absolutely amazing performance! So detailed and well-thought out. Very moving. Went in expecting more dance but was not disappointed due to all other technical aspects of the show.

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31 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

I guess I wanted more dance and less talk, especially when I couldn't understand a lot of what was being said because of the various accents the characters had.

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West Coast Premiere

The radical DV8 never shies away from the taboo. In its daring To Be Straight With You, artistic director Lloyd Newson leads a multi-ethnic cast in a poetic but unflinching exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality. Drawing on 85 interviews—with the pious and apostate, straight and gay, activist and mere passer-by—Newson merges dance with spoken word, recorded sound, video and animation. The result is a controversial piece that demands to know how modern society will reconcile faith and human rights.

DV8 Physical Theatre was formed in 1986 and has been led since its inception by Lloyd Newson. The company has produced 16 highly acclaimed dance pieces, which have toured internationally, and four award-winning films for television.