Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TBA:08--Um Solo

Last night after happy hour at Green Papaya, (A perfect place for happy hour before an event!) I attended a free show by Tiago Guedes called Um Solo. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from this show and I was enticed by it since it was only thirty minuets long. Um Solo is a silent show that brings out the daily life of a man in Tiago’s out of the ordinary way. He walks around through out the show, sleeps, eats an apple, and performs a somewhat obscene “F”(ing) movement. There are six bags on the ground in which he sticks his head into and then in a way turns into a different man. It’s quite unusual yet funny. As he sits on the ground with his head inside the paper bag, Tiago draws a picture of a face, the next bag he cuts a hole of an apple, and later on he has me laughing my ass off as he skillfully cuts a hole of a penis shape onto the bag all while his head is inside of the bag. When viewing the show you may ask yourself how does your own private life determine who you are. If you haven’t seen a show yet, this one is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It’s definitely different. Just come with an open mind!

Sanjana Pahalad

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