13 Jan 2015

    REVIEW: Pulse Entertains

    ByBlacks Rating: BBB1/2

    Anchored by the evocative sounds of rhythm and blues, Jasmyn Fyffe’s ‘Pulse’ commendably marries technique and entertainment.

    Set to nostalgic music, Fyffe continues to build on her modern brand of dance, and judging by the turnout her company has become an audience favourite.

    It’s hard not to be entertained by Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye and other kings and queens of soul.

    Irwin Chow and Alyssa Petrolo’s duet was the show's defining moment. It moved in both dance and emotion. Another standout performance came from Jonna Abrams to Otis Redding’s “Try a little tenderness”.

    Fyffe’s choreography, though refreshing and unique, falls victim to its own strengths resulting in monotonous and indistinguishable pieces.

    The audience interaction was engaging, but came across a bit gimmicky. Pulse would have been positively received regardless.

    Overall, the show flowed smoothly, and competently held my attention.

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    Teneile Warren

    Teneile Warren is a proud queer mom, writer, chef and equity educator. Her writing has appeared in ByBlacks, Huffington Post and Barren Magazine. She is an editorial advisor and mentor for Textile Magazine. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her wife, son and three furbabies. She explores identity, social issues and community through words and food. Find her on Twitter @iamquagmire 

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