Review: Made to Dance in Burning Buildings

The dancers are the most captivating element of Pearson’s blend of poetry, theater and movement. As Ava, Amber Bates performs alternately playful and mournful pas de deux with choreographer Jeff George (First Love). Malik Delgado, Minon Minnieweather and Ian McBride stomp out menacing group moves as Ava’s abusers. They attack her, then refuse to leave, haunting the charred house of her self, leering from the corners as she struggles to recover.

‘Made to Dance in Burning Buildings’ is a moving portrait of survival