Dance review: Sigma packs in too many theatrical tricks for Civil Twilight

Civil Twilight by Sigma Contemporary Dance.
Civil Twilight by Sigma Contemporary Dance.PHOTO: ALAN NG

"If you have it, flaunt it" is not an adage that applies to the use of technology and production elements in a dance performance. In the excitement of returning to the stage with a live audience to mark their 10th anniversary, collective Sigma Contemporary Dance seems to have fallen into the trap of over-abundance.

The 60-minute Civil Twilight felt as if it had crammed in every possible trope of theatrical magic, from a monitor on stage showing the setting sun to heavy splashes of water and the curtain legs being flown up.

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