Toys

independent · Ages 15+ · one person show · 18 mins · Australia

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BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer · June 03, 2017
tagged as: dance · rape · toys · Trafficking
This piece is smart and compelling and haunting. While it's important to talk about sexual violence and trafficking, it's difficult to tackle artistically - As an artist who is also doing a show that tackles sexual violence im super picky about how people approach it...if you're too on the nose and show and tell everything it feels like an exhausting regurgitation of something sad that people don't want to hear about- this is where Christina's piece nails it- she shares a story of trafficking in an innovative and clever way- its right to the point-- , but with some metaphor mixed in, we are able to step out of Judging the situation (as folks tend to do) and just see the way this "toy" is being used. The reality is gut wrenching and this show... full review

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TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE gia on the move and footlights · June 03, 2017
tagged as: Trafficking · children · sex
Highly Recommended... full review

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RUTH ISABEL GUERRA dinner party (blog) · June 11, 2017
tagged as: moving · sex trade · dark · interpretive
Dark, moving, haunting. Told through interpretive movement, Christina captures the emotion behind the journey of a young girl who is bought, used, and discarded for someone else's pleasure. The visuals and sounds all work together to create a world that draws us in and makes us feel. Toys may be short (runtime is barely 18 min), but it packs a powerful punch. I walked away really thinking about issues surrounding the sex trade industry.... full review

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RASIKA MATHUR certified reviewer · June 15, 2017
Every prop has a purpose. Every action is intentional. fantastic use of the physical, of the space (the small intimate space and heat up there also begin to work on you) and excellent use of time.... full review

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KATE HUFFMAN certified reviewer · June 16, 2017
Powerful. And very concise. Absolutely no reason to miss this.... full review

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CAMERON JONES certified reviewer · June 17, 2017
tagged as: Potent · Beautiful · physical · powerful · incredible
Brave, compelling story that is told in a fantastic physical way. ... full review

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ARIANNA VERONESI certified reviewer · June 17, 2017
Powerful performer very connected to the cause. Loved it.... full review

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EMILY O'MEARA certified reviewer · June 17, 2017
Toys is an incredibly powerful, important piece. Exploring human sex trafficking through dance, Tina took the audience to a very dark, heartbreaking place that shook me to my core. A must see show!... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 17, 2017
tagged as: powerful · moving
Evans reveals an embodied terror that has been experienced by many stuck in the sex trafficking industry. ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 18, 2017
Genius-level physical and emotional intelligence - perfectly executed piece. Once again, genius-level physical and emotional intelligence.... full review

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