Awkward (2006)

Cadi McCarthy & Company

Dancers: Dean Cross, Miranda Wheen, Laura Boynes, Daniel Riley McKinley, Miriam Bond

Five people come to a party, having been invited by friends of the host. They don’t know each other. They don’t know anyone else at the party. They don’t know whose house it is. And their friends don’t show up. Sound Familiar?

True to her declared claim of making contemporary dance theatre readily accessible. Cadi McCarthy had me squirming in my seat as I lived the excruciating discomfort of meeting strangers at parties. With a mix of dialogue, humour, gesture and danced expression, Awkward engages us from start to finish in the character, their relationships, and their feelings along the way.

- Canberra Times 2006