reviewed by Paula Citron
The Three Man Project: Full Bloom
Young Centre/Mannheim Ballett
Choreographed by Robert Glumbek, Luches Huddleston Jr. and Kevin O’Day
Performed by Roberto Campanella, Huddleston and O’Day
There’s talk of bringing The Three Man Project: Full Bloom back to the Young Centre in May and let’s hope they do. It is the kind of dance show that appeals to both dance aficionados and theatre audiences at large.
Three dancers over 40 created the show to express the philosophy of middle age manhood, and everyone can relate to their concerns. The show is poignant, wise and honest.
The audience reaction was beyond enthusiastic.
Kevin O’Day, 48, is the artistic director of Kevin O’Day-Ballett Mannheim. Luches Huddleston Jr.. 40, is director of movement for the Mannheim Opera Chorus, while Robert Glumbek, 45, is artistic associate of Toronto’s ProArteDaza. O’Day and Huddleston performed with Roberto Campanella, 41, who was substituting for the injured Glumbek.
They touch on fatherhood, war, male bonding, competition and responsibility among other issues. The wit, the humour, the compassion and the pathos absolutely captures hearts and minds as these men dance their hearts out.