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By Emma Forsyth
Unlike the other Black Swan performances I’ve attended, there was no rush to get to the box office before the show began, no waiting in traffic jams, and frankly, no chaos whatsoever- just the tranquil sensation of getting comfy on the couch with your device of choice. Now comfy in your seat, all that must be done is a zoom link opened to let the show begin!
Connected, a one-man act by Lawrence Leung, was an incredibly immersive performance that managed to connect everyone through their screens in more intimate ways than is usually seen in the theatre. An ingenious cocktail of stunts, experiments, and mind tricks that would make Luke Skywalker jealous!
Impressive is an understatement it was bedazzling, mind-bendingly awesome, and something I hope to see much more of in the future. Lawrence Leung was a delight to behold as he juggled tech issues, our minds and even Shakespeare all in the space of an hour!
Connected has definitely achieved the nearly impossible task of connecting us all in these bizarre times. It is reassuring to know that if we ever find ourselves in another lockdown, the show will go on!