Sure, the movement in this multimedia dance piece occasionally echoes the incorporated snippets of voice-over: During a monologue about birding, dancers cup their hands around their eyes, evoking binoculars.
After a description of an entrepreneur indicating his new car, there’s a little pointing.
The high point of the show features an anecdote about a person who relocates after working at a Prohibition-era speakeasy.
A repeated gesture involving a raised and lowered hand may evoke the flight of a bird.
But thankfully, the connections are rarely too obvious.
“A lot of guys think the question 'can I buy you a drink' has exactly the same meaning as 'can I touch your left tit',” says Comedian Bekka Bowling. Advice To Take: The first date has to be something totally surprising.
A frozen pizza and rom-com is all very well, but truthfully, your date has decided if she’s going home with you before you’re even beyond the appetizer. “Girls just can’t be bothered with bad boys,” says sex writer Abbie Cambridge.
She tells Nikki that she needs to be married by 27 (“while your eggs are still good”) and that dating white men can be fun at first but gets annoying.
“Please stop telling jokes about ‘Get Out,’ ” Gina says.
Also, don't forget that the better your date is, the better the story of how you met will be. If you’re a bump-and-grind in the club type, they’ll probably think you’re a sex pest. “When we see a guy doing the David Brent, we’re not thinking 'oh he’s so funny', we’re thinking there’s a man who has practiced that terrible move in front of the mirror, in his pants. A carefully crafted email can be just as romantic as a letter; just be careful how you word things.” After all, the last thing you want to do is come across as cheesy. “Truly hilarious men rarely wear ‘funny’ on their sleeves," says Caitlin Robinson (a.k.a.
As the Capital Fringe Festival enters its second full week, Celia Wren considers Jane Franklin Dance’s “Aflight,” and Cassandra Miller enjoys the dating scene laughs of “The Regulars.” “Aflight” Jane Franklin Dance’s “Aflight” avoids most easy correlatives.
“The Regulars” Anyone who has spent time swiping left on pictures of dudes posing with tigers is in for a treat with “The Regulars,” a whip-smart and wildly entertaining show that frankly talks about the stereotypes, expectations and frustrations of being single today — especially if you’re a bright, ambitious black woman dating in D. Nikki (played by the charming Chayla Simpson) is the show’s central single woman, who is self-admittedly awkward and shy.
Her dating fairy godmother is her older cousin, Gina (Eva Lewis, with excellent comic timing), who has loads of advice for how Nikki can snag a man.
They stand on one leg, torso tilting and second leg swinging out like a pendulum.