Fast-paced and energetic, with barely any use of props or scenery, Aruba is a threefold character study about urban living and human isolation. Although rooted in Lecoq, the company’s style is less flashy and more fleshy than is to be expected from similarly inclined projects. This is People Can Run’s second project together and they are definitely on the right track in their bid for gold.
If you’re new to their work, it won’t take too long for this attractive trio to grab your attention and imagination and before you know it, you’ll be up for not only a trip to Aruba with them but even to the end of the world. It is a fun ride, showing you entire cityscapes of beauty and wilderness and zooming in on three lonely specimens at the risk of extinction.
Although dramaturgically accomplished, their show is not without technical glitches this year but People Can Run have a lot of energy, determination and an excellent sense of humour, which will keep them ahead of the race for many years to come.