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Jasmin Vardimons Pinocchio | Sadlers Wells Theatre

Theatre in all forms has always been a focal point to my life, and I like to take time out of my day job within the arts to enjoy it for performance sake. Having studied Jasmin Vardimon myself at university I knew what to expect in terms of her physical theatre a choreographic style. Having said this, I actually found myself being surprised with her creativity and unexpected approach to this traditional story that we can all feel the back in our childhood day vibes. 
Taking a well known story and recreating it is a daring move, but is it a recreation? During the symposium after the show Jasmin referenced the fact she had been very much influenced and inspired by the original story (before Disney) and wanted to focus on the theme of manipulation. The power to manipulate the audiences minds to making them believe what they see. manipulating the story to include elements it hasn't had before (like having a female playing Pinocchio). 

One element in particular that fascinated me was the…