by Rachelle Bourget
sisu\rab - Winnipeg, MB
V.8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre 
AFTER THE CAUSE is a contemporary dance show examining the consequence of one's choices and the effects that linger. The blur between reality and fantasy, getting lost and sometimes damaged by distorted expectations and shadows cast by euphoria.
A founding and current member of Nova Dance Collective, which presented critically acclaimed works FRESH (2011) and ..And Other Stories (2013) at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, AFTER THE CAUSE is the first full-length work created and performed by Rachelle Bourget.

Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12

Warnings:Coarse language, sexual content, nudity, strobe lights
Wed July 19 6:30 PM
Fri July 21 12:00 PM
Sat July 22 11:00 PM
Sun July 23 3:30 PM
Tue July 25 8:30 PM
Thu July 27 7:15 PM
Fri July 28 3:30 PM
Sat July 29 1:45 PM


sisu\rab—The Rachel Browne Theatre

I hoped for more here. I expected intricate dance routines with eclectic music to guide me through a vicarious journey After the Cause. I had some questionable days in my past, some memorable experiences, and some that I can’t remember—all of them were better trips than this.

The dreadful music did nothing to evoke experience; sadly, the offensive rap piece was probably one of the most revealing tunes. A few of the dance segments served as a warning to the experience of your body, rather than you mind, but in the end, I wanted to see more facets. In my mind, I would have mood swings of euphoria to happy music, paranoia to eerie music, relaxation to spa music and a crash crescendo to something powerful. Unfortunately, none of those sides showed and the single dimensional show only lasts 45 minutes, which is still way too long to spend on little development.

Ray Yuen