There’s nothing ambiguous about Pere Faura.
His solo show, This is a Picture of a Person I Don’t Know, tugs at the heartstrings, makes us laugh and entertains in equal measure. Surfing a wave of despondency due to his hitherto unsuccessful love life, Faura seeks solace in screen musicals. Acting out the audition scene from A Chorus Line, with its high kicks and jazz-hands, he later moves on to Gene Kelly’s tap solo from Singin’ In The Rain – but none of this is straightforward. Faura may love old dance films, but his approach to performance is strictly contemporary.
Dance Base’s Give Dance A Chance programme runs until 16 August (show times vary).