Last night I went to see “What If?” performed at the Nuffield theatre in Southampton. It was a performance installation created and directed by Layla Rosa, and performed by Virginia Fernandez de Gamboa, Geneva Foster Gluck and Layla Rosa. The show is Layla’s search to know her own identity, “looking through the eyes of another; inside, outside, behind and beyond the veil. Driven by the curiosities around a lost cultural identity”.
It was a fascinating performance combining arieal movement, moving image, video projection, vocals, and a unique soundscape. The show was at times (especially the first part) almost primal and wonderfully sensual, and at others tender and questioning. A really captivating performance that I’d definitely recommend.