Studying at Emerson College is a great oportunity to discover every kind of arts with ArtsEmerson. Yesterday evening I had the pleasure to see Delusion, written and performed by Laurie Anderson at the Paramount Center.
Laurie Anderson’s performance was stunning. Although she was alone on stage, she made us feel an overwhelming presence by all the effects of sound and lights but also with her striking monologue.
Images and sounds were creating a dream atmosphere in the intimacy of the artist. By her monologue, she had this aptitude to lead the audience into several places from Iceland to the moon. several times, from birth to death, and several states of mind from laugh to fear.
However there was a thing that I disliked in this show. It was the distortion of her voice. At the beginning it gave a dramatic aspect to her paroles but it was really long and she did it several times. I am not a english native speaker and I had a really hard time trying to understand what she was telling. It made me miss some important part of the show.