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Performance (1991)

Video  -  Documentary | Music  -  1991 (UK)
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British pop duo Pet Shop Boys captured on film during their groundbreaking 1991 world tour. This film, by Eric Watson, features the live show and footage filmed backstage.

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Neil Tennant ...
Himself
Chris Lowe ...
Himself (as Pet Shop Boys)
Sylvia Mason-James ...
Additional vocals
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Derek Green ...
Additional vocals
J.J. Belle ...
Guitar / percussion
Catherine Malone ...
Dancer
Katie Puckrik ...
Dancer
Sarah Toner ...
Dancer
Suki Miles ...
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Petee Aloysius ...
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Trevor Henry ...
Dancer
Mark Martin ...
Dancer
Craig Maguire ...
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Noel Wallace ...
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British pop duo Pet Shop Boys captured on film during their groundbreaking 1991 world tour. This film, by Eric Watson, features the live show and footage filmed backstage.

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An impressive, daring and very rewarding visual experience
30 September 2005 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

A live gig disguised as a theatre performance, this was a very bold experiment that turned out to be a huge success. The Pet Shop Boys have always been very keen to experiment visually, proving that pop music, if handled correctly, can also become a work of art.

Using a string of their songs, they created a storyline, vaguely beginning from school years and ending in paradise. They worked with opera designers D.Alden & D.Fielding and a group of classically trained dancers. The choreography (by J.Marley) is just staggering. The dancers roam around the stage endlessly constantly changing costumes (from schoolboy uniforms to pigs and demons) and the atmosphere created is unique in every single song played (eg. from teenage guilt in "This must be the place..", to melancholy in "My October Symphony", to pure joy in "You were always on my mind").

The whole performance is very theatrical, and the Boys get to do a lot of acting and dancing at times. They choose to ignore the audience (at least until the closing song) and there are no musicians on stage (just guitarist J.J. Belle and keyboardist Scott Davidson playing out of view). The end result is fascinating, and easily watchable even from people who are not familiar with the duo's music.


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