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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Dance Review

Climbing walls, shifting perspectives at Jacob’s Pillow

BECKET — The creators of the performance piece “LEO” take what Pink Floyd called “the moments that make up a dull day” and flip them upside down. Well, actually, they turn them sideways, which feels truer: When we succumb to the tedious minutiae that constitute a considerable part of the human existence, the slide into disillusionment more often renders us askew, aslant, rather than head over heels. (When that happens we are likely suffering from love: another malady entirely.)

In addition to gravity, “LEO” — presented through Sunday at Jacob’s Pillow — also defies easy categorization. Directed by Daniel Brière and performed by the circus artist Tobias Wegner, the piece is a brilliant, funny, and sweet duet for one man and that man’s video-projected doppelgänger. The stage is split, with Wegner’s image transmitted onto a screen on the audience’s left while Wegner is encased in a little room on the right. The screen — and, presumably, the projector’s setting — is rotated 90 degrees, so the image is a vertical rectangle while Wegner’s milieu is horizontal (think of the “portrait” and “landscape” orientation options on a Word document).

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