Brian Seibert

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Reviews (5)
Drumfolk
Midtown W
The New York Times

"The Body Is Also a Percussive Instrument: In 'Drumfolk,' Step Afrika! performs dances rooted in African-American history. “They took the drums away, but they could not stop the beat!” Full Review

The New York Times

"Disjointed but deeply pleasing...As the same moves kept returning, I periodically found myself wondering if Mr. Harris and the dancers had run out of material. But then some dancer would flash a fresh variation, musically witty or physically astonishing, and my doubt would dissolve into pleasure...The overall pacing is herky-jerky, hampering the twitchy style rather than enhancing it. And there’s little to hold the show together except a slight connecting thread of autobiography." Full Review

Snow White
West Village
The New York Times

"Despite these tempting ingredients, this 'Snow White' is a dull tease, lasting two hours…This episodic structure occasions more disguises for the Queen and more pastiche numbers: ersatz Baroque, ersatz Pina Bausch, ersatz flamenco. But these numbers are devoid of dramatic pressure, not to speak of poetry, invention, wit or even sexiness…This isn’t just style without substance; it’s style without style." Full Review

Beyond Babel
West Village
The New York Times

CRITIC’S PICK "A Fence Separates Star-Crossed Lovers: Unpretentious innocence and detailed choreography fuel Keone and Mari Madrid’s West Coast urban dance riff on 'Romeo and Juliet.'" Full Review

Chotto Desh
Midtown W
The New York Times

"It’s smaller in the sense that it’s an adaptation for children, but that doesn’t mean it’s inferior. If anything, this adaptation is an improvement...What were failures of subtlety in a work for adults largely become virtues of clarity in a piece for children. And what Ms. Buckmaster has preserved — what must have prompted the adaptation — is the sense of wonder, elicited mainly through a beguiling mix of dance and mime." Full Review