Convergences Theatre Collective presents the world premiere of an acrobatic dance-theater interpretation of the ancient 'Tower of Babel' tale. More…
'Babel' is a physical spectacle that reinvents one of the oldest stories known to man. The company of dancers builds the world of the play, a sculpture garden of bodies. Sitting in three-quarter round, the audience is immersed in the tower where performers climb, fly, and play until the gods destroy it and the people are divided. 'Babel' embodies the human desire to create, connect, and collaborate to overcome adversity, building ambitious towers again and again.
"The stellar ensemble offers a fresh take on the story of the 'Tower of Babel,' utilizing acrobatics, movement theatre, and contemporary dance. The story is linear and specific, compelling to seasoned avant-garde audiences but direct enough for audiences less familiar with nonverbal pieces to follow...The play leaves the audience feeling hopeful and united, which proves timely for the current state of American culture and politics." Full Review
"'The Tower of Babel' does not take up much space in the Bible, so it's a big feat to expand this tale to an alluring, 75-minute show that’s constantly dynamic...Going through the entire ensemble and creating a partner identity for all 12 duos makes this section seem a bit long. But what they all share is the exhilaration of finding a sense of partnership, a sense of belonging...It is Convergences Collective’s earnest effort to demonstrate the strength and perseverance of the human spirit." Full Review
See it if You are interested in physical theater. This is the best piece of movement performance I've ever seen. Really touching. I was impressed!!
Don't see it if You want to see actual "story". There is a story but it's more than that.
See it if You have an open mind, love dance & movement, can accept theatrical events on their own terms, great music no dialogue but much joy & warmth
Don't see it if You dislike modern dance or a work in progress expect a linear plot-driven event or a dance group with a cohesive look rather than diversity
See it if You enjoy interpretive dance. I found the show to be entertaining. It was relaxing to watch acrobatic interpretive dance.
Don't see it if Do not like Interpretive performances. There is no talking just watching.
Also My 12 daughter also enjoyed it. It kept your attention
See it if You enjoy interpretative dance, don't need words to follow a plot and enjoy instrumental pieces.
Don't see it if You dont enjoy dance performances with no dialogue and music without lyrics.
See it if You want to see dance. The performers are doing a great job using the movements of their bodies to tell an ancient story.
Don't see it if You wants dialogues, you don't want to think about what is going on.
See it if You enjoy modern dance, stories that can relate to today's political and environmental climate
Don't see it if You want a script, or a show that you don't have to think about the meaning of movements
See it if You want to see amazing bodies in motion. You want to see something different. You like acrobatic type performances and no dialogue.
Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You don't like acrobatic performances and don't want to be amazed by what they can do with their bodies.
See it if you enjoy new interdisciplinary theatre experiences, and if your letters to Santa as a kid always included asking for world peace.
Don't see it if you prefer your plays with words.
See it if As this was dance, not a play, criteria for judging is different. Was emotionally connected-not purely the body devoid of facial expression~
Don't see it if You're looking for something spoken, w/a strong narrative or short. Needed editing, but you had to appreciate the obvious years of effort.
See it if you'd like to see a wordless acrobatic dance/performance art piece; dancers of all shapes & sizes; powerful, classic, universal themes
Don't see it if you don't like 'modern' dance with dystonic music; have PTSD, especially if viewing imagery recalling 9/11; expect traditional dancers
See it if you have a close friend or family member who is in the cast and you want to give them your support.
Don't see it if you are expecting a professional acrobatic dance group (like something you would see at the Joyce Theater or Lincoln Center).
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