Babel NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
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Members say
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Slow, Ambitious

About the Show

Convergences Theatre Collective presents the world premiere of an acrobatic dance-theater interpretation of the ancient 'Tower of Babel' tale.

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Member Reviews (25)

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Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy Modern Dance and it helps if you know the story of the Tower of Babel.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy Modern Dance or pure dance theater.

75
Entertaining, Masterful, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

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. Read more

88
Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking

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 Read more

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

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.

81
Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Well-staged & choreographed modern dance. Some large group scenes, some intimate two-person.

Don't see it if Modern dance isn't your thing? Honestly it's pretty enjoyable.

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

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

87
Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

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. Read more

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Insipid, Relevant

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
February 1st, 2017

"'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."
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T
January 26th, 2017

"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."
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