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Beyond Babel
West Village
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Beyond Babel NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(58 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Great dancing, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

Inspired by the classic tale of "Romeo & Juliet," this new dance theater piece is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people, as authorities decide to build a wall between them.

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Member Reviews (58)

80
Unusual, Charming, Ambitious, Energetic, Riveting

See it if you enjoy top-notch hip hop dancing. Talented yg performers work hard for 2 hrs! Endearing/engrossing. Strg visuals. Clever set/costumes.

Don't see it if you want a coherent story. Broad outline makes sense, but hard to follow. Still, if you like dance, this is a strg example of hip hop!

80
Relevant, Masterful, Energetic, Great dancing, Youthful

See it if Enthusiastic, super-talented young performers dance to chill hip-hop music. Emotional theme of lovers separated by immigration wall.

Don't see it if The theme got repetitive. A lot of the same conflict for 2 hours. That might not matter if you are just there to enjoy the dancing.

Critic Reviews (3)

February 2nd, 2020

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.'"
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February 3rd, 2020

"'Beyond Babel' Builds a Wall Through the Middle of a Modern Verona: Keone and Mari Madrid choreograph and star in their full-length dance piece about star-crossed love and political warfare."
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February 2nd, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Keone and Mari Madrid lead highly-energized 12-member dance troupe with inspiration."
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