Beyond Babel
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Beyond Babel
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Beyond Babel NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(75 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
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Entertaining, Great dancing, Absorbing, Refreshing, Clever

Inspired by "Romeo & Juliet," this dance theater piece is about a community divided by a wall.

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Member Reviews (75)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
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!

946 Reviews | 387 Followers
96
Emotional, Exhilarating, Profound, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see a show that is great…dance; Choreography; lighting; sound; costumes; energy; staging; storytelling; music. This is must see.

Don't see it if If you don’t like to watch dance this show is not for you but it’s such a new and fantastic interpretation that I think everyone will enjoy. Read more

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
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.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
85
Ambitious, Exquisite precision dance, Intense, Almost no dialogue

See it if you want an evening of extraordinary contemporary dance using an unusual crocheted set.

Don't see it if you are expecting a play. There is a plot and characters but mostly its dance. Fabulous dance!

647 Reviews | 95 Followers
82
Ambitious, Great choreography, Enchanting, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like a wildly entertaining and well choreographed show. Clever use of music for the dance moves. Talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't like all modern music or loud music. If you can't manage steps this venue is not for you. Read more

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
74
Slow, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great dancing

See it if You want a dance piece very loosely inspired by Romeo & Juliet performed by a young, enthusiastic troupe of great dancers.

Don't see it if You're expecting theatre: this is all dance and/or R&J: while we have our star-crossed lovers, that's all the R&J you're getting... Read more

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
75
Cliched, Clever staging, Relevant, Talented performers, Entertaining

See it if Would like 2-hr full-length dance piece w emotional arc & good use of moving "walls".

Don't see it if Although it's ambitious in scope, the choreography/story becomes repetitive & gets draggy by the end. Read more

432 Reviews | 93 Followers
84
Fun, Quirky, Great dancing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to see phenomenal hip-hop dancers do their thing. You don't mind hip-hop music. You don't mind a loose plot.

Don't see it if You don't like hip-hop dancing or music. Every time they opened their mouths to talk it was a mess. Great dancers, bad verbal actors

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
February 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

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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Theatermania
February 3rd, 2020
For a previous production

"'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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New York Stage Review
February 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

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