Ends Apr 30 | 2h 0m | West Village

Beyond Babel

From 58 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

BEYOND BABEL is a critically acclaimed new theatrical dance show created by Keone & Mari Madrid and Hideaway Circus. The production is inspired by the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet and current social stories from all over the world. BEYOND BABEL was described by Broadway World as "a truly spectacular theatre experience not to be missed."

BEYOND BABEL is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people as authorities decide to build a wall between them. We follow two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and features a cast of twelve elite dancers. BEYOND BABEL also features large crochet backdrops, art installations, and yarn-based props created by artist London Kaye.


Member Reviews (58)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great dancing, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious
86
Avg Score

79
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Love modern dance

Don't see it if It's just dance. Nothing profound.

80
Relevant, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you like Hip Hop dancing, if you like watching accomplished dancers.

Don't see it if you do not like overly long dance programs

80
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to experience an unusual, clever performance with very talented, athletic dancers.

Don't see it if you get bored easily. The performers are totally in sync with each other with many difficult moves. Was too

Also long since the 2nd act was very much the same as the first. Would have... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love "So You Think You Can Dance." Amazing, talented dancers who are true performers, engaging the audience as they go.

Don't see it if You require high end production or dislike hip hop.

100
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Must see, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You love excellent choreography and dancing, and if you want to see something energetic and meaningful to the times we are living in.

Don't see it if If you want something boring or if you don’t want to think about what you have seen.

98
Great dancing, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if If you like dance of any kind, off-broadway shows, non-traditional theater, physical theater, and contemporary music, and brilliant staging.

Don't see it if If you like old-school musical theater or avant-garde art. This is not for people who dislike dance or need dialogue to enjoy a show.

During previews
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to see an insanely talented group of dancers perform in a Hip Hop inspired program. It is truly spectacular.

Don't see it if You don’t like exciting dance performances. Loud music bothers you. You don’t like to be totally entertained.

During previews
90
Intense, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if See it if you like hip hop and great music.

Don't see it if If you don't like contemporary music or dislike Shakespeare.


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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