Open run | Midtown W

Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience

From 20 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Clever

About the show

This multimedia production brings the works of these two Renaissance men into a brand-new, contemporary light.  More…

From the show:

First conceived as exhibitions of creations from the mind of Leonardo Da Vinci and the masterworks of Michelangelo, Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is a one-of-a-kind, multimedia production that brings the works of these two Renaissance men into a brand-new, contemporary light. In the Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience, audiences take an awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance, led by creator Mark Rodgers, experiencing the world and its possibilities through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses.


Member Reviews (20)

MEMBERS SAY:

Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Clever
68
Avg Score

79
Refreshing, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if If you like a lecture on these 2 greats. Informative. Davinci, the greatest scientist ever. Very informative and entertaining.

Don't see it if If you want a show and not a lecture.

75
A bit cheesy, Educational, Thought-provoking, Excellent video, Absorbing

See it if for the wonderful images and interesting information. Runtime 2 hours 30 minutes which seems long but held my interest throughout.

Don't see it if you're expecting a play. This is an illustrated lecture. The presenter adds dated colloquialisms as section breaks which didn't work for me.

74
Academic, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Worthwhile travelling academic lecture referencing the contributions of linked Italian Renaissance Men and the relevance of their genius.

Don't see it if Academic art lecture. Italian Renaissance. Projections, not multi-media. Up to you, NYC, if that's "cool" as the host is quick to remind.

Also Ball bearings, oh my.

85
Interesting, Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You want to learn more about these two men. See how they help shaped the world.

Don't see it if This is not a show, it is a talk (lecture).

Also Enjoyed this for it was refreshing, and different, but I love art.

55
Disappointing

See it if if you do not know much about Renaissance art or artists. If you do you will find inaccuracies in host's presentation.

Don't see it if if you want a discussion of art with a host who does not have an annoying way of speaking. It's not really multi media just video and host.

Also This short show felt endless. If you know your art you will want to in... Read more Read less

50
Less of interest than hoped, Skip it, Cliched, Corny ridiculous delivery

See it if You love both Leonardo DaVinci & Michaelangelo and don't mind factual errors.

Don't see it if you'd hate very poor film quality or a corny, horrid narrator who can't act to save his life. Expect lots of intermission walkouts.

Also Saw this in August when very little else of interest was available. Ve... Read more Read less

48
Dated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You know little about the artists and do not mind poor quality “audio visuals” and an annoying lecturer. I could not wait to Escape.

Don't see it if You expect excellent ( or at least, decent ) quality visuals in a production about artists. Dislike annoying repetitive commentary.

Also I almost always love lectures and interesting information. This howeve... Read more Read less

85
Masterful, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if The world thr the eyes of2Renaiss geniuses&how their work stood test of time.Ur brillian encourg tofind inner DaV usin crea ima drea&PASSION

Don't see it if you are not fond of art&science; you prefer to travel to Europe .

Also Kudos to art historian Mark Rodgers, also curator of the"Da Vinci Mach... Read more Read less

65
Interesting, Relevant, Slow, Intelligent

See it if You want to learn about art history for DaVinci and Michael Angelo.

Don't see it if Are looking for a Off-Broadway show

Also This is not a show, but a 2 hour lecture on art history which is def i... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the details of art history in the renaissance. The presenter has a wealth of info and enthusiasm. He tends to be corny

Don't see it if You don’t want to expand your knowledge of the renaissance in Italy or know everything already.

80
Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to learn some interesting art history. this is an engaging theatrical lecture

Don't see it if you are expecting a real play with a plot

70
Intelligent

See it if I thought I was going to a play, and it was more of a lecture. Fortunately, I love all things Da Vinci Go to #broadway_quotes_and _theatre

Don't see it if This was cool stuff for me but unless you like history, maybe this is not for you.

70
Intelligent

See it if Not a performance, but slide lecture by museum curator conveying interesting and absorbing artistic information.

Don't see it if Knowledgeable, personable lecturer goes overboard to try to motivate audience rather than letting the artists and art do the motivation.

54
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if You love art history and especially storytelling about the greatest artists. If you love to learn about history and art in general.

Don't see it if You don't like history/art - you can't forgive subpar staging.Sorry to say, because it would have been so much better with good projection.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Riveting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to learn about the Masters.

Don't see it if you expect a show: more a lecture.

40
Boring, Banal, Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like slide shows.

Don't see it if You are expecting to be entertained or amazed. This is NOT theater, or even a show. It’s a guy talking randomly with pictures.

Also This was a waste of money and time. The presenter was a stand-in and h... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Indulgent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to learn more about the work of these two titans of the Renaissance.

Don't see it if You're not interested in art history and the history of scientific invention, or you already know a lot about Da Vinci and Michelangelo

45
Entertaining, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want a simplified tension of two great artists lives. It was a good primer for young people.

Don't see it if You want a sophisticated understanding of the artists. Also the narrator is annoying and repetitive to say the least.

88
Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if What an amazing story that has been woven together. The acting is superb.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in history this may not be for you, or it may be perfect.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like to engage your mind and be inspired by the great thinkers of the past. Mark Rogers is incredibly passionate and it is contagious.

Don't see it if Your looking for a narrative boy meets girl story. This is a different kind of show


August 28th, 2019
"Described as a multimedia production, 'Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience' is actually a lecture created and performed by art historian Mark Rodgers to slides of the masterpieces of these two geniuses. Both enlightening and dense, the performance by this animated and exuberant lectur...
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August 22nd, 2019
"His voice catches on a plaintive note, then crescendos to peals of laughter. Is this Lear? Is this Hamlet? No, it's just Mark Rodgers...delivering a 2-hour lecture performance."
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