The Shed's world-premiere kung-fu musical tells the story of a secret sect in Flushing, Queens, that possesses the magical power to extend human life, and the twin brother and sister caught in the struggle to control it. More…
Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and written by Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, "Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise" features songs by Sia remixed by The Haxan Cloak and Venezuelan artist and producer Arca, and choreography by Akram Khan. Fast-paced martial arts combat and balletic dance sequences unfold in front of, around, and above the audience in this original production designed specifically for the soaring, flexible space of The McCourt.
See it if u enjoy overblown Vegas spectacles w/skilled dancers, visually stunning tableaux, bombastic music, cheesy dialogue & a superfluous storyline
Don't see it if u expect to see accomplished actors or adept singers; you want a show with coherence, wit, novelty, subtlety, intelligence or profundity.
See it if you’re curious about seeing a show at The Shed.
Don't see it if you need your shows to have good writing or good acting. And with just three songs this is barely a musical.
See it if You want to visit a new venue and see a work that makes use of a big space.
Don't see it if You’re expecting a musical and/or Kung Fu. This is completely mismarketed. It’s basically a dance & light show. Acting is high-school level.
See it if you enjoy beautiful choreography with emphasis on martial arts; dancers are wonderful & mesmerizing. The score is high for their benefit.
Don't see it if Certainly not a typical play or performance. Would be better strictly as a dance piece with no speaking or singing. Choreography is enough
See it if There's no possible reason to see this mess
Don't see it if want good acting, good music, or even good kung fu. A total mess. Just horrible.
See it if you get a really cheap ticket and have an overwhelming desire to check out the new performing arts space.
Don't see it if you are looking for a show with style, grace, spectacle, dramatic coherence, memorable music, grandeur or imagination.
See it if your mushrooms are about to kick in and you can ignore everything else that is happening and just stare at the really cool light show.
Don't see it if I actually think everyone should see this to appreciate how good other shows are.
See it if You want to see a show full of spectacle, with impressive light design, simple but effective staging, and great dancing and fight choreo.
Don't see it if You want a show to have substance, a strong script, and a more engaging plot.
See it if Interested in a modern day Kung Fu that takes place in Flushng Queens & Manhattan. staging, lighting & special effects riveting.
Don't see it if If strobe lights are harmful to you Don't want modern Kung Fu
See it if you like Vegas or Cirque de Soleil style flashiness and acrobatics. The set is really striking. Lots of cool kung fu style moves.
Don't see it if you want a moving story - it is just so cheesy. Also, poor singing is unacceptable. This is a bad start for the Shed.
See it if you want to see some energetic dances and some cool lighting concepts
Don't see it if you want to see a kung fu musical because it is nothing like that even though that's what it calls itself
See it if Since the show is closing soon, I’ll save the negative critique. This is just a pretty terrible experience.
Don't see it if Sell your tickets if you have them.
See it if You love special effects and want to be in a great air-conditioned space... and have time for a nap.
Don't see it if You're expecting to see professional theater with a believable plot line... of, even if plotless, were in some way engaging the audience.
See it if If you want a slow show with a small amount of martial arts included, or if you want to see this new and unusual venue.
Don't see it if You want good dialogue, plot, choreography, or excitement.
See it if an enactment of a simple Chinese kung fu fairy tale and simple choreography is made grand by use of an oversized space.
Don't see it if you are expecting action packed, fast paced choreography, and highly developed story line. Set your expectations low, and you will enjoy
See it if you're looking for kung-fu style dance choreography.
Don't see it if want more than weak singing and acting to go with the decent dancing. I would have hoped they could hit the kung-fu out of the park - nope.
See it if pop concert/party in a club + fancy lighting + martial arts battles + long emotional scenes + solo ballads + cringe worthy dialogu
Don't see it if Not good for those sensitive to light and loud music
See it if You love amazing staging and spectacle in a soaring space, are a fan of choreography, Asian storytelling, martial arts/Kung Fu and Sia.
Don't see it if You prefer a traditional theater experience, want an intimate theater experience, hate spectacle and do not appreciate Asian culture.
See it if You want to check out the new performance space
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you like king kung fu musicals as there is neither. Nor is there a coherent story, good choreography,acting, or lines.
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