Flight (FringeNYC)
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Flight (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Original

About the Show

A FringeNYC Encore: Acrobats morph into cacti, waves, and far-off islands in this adventurous sequel to 'The Little Prince.'

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Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if physicality between acrobatics and dance appeals to you do not miss this. Willingness to suspend disbelief required. Good for all ages.

Don't see it if you hated The Little Prince, if you need concrete action & characters.

75
This is children's theatre, but adults will be mildly entertained., Some creative parts and the cast is good., Dancers are gentle and suited for this production., Fanciful tale which may be too slow for very young kids., Sweet, but not overly so.

See it if Interesting retelling of The Little Prince, but possibly too existential for very young and not compelling enough for older kids.

Don't see it if You are expecting Cirque de Soleil-level acrobatics or dance, a fully-realized show, something profound. It's pleasant enough but not great. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
August 19th, 2016

"FringeNYC does not do classics without a spin, so Ezra LeBank’s 'Flight' is a sequel to, rather than an adaptation of, 'The Little Prince.' This family-friendly display of whimsical physical theater imagines a girl Prince who wanders from island to island for no good reason, and the show makes ingenious use of three actors’ bodies."
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Theatre is Easy
August 18th, 2016

"Stunning acrobatics carry us seamlessly through the story. Effortlessly transitioning through flips, suspensions, and human towers, the company evokes 'Flight’s' sea, sky, and desert landscapes and the plants, animals, vehicles, and people within them...A little more time spent with particular characters might strengthen its overall effects. Nonetheless, Curbside takes us on a delightful journey, inviting us to briefly abandon preconceptions, see with our hearts, and join them in 'Flight.'"
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Stage Buddy
September 29th, 2016

"Children and adults alike will delight in the charming acrobatic adventure...'Flight' takes the unique imagery from the beloved French story and turns it into a beautiful 50-minute movement piece full of intertwined bodies, mime and vocal sound effects...Fans of 'The Little Prince' as well as those who have never read the book will still be entertained by the symbiosis between the three performers."
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New York Theater
August 13th, 2016

"The story is amusing and fanciful. But I personally could have appreciated 'Flight' just as much had it been performed in silence. That way I could have avoided what seemed at times the distraction of the narration and concentrated on the dancing — or, to be more specific, on the sublime creations that come to life through nothing more than physical movement full of gracefulness and invention."
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Nitelife Exchange
August 26th, 2016

"Brilliantly and lovingly created…As the three performers float, fly, balance, and billow, they twist and turn and turn into the many characters with their bodies and voices, deftly directed with discretion by Olivia Trevino. The affection for the key parts and details of the story and its sensibilities is remarkable and delightful. Like the original tale and the original prince, 'Flight' is pure of heart and pure enchantment."
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Best New York Comedy
August 15th, 2016

“An endlessly inventive three-person acrobatic musical/dance fable springboarding off classic children’s book ‘The Little Prince.’ Written by Ezra LeBank, choreographed & directed by Olivia Treviño, and starring Ezra LeBank, Taylor Casas, and Cynthia Price, the show is magic, with a heart as big as the ocean and perspectives that might stay with you for a lifetime...Has my highest recommendation.”
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Primary Times
August 11th, 2015
For a previous production

"'Flight' took us on a whimsical journey from the innocence of childhood to the wonder of the world as seen through the eyes of an adult…Thanks to simple staging, our attention was held throughout by the narrator's distinct voice combined with the athletic poses created by the energetic trio of physical performers...'Flight' draws us into a magical hour where young and old alike can stretch their imaginations."
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The Absent Reviewer
August 15th, 2015
For a previous production

"A visually stimulating and ethereal show...'Flight' is a combination of contact acrobatics and storytelling…There is a truly playful ingenuity in how these two forms meet on stage; reactionary and never gratuitous, the two complement each other perfectly…The script is delightful…LeBank’s writing gets under your skin and makes you smile...'Flight' is a clever and heartfelt adventure, performed brilliantly by a dedicated cast."
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Dark Chat
August 14th, 2015
For a previous production

"Performed by three acrobats who portray both the characters (including a cactus) and the means to transport the aviator to his various destinations, this show is a visual treat. The fluidity and grace with which the performers moved the narrative along seemed effortless and the young audience was enthralled…'Flight' creates a sense of calm that is quite hypnotic...I occasionally found the plot a little difficult to follow...For a show to make the spirits soar, 'Flight' is highly recommended."
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