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Flight (FringeNYC)

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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.' More…

After a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'Flight' made its NYC debut at FringeNYC. Set amidst the chaos of World War II, 'The Little Prince' is a timeless story about learning to see with the heart, and finding the courage to fly. These themes inspired physical theater company Curbside to create 'Flight,' a sequel with an acrobatic twist. Six years after the original, the Pilot has forgotten the Little Prince’s secret, so he embarks on a quest to find his lost friend and remember the secret. However, nothing is as he remembers: planets are islands, the rose is a cactus, and the Little Prince is a tiny girl who proclaims that girls can be princes, too.

0h 45m | Already closed | Barrow Street Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (50)

MEMBERS SAY:

Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Original
81
Avg Score

92
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.

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Masterful, Unique

See it if storytelling combined with acrobatic modern dance. Three actors form amazing animals/objects while they relate the fable. Awestruck

Don't see it if You expect a traditional play. Dislike performance pieces. Do not have an imagination. Dislike Cirque de Soleil.

68
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Slow, Good choreography

See it if you have kids who are interested in gymnastics; you have some time to kill and you want to be amused.

Don't see it if you are not particularly interested in The Little Prince and gymnastic style dancing bores you.

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.

Also There were some very lovely moments in this show, but it felt repetiti... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting, Original, Quirky

See it if You enjoy minimalist theater performed by talented contortionists. A spoken word story in the style of "The Little Prince." Beautifully told

Don't see it if Three actors on stage with almost no props doesn't do it for you. Good for kids 7+ who can grasp abstract concepts. It's a slow piece.

72
Childlike, Original, Delightful

See it if you liked The Little Prince and would enjoy its style of childlike story telling with the added effect of acrobatics.

Don't see it if you do not like The Little Prince, do not enjoy acrobatics and prefer traditional more elaborate plays.

84
Original, Sweet, Delightful

See it if You enjoy original shows where the storyline is cleverly illustrated through cirque-like acrobatics.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in shows that are for the young at heart, or don't enjoy shows encorporating acrobatics.

70
Benign, Nicely performed, Congenial, Slow

See it if you are familiar with 'The Little Prince" or Saint-Exupery's bio; enjoy subdued acrobatics, a fanciful tale & bare bones performance

Don't see it if you have little kids with you: they say it is for all ages but the piece is slow & the kids were bored

66
Slow, Disappointing, Unnecessary

See it if If you love the Little Prince and are interested in seeing it interpreted in a different way.

Don't see it if You expect an acrobatic show.The stunts are repetitive,uninspiring Story unfolds slowly. I was bored. Kids will need more action or visuals

80
Enchanting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You're into "The Little Prince", acrobatics. Small theatre, and family-friendly shows...

Don't see it if Dislike all of the above

72
Creative, Playful, Slow

See it if if you have children/grandchildren to escort as they might enjoy it the most and benefit from the creative dance/athletics

Don't see it if you are looking from something stimulating, or humorous, or highly entertaining.

Also I did appreciate the level of competency of all three dancers and the ... Read more Read less

75
Charming, Original, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acrobatics

See it if you like The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, you like acrobatics, you like short and low key, sweet plays.

Don't see it if you don't like The Little Prince, you're not in the mood for something earnest and thoughtful, you want a bigger budget production

77
Lovely, dancie, creative, flowing

See it if you enjoy a sweet dance team

Don't see it if you have little patience for a sweet story told through dance

92
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love the Little Prince and family friendly thought provoking modern dance

Don't see it if You are looking for edgy stuff

70
Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Not-as-good-as-the original, Ambitious

See it if you would like an alternative "The Little Prince" story with different symbols/metaphors but the same messages. Acrobatic movements added.

Don't see it if you prefer the story of "The Little Prince" with no need to interpret it with new metaphors: badgers, water, turtles, etc. Prefer original.

85
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you enjoy utterly charming short plays with scenery/costumes/most props acrobatically formed by a small cast, and The Little Prince.

Don't see it if you only like big shows with alot happening on stage. Also, if you are too tired to use your imagination. Or dislike children.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Refreshing

See it if You are a Little Prince fan & want to see different ways to interpret the story, don't mind short plays and to see acrobatics w. a story

Don't see it if You can't stand any changes to the Little Prince storyline, hate hearing kids laugh in the audience or ask questions, or want a flashy show.

85
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Original, Delightful

See it if If you like the story of The Little Prince - you enjoy acrobats and unique storytelling that physicalizes the story.

Don't see it if If you want a duplicate of The Little Prince, if you Like elaborate sets and costumes and are not keen on acrobatics

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like plays and dance. Actors tell the story through movements very effectively.

Don't see it if you need more than three actors on a bare stage to imagine the world

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You're a fan of The Little Prince, acrobatics, storytelling. You want to watch three incredibly talented performers.

Don't see it if You prefer big sets/costumes. You'd be upset that parts of the retelling of The Little Prince get "tweaked" from the original.

78
Sweet, Graceful, Derivative

See it if You enjoy The Little Prince; you want to see something short and sweet; you don't need big production value

Don't see it if you want something that builds on The Little Prince - it's more a reimagining/pastiche than a continuation of/sequel to the work

93
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, A gymnastic realization of the little prince

See it if you want to be transported be 3 actors who literally transport themselves

Don't see it if you're not adventurous and need your stories acted and not brought to life

69
Charming, interpretive

See it if good for children imaginative interpretation of a sweet story

Don't see it if want to see strong visual and real acrobatics want something fast moving

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if You'd like a creative and fun take on a Petit Prince story. The acrobatics were on point and furthered the storytelling. Appealing cast.

Don't see it if You need a complex linear plot. It was short, about 45 mins.

80
Family-friendly, imaginative, playful, intelligent, charming

See it if you'd like to spend an intimate 45 min enjoying a Little-Prince inspired tale acrobatically enacted by tender & talented performers

Don't see it if Some children in audience queried aloud why this?or that? Some say the Little Prince is for adults. Seems like a nice conversation-starter


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 i...
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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 c...
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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 th...
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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 creatio...
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