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

81%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
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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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Member Reviews (50)

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713 Reviews | 119 Followers
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.

431 Reviews | 132 Followers
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

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
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.

427 Reviews | 127 Followers
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.

429 Reviews | 93 Followers
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.

374 Reviews | 69 Followers
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.

268 Reviews | 79 Followers
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

270 Reviews | 53 Followers
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

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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