Contemporary dance troupe Monica Bill Barnes & Company and WP Theater join forces for this world-premiere work, which celebrates the ephemeral nature of everything, including our own abilities. More…
Tonight the clock is running…and so are they! Longtime performing partners Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass make an audacious effort to accomplish one goal: to do everything they’ve ever learned how to do in just one night. Everyday movement is taken to monumental new heights as Barnes and Bass turn manic finger snapping, competitive clapping, nonstop treadmill running, and spinning until they throw up into a night of unexpected joy.
See it if you like athletic-styled modern dance (particularly boxing) as a metaphor for the dancer's life, fan of Monica Bill Barnes, women power
Don't see it if you don't like modern dance used to tell a story, have an aversion to boxing, confused by mixed metaphors & performance art
See it if sports metaphors are meaningful to you. The dancers are in continual competition while a sports announcer describes their triumphs & defeats
Don't see it if you are expecting traditional dance performance or a play. There are only moments of dance & barely a suggestion of character or plot.
See it if you are a fan of Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. This evening is disappointing. Less shtick, more dance would enhance this show.
Don't see it if you are not a dance or sports fan.
See it if A pair of dancers who interpret the determination, pain & ability every successful athlete must muster. Sit close & be entranced. Panders...
Don't see it if a bit, but same can be said about professional sports. Clever, but also poignant. Don't expect a strictly dancing event, this is theater.
See it if You are a fan of their work. You want an abstract investigation of aging as an artist (playing with the form of aging as an athlete)
Don't see it if You want substantial, narrative theatre. You dislike "art."
See it if You're a fan or have never seen Barnes & Co. and are up for a strange & wonderful meditation on life, pain, sacrifice & mortality, and joy.
Don't see it if You're not open to just giving in to having a theatrical experience, one that defies narrative or even genre, or don't like or "get"metaphor
See it if you want an experience completely different from other theater. Pre-show is also entertaining, as was the announcer during the show.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate dance and movement, a small amount of audience participation and need a regular story line.
See it if I could not believe the energy and the muscles of these two ladies . The show lasts 64 minutes which is a potpourri of entertainment
Don't see it if The bathrooms are gender neutral.. The men's room on 3 has a curtain in front of the urinal and 1 stall. On 4 it is for everybody - 2 stalls
See it if You'd enjoy spending one hour seeing two incredibly athletic female dancers leaving their all on the stage as they depict pro-boxers.
Don't see it if Modern dance isn't your thing. You need theater with dialogue and a plot. You need a show that makes sense, delivered to you with a nice bow
See it if you enjoy a creative, fun way of using clowning and dance as a way to make theatre.
Don't see it if you are looking for a concrete storyline with a lot of dialogue.
See it if You enjoy nontraditional dance/theater pieces and the two performers involved.
Don't see it if You need a clear narrative to follow in order to be satisfied. This isn't it. And if sports aren't your thing, you'll be lost as well.
See it if Barnes & Bass' dance/theatre piece using championship wresting as a metaphor for modern dance works only sporadically despite valiant effort
Don't see it if Both women work hard & often engage but the piece feels like a sketch too long (65 minutes!) Sports announcer/choreographer often annoying
See it if Want to see a creative and loopy performance by 2 accomplished artists. MBB is always fun, and this show delights for most of its 65 mins,
Don't see it if Only like traditional dance, or expect a play. Have no cultural knowledge of sporting events & can't appreciate a play-by-play of events.
See it if If you enjoy wry humor, clowning, athletic spoofs, and Monica Bill Barnes.
Don't see it if You're not in the mood to lighten up or participate, or you take your sports very seriously.
See it if want to see two very energized and synchronized performers entertain you in a brand new way with a fun mix of commentary throughout.
Don't see it if want to see traditional dance