Snow White
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Snow White NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
72%
Mixed
22%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Original, Slow, Enchanting, Clever

About the Show

Company XIV presents a Baroque-Burlesque creation based on the classic fairy tale 'Snow White,' using theatre, dance, live music, circus, opera and erotic design. For ages 21 and over.

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Member Reviews (36)

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66
Edgy, Original, Slow, Confusing, Risque

See it if Very original, risqué, with interesting costumes and sets but confusing and slow. The narration mainly in German only muddled things for me

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or burlesque.

99
Entertaining, Great staging, Edgy, Must see, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a clever, well done ballet-style show with a lot of variety and enchanting entertainment.

Don't see it if You do not like cabaret-burlesque style entertainment.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
February 4th, 2016

"Despite these tempting ingredients, this 'Snow White' is a dull tease, lasting two hours…This episodic structure occasions more disguises for the Queen and more pastiche numbers: ersatz Baroque, ersatz Pina Bausch, ersatz flamenco. But these numbers are devoid of dramatic pressure, not to speak of poetry, invention, wit or even sexiness…This isn’t just style without substance; it’s style without style."
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Theatermania
February 3rd, 2016

"His work is clearly informed by art and culture transcending time and nationality, much of it the best of the best. Yet under the director's unfocused staging, we're never quite sure where to look, and key moments of the story are inevitably lost...This 'Snow White' is not the fairest of them all."
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BroadwayWorld
February 8th, 2016

"Add dancing boys in fishnets, an ensemble sporting bejeweled ball gags, a bit of pole dancing and a freshly irreverent attitude and McCormick's new take on a classic tale is steamy dose of theatrical foreplay...In the hands of Company XIV, 'Snow White'is a ravishing mood piece that is sure to get couples in the mood."
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TheaterScene.net
February 4th, 2016

"Hilly Bodin is a lively and lovely Snow White, but both she and Careless are overwhelmed by frenetic spectacle...The hour-long first act does minimally impart the basic elements of Snow White...The fast-paced 30-minute second act is series of circus vignettes including a thrilling hoop routine and acrobatic dancing...Though lacking directness on the actual story, Company XIV’s 'Snow White' is overall entertaining, occasionally exhilarating, and is very similar to their other works."
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Theatre is Easy
February 2nd, 2016

"This dazzling one of a kind dance piece mixes burlesque, baroque, ballet, acrobatics, and musical theater to create a new take on the Snow White tale that manages to be both edgy and erotic while also whimsical and dreamy...In the end the Snow White tale seems to merely be a narrative to string together some visually stunning song and dance numbers put on by a talented and classically trained cast."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 2nd, 2016

"So dazzlingly staged but so frustratingly choppy, this explosion of light S&M, clever music arrangements, and often, with a few notable exceptions, technically unimpressive dance is perhaps too ambitious for its own good...Rapturous spectacle and superb technique near the end of the show."
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CurtainUp
February 4th, 2016

"'Snow White' is a mixed bag of rewards and regrets...There are plenty of taunting tits and tremulous asses on display...They regrettably do not serve as distractions enough to the writhing, undulating, groveling and grinding that the choreographer has imposed on the cast...Watching a corps of lithe and toned bodies in motion, either contorting or consorting has its place, but also its limits."
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Stage Buddy
February 8th, 2016

"The ingenuity of Austin McCormick -- the choreographer, Artistic Director and founder of Company XIV -- shines in Company XIV’s production of 'Snow White'...With the sumptuous 'Snow White' wrapping up an ambitious season for Company XIV, it would be a shame to miss out...Bask in the delights of McCormick and company."
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Broadway Blog
February 5th, 2016

"Those who haven’t seen Company XIV before will revel in its imaginative interpretation. If you are familiar with McCormick’s work and a fan, as I am, you might find yourself feeling a bit restless at this production and wondering how the company may next interpret 'happily ever after.'"
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Times Square Chronicles
February 4th, 2016

"A sensual treat...The entire troupe does exquisite ballet, cirque du Soleil acrobatics and sings like larks...The costumes are extravagant fantasy’s of a wet dream that is arousing in it’s choices, as are the props that are done to perfection both by Zane Pihlstrom. McCormick has conceived, choreographed and directed this stimulating show which attempts to leave your senses saturated."
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Theater In The Now
February 11th, 2016

"Using 'Snow White' is an easy draw to pull an audience in but had you not known the source material, you'd be searching for a genuine story...'Snow White' is a smoky and enchanting piece of art. It’s a visual triumph. But when all is said and done, it doesn’t stand out compared to the rest of the Company XIV repertoire."
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The Huffington Post
February 3rd, 2016

"It combines cabaret, circus arts, ballet and both classical and pop music to produce a singular spectacle. Plus, it underscores how fearless choreography can tell a story and engage audiences in a hip way...A gender-bending extravaganza that is not-to-be-missed amazing."
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BlogCritics.org
February 3rd, 2016

"It all has the benefit of McMormick’s unique vision: polyglot but tonally consistent, amalgamating circus, ballet, cabaret, opera, and burlesque into explosive narratives that are always unmistakably his...This 'Snow White' adds a new depth of character development thanks to thrillingly inventive choreography and searing dancing by the two leads, reinforced by the strong, graceful talents of the company."
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The Huffington Post
February 8th, 2016

"There are many decadent delights in this two-hour show...Thanks to the unique directorial ornamentations of Company XIV's Austin McCormick, this truly irreplicable vision of 'Snow White' unfolds as a surreal, genre-defying spectacle-- with sex appeal, humor, and Grand Guignol in mixed proportions at different times throughout."
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T
February 5th, 2016

"Is there supposed to be a discernible meaning, or is it just about the sparkle and spectacle? Does that even matter? As with most creative endeavors, one could make a strong argument that it does not...As Company XIV’s shows all are, 'Snow White' is a fun theatrical night out for adults...Go to the theatre prepared for a light-hearted, sexy good time, making sure that you don’t sit house right, in line with the upstage spotlights, and you will leave the theatre content with your experience."
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New York Theatre Review
February 4th, 2016

"This classic German fairy tale has never been sexier...This is 'Snow White' for the selfie generation...McCormick’s staging is razor sharp and dripping with homoeroticism...Everyone on the design team is on the same page: This is the Brothers Grimm at its most glam. 'Snow White' is elegantly dirty and daringly high class. You’ll leave the theatre breathless and blushing for all the right reasons."
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Edge New York
February 17th, 2016

"This sexed-up version of the fairy tale falls flat. What was inventive, funny and subversive the first time around [in the company's 'Nutracker Rouge'] came across as flat, reductive and way too much like the first, without any redemptive additions...One of the major problems with this production is that there is so much 'business' going on, it is hard to discern the outlines of the plot from here to there."
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T
February 8th, 2016

"'Snow White' is everything you could want in a sexy show. Amazing dancing, incredible singing, and the sexiest performers you will ever see...Company XIV’s 'Snow White' does a fantastic job at telling the classic Snow White story but with modern twists...The amount of acting prowess that all the performers had in this show is incredible."
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Broadway Showbiz
February 5th, 2016

"What is truly wonderful about Company XIV’s productions are the marvelous choreography, the incredible performances, the astounding acrobatics, the cleverly designed costumes and the excellent use of space...My only qualm with the production is Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew’s atmospheric but very dim lighting...That said, I can’t wait to see Company XIV’s next production."
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DanceTabs
February 5th, 2016

"It turns out that the pleasures of excess are really not enough to hold one’s interest if the underlying material is thin. There are not enough pasties in the world to keep this show from dragging. The problem is the concept…There’s a lot of caressing, a lot of posing. Some acts, like the flamenco number, feel irrelevant, like padding."
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O
February 17th, 2016

"The major drawback about this production is that thematically, its doesn’t seem to offer much. It is the story of 'Snow White' placed on talented dancers wearing impressive costumes on a beautiful stage. If thats what you are looking for as an audience member, then great. You are in luck here. However I couldn’t help but want more…The form is there, and it has been there for awhile, Company XIV has a well-documented style of their own. Maybe its time to use it to say something."
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