The Contours of Heaven
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The Contours of Heaven
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The Contours of Heaven NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
59%
Mixed
35%
Negative
6%
Members say
Great acting, Confusing, Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Based on interviews, this solo work melds theater, dance, song, looping, and honest discussions about the reality of New Zealand.

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Member Reviews (17)

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706 Reviews | 200 Followers
69
Disappointing, Ambitious, Quirky, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you would like exposure to New Zealand performance art-here a solo show by a young artist singing, story-telling, dancing and making sounds

Don't see it if you want a truly comprehensible story-this is 6 vignettes that pass quickly and may not be all understandable. Introduction hard to hear.

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
78
Original, Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever

See it if Kiwi mult-role solo w/ interp movement. "All the passages roll by." Heartbeats, gulls, and waves are vocalised and then repeated in playback

Don't see it if Age and gender roles are indistinct and only 45 min. "What determines becoming you?" Better in vocal manipulation than actual recitation. Read more

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
69
Great acting, Confusing, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if Six Character shorts with dance movement and making sounds.

Don't see it if Clear story or play. Read more

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
80
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You want a series of young Maori character sketches incorporating movement & sound looping performed by a crazy talented actress.

Don't see it if You want a play w/a story: this is more sketch/performance art.You dislike movement-based work.You're not interested in modern Maori culture

390 Reviews | 98 Followers
79
Intense, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if One woman performing stunning dance, vocals and(forgive me) beatbox which create an ocean with gulls diving into the waves on an empty stage

Don't see it if I found this, and the Encounter, to be a bit too redundant. These are seriously talented people with stories to tell but my attention waned Read more

306 Reviews | 193 Followers
79
Clever, Edgy, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if A New Zealand actor of Māori descent plays multiple characters of young people coming of age in a small town in South New Zealand.

Don't see it if Experimental and symbolic theater is not you kind of theater. Read more

302 Reviews | 83 Followers
100
Great dancing, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to explore culture, emotions, lifestyles, thoughts of h.s. seniors in Hawks Bay, New Zealand in their words through performance art

Don't see it if you are not interested in New Zealanders, native or otherwise, one woman performing artist portraying male and female roles, several stories Read more

225 Reviews | 59 Followers
65
Confusing, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Disappointing one woman solo performance depicting 6 young people coming of age in New Zealand. Heavy accent made it confusing at times.

Don't see it if Although the performer gave it her best and it had a few moments it was one of the few Fringe Productions I was disappointed with

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