The Dance of Life (FringeNYC)
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The Dance of Life (FringeNYC)

The Dance of Life (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(16 Ratings)
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Enchanting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Relevant

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Journey with a young girl who discovers the most delicate and daring dancers on Earth: the monarch butterflies. A magical story told through movement, music, puppets and bilingual poetry. Will her discovery come in time to save them...and us?

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Show-Score Member Reviews (16)

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302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful

See it if You appreciate romantic, beautiful, masterfully executed dance addressing a somber relevant theme

Don't see it if You believe man's buildings are more important than nature and you do not enjoy modern dance

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great dancing

See it if you are a butterfly and dance lover of any age and you care about the future of our planet.

Don't see it if if you'd rather eat a butterfly than watch them fly

18 Reviews | 12 Followers
Ambitious, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to learn about environment issues through beautiful dancing and acting

Don't see it if just go support young companies. Do it.

15 Reviews | 4 Followers
Quirky, Original, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate beautiful dancing and a short, but sweet, message about conservation.

Don't see it if You prefer clear narratives over poetic symbolism.

8 Reviews | 2 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if because it is so clever and makes your mind work

Don't see it if you dont like to serious and complex stories.

10 Reviews | 2 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy lovely dance with honest and heartfelt environmental message. Great for adults and children of all ages. Took my 4 year old.

Don't see it if You are too cynical, intellectual or critical to appreciate a warm show with a simple but beautifully performed message. It's a heart piece.

6 Reviews | 3 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Original, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a beautiful show with stunning choreography.

Don't see it if you're feeling cynical.

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
Banal, Indulgent, Ambitious, Cliched, Great dancing

See it if You're interested in agitprop and self-indulgence.

Don't see it if You're looking for a politically motivated piece with nuance.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 21st, 2016

"A dual sense of doom and joy fills 'The Dance of Life'...It requires a quiet patience...Thematically the show is quite poignant...Framing the cause as a continental phenomenon, rather than based in a particular nation-state, serves as a powerful reminder that we collectively share the world and the responsibility to protect it. The essential and unwavering harmony of biodiversity, communicated through the powerful grace of this cast of dancers, is 'The Dance of Life.'"
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