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The Loon

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Quirky, Profound, Confusing, Must see

About the show

Experimental ensemble Witness Relocation presents an offbeat dance/theater performance about the relationship between humans and nature. More…

A follow up to 'Dancing Vs The Rat Experiment' and 'Vicious Dogs on Premise,' 'The Loon' features the company's signature style of extreme theatricality, rough-and-tumble dancing, and pop songs. The evening is inspired by a variety of sources, including 'Voices of the Loon' (an educational record released by the Audubon Society in 1980); the work of sociologist Erving Goffman; 'At Home,' Bill Bryson’s study of the history of domestic life; party games; and director/choreographer Dan Safer's pwn midlife crisis. Robert M. Johanson of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma serves as host of this unusual evening.

Member Reviews (2)


Delightful, Quirky, Profound, Confusing, Must see
Avg Score

Delightful, Confusing, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy charming, soothing-voiced speakers, edgy interpretive dance, and science/philosophy mixed with a visual LSD trip.

Don't see it if you want a show with a clear cut, traditional plot, you dislike the experimental and alternative.

Also I personally really enjoyed it, but I realize this style is not for ev... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you like being challenged intellectually, grappling with nature and humanity, and seeing some incredible choreography.

Don't see it if you're looking for a quiet, boring show.

October 17th, 2016
"A meditation on middle age that doesn’t want to go gentle...'The Loon' is the kind of show that makes you wonder how differently it would register if you’d inhaled a little deeper when you walked past the guys getting high on your way to the theater. That doesn’t mean it’s messy—it’s not—but it ...
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October 20th, 2016
"Witness Relocation's hidden asset is designer Jay Ryan...The show's weakness is its group dances, made collaboratively by the company...There's a part of me that wonders if the piece needs more seriousness, since even among Witness Relocation's many lighthearted creations, 'The Loon' is a mering...
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October 20th, 2016
"What could easily slip into the experimental theater void as just another play of monologues underscored with modern dance becomes a much deeper study of what it means to be human...The flow of the piece makes it such that everyone will leave with different thoughts about what the past hour of t...
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October 17th, 2016
"The problem is that this randomness is not pushed far enough to be interesting. 'The Loon' lands in an uncomfortable middle between total unpredictability and a consistent narrative – there are just enough connections within and between parts of the play to make you feel there is a structure, bu...
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