Equal parts rock concert, movie, and theatrical performance, this immersive spectacle chronicles one man's epic journey in pursuit of a woman. More…
Audiences follow Dante through majestic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice, while also being pursued by his own inner demons. Is his quest real? A dream? Or an allegory of our own desire for transformation? Inspired by Burning Man, Pink Floyd, EDM, and world mythology, 'The Portal' seeks to entertain and offer an experience of transcendence and empowerment.
See it if you miss the Fillmore East, bubble fractals, incomprehensible singing with mystic overtones. There are also beautiful projections of scenery
Don't see it if you are expecting a play let alone an interactive experience instead of a music and dance performance. There is a weak suggestion of a plot
See it if new age sensibilities are your thing, want something 2 match tripping experiences, you need 2 arrive high on life or some other substance
Don't see it if you have no toleration for the new agey, need story markers to help you along
See it if You appreciate some pretty visuals and a good looking, hard working cast.
Don't see it if An acid trip is not your idea of entertainment. Pretentious & overly long even at 85 minutes.
See it if Can see beyond what is in front of you, like rock opera, can open your mind, understand Dante or want to trip in someone's else's mind.
Don't see it if Are close minded, never read or heard of Dante, don't like rock, need a linear show, if you listen to opinions of others w/o experimenting.
See it if you want something different.. thats about all I can say..
Don't see it if you don't want to waste 2 hours.. Luckily the show was cut short for technical difficulties, so we only got to see like 30 mins..
See it if you have taken rec drugs and want a visual and audio experience that goes well with that state (but let someone else drive you to the venue)
Don't see it if you would be bored by 90min of an utter lack of variety in sounds (music and percussion) and in choreography
See it if you can go with friends and not take this show seriously at all. Tear it apart later over drinks. Make it an inside joke.
Don't see it if you're expecting a really deep exploration of the Divine Comedy or religion/death/spirituality. You get offended at cultural appropriation.
See it if you like experimental multi- dimensional theater with good original music and dance in an intimate space.
Don't see it if you want fully developed story (i didn't know where it was going) or expecting recognizable songs to rock out to- expecting Pink Floyd-nope
See it if you like vaguely tribal music and cheesy videos taking you on a mystical journey of self-discovery or want to bore yourself into a coma
Don't see it if you have anything better to do with your time or you'd rather take a tap or stare off into space daydreaming or ANYTHING ELSE possible
See it if you have taken a lot of drugs before hand and want to look at the pretty lights.
Don't see it if bright lights or loud sounds bother you...or if you want something that makes sense.
See it if You like seeing non-linear shows that have a trippy vibe to them. The singing is phenomenal and the band is like Santana meets Grateful Dead
Don't see it if You are narrow-minded about multi-dimentional universes or you don't like seeing a show that is both a multimedia & musical event all-in-one
See it if you like rock music, psychedelic images and jazz dance.
Don't see it if you like character based theater with a plot, an arch and thought provoking content.
See it if You like the Avant-Garde, and repetitive music. Dummer was talented, song in the middle was good. But not worth seeing the play for it.
Don't see it if A 90 min discombobulated odyessy involving video of a guy wandering around a strange landscape accompanied by tribalish music doesn't appeal
See it if See it if you are open to being mesmerized by breathtaking visual effects, a beguiling trip through the psyche, & powerfully great music.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you have no imagination, are unforgiving of minor flaws, and are locked into only accepting the banal and the mundane.
See it if You are interested in challenging the status quo & open to being immersed in an other-worldly experience. This is performance art.
Don't see it if You are impatient and want the usual theatrical entertainment.
See it if you want to try to relive your experience at Burning Man within the confines of a Manhattan theatre; you are on psychoactive drugs.
Don't see it if you expect to make sense of this monotonous, specious, pointless, baffling (albeit earnest) exercise in multi-media drivel.