Part of FringeNYC: Autophobia (n.) phobia of isolation; a morbid fear of abandonment, or a dread of being alone or isolated. Through the exploration of these themes auto/PHOBIA looks to transform loneliness and at how the self-adapts to its ever-present specter. More…
Categories: Dance / Physical Theatre, Performance Art, Local. From colectivodoszeta / carlos a. cruz velazquez. Directed by Carlos A. Cruz Velazquez. Choreographed by Carlos A. Cruz Velazquez.
"'auto/PHOBIA 'is innovative, but ultimately feels unfinished...'auto/PHOBIA' most misses the mark with its lack of major stakes. It does not have any kind of arc....The theatergoer new to or unsure about experimental performance will likely find themselves thoroughly confused and disappointed by this show. However, it is a must-see for anyone with a visual bent who is more interested in experiencing something fresh, if rough around the edges, than something tried-and-true." Full Review
See it if Enjoy exploring the human soul and self discovery in a dance context
Don't see it if You need structure in plot and movement, melodic music and lineal character develoment
See it if You want to broaden your expectations of what dance and performance art can be and understand that art doesn't exist to simply entertain.
Don't see it if You're the pedestrian sort who has a limited capacity for opening oneself to different experiences and simply wants to see "a show"
See it if ...you understand what fringe is (not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme). Dare to experience a modern day show
Don't see it if .... you are an old-school expectator, not willing to challenge yourself. ... if you are mainstream and boring.
See it if you want to see dreamlike difficult challenging choreography that breaks the normal expectation for dance, art and the human body.
Don't see it if You are looking for an easy evening watching classical dance in a narrative format. This piece is avant-garde, tense, dark, but also funny.