Already closed | 1h 40m | West Village

Body: Anatomies of Being

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

New Ohio Theatre presents Blessed Unrest's ensemble investigation into the nature of the human body. More…

A trauma surgeon works to repair her patient’s internal organs; a painter seeks to expose the raw humanity of his nude model; and a woman journeys back to Chernobyl as she strives to understand the body that is now only partially hers. 'Body' digs into the flesh, organs, bones, systems, and movement of the human body as art and as machine. New Ohio Theatre commissioned Blessed Unrest to create this original piece during a two-year Archive Residency in collaboration with IRT Theater. Note: The show includes nudity.

1h 40m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense
81
Avg Score

68
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in an overlong exploration of how we view the body, enjoy alternative theater, and are open minded about nudity on stage

Don't see it if you are a prude; or if you are easily bored by overly artsy and drawn out performances.

95
Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you dare to see how much more there is to a body than just flesh: its politics, vulnerability, beauty, the blessings and curses it carries.

Don't see it if you are prudish and easily offended by the body images that are different from the sanitized, objectified, Photoshopped images in the media

76
Absorbing, Edgy, Raunchy, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if You love interesting staging and use of space, as well as provocative commentary on modern culture .

Don't see it if nudity on stage makes you uncomfortable.

85
Ambitious, Intense, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Naked

See it if You're interested in exploring identity, body issues, race relationships, life, sex, & death with a physically & emotionally committed cast

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity or impatient with devised, conceptual work.

86
Entertaining

See it if N

Don't see it if N

79
Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if Interested in the human body

Don't see it if You don't like human anatomy


May 7th, 2016
"Literally and metaphorically, there’s a lot to take in here: any of 'Body’s' featured concepts could easily form the basis for a separate show. Nonetheless, Blessed Unrest handles its subject matter with a surgeon’s precision and an artist’s sensitivity, embracing reverence, confusion, and disco...
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May 12th, 2016
"Because the actors are so good and Ms. Burr directs them so well, we get to like all of them. A good deal of the dialogue is tediously expository and/or didactic which sometimes turns 'Body' into a lecture demonstration...Although there is a sense of self-indulgence the earnestness of 'Body' far...
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May 2nd, 2016
“Part movement piece, part character narratives, and part X-rated lost exhibit at Wonders of Life at Epcot...In the end, no matter what words were spoken on stage, ‘Body’ will be remembered simply because of the nudity. In a sense, this play is simply indulgent...The extensive use of nudity dimin...
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May 4th, 2016
"The demands of this production are highly taxing, emotionally and physically, and each member of the cast attacks the process with prowess. Their cohesiveness is hypnotic and nearly superhuman…The cast is constantly connected and engaged; the faltering moments seem to lie in the overall structur...
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