Already closed | 1h 35m | Brooklyn

Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight

From 88 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Edgy, Enchanting

About the show

Company XIV re-imagines the 1936 classic children’s tale by Munro Leaf as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle.  More…

Soothe summer’s sizzle with flirtation, opulence, and cocktails from the bar. Roll around the Spanish hillside, then enjoy a bullfight in the XIV ring where a ferocious, fertile matador challenges dear Ferdinand to a duel. Will he rise to the occasion or succumb to the field of flowers?

1h 35m | Already closed | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (88)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Edgy, Enchanting
86
Avg Score

74
Entertaining, Disappointing, Raunchy, Repetitive, Sexy

See it if You’re with a group of friends celebrating or have an interest in avant-garde dance and costume.

Don't see it if You aren’t looking for homo erotic entertainment.

Also This would have been much more enjoyable if the guy in front of me had... Read more Read less

86
Homoerotic, Great dancing, Entertaining, Edgy, Suggestive

See it if u want to see a troupe of athletic, nearly-naked, insanely talented men (and 1 show-stealing woman) dancing in a cheeky, energetic burlesque

Don't see it if u don't want to feel shamed into going to the gym [These guys are fit!]; you have issues w/gender fluidity; you have sphinctorestiacophobia.

78
Fun, Skilled, Silly, Camp, Acrobatic

See it if you want a fun evening watching barely clad chorus boys flaunt their stuff, plus one impressively acrobatic mezzo.

Don't see it if you want a play: this has no dialog & barely has a scenario.

Also This is no deeper than a Vegas floor show. But if you would like to se... Read more Read less

84
Great dancing, Sexy, Quirky, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if You love dance theatre and burlesque productions. This company is at the top of their game.

Don't see it if You’re kind of a prude. This is very sexy and there’s audience involvement.

86
Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if you enjoy burlesque - all male with one woman here - in an energetic performance with strong dancing, singing & acrobatics in a neat theater

Don't see it if you are offended by near nudity, some cast interaction with the audience, or the overuse of smoke machines. Beverages ad snacks are pricey.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Raunchy, Masterful

See it if You want a beautiful show with no dialogue (except for some singing), great dancing, beautiful music, with gorgeous and talented performers.

Don't see it if You don't like half naked performers, smokey (incense) burlesque theaters and no dialogue.

84
"artistic", Cheeky, Skilled, Great staging, Funny

See it if G-stringed boys dancing ala "boylesque" thrill you, like fog/haze like a drink with your kink, appreciate men in tutus, not seen the TROCS

Don't see it if want women 2 people your burlesque, don't like burlesque, Jesus tells you not to, can't take smoke & incense, need upper crust entrtainment

93
Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy watching hot guys dance and do gymnastics in tiny, opulent costumes. You want an over-the-top night out.

Don't see it if You don't want to watch nearly-naked dancers writhing and grinding. You dislike spectacle.

76
Clever, Ambitious, Raunchy, Gorgeous boys in heels

See it if Venue is spacious, beautifully designed, story a bit hard to follow, dancing eye opening, who knew men can move like that!Grace and flexible

Don't see it if You are prudish about cross dressing, gender benders. If you love ballet and are touchy about it, perhaps this is too much. Reason enough

Also Ever been to Bushwick? Here is the reason to see one of the latest "ne... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining

See it if YAS, QUEEN, YAAAAASSSSSSS! Flirtatious, almost naked, super lean and flexible men dancing together in a range of impressive routines.

Don't see it if Men in G-strings, heels, eyeliner, gender bending outfits offend you. No real plot, just themes. Incense/smoke by the entrance irritates you

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

85
Entertaining great fun, Quirky, Raunchy, Terrific cast, Sharp inventive choreography

See it if You're up for Ferdinand the bull by way of an immersive male Folies Bergère with excellent dancers costumes atmosphere & bar; fun & unique.

Don't see it if Athletic, extremely talented male dancers in heels & thongs upset you. Otherwise no reason not to.

Also Company XIV's large & comfortable space in Brooklyn finally gives them... Read more Read less

84
Quirky, Raunchy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You want to see bulls on parade. Plenty of male dance again. Loved the story about Ferdinand the bull and the singing and stunts.

Don't see it if You dislike burlesque. You dislike half naked men.

90
Enchanting, Edgy, Great staging, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an original show, perfect for the times we are living. Erotic, fashion, great bodies, great faces.

Don't see it if you don't want to see almost naked men dancing.

Also Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, ... Read more Read less

77
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fluffy, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You are very open about sexuality and like burlesque

Don't see it if You are looking for a meaningful story

Also I'm used to Company xiv pushing the envelope. That said, they are star... Read more Read less

81
Boydazzling, Ferdidandy, Less ambitious than previous, Sumptuous, Disappointing

See it if you’re a fan of the company, enjoy treks to Bushwick (go when the L is running), & admire young talented male dancers in skimpy costumes.

Don't see it if you get freaked out by gayness, want a clear story, and emotional investment.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Sexy

See it if You want to see some Austin McCormick's choreo performed by the most beautiful cast of men. Also really fun acts with pole dancing and acro

Don't see it if You are offended by near-nudity. It's butt's out the whole time. Or if you want dialogue. This show is mainly music accompaniment.

88
Great staging, Edgy, Raunchy, Great dancing

See it if You like to see sexy men

Don't see it if Your easily offended

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if you like burlesque done with style & panache. These performers are talented & though the subject matter is fluff, it's staged with thought.

Don't see it if you hate burlesque, gay stuff, raunch, nudity, opera singing, dance, aerial & pole work, or fog machines. Of course, there are also drinks.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy, Must see

See it if You want to see a completely unique take on the story of Ferdinand the a Bull. Absolutely brilliant and captivating performance.

Don't see it if All male burlesque shows will be something you don’t want to see.

91
Inventive, Great staging, Great choreography/dancing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy male burlesque with two amazing novelty acts, performed in a theater with great ambiance. You appreciate a balletic aesthetic.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the male body or drag, you do not like dance performances, you predominantly want female burlesque.

81
Sexy, Risqué, Great dancing/acrobatics, Witty, Flimsy story

See it if This is easy. If scantily clad men dancing and writhing in high heels floats your boat, this is for you.

Don't see it if you are a prude. If you care about story. I think it’s about a “sensitive” bull who rather “play” than fight, but I’m not completely sure.

Also The theater, a garage made to feel like a decadent European cabaret, p... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing!, Great singing

See it if You like to explore the similar European kind of erotica shows...Besides having great body,the performers do have excellent technical skills

Don't see it if As you might find it too sexual to watch. And it may aim its main audiences at LBGTQ communities

92
Great erotic dance piece highly entertaining

See it if You like dance theatre with hot men who are also excellent dancers. Very quirky fun evening. Tongue in cheek humor. Great costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like dance theatre or scantily clad men annoy you.

75
Entertaining, Great dancing, Refreshing

See it if You are enticed by a male burlesque show in a Brooklyn garage decked out like an old fashioned cabaret.

Don't see it if You are offended by near nudity and raunchy humor. If burlesque done with guys isn’t your cup of tea.

Also This is an innovative, clever and enjoyable show. I liked the second a... Read more Read less

95
Artistic, Delightful, Epic, Avante garde, Great staging

See it if you like avante garde theater, french period art that encompass the whole venue, and tons of rear exposures & nudities all for art's sake.

Don't see it if you don't like an (almost?) all gay casting, lgbt theme/twist to a classic tale & gender bending as well. But you will miss out all the fun!


September 10th, 2018
"The company's most polished show to date...The ensemble's often balletic, sometimes wild dance numbers, choreographed by director McCormick, are the spicy meat of the show. But Richardson, the only vocalist in 'Ferdinand,' deserves special mention for bringing the house down in the second act......
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September 11th, 2018
“Choreographed by director McCormick, the balletic excellence he gets from his cast is athletic perfection. His productions easily rival NYC Ballet or another company. He brings sexuality to the art form, making this a decedent evening of delicious fun. Major and Richardson execute jaw-dropping d...
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