SHE, a choreoplay (2017)
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SHE, a choreoplay (2017)
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SHE, a choreoplay (2017) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
13%
Negative
4%
Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound, Absorbing

About the Show

The Jinah Parker Project presents a new choreoplay exploring sexual violence, the tragedy of Sandra Bland, and the power of healing.

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Member Reviews (24)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
70
Beautiful dancing, Relevant, Sincere, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You like modern/contemporary dance. The dancing is great and should have been left to tell the story along with the audio/video sets.

Don't see it if You can't overlook a poorly written story used to try and force an idea. It's important one and emotional but doesn't ring true as written.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
72
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great dancing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want a play, told best through dance, with a powerful message about violence against women.

Don't see it if You want a well-crafted play. While the dance is excellent, the script & the actors' performances are clunky & often fall flat.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to see amazing dancing. You want to see a performance about sexual violence told through dance and spoken word as well.

Don't see it if You are very sensitive to sexual violence. You don't like expressive dance. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
78
Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great dancing

See it if you like modern dance and shows including only female actors and dancers and concerning issues concerning primarily women and caring men

Don't see it if you cannot experience safely the graphic depiction/open discussion of rape/abuse of power of men over women or do not like dance/women theme

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like shows that create a fresh way to tell stories with a mixture of word,dance and mixed media .Talk back gives. audiences a voice.

Don't see it if If you want more classically told presentations of socially themed theater

287 Reviews | 81 Followers
70
Uneven, Tries to be too much, Wonderful dancers, Important message, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the ongoing issue of the abuse of women -physically, sexually, emotionally & the dire need for unity to fight it

Don't see it if you have PTSD or have been assaulted in any way- date rape, beatings, psychologically tormented- this piece will trigger strong reaction Read more

173 Reviews | 39 Followers
72
Ambitious, Beautiful dancing, Indulgent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if U want 2 c some beautiful & vibrant dancing/dancers & need 2 commiserate with others who have been victims of sexual violence. A lot is said

Don't see it if This play is not for everyone; my male friend hated it-saw it as 1 sided and victim"y". I didnt feel same but it needs shaping/is indulgent~

141 Reviews | 56 Followers
75
Delightful, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great dancing

See it if You like to watch dance and watch a play about sexual abuse. I prefer the dance to the narrative.

Don't see it if You don't like slow narrative and abrupt transitions during the play. The dancing is great, but the script needs editing. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
May 15th, 2017

"'She' feels urgent in its aims, if less assured in its execution...The most successful dances show women’s physical freedom transformed into something far more jagged. But abstraction is less helpful in capturing violence through language...The direction, by Phaedra Michelle Scott, often seems unsure whether to focus on the speakers or the dancers...If the piece is not entirely effective as a work of art, as a piece of advocacy and as a goad for discussion, it is passionate and necessary."
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Jazz Review
April 18th, 2016
For a previous production

“From beginning to end, ‘SHE’ delivered incisive, evocative commentary on the subject of sexual and gender violence…The closing piece gave emotional buoyancy to the evening…‘SHE’ was a truly stunning and powerful artistic statement made up of so many individual contributions. But what truly stands out is how Parker managed to link together movement, images, stories, and a number of genres of music into such a coherent and dynamic performance.”
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