"'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." Full Review
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.” Full Review
See it if You love women. You love Modern Dance. You enjoy shows with difficult subject matter. You love theater as a tool for educating the masses.
Don't see it if (Everyone should see this play, but...)You don't like women. You don't like Modern Dance. You don't like being triggered by visceral content
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
See it if You like a meaningful connection to real life presented with music, dance and acting in an intimate setting. This play will open your mind.
Don't see it if You do not like dance, music, average acting and real life stories together in an intimate setting.
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.
See it if You want to see a play tell a story through dance. Also if you're interested in feminism and advocacy
Don't see it if You want a traditional play format, or if you are a survivor of sexual assault and are triggered by graphic description and representation.
See it if interested in important contemporary issues and appreciate novel integration of dance and acting in such an original way with a bit of cinem
Don't see it if you are a male chauvinist pig, repelled by raw stories or do not appreciate the clever integration of dance and acting and allergic to power
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
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.
See it if You like stories told through dance. You believe "no" means "NO". You don't have issues with rape & sexual abuse with graphic detail.
Don't see it if You are at all uncomfortable with rape, sexual abuse, racial issues. You are uneasy with graphic dialog detailing rape and abuse.
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~
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.
See it if You wish to experience the pain and suffering caused by sexual violence against women.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to the subject matter or find it difficult to sit for 90 minutes without an intermission.
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.
See it if looking to see a performance committed to exploring a painful subject through movement and text.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of unstructured story line, not familiar with current political climate, looking for strong, linear language
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
See it if you're interested in dance theatre used to explore social issues, you'd like to support art created with positive political/social intent.
Don't see it if you are looking for a narrative, or need strong writing in order to enjoy a theatrical work. Also see note below.
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