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

75%
(24 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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290 Reviews | 92 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

95 Reviews | 11 Followers
93
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

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. Read more

332 Reviews | 41 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

61 Reviews | 18 Followers
85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

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

302 Reviews | 87 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

141 Reviews | 57 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

180 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~

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.

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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