The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid
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The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid

The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Quirky, Funny, Resonant, Clever

About the Show

The Bushwick Starr presents a cycle of sacred love songs for the era of Internet Romance, a meditation on selfhood and intimacy in a mediated society.

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197 Reviews | 74 Followers
Resonant, Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if you can relax, laugh and listen to wide-ranging commentary on the art of love in the age of mobile dating; this is not a play.. just playful

Don't see it if you want a story arch, character development, or fast-paced excitement: this is not those. Note seats get uncomfortable after 90 min

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
May 26th, 2017

"The more legible parts confer ceremonial dignity on the undignified rite of the blind-ish date, but the sequences don’t accrete into anything much. As a rehearsal-room experiment, it works. As a finished work, not really. Most of it feels like a doofy attempt at sex magic, Aleister Crowley for hipsters...'ROKÉ Cupid,' only rarely connects with its audience...Most of the solipsistic interaction is between performer and video, which might, with just a little more articulation be the point."
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May 26th, 2017

"An emotional powder keg that is unfortunately dampened by the obscure ritual of this peculiar attraction...Certain moments in 'Part 5' come close to the thrill of revelation...Other bits feel gimmicky...Champions of the unapologetically weird will undoubtedly be drawn to ROKE and its latest happening, a Straight Outta Oberlin synthesis of the sacred and profane that will secretly bore you even though everyone around you seems really into it."
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