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(Not) Water

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

New Georges and 3LD present an experimental piece of participatory theater that explores our relationship to the environment in the face of a profound ecological threat. More…

This work is part of 'Water City,' a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event, curated by New Georges deputy artistic director Sarah Cameron Sunde, featuring performances, artwork, and conversations that confront the global water crisis.

Member Reviews (2)


Relevant, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy
Avg Score

Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You enjoy multi-media pieces that stray far from traditional theatre. You like shows that seem to wash over you rather than try to engage u

Don't see it if You have no interest in the current issues threatening our environment. You don't enjoy a science lesson presented in a theatrical manner.

Banal, Dizzying, Relevant

See it if You're looking for a calm, soothing evening. You're interested in immersive work

Don't see it if You need stimulation or real drama

June 18th, 2017
"Struggles under the weight of its own ambitions...Mostly it’s a piece about how tough it is to make a piece about water...Aesthetic pleasures surface—the immersive section, those pool floats—and '(Not) Water' may push people to reflect on their own relationship with water. But the piece is too ...
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June 15th, 2017
"'Water is too enormous a topic to tackle in any meaningful way, so the pair splash around desperately...The agglomeration of unconnected scenes, dance-theater interruptions and recitations of news items is meant to be a far-ranging meditation on everything H2O, but Callaghan and Topol are too bu...
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June 19th, 2017
"The ideas keep piling up but never quite develop. As the team tries to find the 'tiniest myths' and to fill them with discourse around water, I start to suspect that the piece is not about what they say it is and water is just a handle for the conversation, hence the 'not' in the title...As a sh...
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June 24th, 2017
"'(Not) Water' is an immersive experience that is intriguing and evocative...Briefly they explore metaphors and myths of water as a way to tell water’s story, but ultimately they draw our attention to water in a subtle and provoking way...The actors are less performers and more facilitators of ho...
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