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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy
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Avg Score

64
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.

46
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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