Lemon Boots

dance & physical theatre · lemon boots physical theatre · Ages 6+ · family friendly · United States

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CATHERINE BRIDGET LOUGHNANE certified reviewer June 09, 2013
I try to take things moment to moment, especially with abstract movement pieces. I let it wash over me. Loved the care and trust the ensemble had for each other and for the work. Fun :)... full review
ALEX SCOTT certified reviewer June 08, 2013
Move over Cirque Du Soleil, LEMON BOOTS is a fringey, creative devised dance piece that's fun for audiences of all ages. This 16 person emsemble really knows how to move, and that's the fun of this piece, just getting to see what the actors will do with their bodies next. It's clear that these guys love theatre, love each other, and have committed to making a great piece of physical theatre. With a little more polish to this piece I would have "loved it" - as the show stands right now it lacks a clear story arc, and it relies too much on audience participation at the end to really "work". However, with some moments cut out of the show to hone in more on the arc, and with a costume designer on board to unify everyone in something that... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2013
I was disappointed with this show. From the pictures and the description I had high hopes. This show seemed to be nothing more than a series of acting exercises strung together. As an actor, I say, great work! However, the work done in the classroom is a foundation to build on and get inspiration from, not something that necessarily should be shared with an audience. This performance felt masturbatory. The actors knew what was happening, and were having an experience, but the audience was alienated from that experience, not invited to share in it despite the attempts to the contrary. As an audience member I had no idea what was going on, with only a vague idea of what the story line was supposed to be. The movement was beautiful, but with no... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2013
WHAT A FABULOUS SHOW! Lemon Boots is a masterpiece of movement. It is visually stunning. You are drawn into and feel apart of their world. The ensemble cast does an amazing job. They are so connected and present. Such beautiful movements. And I love the fact that I was able to form my own thoughts and take whatever feelings I wanted to from the show. Not being told exactly what you should think or feel, isn't that refreshing! This show is so creative and unique. It's physical theater at its best. A must see! ... full review
LA THEATER CRITIC (.COM) certified reviewer June 09, 2013
An underwhelming year's-end college showcase transplant, with a muddled through-line and forced audience participation. (Oh yes, you're going to end up onstage by any means necessary — multiple times if you're in the front row.)... Read more at http://www.latheatercritic.com... full review
BOB GEBERT certified reviewer June 14, 2013
I was blown away by this piece. An hour of movement turned into art. Each segment was visually arresting, completely captivating and always surprising. An amazing achievement by a huge young cast and creative team. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ... full review
MATTHEW FAULS certified reviewer June 13, 2013
Lemon Boots is a breath of fresh air. It's a fantastic show with beautiful symbolism and images. I loved the simplicity of the story and how no plot was strongly being pushed in this production of the show. It was lovely seeing how they (the ensemble of artists) had to be inventive with their set and technical side. The only major pieces of criticism that I had are very small and sometimes out of their control. I wanted more from the production value, as in the lights and design of the set. Again, that is out of their control. Its fringe. The show isn't perfect: that's the beauty of the show. My last piece of criticism is the polishing of a few moments here and there. There were some beautiful sharp and clean moments but some just needed ... full review
JEFF GILBANK certified reviewer June 14, 2013
Lemon Boots was an enjoyable production, and I think I can best describe it as a theatrical exploration. The plot isn't as important as the experience and the feelings that come up as one watches. Segments of it could have used a little more polish, but the parts that were successful (and there are many) left me fully immersed and filled with a childlike sense of wonder that was more than worth the ticket price. One thing that I wish could have had more work put into was that the choreography and/or movement to music was off at times- it wasn't always in tune or on beat, which dulled some potentially impressive moments. Also, I really would have liked to see more movement informed by the music, and all the different instruments and intric... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2013
Being a Theatrical Competition Judge for more than 10 years allows me to look at theatrical pieces from a deeper perspective and review on a more critical level than the average person. Although the theater was a little warm during the midday, Lemon Boots was truly an amazing show! I haven't seen something like this in quite a while. The ensemble put so much passion, energy, and talent into this show! Their connection to each part of the show and with each other was very strong. The variety of music, physical movement, and choreography was exceptionally creative and appealing. I brought two children with me to see the show, not knowing if it was something they would enjoy due to their ages, but they absolutely loved it, especially the shadow... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 15, 2013
I had no expectations going into this show, but I wasn't surprised to discover afterwards that it was workshopped in a college class. It looks like a college class - in that some parts don't seem as polished as others, and there's no real cohesive structure or theme. That said, there are some really lovely moments of choreography and imagery, and the performers clearly give it their all (one dude in a particular is a phenomenal acrobatic dancer - I wish they'd utilized him more). I liked the music quite a bit. I could have done without the audience participation - it's unnecessary and not always clear what they want you to do, which lends to some dull moments of confusion and anxiety. Forcing the audience onto the stage to dance at the end w... full review