Chitlin Blues: Dancing in the Grey

dance & physical theatre · theatre roscius · Ages 14+ · United States

family friendly world premiere
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TRACY HUSTON uncertified reviewer June 14, 2014
tagged as: Must See
We absolutely loved it! A definite must see!... full review
CYNTHIA BAILEY uncertified reviewer June 14, 2014
We had a great experience. We didn't know what to expect but we left with much appreciation and love for Chittlin Blues. Four dedicated woman told a story that we will never forget.... full review
NICHOLAS DAVIDSON uncertified reviewer June 15, 2014
tagged as: Must See
I could ramble all day about how this play took me into another time and how brilliant each of the actress were. Full commitment on a very tough subject. You have to see for yourself!!!!... full review
CISCO M uncertified reviewer June 15, 2014
tagged as: Must See
I enjoyed the everything about this show, from the physical movement to the music. I was very emotionally moved and had goosebumps at times. More importantly I think this show did a great job in discussing the history of race in entertainment, and that is not something that is often spoken about. I loved it. A job well done!... full review
THIAGO ANDRADE uncertified reviewer June 27, 2014
expect the unexpected, this show has so much energy, specially since its in a small theater. i get a sense of intimacy with the characters as their expressions are felt through the body, it might make you want to cry, laugh, dance, and feel. these girl did an excellent job portraying the different characters, and the choreography ties it all together, the feeling of life, being alive, and knowing that we are all the same...... full review
KEITH BUSH certified reviewer June 28, 2014
I'd seen Guebri VanOver and Constance Strickland before in one other show together, "HerSheMe," which was also written and I think directed by Constance. Having studied theater for 4 years at Cal State Long Beach and being that I want to make my career in acting for TV and film, I can say that I am honestly impressed by both Ms. VanOver's work and Ms. Strickland's work, the level of which has been consistently good through the two shows I've now seen them in. They both bring a physical intensity to their work that pulls you right into them and does not let go. They live in their characters for those 45 minutes you're watching them, and it's absolutely fascinating to watch.... full review
DAVID CANTOR uncertified reviewer June 15, 2014
Chitlin Blues: Dancing in the Grey is a powerful piece of theater. The movement based style is emotionally impactful, and while moments may lack the clarity of a narrative, the themes and messages are delivered with a power. ... full review
AMICA HUNTER uncertified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: Brave · goosebumps · Beautiful · moving · powerful
Bravo! Chitlin Blues was an incredibly bold and powerful piece. I felt 100% transported back in time. Chitlin Blues accomplished with movement and song what no amount of words could - the show spread a deep feeling of the shared pain, suffering, and injustice that humanity inflicts on itself. It gave me goosebumps! The incredibly skilled and technical movements of the performers told not just their story, but many stories, using repetition and emotional expression to create a rich landscape onto which the audience can project scenario after scenario after scenario. Constance's writing eloquently and vividly brought out the neglected side of the vaudeville era - the pain and cruelty behind the smiling song and dance. The piece bravely dived i... full review
CHRISTELLE BAGUIDY uncertified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: moving · touching · heart felt · powerful
I loved Chitlin Blues: Dancing in the Grey. It was such a great concept. There was hardly any speaking in this piece but I was still left speechless. For a show to evoke so much out of me through their movement is powerful to me. It was so touching and there were times i wanted to cry because of what i was seeing. I'm so glad I got a chance to experience this moving play. I want to thank everyone involved in this process for bringing such great work to life :)... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD uncertified reviewer June 28, 2014
tagged as: interpretive dance
Evocative movement. This show is for anyone who likes to ask why about art. Worth a conversation.... full review