What makes “Fly Away” so remarkable is the way it calls to the humanity in us all. Those witnessing the character’s struggles can’t help but be drawn in, wishing they could shift some levers, pull some strings, or just lend a helping hand.
A wordless, tabletop, solo show embodies the quality of lyrical irony.
It is every detail that makes this show so compelling. It is the sculpts, and the builds, the painting and the writing, the manipulation and vocal and physical performance.
Through Cui’s lens, we are able to glimpse a hauntingly beautiful example of ancient Chinese cultural practice before it vanishes into the shadows.
It is remarkable to see a live puppet show that has such detail and character development and moves at a fast pace.
…something grand and beautiful using simple and theatrical means.
The poetry of “Still Life” lies within its page turns, allowing us to savor the deliciousness of the absurdity before turning to the next morsel.