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Alive-ish

dance & physical theatre · anabella funk · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 48 mins · United States of America

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CAMERON PARKER certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: One Woman Show
An exploration of growing up and trying to make sense of a world that seems to be continuously and violently closing in on our hopes and dreams but art shines through the darkness, regardless of our pain . ... full review
VICTORIA GOODHART certified reviewer June 28, 2019
WOW! I am in awe. I am one of the lucky people in the world to witness Anabella's magnificence. Thank you for sharing this with us Anabella Funk.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: music · lesbian · survival · suicide · trauma · dance
This show was great! The actress was charming, and the music and dance brought a delightful element to the show.... full review
CHRISTI PEDIGO certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: real · honest · suicide · emotional · Beautiful
Beautiful, haunting, emotional, honest. ... full review
CHRISTINE DITILLIO certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: classic · music · sad · ballet · lovely · Haunting · Beautiful
A very sad story told beautifully with dance and music.... full review
BENJAMIN ROSEN certified reviewer June 14, 2019
tagged as: mother · father · family · coming of age · suicide
What an ambitious and unique undertaking. Completely enthralling, emotional, layered with humor and fully realized characters embodied by just one incredibly, multi-talented individual.... full review
DAGMAR STANSOVA certified reviewer June 14, 2019
tagged as: poetic · dream-like · Haunting
I'm glad I went to a late night show because it was like walking into a dream. Annabella's mythic presence was haunting. I loved how fluent she was in the language of dance and in the language of her own humanity. And the live music was haunting and exhilarating. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 10, 2019
If there were an award for the most delightful and refreshing piece of art at Fringe, then this show would be a shoo-in. Anabella Funk is a gifted ballet dancer and storyteller that shone the light on suicide and its consequences on those left behind. ... full review
BENJAMIN NICHOLSON certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: family · adulthood · childhood · suicide
A compelling and heartfelt experiment with music, dance, and narrative, Anabella's portrayal of a woman managing trauma and suicide (accompanied by an excellent ensemble of musicians), was filled with a joy for being alive and a sadness for the potential of self-inflicted death.... full review
JENNIFER CHUN certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Alive-ish is a dark and strangely beautiful look at one woman's battle with incest, abandonment, and her flirtation with suicide.... full review