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Seattlest reviews Heaven Apr 6, 2010

Amy Mikel on Heaven:

Heaven succeeds in creating a soothing sound and visual study on what might be a disturbing topic. Thorson’s arrangement doesn’t shock, disgust or awe, but transcends the idea peacefully and with dignity. We liked this work very much, and left feeling refreshed, inspired and happy.

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The SunBreak reviews Heaven Apr 5, 2010

Jeremy Barker at the SunBreak had this (and more) to say about Heaven:

I really hate writing things this negative, but for a couple days I've been struggling--talking with my guest, reflecting on the show--to come up with something good to say about Heaven. But I just can't. Neither the movement nor the imagery nor the music managed anything remotely original or meaningful, leaving me mostly to wonder why it is that heaven would be so much more difficult to explore through art than hell.

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Teen Tix reviews Heaven Apr 5, 2010

Teen Tix sent a blogger and her brother to check out the show this past weekend:

"...my brother said "there were some parts that were really nice to watch" "really?" I asked  "yea " he replied.  "I don’t think the point is to LIKE or be COMFORTABLE with all of it." I was surprised to hear this coming from him. He’s right though. There are parts which make you squirm, but who is totally comfortable with the idea of heaven?"

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Heaven Can't Wait! Apr 3, 2010

Morgan Thorson's Heaven provides us with a frozen spiritual. Set against a stark white back drop with floating icicle like beads and glistening sheer curtains on the side, the performance opens with the howl of a wind fan, as the dancers glide slowly in formation across the white floor. As the dancers thrashed against the stages back curtain, the ripples echoing through the fabric were reminiscent of evening winds frequently blowing snow across a frozen lake.

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Seattle Times reviews Heaven Apr 2, 2010

Michael Upchurch reviews Heaven at On the Boards:

"Thorson's Heaven is better described as ritual-movement theater than dance. It goes for trance-inducing pattern and sound, and only after the trance has been induced does Thorson delve into restless realms that ask for dance prowess from certain members of her company."

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Prairie Grasses Burning with Reverie Apr 2, 2010

I was healed and delivered tonight at the Morgan Thorson/ Low performance at On the Boards. It was easily my favorite dance performance of the OTB season. I ended the show with a warm smile and cleansed of my transgressions. Don't miss it. You owe yourself something this good. So much of what usually attracts me to contemporary dance are the engaging synthetics of the modern oeuvre. I love the costumes and video projection and experimental/techno/deconstructed soundtracks. I love the intentional hyperbole of it all.

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where we belong. Apr 2, 2010

After Thursday night's performance of Heaven I sat with Spencer Moody and a small group of friends at Mecca and we traded thoughts on the collaboration between Low and Thorsen. Everyone agreed that the integration of musicians moving and dancers vocalizing was natural and seamless. More than that I was impressed by how empathetically involved the male musician, Sparhawk, was with the other performers on stage, and how clearly removed and sidelined the female musician, Parker, was- at times even 'taking a break' from the action on stage to catch up on some needlework.

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Morgan Thorson | Low | <i>Heaven</i> Apr 1, 2010

Did you come see Heaven? Leave us a comment below if you were tickled, annoyed, moved to ecstasy, or otherwise affected by the show.

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