Beyond Dialogue: Shakespeare's Othello -- Silent Theater from Synetic
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The last date listed for Speak No More: Othello was Sunday November 6, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Margaret Wohler
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We were wondering how Synetic could perform Othello without words...and wow, they did it! Amazing performance...absolutely pyrotechnic movements, clever sets and staging, no dull moments. I loved how they acted out idioms that everyone could understand, universally...great for non-English speakers or hearing impaired. Fantastic production...kudos
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Even if the play weren't great in and of itself (which it was), the choreography / athleticism shown by the actors would be worth going for on its own (!). (The other and I already expected to love it ;) .)
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“Smashing production… a genre that it has all but reinvented–vacuuming out the dialogue in Shakespeare’s greatest works and redecorating with mesmerizing movement… scorching physicality… a marvelous infusion of up-to-the-minute visual technique.” – The Washington Post
“Othello wows without words…Synetic is certainly one of the most innovative theater arts organizations in the DC area, indeed, in the US.” – DC Examiner
Fresh off of its nine Helen Hayes Award Nominations and three Awards, Synetic’s edgy, mind-bending take on Othello will work its magic on the Crystal City stage.
The machinations of Iago are as labyrinthine and dark as the struggles of his mind, and these are all made manifest in Othello. The rapid ascent of the powerful Othello and his love affair with the beautiful Desdemona is thrilling to watch, but it literally fractures the jealous Iago. Themes of love, jealousy, race and perception are explored through the use of onstage projections, a shifting geometric set, and the swirling choreography and physical expression of Synetic’s performers and creators. Othello represents a bold new step in the evolution of the silent theater for which Synetic has become acclaimed.
About the Ticket Supplier: Synetic Theater
Founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Synetic Theater is DC’s Premier Physical Theater, whose mission is to be the premier American physical theater, fusing dynamic art forms—such as text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and music, by producing world-class physical theater for all ages, educating the next generation of artists and physical theater professionals, and promoting this distinct form of theater nationally and internationally through community outreach and touring programs. Synetic’s unique performance style is simultaneously avant-garde and accessible, with a broad appeal to a wide, culturally diverse, and cross-generational audience.