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What did you think of Lebensraum?

Thank you attending ArtsEmerson’s presentation of Jakop Ahlbom’s Lebensraum! Please take a moment to share you thoughts on the production?

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What moments are sticking out to you as physically impossible?

What was your experience of the contemporary music meeting the classic silent film style?

What moment most surprised you?

How would you explain this play to other people?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

6 Comments

  1. Daniel MirnyApril 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    This play was fantastic, thank you! Wonderfully artistic and elegantly acrobatic, this was one of the best modern theatrical performances I have ever seen! Please come to Boston again!!

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  2. Ted WendellApril 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Leaping through the tray – still not possible…She was a mannequin – fantastic…The extension cord – hilarious as was the breakfast scene. no way to explain it but go see it!

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  3. It was spectacular. Whimsy and surprises and laughter and thoughtfulness. Such artistic talent. And the music was perfect. You bring such great shows to Boston.

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  4. What a performance, and what a set! The movement and sheer acrobatic talent of the actors was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. While you’re watching, especially if you’ve gone more than once, try and figure out how the set is rigged. Magical!

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  5. eliSabeth TaylorApril 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Well of course what appeared impossible was when one of the actors jumped through the “black top” of the box the musician was holding, seemingly through the musician’s body, and straight out the window. How did he Do that?!?

    The actress really did look fake, especially in the beginning — I was wondering if they were using a dummy in the very beginning…She was That good!
    Such a stunningly talented cast.
    When i took my seat, I commented to the woman on my left that I wondered if the actors had studied mime. (This was before i read the program.) All i can say is WoW! Such a beautiful tribute to Buster Keaton. I wish I had known. My partner grew up as an only child watching Keaton, Chaplin, 3 Stodges, etc. etc. He would have Loved it. As did I.

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  6. I knew I would love this show when the musicians turned around right near the beginning! Loved their camouflage! As others have mentioned, I would really like to know how the actor jumped through the tray. Please pretty please tell us!

    After the doll came alive, she had to do all of her stunts with that smile plastered on her face. No panting or big breaths. Wow – impressed does not begin to mention my reaction. Plus, she had to do those two forward “trust falls.”

    This was the most inventive and entertaining show I have been to in a long while.

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