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“Thrilling.”–The New York Times

Ever-inventive director-choreographer David Gordon (Judson Dance Theater/Guthrie Theater veteran) wittily transforms Shakespeare’s five-act, four-hour epic into an hourlong romp. In one of the most fanciful works of his 35-year career, Gordon injects snippets of Shakespeare’s dialogue into an inventive mix of rhythmic precision, masterful minimalism, and ingeniously simple sets and props. Rich with all the grace, ingenuity, and postmodern irreverence he can muster, Dancing Henry Five is a timely reminder of the perils of war and the arrogance of power.