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Occupy Me

Counterpoint Players
  • 60m
  • PG
  • $8.85

Counterpoint Players · Ottawa, ON

by Bronwyn Steinberg & Sarah Waisvisz — ,

Welcome to the yoga class you can’t afford to miss. Your teacher, Sarah Lotus Blossom, can’t quite let go and breathe. Join her for a life-transforming practice, where she grapples with Western privilege, joining the Occupy Movement, balancing in headstand and guiding you in finding your own breath.

www.counterpointplayers.com

Showtimes

  • Thursday, June 20th 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 21st 7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 22nd 9:00pm
  • Sunday, June 23rd 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 25th 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 26th 9:00pm
  • Thursday, June 27th 7:30pm
  • Friday, June 28th 9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 29th 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 30th 5:30pm

BYOV E – Studio 311

Map of Venue

Reviews

  1. Sarah Waisvisz

    Thank you to the Capital Critics for their review of OCCUPY ME! We were glad you joined us ; )
    http://capitalcriticscircle.com/ottawa-fringe-2013-occupy-me-theatre-and-yoga-meet-in-this-relaxing-moment-for-the-initiated-and-the-uninitiated/

  2. Sarah Waisvisz

    OCCUPY ME is featured on “Ottawa Tonite,” in the company of two great reviews of two great plays, WE GLOW and UNDER THE MANGO TREE. Congratulations to Bronwyn Steinberg, Laura Astwood, Emily Pearlman, Brad Long, and
    Veenesh Dubois. We hope to see you at our shows soon ; )
    http://www.ottawatonite.com/2013/06/fringe-day-4-reviews-under-the-mango-treewe-glow-feature-on-counterpoint-players/

  3. Sarah Waisvisz
  4. Sarah Waisvisz

    The first two reviews are in! Thank you to OttawaTonite and to Apt613!
    OttawaTonite calls OCCUPY ME an “entertaining piece that taps playfully into politics while engaging, directly, with the audience/class”!!

    Apt613 writes: “This is a solid production: well acted, a strong script and good direction” with “a masterful physical performance by Steinberg.”

    Join us at the Ottawa Fringe for 8 more performances including tonight at 9:00 and Sunday at 4:00!

  5. Gaby Montsouris

    I loved the play. Very fun and engaging. Here’s a great review from Ottawa Tonite!
    http://www.ottawatonite.com/category/reviews/

  6. viewer

    Though the concept (to mix a yoga class with a dramatic performance) was novel and the theme (the meaning of yoga culture and the occupy movement in the west) was potentially interesting, the actual show failed to deliver on all that potential. Doing something different is not enough – there’s gotta be some insight or entertainment that comes out of it for the audience. As it was, it felt more like listening to the diary of a very lost and confused yoga instructor.

    I found the narrative of that diary to be utterly unengaging. However, the yoga class itself provided a mild physical pleasure as compensation. So, if you feel like some very low-intensity yoga with a bit of a performance on the side then this fits the bill.

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