"...Ash & Honey served to demonstrate not only Reaves’ compositional skill set, but also the highly versatile dance technique, musical ability, and personality of the performers who compromise The Creature...”
“...Reaves’ colorful performers firmly establish their characters in their solos and pairings: we get to know them and might enjoy hanging out with them....”
“The world premiere of ChristinaNoel and the Creature’s “‘murica” showcases choreographer ChristinaNoel Reaves’ signature brand of dance theater. Her unique assortment of flavors challenges, entertains, and ultimately points to a new road for the future of dance.
Throughout the piece we see the cast make the transition back and forth between ethereal saints, flawed mortals, and raw creatures. It’s between these extremes that Reaves has found something that feels true to the human condition.”
"Throughout both pieces, easygoing stillness and big dancing take turns, while speaking parts give a theater feel and an often welcome break from mysterious silent parts. All the dancers seem to be naturally skilled actors as well, and their ease and camaraderie is impressive.”
“ChristinaNoel Reaves and her company of dancers referred to as, The Creature, meld dance, theater and comedy in manner that enriches…..
Reaves has created her own distinct brand of dance theater, and she’s on to something.”
“There’s a Beast In Me…I have one word for that piece — Rawr! I especially appreciate Reaves’ play with gender roles, when the females are in control of their male counterparts, lifting and pushing them in the directions they please. The continuous tension and lustful feeling created is exciting and powerful, as that contrasts with occasions of group unison and camaraderie. This piece delivers on all levels — fresh concept, luscious choreography, fierce dancers — leaving a burning desire to see more from Ms. Reaves.”