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ALICE in Wonderland

‘I could hear people going by on the sidewalk… wondering what the heck was going on in this space right on the boulevard, with dudes hanging on giant red drapes, spinning overhead a bit like a cross between Cirque du Soleil, Pee Wee’s Playhouse and a scene from Bruno. It gave me immense pleasure to hear that renewed wonder in their voices as they came across something splendid by complete surprise.’  CJ Gronner, Venice Beachhead

Odyssey: A Twelve Month Revolution

‘Director Stephen Hues weaves it all together helping to make Odyssey an awakening voyage through the senses that leaves the audience forever changed through a series of magical, heartfelt transformations.’  Johannes Habsburg, Tolucan Times.

HAIR, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

‘The Canadian Stage production of HAIR is like a psychedelic trip of which there’s no coming down. It has all the right moves and attitude blowing through 46 musical numbers to relive the revolution.’
Toronto Stage.com

‘… really perfect timing is displayed by the brilliant, immaculately prepared members of the ensemble cast, who never sing an off note or set a foot wrong throughout a show that contains 46 musical numbers… the engaging, high-speed choreography of Stephen Hues brings cheers from the audience. (Hues and Prior previously collaborated on the multimedia show Ramayana 2K).
Theater Mania, by Richard Costello

‘…the choreography is entertaining, and the tribal energy is seductive. Director Robert Prior and choreographer Stephen Hues understand they are dealing with a period piece and go for the max in Sixties’ sensibilities.’
Paula Citron on the Arts, Classical 96.3

‘HAIR showed me sexually suggestive acrobatics and perfectly timed dance’
Shane Gleason, The Cauldron Theater Critic

‘You’ll want to groove right along with the characters from HAIR.’
Toronto Getaway

RAMAYANA 2K3
Nominated for 5 NYC Drama Desk Awards including ‘Outstanding Choreography’.

‘Plenty to dazzle the eye and ear… Sita, ends up in a highly choreographed demon world that no princess should have to endure. Tumbling, rope-swinging and a climactic battle that has some actors on stilts are impressively choreographed by Stephen Hues.’ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

‘Choreographer Stephen Hues has miraculously woven diverse traditions of Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern and Western dance – and even circus acrobatics – into an eloquently expressive common vocabulary of movement.’ Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times
‘It’s the Love Child of Cirque du Soleil and the Lion King.’ Pia Catton, New York Sun

‘Ancient myth meets techno music and eclectic contemporary dance… a rich array of styles by choreographer Stephen Hues… from belly-dance to hip-hop, pole fighting to attack gymnastics, this ‘Ramayana’ had abundant movement resources in its arsenal.’ Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times

‘Dancing monkeys sliding up and down poles, sexy evil gods and goddesses, wanton acrobatic demons, and your favorite yoga poses all set to a throbbing, trance-inducing score. The audience were jumping to their feet to applaud the ravishing telling of this classic Hindu legend, which dealt with issues of violence, paternity and loyalty.’ Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, LA Weekly

‘This progressive, daring depiction of the ancient Hindu epic tale, Ramayana 2K3, holds back in no way in giving the audience an over-the edge hypnotic ultra-theatrical example of contemporary music, dance and drama.’ Astha Singhal, Hollywood Masala

‘Ramayana 2k4 offers a sumptuous display of terp talent under the imaginative guidance of choreographer Stephen Hues.’ Julio Martinez, Daily Variety

‘HAIR’ review: http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/7998

‘HAIR’ press photos: www.canstage.com/2005-2006/media/images/hair.asp

Excitement Builds In Toronto Theater: http://www.hairthemusical.com/en00352journal.html

CanStage announces the director and the choreographer for its revival of ‘HAIR’: http://www.dancap.ca/pr_nov1.htm

New York City 2003-04 Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85859.html

49th Annual Drama Desk Award Nominations: http://www.dramadesk.com/press015.htm

New York Times Theater Review, Ramayana 2k3: http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview.html?res=9D01E3DB163AF935A15752C1A9659C8B63

http://www.lovemushroom.com/pages/2nd/event.past.2003.1.htm

http://www.lovemushroom.com/pages/2nd/News/RamayanaReview.main.htm

http://www.jeffgoode.com/reviews/mgmar03_losangeles2.htm

http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm?int_news_id=4146

http://www.lovemushroom.com/pages/2nd/News/RamayanaReview.main.htm

http://www.synergie.org/archives/bb1998/TheInfoBeatH.html

LaReign Starry Night: http://www.montrealmirror.com/ARCHIVES/1999/DC99/dcsecret.html

HoP LaReign: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/Issues/1999/0121/the1.html

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