CORINA, From Lap Dance to Sundance

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

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Reviews: 3

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to keep your dream alive. CORINA: FROM LAP DANCE TO SUNDANCE is a one-woman show about finding purpose and direction to a life long dream in the least likely of places. A story of family, tradition and perseverance. SC Honorable Mention- HFF19

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Reviews

"Corina is a FORCE. She came out of the gate with energy and passion and kept up the intensity throughout. Her drive was infectious, her story is redemptive and her honesty took my breath away. At the end, she addresses briefly WHY she decided to tell this story, for herself but also to inspire others to reach for their dreams and to see beyond the limitations of the situation they were born into – and it felt genuine. She so clearly wanted to reach people with this story – and we all left uplifted and inspired. Her intention was absolutely fulfilled."

sweet - April Wish


"Corina Calderon is a star. She has that indefinable something, that quiet presence that compels you to listen to her every word, to watch her every motion and to believe her. The mark of a true actor. Her story is bravely told, her lessons shared with eloquence and with humor and with love. “From Lap Dance to Sundance” is a solo performance set apart from the rest. Sculpted with heart, with sadness, with a little regret perhaps, but with so much soul… I absolutely loved it!"

sweet - Samantha Simmons-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"A powerful story delivered in a powerful way. Corina Calderon holds nothing back in her show. Her vulnerability and honesty is inspiring and beautiful. Her story will help us judge less and see people for who they really are. To see the human being behind the oftentimes negative label of “being” a stripper. A must see."

sweet - jannica olin


"Her show tells her back story of growing up in a musical family and working in a strip club to pay for acting classes and head shots. With the assistance of the talented Jessica Lynn Johnson, Calderon delivers a masterpiece, keeping the story real as she examines her path to the silver screen. This show is a strong candidate for best solo show at Fringe this year."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


"I really wanted this to be amazing & whilst it's an interesting story (it's always intriguing to hear people's life stories) I felt that the pacing was far too slow and also too even - every transition from one character to the next was exactly the same; when she was doing dialogue between two characters the transitions from one character to the other and back again were all the same length (which was too long for my tastes - I wanted some snappy back & forth, especially in arguments). I also felt that the balance between the backstory and the ultimate reveal of how things turned out was too quick - I wanted to know more details about the outcome of her journey. It felt to me that the whole piece could have easily been 10 minutes shorter just by tightening up the transitions and dialogue. That being said, the rest of the audience gave her a standing ovation, so they clearly enjoyed the performance. It was touching to see the photos of the real people in the story and the message is a good strong one: don't think you can discard people simply because they do a job you look down on, because you never know what people are capable of. I think, if the pace of the show is quickened overall, and definitely if there's some variety in the pacing between scenes, this show will be inspirational to many people who have been led to believe the people who tell them they'll never amount to anything/their dreams are ridiculous."

sweet-sour - RK Suttle


"Corina Calderon is a star. She has that indefinable something, that quiet presence that compels you to listen to her every word, to watch her every motion and to believe her. The mark of a true actor. Her story is bravely told, her lessons shared with eloquence and with humor and with love. “From Lap Dance to Sundance” is a solo performance set apart from the rest. Sculpted with heart, with sadness, with a little regret perhaps, but with so much soul… I absolutely loved it!"

sweet - Samantha Simmons-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"Her show tells her back story of growing up in a musical family and working in a strip club to pay for acting classes and head shots. With the assistance of the talented Jessica Lynn Johnson, Calderon delivers a masterpiece, keeping the story real as she examines her path to the silver screen. This show is a strong candidate for best solo show at Fringe this year."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


"Corina is a FORCE. She came out of the gate with energy and passion and kept up the intensity throughout. Her drive was infectious, her story is redemptive and her honesty took my breath away. At the end, she addresses briefly WHY she decided to tell this story, for herself but also to inspire others to reach for their dreams and to see beyond the limitations of the situation they were born into – and it felt genuine. She so clearly wanted to reach people with this story – and we all left uplifted and inspired. Her intention was absolutely fulfilled."

sweet - April Wish


"A powerful story delivered in a powerful way. Corina Calderon holds nothing back in her show. Her vulnerability and honesty is inspiring and beautiful. Her story will help us judge less and see people for who they really are. To see the human being behind the oftentimes negative label of “being” a stripper. A must see."

sweet - jannica olin


"I really wanted this to be amazing & whilst it's an interesting story (it's always intriguing to hear people's life stories) I felt that the pacing was far too slow and also too even - every transition from one character to the next was exactly the same; when she was doing dialogue between two characters the transitions from one character to the other and back again were all the same length (which was too long for my tastes - I wanted some snappy back & forth, especially in arguments). I also felt that the balance between the backstory and the ultimate reveal of how things turned out was too quick - I wanted to know more details about the outcome of her journey. It felt to me that the whole piece could have easily been 10 minutes shorter just by tightening up the transitions and dialogue. That being said, the rest of the audience gave her a standing ovation, so they clearly enjoyed the performance. It was touching to see the photos of the real people in the story and the message is a good strong one: don't think you can discard people simply because they do a job you look down on, because you never know what people are capable of. I think, if the pace of the show is quickened overall, and definitely if there's some variety in the pacing between scenes, this show will be inspirational to many people who have been led to believe the people who tell them they'll never amount to anything/their dreams are ridiculous."

sweet-sour - RK Suttle