NYT: The troupe — which hails from the sylvan-paradise village of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and is composed largely of burly, bearded fellas who lift themselves and one another into the air in various improbable configurations, plus three generations of family members, from a lovably cranky grandpa right down to an adorable mop-haired tyke — makes all of its sets and equipment from wood and other materials found on its own farm.
The stage has an indie-woodsy look for which most Brooklyn coffee-shop owners would sacrifice their flannel and Red Wings. And the performers come by this show’s name the hard way: over the course of its hour-plus run time, no end of sharp-edged hatchets and giant crosscut saws are juggled, tossed and spun — often mere, unnerving inches away from those bushy beards.
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Rare original footage of the most famous girl ensembles of the 1960’s is featured. Such all-girl groups as the Ronettes, the Supremes and the Shangri-Las perform their hit titles which include “Please Mr. Postman,” “Be My Baby,” and “Chapel of Love.”
I so adore what Chiuri & Piccioli do at Valentino. Really beautiful/ magical stuff. SEE THE WHOLE COLLECTION HERE @ STYLE.COM