Accolades for *Kiebpoli
"Kiebpoli Calnek is smoothly efficient on the vertical rope, whirling through the air five feet off the ground and making it look effortless. I could feel the character’s emotional arc through her movement." -PlayShakespeare.com
"The piece was fantastic, but your finesse was the most stunning to me. Gaunt's speech has always been a beautiful piece of poetry, but the unification of the action and the text was most seamless." -Perri Yaniv
Solo corde Lisse performance for F.I.E.R.C.E.
"Toshi Reagon looked over at the heart shaped disco ball and the rope hanging from the relatively low ceiling over the audience space where, moments earlier, Kiebpoli had been warming up her aerial act. "Don't know how that's gonna work," she laughed, "but it's gonna be fierce." -Just Drawn That Way: Michael Arthur
~~ Kiebpoli - what to say? You took everyone's breath and allowed them to exhale in awe... D.Lo.
~~ Kiebpoli, an amazing aerialist definitely kept the crowd and myself on our toes much throughout her performance. This was my first time witnessing an aerialist perform and although she had my nerves shot with the drops and flips on that rope with no hands, it was certainly one of my favorite performances of the night. ~ *Gay* Girls Guide (Kris Harrington)
Theatre Review by Warren Hoffman (Talking Broadway)
(Troilus and Cressida) The actors are excellent, some more so than others. The final star ensemble member is Kiebpoli Calnek who smoothly shifts among her various roles from Cassandra, crazy prophetess, to Nestor, ancient Greek prince, to most notably, Thersites, the play's "requisite" fool. Calnek delights in the wacky idiosyncrasies of Nestor and Thersites, loping around the stage with a deformed gait and a stuffed snake as her sidekick for the latter figure.
Jackson L. Smith says-
(Fire Throws) "It was a good show and without any bias, I can say that the best part was my roommate's silk-sheet, dangle-dancing. "
(Rope Class) Saturday morning, I got to try my hand at it, as she brought me to her weekly class of corde lisse. It is located in a loft in Williamsburg and at the end of the hour, I had successfully climbed the rope and hung upside down in various positions without falling, puking, or tearing any skin off my scrotum.
I am going to try to give it another go next week.
(Fire Throws) " ... a wonderful and moving choice was the inclusion of a chilling aerial dance that embodies Eurydice’s death. "
-NYPress, March 2009