Theater and Dance Reviews
The Belle of Amherst
"In a sterling incarnation of Emily Dickinson it's hard to imagine a better medium for the poetry than Gigi Buffington. Buffington dances while sitting still. Her body has wonderful expressive range- especially her face, and particularly her eyes Makes you forget it's a one-character play."
- Mikhail Horowitz, Woodstock Times
"Gigi Buffington provided a spectacular characterization, bringing the audience to it's feet for a prolonged, well earned standing ovation. A tour de force performance played with enormous sensitivity and finesse. A beautiful actress... There is star quality in this 'Belle'."
- James Shine, Kingston Freeman
"Ms Buffington's performance is like an operatic aria that is so exquisitely compelling, one wishes it would never end. Her flawless performance was more than letter- perfect; it was a visitation from the elusive Muse herself."
- Fernando Valdivia, Times Herald Record
"Gigi Buffington gave a tour de force performance as the retiring poet, Emily Dickinson."
- Rebecca Daniels, Woodstock Times
"Given this wonderful cast, it seems scarcely creditable that one actor could upstage all the others, but Gigi Buffington did just that. Buffington was positively riveting."
- Poughkeepsie Journal
"Gigi Buffington as the broken speechless servant is poignant and breathes fire into the role of Geronte"
- Woodstock Times
"Gigi Buffington presents a Nassau that is sexy, tough, and has the capability to deal with an unforgiving world...a character that could be offensive but Buffington grabs on to Nassau and gives her respect."
- Woodstock Times
"Gigi Buffingtonís strong attack and vivid stage presence carry the day."
- Jennifer Dunning, New York Times
"The dancing in this work is of a high order . . . especially by Gigi Buffington. The exciting movement quality and virtuosic elements of the dancing of Gigi Buffington, bring the work to theatrical effectiveness."
- Ann Barzel, Lincoln Park Spectator
"The show is always interesting to watch, thanks in large party to the sleek sinewy dance movements devised by choreographer Gigi Buffington"
- Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune
"Gigi Buffington delivered a dance of war-torn love as impassioned as any I've ever seen. Compelling choreography . . . a bold experiment."
- Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
"Gigi Buffington is an accomplished dancer/actress powerful choreography."
- Wynne Delacoma, Chicag Sun-Times
"Brilliant Staging. . ."
- Cerinda Survant, Chicago Reader