From One Heart is a fresh and innovative springtime mix of choreographic bouquets that embraces the pulsating rhythms and flow of a multitude of dance makers. Ad Deum founder and director Randall Flinn provides the signature pulse that carries the theme throughout the show. His work is complete with a wonderful score from cellist Zoe Keating and resounds with articulate rhythms and driving physicality. The work ignites the sensations of the soul in a bond of unity that finds its substance in the spark of one heartbeat.
New York resident and Jose Limon dancer/choreographer Durell Ron Comedy brings forth his colorful masterpiece in the premiere of his lavishly dramatic Love In Blood. With an unexpected folk and hymn style composition, the music by master artists Tom Waits and Gavin Bryars is a bit dirge-like in quality but life affirming in content.
Former Alvin Ailey dancer and New York-based choreographer Freddie Moore will premiere his new work, My Soul.
Keeping in line with its array of guest artists, Ad Deum brings back the intensely compelling creation of former Doug Varone dancer Ryan Corriston. Corriston's piece is a labor of heavy burden for victims of human sex trafficking and hope for their rescue and restoration. Appropriately titled Exodus, the artists of Ad Deum clothe themselves in the mission of raising awareness for this injustice of humanity.
Both Flinn and Comedy will also offer additional works on the bill. Sacrifice by Flinn is a deeply Graham-influenced work via inspiration from friend and former Graham dancer Steve Rooks. The piece is a picturesque look at the cost of true sacrifice and the depth of passion to preserve with submission to a greater cause. Comedy chimes in the celebration of such a sweet surrender in his intricate and exhilarating Joyful Noise.