Thursday, June 8, 2017

Emotions Dance Company presents Element Earth.

Emotions Dance Company explores the relationship we have with each other as well as with our planet using the elements of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. This professional performance carries a message of perseverance of the Earth and of dance as an art form. Emotions Dance Company founder, Larissa Humiston did much of the choreography, and the guest choreographer was Carrie Crawford (Crawford Jazz Project).
I went to a dress rehearsal to sketch. The dance routines revolve around the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air.  There were 15 dance routines in all, some involving much of the company to an exhilarating solo performance called Last Breath. I am always looking for dancers who are able to express emotions through their facial expressions as well as their movements and some dancers performed above and beyond. Dancers in the sketch were pulled from various dance routines over the course of the run through. 

One dance called Forest Fire had two dancers in red tights acting as flames that then consumed two dancers in neutral colored tights who were the trees. Elements 1 and Elements 2, were full company productions in which dancers personified all the elements that were used as inspiration throughout the show.
The performance of Element Earth is Friday, June 9th from 8PM to 9:30PM. Orlando Shakes 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, Florida 32803. Tickets are available at the door for $20 and $15 for students.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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