This is definitely one of the must see dance performances of the 2014-15 season. Having had the pleasure and benefit of seeing HEARTSHAKES in rehearsal. I cannot think of a more delightful evening that one could spend at the theatre. Crafted with exquisite charm by Kiesha Lalama and set to the bluesy/soulful music of Alabama Shakes. This evening length work is ambitious theatre for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a perfect prelude to Valentine’s Day. You do not want to miss this concert.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Victoria Theatre, 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
This evening length contemporary dance theater piece takes a sneak peek into the lives of various lovers, whose relationships collide and intersect throughout the span of one evening in a quaint but moody nightclub. Emotions are stirred. Hearts break. Hearts mend. One thing is certain, hearts shake as stories unfold to the gripping, passionate, and love stricken anthems of the Alabama Shakes debut album Boys and Girls.
This is a must see event choreographed by Kiesha Lalama.
Choreographer, Kiesha Lalama has created more than 50 works to date. Kiesha choreographed feature film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sorority Row and hit television documentary series Broadway or Bust (PBS). Theatrical credits include National High School Musical Theater Awards (Broadway), All Shook Up (North Shore Music Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Kansas City Starlight Theatre), and Judge Jackie Justice, Ruthless! The Musical, and A Grand Night for Singing (Pittsburgh CLO). Concert dance highlights include Shed (DCDC), Alegria (Giordano Dance Chicago), and Torque (August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble).
Lalama has created two full-length contemporary dance theater productions. The Bench received rave reviews and was named by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s “Best of Dance” Top Ten list in both 2009 and 2010. The Bench is currently under commercial development with Titus Theatricals. HeartShakes for DCDC will launch the World Premiere in January 2015.
DMM Ticket Giveaway!
We’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway to HeartShakes, so just fill out the form below and leave us a heartfelt comment about the someone you’ll take to the show if you win. We’ll announce the winner Thurs night here! [form 55 “DMM Contest Entry – Generic”]