Rite: explosion! ROS: Episode 5

Episode 5: the dramatic conclusion to Part I of Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to our awesome dancers. The episode features members of Inked Dance and piano students at CSULB (California State University, Long Beach), as well as a very special pair of dancers —Brian Moe and Randyn Spear-Jones — who served as our increasingly manic shadows. (You saw these phantom shadow dancers in earlier episodes as well.) All of these generous artists joined us last February for a 'whirling dervish' of an evening filled with non-stop movement and laughter; they'll be back in Part II. Thank you guys!

Re: the paint — no, we didn't save our masterpiece for posterity. BUT, we will share a hilarious blooper reel with you in the near future.

EPISODE 5 of 10: After being pushed to the brink in body and spirit, the wanderers discover an object that brings about an eerie benediction. One taste opens up a mind-bending realm, a new earth that bursts forth into a swirling dance of delirium, harmony, and ecstasy.

(And stay tuned for Part II — it's something of a psychological thriller, filled with wild, and at times creepy, imagery.)