The company’s most revered work, Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa), received a standing ovation at its 2007 debut at Judson Church.
Dedicated is a complex dance theater work that explores the deeply personal and cultural landscape of gender and violence. Referencing political and pop culture icons, Actor and playwright Richard Kirkwood joins the dancers as an explosive opposing force to the repetition of their movement language. Kirkwood and Comerford co-wrote the text as an ever-changing context that builds on shifts of power. The result is a multilayered dance theatre experience marked by a desire for reclamation.
This work has proudly been selected for presentation by the American Dance Festival, the North Carolina Dance Festival, the American Dance Guild and the Triangle Dance Project.
Additional Touring Venues: Movement Research at Judson Church [NYC], Hudson Guild Theatre [NYC] The Flea Theater [NYC], ArtsCetera [Brooklyn, NY], The Field’s FAR Space [NYC], Dance Theatre Workshop [NYC], Jones Auditorium [Raleigh, NC], Valborg Theater [Boone, NC], Aycock Auditorium [Greensboro, NC], Robinson Hall [Charlotte, NC], Community Arts Center [Wilmington, NC], PSI Theatre [Durham, NC]
a marvelous surprise ~Kate Dobbs Ariail, CVNC 6/25/2015
flaunts a complex of references … and content. ~Lightsey Darst, Indy Week 9/16/2013
a sinewy, fluid quality…grounded and fierce/ ~Lisa Thomas May 2006
sensitive and dramatic. ~The Lynchburg Ledger December 2004
a sweet nightmare…dreamily searching. ~GoTriad January 2006
stark and inventive. ~The News & Observer 20 June 2006