Finally, I got to see Lane's show, Psyko!, at the World Trade Center Auditorium in downtown Portland, Oregon. I'm impressed and humbled by the creativity, innovation, passion, and of course, beautiful dancing I saw from Lane and his incredible cast of dancers and crew. These are just a few of the first photos trickling in. I'll post more as they come in hoping you'll get real glimpses of the dancing and movement that tell this dramatic story. For now, here's a preview Lane created to share his vision about the show and then a few shots of the performance. What he doesn't say in the preview is that he's the choreographer, set designer, costume designer (and seamster), stage director, model maker, besides dancer. But I can say it, right? He's the most creative and loving person I know. So with that- enjoy the show- er uh- article.
[caption id="attachment_3337" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Lane used a video camera as a character constantly throwing the audience off guard and making us sooo uncomfortable"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3336" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Three screens and constant play between the performers, the curtains, and the camera keep us all on the edge of our seats..."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3335" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Norm's menacing "mother", played by Melissa Framiglio, casts gorgeous and terrifying shadows across the stage."][/caption]
And of course, there's the shower scene!
[caption id="attachment_3334" align="alignnone" width="315" caption="Laura Haney, who plays Marion, is beautiful whether she's leaping across the stage or being attacked in the bathroom- stunning."][/caption]
The night's events wereÂ mesmerizing. My brother was creepy and funny and tragic and vicious... Really, if you know of a theater that might want to present something this innovative and engaging, please connect them to Lane Hunter Dance. Everyone should have an opportunity to see this show.
And just in case you want to see something in motion right now, check out this dance Lane created and choreographed awhile ago that first showed him playing with shadow and tricking the eye with dance and film.
Is that your brother? Wow, this looks amazing.