Being in a love triangle must f*cking suck because someone is going to get hurt. How does this phenomenon even happen? Does it have something to do with all that chemistry crap concerning protons and electrons, oh hell you know…opposites attracting? In Dream Love, those are a few of the questions posed silently through a modern dance of anger, confusion and despair.
Milo’s (Ryan Alan Jones) limp body lay on the floor as his sister Alexandra (Anna Lathrop,) affectionately called Alex, wraps her arms around him. Daemon (Robert Bowen Smith) Milo’s roommate wants so desperately to speak with him, but Alex won’t allow him to. Why? Through an intertwined tale about love, we find out. As psychedelic music begins to play, the dancers retreat to their respected corner, waiting to tell their story.
Lia (Tori Bertocci) is lost on campus looking for her class when she bumps into Milo by chance, who is ever the gentleman and shows her the way. From that point on they are inseparable. When they dance together you feel the excitement, both feeding off each other’s energy. There is love there.
Daemon admires this and at some point becomes engrossed in their love affair. It is then that the love triangle begins. However, had it already begun? Snyder (Sharisse Taylor) is already involved with Daemon, so why is he pursuing someone else? You see Synder and Daemon’s interaction slightly in the beginning, but their dance is different, more so uncomfortable and unsubstantial as becomes evident later.
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As Milo continues to struggle with the betrayal of Lia and Daemon, there are other secrets which bubble just beneath the surface waiting to be released. That circle of trust that seemed so impenetrable in the beginning is barely visible by the end, yet the pain remains.
As Avalanche Production Company says at the top of their program, “Dance when you’re broken.” And dance they did.
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