"The characters, (dancers), are dark carnival types, left alone; sad and happy dances, all with the sense they are removed. Confusion and angst are a part of a discovery of who they are and how they fit in as individuals."-Daniel Wilkins, Producing Artistic Director
Out of the Dust (2006)
Presented in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America program, Out of the Dust was set in an attic brought to life by the intensely imaginative art of James Martin. The characters (dancers) were abstract figures caught in the recesses of a young persons psyche. Relationships and expressions of angst and love were played out in a whirlwind of athletic movement. The characters stumbled across books and began to experience ideas found in the pages, the sense of isolation disappeared and community developed.