A special thank you to Taryn Brown of Dance Metro DC for a beautiful review of our performance of VIBE at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC. Click here to check out the original article featuring DEVIATED THEATRE, IMPACT Dance Company, The #Taplife Company and fusiondance, and scroll down for the excerpt.
Excerpt of 'REVIEW: Enoch Chan Productions Presents: DEVIATED THEATRE/Hillary-Marie’s Sole Music Collective'
by Taryn Brown
"The second act featured Hillary-Marie’s Sole Music Collective in VIBE: the cornerstone of this shared show. The piece opened with a voiceover stating “vibration is the core of the spirit; it is the breath of life.” With various sections of solos and group dances, VIBE served to showcase tap dance as pure movement, as well as within miniature personalized narratives. Choreographic tools included tricky cannons, powerful unison, and a symbiotic connection between pensive performance and likeable showboating.
Hillary-Marie’s resume is vast and includes TedXTalks, running the Jersey Tap Fest, and the #Herspective video web series. Her work with Sole Music Collective serves as a springboard for locating tap dance within a concert dance context. The implementation of Mark G. Meadow’s live piano along with her fellow performers (Charles Renato and Liberty Styles) served to truly bring the house down. Their dancing was phenomenal with its equal parts flamboyance and mellow contemplation."