Here's the first look at choreographer Juel Lane's highly anticipated choreography in the upcoming all male Atlanta dance show LIFT: Men.Dance.Life. as reported on loldarian.com earlier this month.
Lane, a former member of Ronald K. Brown's Evidence Dance Company has created a beautiful pas de deux to the music of Sam Cooke with a black gay couple as the center of the piece.
"The concept of my piece is about just tapping into homosexuality between two black men", said Lane. "Just letting the world know that it's okay to be who you are."
"With this show I think it's definitely gonna make people feel really uncomfortable...which is good", he added. "Sometimes being uncomfortable is a good thing because it really opens your eyes".
LIFT: Men.Dance.Life. will grace the Hertz Stage at The Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for two performances on May 15, 2010 at 2PM and 8PM. You can purchase tickets here.
Watch Lane and partner in rehearsal in the video below: