On EpiphanyDanceArts.org a timer counts down the hours, minutes and seconds until the opening of Dawn: A Love Story this Friday night. The timer is symbolic of the local performance company’s enthusiasm for dance, music and theater. Dallas Salsa Examiner was able to witness their passion first-hand as a guest at one of their last dress rehearsals. Before finalizing your weekend plans reserve a spot on your calendar and read on for an exclusive glimpse of Dawn: A Love Story.
A superior choice for Valentine’s Day date night, Dawn presents a poignant look at love from an artistic vantage point. Witty, honest, evocative and on point (but not en pointe), it personifies the path of love from point A to point Z. The production relies on the synergy of music, motion and drama to tell its story and the method is rather effective. With all senses engaged, the spectator is better able to appreciate the depth and dimension of Epiphany’s message.
The show’s choreography mirrors the tone and mood of the music, an impeccable selection ranging from Mumford & Sons to Etta James. The monologues flit from light-hearted humor to deep, though-provoking “eureka!” moments. The experience of Dawn is much like that of love itself.
Sometimes we become so set in our routines and caught up in la vie quotidienne that we lose sight of the magic that exists in our lives. Years, disappointments and heartbreaks can all skew our views. We need to look at the world from a different vantage point, from a new set of eyes.
Dawn: A Love Story is a great choice of filter to look through, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not.
About Epiphany DanceArts
Epiphany DanceArts is a professional Dallas-based performance company established in February 2010 comprised of more than 15 accomplished female “DanceArtists.” Inspired by the diversity of performing arts and drawing from multiple genres, Epiphany’s productions bring to light what they call “DanceArts.” Classical ballet, jazz and modern dance forms fused with drama and live vocals make the nascent company stand out among its contemporaries. In two short years they have already garnered a large fan base that expands exponentially with each performance.
About Their Mission
Epiphany DanceArt’s mission statement is, “We believe art should illuminate a glimpse of something beyond ourselves – something sacred.” Michael DeGroat, Business Director, affirms that they strive to provide their audience with “…an integrated, holistic experience.” He says DanceArt should be about more than just the artist or just the audience because it’s bigger than that. Epiphany believes the whole of art is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. They exemplify this philosophy with their Artistic Outreach Program, through which they routinely volunteer at hospitals, schools and church programs.
About the Event
Dawn: A Love Story will run Friday, February 10th through Friday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Granville Arts Center in Downtown Garland (300 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040). Admission ranges from $22-$120/person. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 972-379-9332.
Saturday night’s production features a special Valentine’s Day dinner-and-dance offering at Garland’s historic Pace House. Their Romantic Ticket Package comes complete with a fully catered meal, salsa lesson from world-champion salsa dancer (and Epiphany DanceArtist) Monica Flores and admission to Dawn. The turn of the century Victorian farmhouse provides a charming backdrop for enjoying good company, good food and an especially good time on the dance floor. Following the salsa lesson guests will stroll across the street to experience the breathtaking beauty of Epiphany’s dance concert. Tickets are limited so reserve yours today by calling 972-379-9332.
*Author’s Note – Waterproof eye make-up is strongly encouraged.