Best Whirling Dervish - 2013
The Milissa Payne Project's Revolve
Milissa Payne Bradley makes a Lazy Susan work in her quirky piece Revolve. In this excerpt from Up in the Air, Payne Bradley's colorful evening-length ballet about the wonders of hot air ballooning, Jamielyn Duggan spins upon a homemade disc in the center of the floor with daring, devil-may-care glee before leaping directly into precise, speedy footwork. In a piece about choices and change, the chance revolutions of the disc evoke a wheel of fortune that the dancer attacks from all sides with cavalier panache. The Milissa Payne Project performs Up in the Air Aug. 14-18 in ODC Theater's Sixth Annual Summer Performance Festival.