05 August 2010

Xclaim, Xpresses human trafficking

Xclaim, a "Contemporary Jazz Dance Ensamble", started out as Mariah Layne's vision to use the art of dance to change the world. From August 6-8, ten dancers will perform choreographed pieces to raise awareness for human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Xclaim Dance will perform "Red Light Red Letter: Dances of Redemption. A dance inspired by the story of the biblical prophet Hosea, who married a prostitute. Mariah Layne French says, "the piece is about how a prostitute feels and the hope and redemption that can be brought to her life by someone loving her the right way."

The organization expects to give hopefull alternatives, for the victims and those who'd like to help. Some of the proceeds will help support central Ohio organizations fighting human traffick.

Xclaim Dance is a faith based organization producing eclectic, captivating, Jazz Dance that fuses ethnic, lyrical, classical, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theater styles to create innovative works that are accessible to and suitable for audiences of all ages.