Choreographer and actor Jon Rua, who has been seen in Broadway’s Hamilton, Hands on a Hardbody, and In the Heights, has released LoveFound, a dance film that celebrates the evolution of New York dance.
The film is a result of Rua’s Kickstarter campaign; it is the launching point of a larger project he aims to create—a visual album entitled TheGrit that will be developed throughout 2017 alongside up-and-coming artists, composers, writers, and musicians.
LoveFound is described on his Facebook page as a love letter to Hamilton. The dance is choreographed to “Satisfied” from the Hamilton Mixtape, performed by Sia and Queen Latifah.
Rua says he hopes to raise awareness and encourage the creation of new dance film content with LoveFound. He adds, “Its effects will continue the powerful influence and transformation that Hamilton has already accomplished in waves.
“I am committed to the creative transformation and influence of theatre, whether it be as an actor/performer or as a creator/choreographer. And to honor the form and all its amazing discoveries and legacies.”
As for TheGrit visual album, Rua will aim to create narratives, experiences, and thread characters that speak to the human being and explore the human condition.