LAIR is a creative content studio that emphasizes story first, designing for any and all screens and creating for traditional to experimental applications. Steven Weinzierl is a multimedia director whose past clients include HBO and Showtime. With ‘Deviant’, LAIR uses a rare combination of cutting-edge technology with the classical art form of dance in collaboration with BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. Together they use the story to explore dance as an expression of hope and the myriad emotions of the artist at work.
In the film, we see a man reviving a lifeless woman before the pair begin a skillful, expressive dance in tandem. While the man at first appears to control the movements of the woman, it later becomes clear that this dynamic has changed, as the now powerful woman remains the last dancer standing. The ambiguous ending poses questions about the power dynamics between men and women, the process of creating, and the cycle of birth and death.