We are a species that is drawn to and controlled by a devised sense of ritual that drives the most fundamental and crucial aspects of life. RITUAL,a devised movement piece, strives to bring the guttural and raw reality of humanity back to the words of Shakespeare through following the various ritualistic portrayals throughout his works. RITUAL takes a number of concepts that occur in all societies and displays them in a highly stylized movement based manner to illuminate the humanity that exists behind the work. The show seeks to display all aspects of humanity, whole,complete and good as well as those distorted by ever present human vices. Using movement, music and Shakespeare, RITUAL, explores the nature of murder, adultery, obsession, assasination,love,fear, and joy in a minimalistic fashion.