We recently had the pleasure of performing as a part of a group dance collaboration at the Zuzi! Theater in Tucson, AZ titled “4”. MAC & Company joined Zuzi!, ConDanza, and recent U of A graduate Danielle Lydia Sheather to produce a two night evening length concert. Each group was allotted 20 minutes of work and MAC brought five works, “Pourin’ A Cup”, “You See Me”, “Entombed” (2nd Movement), “Butterflies in a Whale’s Mouth”, and a brand new work “Run Prey”.
It was a great experience for the dancers to be able to present their work to the Tucson community and connect with dancers from other companies as well. As we have experienced before, the Zuzi! dancers were gracious hosts and we felt welcome as we were the only non-Tucson based group. Both nights the audience was receptive to the show as a whole and seemed genuinely interested in the collaborative style concert happening again.
We were appreciative of the Tucson community’s support and also in Zuzi! for donating the theater space for tech, dress and both shows. This made it affordable for us to be able to travel and perform in the concert. All nine MAC dancers were able to attend and perform and we even had a small following from Phoenix travel down to attend the concerts. Finding affordable venues allows us to connect with our community more frequently and keeps our work fresh and relevant.
Not only did our dancers get a chance to bond with one another, but they were able to connect with other artist and expand our network. Being able to view the work of other companies is crucial to growth as both a choreographer and a performer, and “4” was a great collaboration in which to view work.
We are gearing up for our next event in which we will be able to share, learn, and perform with other companies from the Southwest at the Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival at the end of July. In order to make this event affordable for the company, we’ve stared a GoFundMe campaign and hope that you might consider donating or sharing this with others so MAC can continue to share dance with the community.