BRING IT HOME

Adaptations Dance Theater's annual summer residency and dance concert series
that brings home Maui-raised dancers who have left the island in pursuit of professional careers elsewhere to return and collaborate with local artists to create and share original works of contemporary dance with their island community.

Bring it Home 2019 takes place August 2-4 at

Seabury Hall’s ‘A'ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center

For its fourth annual residency and dance concert, ADT brings home guest artists Kelsey Greenway, Nathaniel Hunt, Ashley Krost, Madi McGain, Ali McKeon, and Emily McKeon to join resident artists Alannah Andersen, Jessica Bartlett, Julia Cost, Amelia Couture, Cady Cox, Jen Cox, Lexi Hughes, Hallie Hunt, Katie Istvan, Yasmine Lindskog, and Randi Lonzaga (ADT Apprentice).

Bring it Home 2019 will present the world premieres of four commissioned works, including the choreography and a performance of guest company FLOCK (Florian Lochner + Alice Klock); as well as original works by Co-Artistic Directors Amelia Couture and Hallie Hunt. Original Composition by Toby Couture, for Amelia Couture's piece.

One of the driving goals of ADT has been to sustain and contribute to the art movement in Hawai'i by offering a home to professional contemporary dancers, as well as create an outlet through which world-renowned dance can be regularly experienced by the local community. Through Bring it Home, ADT hopes to inspire a culturally-dynamic and continually growing community of dance on Maui by bringing home professional dancers to share their gifts with the community that raised them, as well as giving performance opportunities to dynamic, professional Maui resident artists. 

Showtimes are Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 pm. Adult/General Admission is $30; student tickets (with proof of ID) are $15. Purchase tickets online.

Meet the Artists

GUEST ARTISTS
FLOCK- Florian Lochner + Alice Klock, Kelsey Greenway, Nathaniel Hunt, Ashley Krost, Madi McGain, Ali McKeon, Emily McKeon


RESIDENT ARTISTS
Alannah Andersen, Jessica Bartlett, Julia Cost, Amelia Couture, Cady Cox, Jen Cox, Lexi Hughes, Hallie Hunt, Katie Istvan, Yasmine Lindskog, AND Randi Lonzaga (ADT Apprentice)

Choreography by FLOCK (Florian Lochner + Alice Klock), Amelia Couture, & Hallie Hunt
Lighting Design by Seabury Staff
Music by Toby Couture (for Amelia Couture's piece)
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

All photos by Ajja DeShayne


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Bring it Home 2018

Summer Dance Concert, July 6 & 7

The 3rd Annual Bring it Home dance concert featured returning guest choreographers Ali McKeon and Nathaniel Hunt; as well as returning guest artist Katie Istvan from the 2016 cast. Ashley Krost and Emily McKeon flew in from their college dance programs in California to join Maui resident dancers Amelia Couture, Cady Cox, Jen Cox, Nicole Humphrey, Hallie Hunt, Nicole D. Yezzi and ADT apprentice Jessica Bartlett to complete the BiH 2018 cast.

PROGRAM

- Hawai‘i Premiere of "Playground", choreographed by Ali McKeon, in collaboration with the dancers.

- World Premiere of "the others", choreographed by Nathaniel Hunt

- World Premiere of "It Has No Permanent Shape", choreographed by Hallie Hunt, in collaboration with the dancers.

See the full Bring it Home 2018 program (here) including the list of gracious individuals, businesses, and community partners whose support made this year’s event possible.


BRING IT HOME 2017

Summer Dance Concert, June 23 & 24

The 2nd Annual Bring it Home dance concert featured guest artists from the mainland- Ali McKeon and Nathaniel Hunt. The concert included a cast of Maui resident dancers  Angelynn Bair, Amelia Couture, Jen Cox, Nicole Humphrey, Hallie Hunt, Ashley Krost, Emily McKeon, and Nicole D. Yezzi.

PROGRAM

- World Premier of "In Between Infinite", choreographed by Ali McKeon

- World Premier of "A Few Elements", choreographed by Hallie Hunt, Amelia Couture, with collaboration by Heather Booth

- World Premier of "p a t c h e d", choreographed by Nathaniel Hunt



BRING IT HOME 2016

Summer Dance Concert, June 5 & 6

The 1st Annual Bring it Home dance concert featured guest artists from the mainland- Ali McKeon, Katie Istvan, and Nathaniel Hunt. The concert included a cast of Maui resident dancers Hanna Claerbout, Amelia Couture, Jen Cox, Hallie Hunt, Emily McKeon, Will Spindler, and Nicole D. Yezzi.

PROGRAM

- World Premier of "A Riot of Bones", choreographed by Amelia Couture with original score by composer Toby Couture

- ADT Repertoire of "Adaptations", choreographed by Hallie Hunt and Amelia Couture

- "So Lo", choreographed and performed by Nathaniel Hunt



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