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About

 Adaptations Dance Theater presents Bring it Home 2019! 

Photography by Ajja DeShayne
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

It means giving the professional dancers from and of Maui the platform to share their craft and inspiration with their community, their home. It means lifting our youth up and showing them their potential.” -ADT Co-Artistic Director, Hallie Hunt


 What is Bring it Home? 

Bring it Home (BiH) is Adaptations Dance Theater’s annual residency and dance concert that brings home Maui-raised dancers who have left the island in pursuit of professional careers elsewhere to come home and collaborate with local artists to create and share original works of contemporary dance with their island community. 

BiH is an intensive one-month residency that brings together these artists in a thrilling collaboration that demonstrates the homegrown talent and inspiring artistry found in the middle of the Pacific. It is ADT's way to build a bridge and facilitate a constant exchange of contemporary dance between the island of Maui, the U.S. mainland, and beyond. Through this process, BiH offers the opportunity for Maui audiences to regularly experience world-renowned dance that is uniquely influenced by our island home.

Even though the BiH process lasts only a month, ADT works year-round to produce this program. The effort has an invaluable effect on Maui's current and future dancers who get to see professionals practicing their craft right at home. Seeing these artists onstage demonstrates what is possible for the hundreds of student dancers currently training at Maui’s dance academies, breaking away at the perception that they must leave their home in order to pursue careers in dance.  

Now in its fourth year, BiH features its largest cast of 18 dancers in various stages of their careers, from those earning advanced degrees in dance at esteemed college programs, to those active professionals working in dance companies, creating their own works, and practicing full-time dance careers. 

The residency begins July 5, culminating in three performances over the weekend of August 2-4 at Seabury Hall’s ‘A‘ali‘ikūhonua Creative Arts Center (7:30pm each night).

A new development for 2019, ADT is thrilled to welcome guest company FLOCK to join the BiH 'ohana. Co-created by Alice Klock and Florian Lochner—two Chicago-based artists who formerly danced and served as choreographic fellows at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago—FLOCK will create an original work on the BiH 2019 cast, as well as perform a piece from their repertoire. ADT is incredibly excited to work with FLOCK for BiH 2019, thereby strengthening the connection between Hawai'i's dancers and esteemed artists from around the world.

If the thought of any of this excites you, we ask that you donate whatever amount possible to help support our non-profit company produce Bring It Home for a fourth year! Every donation makes a huge difference, and every person who believes in our mission helps to elevate our company and our vision to even greater heights!

Photography by Ajja DeShayne
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

"I believe Bring it Home is a celebration of community, and is therefore a show that welcomes every type of audience member and viewer regardless of previous experience or exposure to dance. My wish for the Maui community is that this show allows them to step outside of themselves and be moved by the profound stories being told through movement." 

-Ali McKeon, BiH 2016-19 Performer and 2017-18 Choreographer 


Who are we?

 A d a p t a t i o n s   D a n c e   T h e a t e r  

Photography by Ajja DeShayne
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

Through creativity, collaboration, and performance, Adaptations Dance Theater (ADT)'s mission is to inspire and develop a culturally-dynamic and continually growing community of dance on Maui. ADT strives to contribute to and sustain the art movement in Hawai'i by offering a home to professional, contemporary dancers, whether trained locally or abroad.

Founded in 2013 by Amelia Couture, Hallie Hunt, Vanessa Cerrito, and Nicole Humphrey, Adaptations Dance Theater aspires to create groundbreaking work in Hawai'i that sparks new energy in the dance community. By producing original works of art and creating professional performance opportunities on an annual basis, ADT addresses a specific need in its community for a permanent residence for professional dance artists, and a space where the general public can regularly experience this level of performance art. ADT produces its annual Bring it Home dance concert series in the summer, and its community-centered Dance Maui performance festival where the many culturally-diverse dance organizations of Maui are given a platform to present their art as one dance community each fall. Additionally, ADT's education and community outreach initiatives, such as the ADT Apprenticeship program and monthly Master Class series, provide Maui's intermediate and advanced dancers the opportunity to further develop their training and enhance their relationship with their own artistic expression. 

ADT programs seek to relay universal human experiences expressed through the visceral form of dance. ADT is proud to be a part of the vibrant arts community on Maui and strives to contribute to the creativity, education, and inspiration of future dancers and art advocates.

Connect with Us

Follow us on instagram and for more information visit www.adaptationsdancetheater.com

Photography by Ajja DeShayne
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

ADT is a singular asset on Maui and we must do everything we can to expand, preserve, continue its remarkable artistic contributions.” —BiH Attendee survey responder 

Photography by Ajja DeShayne
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

Bring It Home 2019

Featuring….

GUEST ARTISTS

Resident artists

  • Alannah Andersen
  • Jessica Bartlett
  • Julia Cost
  • Amelia Couture
  • Cady Cox
  • Jen Cox
  • Lexi Hughes
  • Hallie Hunt
  • Alex Hutaff-Bautista
  • Katie Istvan
  • Yasmine Lindskog
  • 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

Film by Andrew Zoechbauer


What else will it include?

  •  120 hours of creation space for ADT and guest artists     
  •  3 open company classes led by guest artists Nathaniel Hunt, Kelsey Greenway, and Madi McGain
  •  1 ADT Master Class led by guest company FLOCK 
  •  3 live performances followed by a Q&A at the end of the month with 3 new original choreographic works set on ADT and 1 guest performance by FLOCK 
Photography by Ajja DeShayne
Photography by Ajja DeShayne

I was very impressed with the dancers and the amazing choreography that they created. It was very heartfelt and technically sound. I think for each dancer to have such a wonderful outlet for their craft is important and needs to be supported by our state and the people.” 

— BiH Attendee survey responder


FUNDING WILL GO TOWARDS….

  •  18 Dancers and 4 Choreographers compensation for a one-month residency 
  •  Collaborators’ artist fees (photography, film, music, lighting design, etc.)
  • Artist Fees for 3 performances 
  • Travel stipends for guest artists
  • Rehearsal space rental fees
  • Theater rental fees
  • Costumes 
  • Marketing and media expenses

To give you an idea on a few expenses....

  •  $50 covers half a day's rehearsal fee for ONE dancer
  •  $75 covers three hours of lighting design
  •  $100 pays a dancer for ONE performance
  •  $500 covers the costuming for ONE of the three works
  •  $1,200 covers TWO weeks of rehearsal space

The costs for Bring it Home run approximately $40,000 in total, even after the significant and gracious in-kind donations we receive from our community partners and collaborators. This crowdfunding campaign is just one of the many ways we are raising funds, and we hope to inspire the many, many friends, family members, colleagues, and acquaintances we meet along the way who feel called to support this artistic endeavor in the Hawaiian Islands. Other means of support include individual donations, ADT memberships, grant support, and program revenues to make this year's BiH happen.

Thank you for helping us 'bring it'—our dancers, our artistry, our inspiration, our community—to a new experience that can only be created here on this incredible island. Thank you for sharing in the same vision we so strongly believe in! The deepest gratitude to you! 

- ADT  

Risks and challenges

Bring it Home 2019 is a big year for growth: with our biggest cast to date, plus adding an additional performance on Sunday night, PLUS incorporating a guest company into the program—it's a lot! It's exciting, but it's also expensive. We have the faith that the Maui community and our extended ADT 'ohana wants to see this growth and WILL support these endeavors. Now is the time to prove us right! Thank you for your support!

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