A Sold Out House
And It Was The Audience That Made It Unforgettable
You know you're going to have a great show when you can feel the energy of the audience even before you take the stage. It was definitely one of those nights but none of us had any idea how special it was actually going to be.
People were taking ownership of the stories. Everything we gave, they reciprocated. It was a sea of smiling, thinking, and most importantly, feeling faces. It felt like real connection. So when the light board froze during the second half of the performance, the audience took it upon themselves to keep the show going.
We were 30 seconds into "What If Dessert Had Feelings" and the lights still hadn't come on. 3 beautiful dancers on stage giving everything and no one could see it. Our producer ran up to the lighting booth but stopped halfway on the catwalk in utter amazement.
It started with one person pulling out their cellphone and turning their flash light on. Then another, and another, and another until the entire stage was lit with a soft glow and the dancer's were fully visible. It was an indescribable and utterly magical to witness.
The power of a community in action was represented by flashlights on cellphones. One light was the beginning, but it took the whole group to illuminate the stage. In that moment, the entire theater was filled with love and selflessness. It is something we will never forget.
11: Dance Co set out to this year to create a show that would get people to question, examine and reflect on the world around them and their role in it. We were hoping to make ripples. This audience gave us waves. Thank you for inspiring us to continue pushing forward.