"A lobster is a mushy animal that lives inside of a rigid shell. As it grows, the shell becomes confining and the lobster feels a lot of pressure. It goes under a rock, cast off its shell and grows a new one. Eventually, that shell becomes too small and the lobster starts over. The stimulus for the lobster to grow is that it feels uncomfortable."

Be the lobster

A Stage Lit By Cellphones

A Sold Out House

And It Was The Audience That Made It Unforgettable

"They Never Saw It Coming" choreographed by Teresa "Toogie" Barcelo

"They Never Saw It Coming" choreographed by Teresa "Toogie" Barcelo

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.

"Missed Connections" choreographed by Bb DeLano

"Missed Connections" choreographed by Bb DeLano

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.

"#Hashtag" choreographed by Charles LeFrancois and Caitlynn Clark

"#Hashtag" choreographed by Charles LeFrancois and Caitlynn Clark

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.

"What If Dessert Had Feelings" choreographed by Bb DeLano, Charles LeFrancois, Jenny Windom, Huy Pham, and Rachel Belling

"What If Dessert Had Feelings" choreographed by Bb DeLano, Charles LeFrancois, Jenny Windom, Huy Pham, and Rachel Belling

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.

"Chari" choreographed by Sarah Touslee

"Chari" choreographed by Sarah Touslee

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.


Only 3 Shows Left

Director's Cut For All Remaining Shows (3 bonus pieces)

Thursday Dec. 17th
Doors @ 6:30PM, Seating @ 7PM

Saturday Dec. 19th

Doors @ 6:30PM, Seating @ 7PM

Sunday Dec. 20th (Closing Show)

Doors @ 12:30PM, Seating @ 1PM

The Two That Started It All

A Sound System Meltdown Leads To A Standing Ovation.