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MACC to throw free 20th anniversary party

By Staff | Nov 13, 2014

BANDALOOP weaves innovative choreography with the art of climbing, dancing on, in, around and up and down walls, buildings, rock faces and monuments, indoors and out.

KAHULUI – The Maui Arts & Cultural Center is throwing itself a party on Saturday, Nov. 15, to celebrate 20 years of arts, entertainment, culture and community on Maui and it’s free!

“TWENTYfest,” the MACC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, will start at 4 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater and feature fun for all ages ?right through a big finale with fireworks!

The Pavilion stage will host live music by favorite local entertainers and deejay music featuring musical highlights of the past 20 years of world-class performances at the MACC.

Attendees will be delighted with food selections at “rolled-back” prices (“party like it’s 1994!”), free party favors, prizes, bouncy castles and art activities for the keiki, along with plenty of opportunities for mixing and mingling with friends and family from all of the Maui community on the amphitheater lawn.

A very special aspect of this “TWENTYfest” celebration will be a sneak preview with one of the most astounding acts to visit the Castle Theater: BANDALOOP, a “vertical dance” company from the Bay Area.

BANDALOOP will deliver their full performance on Sunday, Nov. 16, but anniversary celebrants will have a taste of their “derring-do dance” during the party.

The troupe is billed as “perspective-bending dance,” which means they do not only perform on a stage floor – the world is their stage, literally!

“TWENTYfest” is a celebration of what has become a very special place on Maui and an integral part of life on the island.

The MACC has been described by The Maui News as “the artistic and educational heart of an entire community” and “Maui’s entertainment and arts crown jewel.”

Opened in May, 1994 as the culmination of a decades-long dream by leading members of the Maui community, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is a world-class performing arts facility, as proved by the amazing caliber of arts and artists who have been hosted there over the past 20 years: rock stars Sir Elton John and Aerosmith, dance greats Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris, and classical music luminaries like cellist Yo-Yo Ma (coming in January 2015).

With an extensive and diverse array of visual art events, educational activities and performances, the MACC serves approximately 250,000 people annually in its theaters, gallery, classrooms and meeting rooms.

In addition to major music, theater and dance performances, the MACC hosts approximately 1,800 events every year, including hula, classical music, ballet, tap, yoga, taiko, drama, children’s art, slack key guitar, popular music, acrobatics, storytelling, and more. the MACC is also a frequent gathering place for community meetings, school events and educational arts programs.

To find out more about The MACC, the “TWENTYfest” event or any of the performances and departments at the center, call 242-SHOW or visit www.mauiarts.org.