Carmel, CA, November 04, 2018 — The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in partnership with Rockstar Dance Studio in Pacific Grove, has announced Moonwater Dance Project Artistic Director and Founder Mackenzie King, an alumni of CAPA, will perform and conduct a workshops on Jan. 9 and 12, 2019, in Pacific Grove and Carmel.
Chicago, Illinois-based Moonwater Dance Project is a contemporary dance company built on the idea that dance and humanity go hand in hand. Moonwater believes it is of the “utmost importance to focus on the ethical treatment of dancers through collaborative creation, showcasing the duality of strength and softness possessed by all individuals.”
Fostering the collaborative spirit intended by their mission, Moonwater joins with CAPA and Rockstar offering workshops at each studio. A contemporary partnering workshop from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Rockstar Dance Studio, 510 Lighthouse Ave. #3 in Pacific Grove and building on the partnering workshop, King will offer a repertory workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at CAPA, Mission Street & Eighth Avenue in Carmel.
The Company will offer a public performance at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, with a Q&A session and reception following the performance.
The cost for a single workshop is $30. A package deal for both workshops is also available for $50, with a discounted ticket to the Jan. 12 performance for $15.
Tickets are available at http://www.moonwaterdanceproject.com
Workshop registration is available at both studios, Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (831) 624-3729 or Rockstar (831) 375-4200.
About Moonwater Dance Project
During a successful professional dance career, founder Mackenzie King experienced and witnessed personally, as did many of her colleagues, a disturbing climate in which individual talent and artistry are ignored, dancers minds and bodies not honored and disregard for personal spirit.
When Dana Alsamsam created Moonwater Dance Project and hired Mackenzie to be a part of a small, one-time performance, each of her dancer’s commitments and talent was valued by creating an artistic, emotional, and physically fulfilling performance piece. This fresh ideal, contrary to previous less collaborative experiences, left Mackenzie inspired and she vowed to keep that environment alive and growing. Ultimately Ms. Alsamsam generously gifted the name, as well as the company’s first piece of repertoire to Ms. King and Moonwater Dance Project was founded as a non-profit organization in 2018.
Mackenzie's laser focus is on artistry, individuality and the ability to be vulnerable. Artists love what they do yet often are taken advantage of and receive far less than deserved. Ms. King's dream is to honor the passion and sacrifice without lessening the quality of life.
The aesthetic of Moonwater Dance Project is similar to water and has a captivating duality, soft yet strong, nurturing and destructive; a force to be reckoned with, unpredictable and utterly calming.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901