Signdance Collective and Wycombe Arts Centre in association with throughtheyes in the USA present: MACA Nights.
MACA Nights is an international exchange show highlighting artists in New Jersey and High Wycombe in honour of Lionel M. Macauley.
This event features performances by Punch Records from Birmingham, one of the UK’ s foremost recording and performance development companies, and a new work in progress called “You Have Half a Second to Impress Me” by festival featured artist Robert Corcoran.
DATES: August 7th and August 21st 2021
TIMES: 6:30 PM – 10 PM
VENUES: New Jersey Alfa Art Gallery (New Brunswick, NJ) and Wycombe Arts Centre (Bucks, UK)
Featured Photography by Ron Downes Jr, Jamyr Greene, Akash Jilla and Rashid Tholley
A live event. Participants will be able to join an audience in the US and enjoy watching a programme of theatre, dance, spoken word, poetry and music performed live from both countries. There will also be an opportunity to look at the “Land of I Art” exhibition. The pieces shared will be an exploration of diaspora, identity, and a tribute to Signdance Collective’s Lionel M. Macauley.
On 7th August, we will be showcasing New Jersey performers, Signdance Collective and Buckinghamshire talent. On 21st August, the New Jersey performers will be joined by performers from Punch Records Birmingham, UK.
This event takes place as part of wider Hybrid Festival programming from 6th – 21st August 2021 by Signdance Collective in association with Wycombe Arts Centre.
The Hybrid Festival public engagement project is an in-person/post-lockdown event promoting creativity, confidence, unity and a sense of belonging. Highlights include Signdance Collective’s work-in-progress Oriente Plus, in-person and remote creative engagement opportunities at Islands workshops, “The Land of I” exhibition curated by Tabitha Gunstone-Pollock and MACA Nights in memory of Lionel Macauley.
Rob Corcoran: You Have Half a Second to Impress Me
A hybrid performance that takes place twice: once as a series of TikToks and once as a live performance/installation. Audience members will have the opportunity to scroll through the TikToks before the live performance begins. Featuring original film, music and choreography.