The Big Show Co. have conducted more than a dozen workshops with U.S. veterans. This exploration of veterans' memories and issues of remembrance and forgetting is a starting point to develop what has become the scripts for Collective Memory Project. Employing her signature mixture of dance, theater, text, music and visual imagery, MacBean promises an intimate event; in an effort to bridge the space between civilians and the military, the audience is seated onstage with the performers. Working with the L.A.-based nonprofit Veterans in Media & Entertainment, MacBean's efforts with veterans already were evident in another set of performances earlier this year involving vets and locally based Diavolo | Architecture in Motion.
For almost three years, choreographer Arianne MacBean and her troupe