Photo Credit: Dyanne Cano

The Big Show Co. is an LA-based dance-theater troupe that integrates dance, theater, music, and visual imagery for performances and workshops across the globe.

"Compelling, introspective, humorous,

intelligent, entertaining,

savvy, accessible."

"Raising the Barre in the LA Dance Scene"


The Big Show Co. creates original dance-theater performance. Rooted in a passion for communication, MacBean creates work for The Big Show Co. that highlights the triumphs and failings of language - the language of the body and of text. MacBean makes work that is self-reflective - poking fun at human failings while exposing universal vulnerabilities that are simultaneously tragic and beautiful.

The Big Show Co. was founded in 1999 and integrates movement, text, theater, visual imagery and music. The Big Show Co. debuted as part of the California Choreographers Festival in Laguna Beach in 1999 and now has a repertoire of over twenty works. In New York they have been presented by The DIA Center for the Arts and WOW. In Los Angeles, they have been presented by The Skirball Cultural Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Armand Hammer Museum, Electric Lodge, Barnsdall Art Park, Highways Performance Space, the El Portal Theater, Electric Lodge, Diavolo Dance Space, CalArts Commuter Festival and REDCAT's Studio, as well as by The A.W.A.R.D. Show! produced by The Joyce Theater NY, and ODC in San Francisco. The company toured Germany in 2001 teaching workshops and performing in Freiburg, Munich and Amoltern.

In addition, The Big Show Co. is the home for Arianne MacBean’s Scripting The Body curriculum which pairs writing and movement, an educational practice that highlights her signature method for creating original dance-theater material (see Teaching). 

Current Company Members Include: 

Angelina Attwell (Performer) is a dancer, educator and freelance photographer. In addition to performing in The Big Show Co. she recently toured nationally with Dorcas Ramon Dance. She is currently Dance Faculty at Oakwood School and an Early Childhood Development Specialist at Glendale Community College Child Development Center. A passionate arts and children’s rights advocate, Attwell recently founded the Mighty Me Arts Education Company and traveled to Mexico and Guatemala in summer 204 to implement the Mighty Me Literacy and Photography Project to orphaned and abandoned youth. She received her BA in Dance from Cal State Long Beach and has been a member of The Big Show Co. since 2006.

Genevieve Carson (Performer) is a native of Juneau, Alaska. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University.  She has had the honor to perform with many companies in Los Angeles including LA Contemporary Dance Company, Pappas and Dancers, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, AXIOM, and kDub Dance in addition to The Big Show Co.  As a choreographer, Genevieve has presented work at the LA Dance Invitational, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, ACDF, Palm Springs Repertoire Theatre, and LA Convention Center. Her recent choreography projects include a tour for Foster the People, an AFI short film, and a dance theater piece, "Unadult" presented at Highways Performance Space in February 2014 and at Eletric Lodge in November 2014.  Genevieve is currently on faculty at AMDA in Hollywood. She has been a member of The Big Show Co. since 2008. 

Brad Culver (Performer) has performed at notable venues internationally, including BITEF Theatre in Serbia, Ballhaus Ost in Berlin, and the Grotowski Festival in Poland. He is a founding member of LA-based collective Poor Dog GroupRecent theatre highlights include: Five Small Fires at The Bootleg, The Black Glass at The Goat Farm (Atlanta), The Stinky Cheese Man at South Coast Rep, Ward 9 at The Collapsible Hole (NYC). Recent film/television: The Scribbler, Extracted (Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival), Cartoon Network’s Regular Show, and Animal Planet’s Lost Tapes. Culver is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts and has been a member of The Big Show Co. since 2010.

Max Eugene (Performer) is Haitian-American, raised partially in Brooklyn. Max studied philosophy and the arts at Hobart & William Smith and earned his MFA in Performance at California Institute of the Arts where he gained notoriety as a standout in experimental theatre and movement technique. In addition to years of production experience, he is an accomplished educator and facilitator. A rare mix of Zen and rapture, Max loves Kung Fu, Philosophy, Dance/Theatre, Sports, Scrabble, Dominoes, and Vanilla Ice Cream. He is currently Director of Academic Year at EC Los Angeles English Language School in Santa Monica. Max has been a member of The Big Show Co. since 2011.

Collaborators: Pablo Santiago, Lighting Design; Lynda Taylor, Costume Designer