Thirteen Elon senior BFA dance majors make up Motion Dance Collaborative, and for the last time, they will share the stage together, closing the curtain on their four years at the university. The production, set to run from March 31 to April 2, is called “Game Over” and consists of nine pieces total, seven of which are choreographed by students.

Parker MacIntyre teamed up with his classmate, Caroline Irmscher, to choreograph one of the pieces and is also performing. MacIntyre said this moment is bittersweet, but he’s ready to see it come to life. 

“I'm so proud of this final show and everything we've created as a class. This show is truly shaping up to be something incredible,” MacIntyre said. “We are all so excited about it. I don't think I've ever been so excited for a performance at Elon, so it's really lucky that this one gets to be our last.” 

Each performance represents a different game and includes themes from laser tag, The Game of Life and truth or dare. 

Eileena Boyce choreographed a solo for her classmate Izzi Piccirilli called “Take,” which is based on the game Operation. The solo is about how some things in life are out of a person's control. Boyce, who underwent an abdominal surgery in December, said this creation process was different from others. 

“It was kind of a challenge to even choreograph. There were a lot of days where I literally sat in a chair and said, ‘I need you to do this, this and that’ and just watched her do it,” Boyce said. “We had to communicate really well, but that was a really cool experience because it's not something either of us had done before.” 

They had to organize logistics, such as funding the show and how to produce it. The group hosted profit shares with local businesses and created merchandise to sell. They raised $3,000, and it’s something Boyce said makes the result even more rewarding. 

“It's really hard to make sure that everybody's opinions are getting heard and then that we're creating something because we're also passionate about it, so we want to make sure we're creating something good,” Boyce said. “Sometimes it just gets difficult, just doing all of that stuff. But for the most part, I think we have done a really, really good job at being able to communicate with each other, communicating with outside people to get help with making our show and, it's been a ride.” 

Tickets can be reserved for free on MODA’s website and only tickets for Saturday’s performances remain. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the show.