Climbing the walls in anticipation

FIRST PHOTO: Suspended by ropes, Bandaloop dancers Meghan Mullin (from left) Rachel Lincoln, Andrew Ward and Jessica McKee seem to turn the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on its side during a dress rehearsal Friday afternoon in Kahului. The vertical dance company founded by Amelia Rudolph in 1991 has performed around the world for nearly a million people. It is scheduled to do several dances during today’s free TWENTYfest, 20th birthday celebration for the MACC, which runs from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The dancers also will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Castle Theater. Tickets for the Sunday performance range from $12 to $65.

SECOND PHOTO: Bandaloop’s Danny Nguyen launches off the back of fellow dancer Jessica Swanson on Friday while rehearsing “Topsy” a signature piece created for today’s Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 20th birthday party.