The Grand Sky Collective
The Grand Sky Collective is an exciting musical and dance performance collaboration from Tucson Arizona. The Collective features some of the best musicians in Tucson, led by ex-Black Sun Ensemble's Eric Johnson and the Belly Dance Troupe, HipNautique. Grand Sky draws from an eclectic source of musical influences including 1970's Krautrock groups like Neu! and Can to the more electronic soundscapes of bands like The Orb, Ozric Tentacles and System 7 - think forward leaning rock, fused with world/ethnic music, laced with a strong dose of ambient, electronica and psych-rock. But that’s not all. The Grand Sky Collective includes the vision of HipNautique, a troupe of professional dancers who have over 30 years of collective dance and choreography experience. The troupe's members have performed a range of styles in cities from coast to coast and in Europe. The result is a multi-media experience, that utilizes textual and often percussion heavy sonic adventures, punctuated by imaginative choreographed dance narratives to create a unique sensory experience - that could only be from Tucson.