In our most ambitious show yet, Contradiction Dance presents a world-premiere production where dance as theatre smashes into high fashion on the runway.
F A S H I O N V I C T I M explores and exposes the emotional roller-coaster that is the fashion world, and the many ways in which this culture bleeds into our everyday lives. A performance bursting with multiple forms of art—dance, live singing, and dramatic portrayals— F A S H I O N V I C T I M features fashion as art, and a world where we strive to balance conventionality and individuality.
As a company, Contradiction Dance questions and reflects societal assumptions, making a bold statement. We aim to discover and uncover. We seek to express and explore.
This is an ambitious project. Your support allows us to:
Purchase costumes and set pieces Pay dancer rehearsal/performance stipends Pay artistic designer stipends Assist with rental costs If you aren't able to contribute today, please spread the word about our project. We need your personal shout-out!
My personal mission as a dance-maker includes financially supporting my dancers. You see, a dancer is a rare bird of selfless giving that way. Our work tends to reach a tiny audience (a post for another time), therefore the box office proceeds (if any) tend to get swallowed up by the producer, the production costs themselves, and basic overhead costs of the company. The dancers themselves are left with little or no financial reward for their efforts. Many times in my past I've been able to offer artists decent compensation for the extent of their tenure with me, despite the above hurdles.
That all changed when the recession hit. I owe my dancers from last season still. Everyday I wake up thinking about letting down the very people who inspire me to create. Everyday I do something to rectify the situation.
Today, I am asking you to support our current project: THE GIFT
It is one of the best concerts I've had the pleasure of making. It has taken the creative talents of the entire company to bring to fruition. It is good. Very good. It will be excellent by opening night. I feel it in my bones.
Please, visit our indiegogo campaign and support these dancers. A little goes a long way, and it means so very much. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad