Rainy Velvet Sunday Morning
Good rainy Sunday morning to you from Missoula, MT!
(Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground is the soundtrack in my head as I write). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWzxJvgWc8
We've officially moved into the Masquer Theater with thousands of origami pieces, strands of crystals, sewing materials, trail mix, tea, computers and costumes. Our team is growing, with amazing helpers to install the set, local sound and lighting techs, and out of town performers from L.A., Wilmington, Cedar Rapids, and Boulder trickling in.
We rehearsed in the theater for the first time yesterday - an intimate black box of a space that will be transformed over the next two days. It feels like home for our crew and we are delighted that in just a few days, we will be able to invite in our wider community!
I am struck by this project built on art and community. It lands deeper each time we meet, fold in someone new and explore together. There is nothing as meaningful as the sense of community built through the collaborative creative process. We are changed, connected, and stretched in ways we would never be on a solo path. And it is not just for the cast. The audience is the missing piece, folded in in real time, completing the story. What the audience brings to this magical world is invaluable.
Look for us on KUFM with Michael Marsolek sometime just after 11:00 am today and in the Missoulian & Independent for more on our story later this week, just before the show opens Friday. Buy your tickets for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, tell people you haven't yet about the show and remind those you have!
We are working on our rewards, which I am looking forward to sending you. (We LOVE giving gifts!) We still need you in this late hour and are eternally grateful for your support.
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APPRECIATION. An appreciation written to you from Artistic Director Lizzi Juda and Program Director Lulu Steinberg.Estimated delivery:
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KIND SOUL. An appreciation + a list of morning practices to connect to the body and start your day in love.Estimated delivery:
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GENEROUS YOU! An appreciation from every member of the cast + morning practices to connect to the body & start your day in love + a public shout out in our performance program and Facebook page that you (and your business, if you like) are someone who supports people finding their expressive voice!Estimated delivery:
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RIPPLES OF DELIGHT! All of the above + video reflections with performers about their participation around the questions: "What have you realized based on your participation in this project? How have you been changed by this experience?"Estimated delivery:
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*BLUSH* THANK YOU! All of the above + our book (chock full of movement and improvisational games you can try with groups), "Dancing Our Way Home" written by Turning the Wheel Founder Alana Shaw.Estimated delivery:
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BIG GRATITUDE. All of the above + two tickets to the show!Estimated delivery:
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YOU SEND ME. All of the above + a birthday or holiday party ROMP! with live, improvised music given by Lizzi & Lulu (see website for details: http://turningthewheel.org/cities/59) If you are worlds away and cannot cash in on us being a guest at your party, we will send you a CD from one of our talented multi-instrumentalist musicians!Estimated delivery:
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SWOON. All of the above + a customized three hour retreat given by Lizzi & Lulu. Not living anywhere near MT? Swap the retreat given by Lizzi & Lulu with a guide written by us (including product recommendations/how to prepare them) & a CD soundtrack for your OWN retreat with whomever you wish to invite!Estimated delivery:
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CATCH ME, I'M FALLING! All of the above + an uber delicious selection of tasty, organic treats (with recipes!) + a walk through the Montana wilderness to discuss what really matters to you (with regular stops for stress relieving techniques, guided relaxation & art making). Not planning on being in the MT wilderness? We will send you a photo of our secret wilderness spot + a video copy of the excursion (on which we will ask each other & whomever we encounter on the trail "What really matters?")Estimated delivery:
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