We're 1/4 of the way there!
We're shouting a massive THANK YOU from our our roof in Brooklyn for helping us pass the first quarter mark in less than five days! You're incredible!
We just got back from our DC tour where we premiered the final two curations of the AOMC's MENU project: barrish, curation #8: Irfana Jetha celebrated Irfana's graduation of the Kennedy Center's Devos Institute with a fantastic group of her fellow Fellows and DC's dance-scene movers and shakers. Curation #9: Laurie Duker & Jeremy Rosner was a homecoming of sorts (literally - it was at the home of my parents, the AOMC's longest-standing supporters!) and toured our adventurous audience through intimate spaces and domestically-charged atmospheres as we offered three back-to-back performances that could be seen from a different perspective each time.
With our final curation we were reminded just how exceptionally grass-roots and communal this whole art-making thing is. It felt incredible to have such a diverse cross-section of supporters in our audience on Saturday - former AOMC members, long-time major supporters who hadn't seen our work in years, friends of friends being brought to a show for the first time, close family and relatives, the mentors who introduced me to dance, and even strangers who read the City Paper's snarky preview and decided to check it out for themselves! Every single person was truly with us that night, not just as audience members, but as engaged and adventurous co-creators of a new work and a new way of working.
As we ended our 1-year run of barrish curations to the words of Anna's monologue "I don't know where to put the...overwhelming gratitude" it was a reminder of just how lucky we are to have such a supportive and engaged family of individuals that make our work possible. And you, kickstarter superstars, are now part of that family too! We couldn't be more thankful for your participation, and can't wait to send the awesome prizes your way. Many thanks for your support this far, and please keep spreading the word!
As a special bonus thanks for reaching the $500 mark last Friday, here's a clip of Leah's rooftop performance of The Solo from curation #8, and some images of the other sections we crafted into the space.
Sarah A.O. + the AOMC
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JUST FRIENDS >>> Every little bit helps! Make a donation of $1 or more and you'll receive our personal thanks on facebook and by email, and you'll be thanked as a supporter on our website and in barrish's programs at our HERE show!Estimated delivery:
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KISS KISS >>> If you can spare $15, you'll be joining us for the AOMC's fundraiser performance danceparty, "SO CLOSE + SO FULL" on Saturday June 23rd in Williamsburg. Dance the night away, catch performances and video (see the amazing lineup below), grab a drink from the open bar, s'mores from the fire pit, and steal kisses at our kissing booth! Ain't no party like an AOMC party...Estimated delivery:
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*NEW PRIZE!* >>> Since we've surpassed our goal, we wanted to offer an extra-special prize. If you donate at the $20 level, we'll hook you up with one VIP ticket to see barrish at HERE on the performance of your choice. Not only will you take care of getting your ticket in advance, but you'll be seeing the show from one of our hand-picked favorite seats in the house!Estimated delivery:
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HAUTE TO TROT >>> For a donation of $30, you'll snag one of the AOMC's limited-run "they'll get us" barrish/Law and Order SVU tote bags, featuring text from the 'Invocation' section of barrish printed on a 100% cotton tote (see below!) A must-have for every power-conscious SVU-obsessed gender-theorist this season.Estimated delivery:
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*NEW PRIZE!* >>> Since we've surpassed our goal, we wanted to offer an extra-special prize. If you donate at the $40 level, we'll hook you up with 2 VIP tickets to see barrish at HERE on the performance of your choice. Not only will you take care of getting your tickets in advance, but you'll be seeing the show from our favorite seats in the house!Estimated delivery:
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KISS & TELL >>> For a donation of $50, you'll receive our barrish/SVU tote bag above, and inside it you'll find TWO tickets to SO CLOSE + SO FULL! Bring your boo, and be sure to snap a photo in our mattress photobooth.Estimated delivery:
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LIKE YOU MEAN IT >>> Can't make the party? For a donation of $50, you'll receive our barrish/SVU tote bag above, and inside it you'll find a gorgeous limited edition matte 4x6 print from barrish signed by the entire cast. It will *totally* be worth millions in a few years, you have our (completely legally non-binding) word.Estimated delivery:
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D.T.M.O. >>> For a donation of $100, we'll welcome you and a friend to our VIP hour at 7pm for "So Close + So Full," featuring fancy appetizers, a special toast, and a sneak-peek of a never-before seen section of barrish featuring our 20-person extended cast. Stay for the party and dance the night away!Estimated delivery:
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FULL ON THE MOUTH >>> Hungry for postmodern performance? If you donate $250, we'll welcome you to a private rehearsal so you can get up close and personal with our process, and then we'll take you out to brunch with the company! Talk art, savor flavor, and order another mimosa.Estimated delivery:
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ONE NIGHT STAND >>> SVU Slumber Party!!! For a donation of $500 we'll throw a SVU sleepover for you and your friends - feel free to combine forces and split the cost among you! It can either be a real-deal sleepover or an evening party, and can be at our place or yours - you name the date. We'll have a girls night with pizza and beer, and we'll screen a few of our favorite SVU episodes, discussing gender and power dynamics along the way, and dissecting the progressiveness and problematics of SVU as a cultural phenomena! Theory has never been so fun. DUN DUN.Estimated delivery:
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PASSIONATE KISSES >>> We're blushing. If you donate $1,000, not only will you be pushing us half way to our goal for premiering barrish, but you'll score the all-inclusive prize pack: the limited-run matte print signed by the cast, the barrish/SVU tote, and a super-maximal barrish collectors item: a DVD with all 9 curations of barrish, the trailers we've made, and a beautifully shot edit of the final show.Estimated delivery:
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NO REALLY...CALL ME >>> Are you for real? Don't ever leave. If you're the human of our dreams, you'll get the "Hot & Heavy" prize pack above PLUS you'll score the opportunity to curate the very first showing of the AOMC's next work, tentatively titled "The Only Woman in Space." Make history. Be bold. We'll love you forever.Estimated delivery:
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