"Nuevo Laredo" is a dance theater work linking the longstanding tradition of Day of the Dead with the current narcocultura and drug wars in Mexico.
I am thrilled that Dixon Place has decided to commission my latest work, premiering in April of 2011 for three weekends! Although they are providing the space as well as lots of support, they don't have enough money in the budget this year to fund the entire project. We already had a very successful workshop showing of the piece in April of 2010, and we are beginning work again this fall.
We need money to pay the dancers/actors, the designers (set, lighting, costume, sound), the stage manager, the video editor, the sound engineer, and for materials-- sets, costumes, props, equipment, etc. And although Dixon Place will be helping out, we still need to promote the thing, so we'll need to pay for some helpers to run around and spread the word to the Mexican population of New York-- they need to see this piece!
So, we are all geared up to go. I already have a space, a cast and designers-- now all we need is the funds. And kickstarter makes it so easy. All you have to do is choose your dollar amount and you automatically become a producer of this piece. And there are prizes to boot!
The exciting little catch is that we have to meet our goal of $10,000 or we don't get any of it (and those of you that donated will not be charged a cent). Help us make this goal. We will be ever so grateful.
And even if you cannot donate anything, send this link around and come see the show!
P.S. Check out the interview I did with The L Magazine:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 19, 2010 - Nov 18, 2010 (30 days)
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A producer credit in the program, and our eternal gratitude!
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All of the above, plus a cd of the music from the show, including some of my favorite Mexican music!
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All of the above, plus an invitation to watch some of the final rehearsals!
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All of the above, plus free tickets to the show and special VIP seats!
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All of the above, plus one free yoga private, taught by the renown yoga instructor, Gabriella Barnstone!
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All of the above, plus a free private dance lesson for your child, or niece, or nephew, or some kid you like, taught by the lovely Audrey Ellis!
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All of the above, plus a dinner with the cast, prepared by the incomparable chef Paul Olmer, who is also our set designer!