This project is a dance performance done outdoors using only what is naturally available (trees, rocks, vines, each other's bodies) to play and create
We would like to start a yearly, completely outdoor aerial dance show using all that is already there (trees, rocks, vines, etc.) as our equipment and creative palate. Artist, Charles Clendenin, will collaborate with us, creating natural sculptures for us to climb on, swing from, and use as our dance playground. We will use each other's bodies, the landscape of the National Forest near the southern starting point of the Appalachian Trail, and the inspired creations we bend, tie, and stack for our dance of deep play.
We want our shows to be about connected living and all possible meanings of those two words.
We are asking for money strictly to buy a few safety equipment needs like metal cleats to provide extra support and strength at joints that will be taking most of our weight, tying and climbing ropes, and a few others. However, we hope to generate interest in our show and hope many more sponsors would like to give just to get tickets or a dvd of our show!
Starting a yearly outdoor show is a dear project to us because in all of our dance we hope to promote maximum connectivity and find nothing more connecting than nature. It connects us to ourselves, each other and all that is. Whether our yearly theme varies in its meaningful details, in general we want our outdoor shows to be about natural beauty, sustainability, and our deep connection to the earth. We want to playfully and gracefully speak with our bodies and say "See, we have everything that we need right out here in nature. Don’t you feel the connection? Don't you feel the magic?"
To view more sample videos and ideas in action for our show, see the additional footage below AND check our updates!
To learn more about Amy, read her Profile or check out some of her performance videos
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,000 goal
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Aug 27, 2010 - Sep 26, 2010 (30 days)
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We will send you a thank you email with a link to photos from the show
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One online viewing of the show
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A ticket to the show
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A DVD of the show
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Two tickets to the show
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A ticket and a DVD
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Two tickets and a DVD
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A private aerial dance lesson with the dancers
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One ticket and a private aerial lesson OR one ticket and a one night stay for one person where we are having the performance at Mulberry Gap meals included!! (www.mulberrygap.com)
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the same as $130 level plus a DVD
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Two tickets and a one night stay for two where we are having the performance at Mulberry Gap meals included!! (www.mulberrygap.com)
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The same as $250 level plus a DVD
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Two tickets, a DVD and a TWO night stay for two at Mulberry Gap and a private aerial dance lesson
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The same as $500 level plus a small natural sculpture by Charles Clendenin
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The same as $750 level plus a beautiful piece of the natural sculpture we use in the performance OR the same as $500 level plus an aerial intensive weekend workshop complete with two days of lessons to really get you feeling aerial!