We will produce a documentary filmed in Havana, Cuba by Bitter Jester Creative, following two Cuban born dancers now living in Chicago.
Hedwig Dances, a contemporary dance ensemble under the artistic leadership of Jan Bartoszek is taking a journey to the birthplace and training ground of company dancers, Havana Cuba. Two members of the company will participate in the journey and introduce Jan and her fellow travelers to the schools and dance companies of their formative years. Among the stops will be the Escuela Nacional de Arte for a reception with dancers and faculty, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba to meet dancers and choreographers and a rehearsal with DanzAbierta. All will be captured by our crew from Bitter Jester Creative and used to create a lasting record of this intimate and exciting tour, a one-of-a-kind, person-to-person Dance and Arts tour of a city and country that is slowly opening to outsiders. To see our entire itinerary, please link to our website at HedwigDances.Org.
This project has a Stretch Goal to raise $12,000 total, $4,500 over our stated goal, to send TWO camera operators to Cuba to better cover the action!
Once we have created our initial video of the Cuba Tour, our larger goal is to create a film telling the broader story of these dancers including additional footage of them living their lives and dancing in Chicago, IL, home of Hedwig Dances. Beyond this Kickstarter campaign and after additional production and post-production work, the final film will be targeted to Dance Film Festivals with a goal of competing for a Dance Film Award.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE via Hedwig Dances 501c3 status.
The tour to Havana leaves Miami on Jan 28, 2012 arriving in Havana that afternoon and returns to Miami on Feb 5, 2012.
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Nov 21, 2011 - Jan 15, 2012
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SPECIAL THANK YOU via listings on our website and on our Facebook page.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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HAVANA POSTCARD SIGNED BY DANCERS AND A THANK YOU CREDIT IN THE FILM, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SIGNED & NUMBERED DVD OF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FORTHCOMING FILM, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above plus tickets to our screening of the video and discussion with company members from Hedwig Dances and Bitter Jester Creative.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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EXCLUSIVE "TOUCH OF CUBA 2012" TOUR T-SHIRT & FLIP-BOOK OF CUBA FILM PHOTOS, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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PRODUCER CREDIT ON FILM & TWO TICKETS (RESERVED SEATS) TO HEDWIG DANCES PERFORMANCE, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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SPONSORSHIP CREDIT ON FILM, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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PRIVATE DANCE LESSON IN AFRO-CUBAN DANCE FOR FOUR ADULTS, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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HOME-COOKED CUBAN DINNER FOR 20 WITH DANCERS & FILMMAKERS at the home of the Artistic Director, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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PRIVATE DANCE PERFORMANCE FOR DONOR AND GUESTS, plus all of the above. Outside Chicago, travel costs not included.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012