We have a powerful, provocative and passionate show planned for the spring, but we need to get there!
On April 8, we will be performing at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. We are excited to present some of our newest ABD repertoire for this long awaited east coast appearance. We need $10,000 to cover our costs of travel and production and we hope you will help us reach our minimum goal of $5,000 through Kickstarter!
ABD is a women centered, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural modern dance company committed to activism in the arts. We create languages of movement that break with the ordinary paradigm of western dance in the service of presenting choreographies that face difficult issues with eloquence and passion.
Our New York concert will include current original choreographies such as 'Fresh Cut Tears' (a lesbian love duet to music by Leonard Cohen), 'Daughters Untold' (a riveting, heart opening solo performed by Chin-chin Hsu to music by Pamela Z), excerpts of the acclaimed 'Pluto In Capricorn' (an incisive and explosive work, weaving themes of aging, love, and personal collapse into the framework of the current global economic disaster- to original music by Marc Ream), and Bluethenthal’s current solo works 'Be Breathed', 'The Woman Whose Head is on Fire', and 'Kudos to Ecuador'.
For 26 years ABD has been a strong, prominent feature in the artistic landscape of the West coast dance scene. We have been deeply passionate in our commitment to engage communities of identity, spirit and geography in artistic work.
Now we are eager to travel - to interact with, to share our work with communities across the the US and abroad. Our return to NY is the beginning of our travels, which we hope will take us to Boston, Washington, North Carolina, as well as Europe in the coming months and years.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Anne Bluethenthal, Artistic Director
Hope Mirlis, Managing Director
Chin-chin Hsu, Frances Sedayao, Shaunna Vella, Sophia Chakos-Leiby, Ensemble
"Bluethenthal has assembled a group of vibrant performers who obviously relish the sheer joy of movement, and then permitted them to let their personalities shine through at every opportunity..." -- Allan Ulrich, SF Examiner
"Bluethenthal's ensemble relish this emotionally eloquent and detailed choreography with a fluidity that is mesmerizing…[they] seem to dig from the earth, or the human body whatever rapture and harmony we are capable of." -- Rita Felciano, Danceview
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Jan 1, 2011 - Jan 31, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Special thanks on our website and a personal 'shout out' on the ABD FB Page.
Pledge $25 or more
The above PLUS a limited edition color photo postcard and a personal thank you from one of our dancers.
Pledge $50 or more
The above PLUS an Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers fancy shmancy T-shirt!
Pledge $100 or more
The above PLUS a DVD retrospective created for our 25th Anniversary concert.
Pledge $500 or more
The above PLUS a special invitation to an open rehearsal either in San Francisco or in NY with tea and Anne's delicious homemade bread.
Pledge $1,000 or more
The above PLUS a Random Act of Dance (RAD) in the location of your choice in either San Francisco or New York. Basically it's a private concert in a public location. These are usually unannounced so not only are you IN on the secret, but you will be one of the creators!