Elevate Dance is a project to build a 16' x 40' platform to elevate my new dance work 15" above the floor of the performance hall.
On May 11, 2011, I will premier my newest work, beginning of something, at the Chocolate Factory in Long Island City, Queens. I have been in the process of making this new work for over a year. I started with simple walking patterns that evolved into a complex dance referencing folk dance, ballet, minimalism and post-post modern performance concerns. This is the part of the work we call the "dance within the dance," and it eventually became the work's second section. In the first section of the work, I attempt 'portraits' of each of the four female performers; the twist is that I try to imagine each of the women in a previous life.
My dances often take place in a specific environment that I meticulously create. beginning of something will take place on a long, narrow elevated platform situated inside the Chocolate Factory's performance space, with the audience surrounding the platform in extremely close proximity. The 16' x 40' elevated platform is being built just for this event; it will raise the dancers 15" above the seating of the audience and provide a resonant surface for the dance. My Kickstarter campaign is focused on raising $4,000, the amount needed to build this platform.
beginning of something features performances by Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Natalie Green, Molly Poerstel and Rebecca Wender; lighting design by Madeline Best; costumes by Jennifer Goggans; scenic painting by Craig Carlson; recorded music by Krzysztof Penderecki and Burt Bacharach; and additional sound design by Justin Luchter. Photo credit: Ryutaro Mishima
ELEVATE DANCE / Help me build the platform to stage this unique work!
for information about the Chocolate Factory and tickets to the performance: http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/e_roseannespradlin.html
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pledged of $4,000 goal
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Apr 14, 2011 - May 14, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
The names of all backers who donate $10 or more will be listed in the show's program.
Pledge $25 or more
All backers who donate $25 will receive a 10-minute DVD of excerpts from the new work "beginning of something."
Pledge $50 or more
All backers who donate $50 will receive a DVD of the complete new work "beginning of something" plus a program of the event signed by the choreographer and all four performers.
Pledge $100 or more
All backers who donate $100 will receive a DVD of the complete new work "beginning of something" and will have a 10-second dance made specifically for them posted to YouTube.
Pledge $500 or more
All backers who donate $500 will receive a DVD of the complete new work "beginning of something" and will have a 1-minute dance made specifically for them posted to YouTube.
Pledge $1,000 or more
A backer who donates $1000 or more will receive a DVD of the complete new work "beginning of something," plus DVD's of 2 other complete works by RoseAnne Spradlin. Backers living in the NYC area will be invited to share a lunch with RoseAnne at her favorite West Village restaurant. Out-of-town backers will receive a 2-minute dance made specifically for them posted to YouTube.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Backers at the $2500 level receive all the rewards of the $1000 level, plus will have a special champagne reception with RoseAnne Spradlin and the 4 performers in the work. To be arranged.