A new contemporary dance company based in LA bringing new life to the art of dance on stages in the Hollywood area.
Being a choreographer based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, there is limited exposure for my work to be performed on a professional basis. I want to take the next step in my career as a professional choreographer by setting pieces on professional dancers and getting my work visible in the entertainment capital of the U.S. By starting Revolution, I plan to set contemporary pieces on select dancers every other month. As I compile these pieces over the year, I intend to showcase these works in a company show during the summer of 2013. The show will highlight many of the pieces that I choreograph throughout the year on the Revolution company members as well as many guest choreography pieces by other local choreographers and dancers. This show can only be made successful with your help!
I plan to hold auditions for Revolution on October 21st, 2012. With myself being apart of the entertainment and dance industry in L.A. for over ten years, I realize that at some points, there is very little live performance opportunity for dancers. By starting Revolution, I intend to give more dancers more opportunity to work in a professional atmosphere. Many dancers lack experience in the professional world and I would like to give willing dancers who audition for my company a chance to dance and do what they love! By giving myself the ability to display my work and dancers the opportunity to display their talent, I feel like Revolution will be an amazing way to share the art of dance with not only L.A., but the entire dance community. Starting a company is no easy task financially, so this is where I will need help.
My goal of $15,000 will cover most of the necessities I need to solely make the summer showcase possible. A lot of money will come out of my pocket when considering paying my dancers. Some of the things that I will need to budget for are dancers’ wages, theatre rentals, studio space for rehearsals, lighting and effects costs that come up over the year to make Revolution possible.
Please consider helping make Revolution happen for the sake of sharing my love for dance as well as the talent and passion of the dancers I select. I have may visions and inspirations for the pieces I plan to choreograph. I find my inspiration in the music I select as well as life experiences. Revolution's showcase will be an event you won't want to miss and I want you to be a part of it! The showcase is for my supporters and financial backers of the show, so I want to be able to put on something that will make your donation worth it! This is only possible if my WHOLE $15,000 goal is met. If it is not met, no pledged donations will be used, so it is important to reach my entire goal by the deadline!
There is so much talent in the dance world and I want to share it with everyone. Let’s make RevoLution dance company possible! Thank you! I appreciate all donations in advance! This opportunity means so much to me and my dancers. It is a chance of a lifetime to be able to display my choreography and I can't wait to share my journey with with everyone! Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
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As with launching any new project, creating a dance company in Los Angeles poses various risks and challenges. First, I run the risk of not finding skilled dancers who would best fit the artistic direction of my company. To eliminate this potential risk, I will be holding auditions in Los Angeles on October 21st and have contacted all of the area’s dance agencies about the audition. Second, there is the financial risk of staging and producing a live dance showcase. I have been actively contacting potential donors and have already generated a great deal of interest in supporting my company and the performance. With the high level of interest garnered, I will meet my fundraising goal. Lastly, there is a risk of not meeting my target ticket sale amount. Once the venue is established and the performance is set, I will create posters, flyers and other promotional materials to be placed around Los Angeles. In addition, I will market the performance on social media and within the dance community.
I foresee a few challenges during this process. First, my primary residence is in Oklahoma and my company is in Los Angeles. I am overcoming this challenge by being in Los Angeles every other month for one week. During that week, I will be working with the company. I plan on setting a new dance piece each trip to Los Angeles and then putting them all together for the showcase. This way I am working overtime to gather pieces of my choreography and not having to be in Los Angeles for a long period of time. Second, I need to find a venue that not only highlights my choreography but has adequate seating for the audience. I have found a potential venue, but I need to ensure the rental fees are in line with my budget. Lastly, my final challenge would be an artistic and mental challenge for myself to tackle the completion of a whole hour and a half show on my own. I have never done anything like this before and look forward to the challenge to grow as an artist and choreographer.
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