Dear Friends of Shirley Jenkins,
My name is Rebecca Sullivan and I asked Shirley if I could post an update to the dance project that she is creating and hoping to fund through KICKSTARTER. I am a photographer - I have taken some shots for the posters and for the program and I have had the chance to see the work she is doing for this show. It's a gorgeous show and thrilling to see that Shirley has overcome so many obstacles to get to the point where she is once again creating and moving as she did before the cancers, before the back surgeries, before any number of other personal tragedies laid her down low. Shirley has quite literally risen from the ashes and her spirit and energy just can't be contained. She was born to dance. Her entire being is suffused with a passion to move and to make dances.
Shirley Jenkins is such an icon here in Seattle and I'm hoping that many more of you will contribute to her project. Any amount, small or large, will help her reach her goal of $8,000. At this point she is paying for this concert out of her own pocket. These days there isn't much funding for projects in the arts. What happens to us if people like Shirley stop sharing what they do with the world? Yes, big corporate projects get funded, but sometimes it is the small project that really takes our breath away and makes us think and feel. We all know how tough it is to be an artist in this world at this time yet this wonderful weekend of dance that Shirley is creating for all of us is a such a gift! I think all of us in Seattle agree that we must be the kind of society that works together to make events like this possible.
The link to make a donation is DanceJenkinsDance!!!
Please make a donation today. I hope to see you at Broadway Performance Hall December 9, 10 & 11th. You can purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.