A dance festival that features the work of women choreographers from NY, NJ, and PA at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.
Why I'm trying to raise money.
I have been producing The Outlet Dance Project for 8 years, in partnership with Grounds For Sculpture (GFS). And while GFS generously provides compensation to offset the production costs of the event, I’ve never been able to achieve complete financial coverage for this popular and highly valued community event. This year I would like to be able to give a $200 stipend to each choreographer, and that’s where you, our Kickstarter supporters come in.
The next Outlet Dance Project performance and film festival will take place on October 7th. The dance performance will begin at 2pm and the film showings will be at 11:20am and 12:30pm at Grounds For Sculpture at 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619. Call for more info (609) 586-0616.
The back story.
In 2005 I felt compelled to create this project because I wanted to choreograph, dance, and be part of a community of dancers, which was sorely lacking in central New Jersey. At the time of its conception, I was teaching dance at the Princeton YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association), so when I created The Outlet, I put a focus on women choreographers. Every year The Outlet presents 12 women choreographers at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Grounds For Sculpture is a unique and beautiful 42-acre outdoor sculpture park created to "promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people". Half of The Outlet performances feature site-specific choreography based on and around the sculptures and the other half is inside on a stage. This year we are adding a dance film component to The Outlet to be shown in the screening room at the visitor’s center at Grounds For Sculpture.
The benefits of our festival.
This annual festival gives a wide range of people a one-of-a-kind dance experience in an incredible setting. The Outlet is easily accessible and extremely affordable - the public attends for just the $12.00 per person entry fee for Grounds For Sculpture (discounted prices available for seniors and children). The Outlet Dance Project is one of Ground For Sculpture's highest attended events of the year, with audiences averaging between one and two thousand people.
This performance could not happen without the tireless devotion of all of the people involved. It is a wonderfully inspired collaboration between everyone at Grounds For Sculpture, choreographers, dancers, musicians, sculptures, sound engineers, volunteers, audience members, family members, peacocks (that live on the grounds), and the weather.
To be able to continue to grow this awesome and inspired project, we need your help. Please please please donate to our Kickstarter campaign so that we are able to have a dynamic production on October 7, 2012, where all of the choreographers are paid and costs are covered.
The spectacular 2012 Outlet Choreographers
To find out more about The Outlet Dance Project click on the link.
To find out more about our performance venue Grounds For Sculpture click on the link.
To find out more about artist Chris Carter click on the link.
To find out more about photographer Matthew Wright click on the link.
To find out more about musician and singer Monique Canniere click on the link.
Video created by Jamuna Dasi and Ann Robideaux
Music: "Yachts" by A Man Called Adam
Grounds For Sculpture Photo Credits
Image 1: Bruce Beasley, Dorion, 1986; stainless steel; 240” x 360” x 120”
Image 2: Choreography by Malabika Guha and Kalamandir Dance Company at Carlos Dorrien, Nine Muses, 1990-97; granite; 132” x 240” x 360”
Image 3: In Motion Dance Company directed by Kathie Kececi at Robert Cooke and Daniel Goode, Seat of Sound, 2007; locust, aluminum, brass, stainless steel; 132” x 142” x 138”
Image 4: Choreography by Heather Favretto of Glitterati at G. Frederick Morante, Relative, 2003; cast bronze, steel; 144” x 144” x 18”
BACKGROUND: Itzik Benshalom, Facing Couple, 1999; cast bronze, 2/6; 66” x 146” x 106”
Image 5: Choreography by Natalie Teichmann of Anahata Dance at Cunningham, War Memorial III, 1987; cast bronze; five elements, each 132” x 36” x 36”
Image 7: Choreography by Stephanie Landouer of A Corps Perdue Dance Company at Roy Wilson, Resting Place, 1990, Painted Steel.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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