A dance theater duet about the science of consciousness.
We made it! Megan and I are so thankful for all of your generous contributions. We've been hard at work building the show and we can't wait to share it with you.
Although we've reached our goal please still consider making a contribution. We are hoping to raise some additional funds to do things like: hire a lighting designer, hire additional performers, pay our stage manager more than a pittance, buy materials for scenic elements, and countless other things that have come up in our rehearsal process.
We hope to see you at the show in September. Tickets are now available here.
A Dance Theater Duet.
Megan and Mason met in 2011 and started working together for the first time in 2012. They knew it was a match made in heaven when, at their first rehearsal, they spent 3 hours pretending they were Gremlins giving a mansion tour. This is Mason's first evening-length work in Philadelphia, and his first time self-producing. This is Megan's first time co-creating a piece. Megan thinks it's dance. Mason thinks it's theater. They both can't wait to share it with you.
Transforming into a variety of scientists, gurus, animals, plants, and minerals, Megan and Mason go out of their minds and into the unknown to investigate human consciousness. Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals is what happens when dance, theater, neuroscience, and spirituality collide in a TED talk gone wild format. Can you dig it?
MMMM draws from the work of scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachers like:
Marco Iacoboni, Jill Bolte Taylor, Antonio DaMasio, V.S. Ramachandran, Daniel Dennet, Alva Noë, Eckhart Tolle, Chögyam Trungpa, Pema Chödrön, and many more.
It has been influenced by Megan and Mason's shared practice of improvisational dance, their unusual sense of humor, and obsession with shifting physical and mental states.
The performance will feature visual design by Ryan W. Kelly and sound design by Michael Kiley.
What we need.
We are asking for your help to raise $3500. The money would cover all of the costs of the production including the Philadelphia Fringe Festival fee, renting the Jolie Laide Gallery for rehearsals and performance, posters and cards, insurance, paying our stage manager, and collaborating artists.
Performances will take place as part of the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival at the Jolie Laide Gallery (224 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107).
Show Dates and Times:
Saturday, September 22 at 7pm and 10pm
For tickets and more information go to: http://livearts-fringe.org/
Below are links to our websites, our amazing designers' websites, and a rough video of a 15 minute showing we did in April. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals Work in progress showing. April, 2012
Megan Mazarick Co-creator, Performer
Mason Rosenthal Co-creator, Performer
Michael Kiley Sound Design
Ryan W. Kelly Visual Design
Thank you. We are grateful for your support.
Megan and Mason
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,500 goal
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Jun 28, 2012 - Jul 31, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You will be listed in our program as an amazing person who helped support our work!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You will be listed in our program as an amazing person who helped support our work and will be emailed a link to an original thank you video made by Megan and Mason (this video will mention you personally)!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive all of the above plus a DVD of the performance signed by Megan and Mason.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive all of the above plus an invitation to a special behind-the-scenes "Preview Showing" (in August) with refreshments.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, two tickets to the show, and an international spiritual teacher (Mason in character as Eckhart Tolle) will address your deepest spiritual concerns in a personalized video.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
All of the above and Megan and Mason will create a personalized TED talk-esque video featuring your brain.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $300 or more
All of the above and Megan will lead you through a restorative private yoga session for one or two (limited to Philadelphia residents).Estimated delivery: Nov 2012