Grind is a dance rooted in definitions of artistic success, interwoven with deep satire and a study on the 1950's American housewife.
Here at Art Intercepts, we take our work very seriously.
No really, we do.
"In this economic climate", business people are experiencing what it's like to be artists. Working two and three jobs, thinking creatively about their skills and how to shape a sustainable living; these are challenges that us artists feel intensely every day. Conversely, artists are increasingly having to fuction as business people in order to fund their work in new and creative ways, and to engage new audiences.
How do I, as a working artist, define success? The same way that everyone else does: Money and praise.
Oh yes, then there's that other thing about satisfaction with oneself and one's work, fullfillment and fruition of your vision and your idea. Sometimes, certainly not all the time, those things are important too.
Grind is a dance rooted in definitions of artistic success, through the eyes of a quartet of 1950's American housewives. Interwoven with deep satire and a ferocious sonic environment, Grind manifests as an absurd comment on the state of success in seemingly "perfect" people.
This is the part where YOU come in. Performance-based art is fairly dull and uncomfortable without lights, music, or chairs to sit in. Your contribution to this project, however, doesn't pay for any of those things - it pays for people. People like Francesca, our lighting designer, Russell, our sound designer, Kelly, our photographer and Vienna, Katie and Jenna, the dancers. Your pledge pays for people who have already agreed to work for free, but certainly wouldn't mind getting paid.
I don't believe in overhead... I believe in thrift stores. Every dollar you pledge goes directly back to the artists involved in the project. Speaking of that, please join us for an evening of dance and delight February 10-12, 2012 for our co-presentation Refill with enidsmithdance.
For more information about Grind, Refill, and other projects at Art Intercepts, please visit www.artintercepts.org
Thank you for your support.
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