You can now purchase tickets for the premier of Wetlands. Feb 22 & 23rd, 2013: $12 advance / $15 door http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319208
Thanks again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the show!
P.S. If you haven't yet seen the video we made in Mount Tremper... take a peek: https://vimeo.com/56721456
Dear Wetlands supporters: You can watch a video of excerpts from our show on October 14th at St. Marks Church below. We created the entire thing during our residency at Mount Tremper Arts, and it was all because of your support! What we made was an opening "installation" for the recent International Street Cannibals show (classical music group). Which means that we were performing as the audience entered the space; a structured improvisation of movement, music, song, text and video that lasted around 25 minutes. (Sorry the visuals of the videos are not shown in this excerpt.) One audience member reported to me that it was a "stunning" performance and there were a group of dancers visiting New York for the first time from Berlin who came to watch us, and I heard that one of them was moved to tears. Enjoy watching~
Don't forget to save the dates for the full evening length piece on February 22nd & 23rd, 2013. Ticket information will be available after the new year. - Happy Holidays, Karen.
Last week we packed up our gear, left the city smog and spent a full week on residency at Mount Tremper Arts in the Catskill Mountains. It was a beautiful week. The leaves were just starting to change colors and we practically had the entire place to ourselves. What a gift for an artist and a group of people collaborating together with the aim of creating something special!
Each day our creative process included anything from meditating together in a lofted cove, dancing and exploring movement qualities, hiking in the woods and getting in touch with nature, singing games, bodywork and massages, wild improvisations, cooking elborate meals together with fresh veggies & herbs from the garden, to dance parties in the kitchen. Each artist also shared something of their particular talents with the group, creating a collaborative atmosphere that crosses the boundaies of dance, theater, music and multimedia. It was a real pleasure for me to get to experience what each of these talented artistis can bring to the table.
Almost half way through the week... something very funny happened considering our topic of research. The water shut off! For an entire day, we went without running water and had to plan for ways to function without it. As a result, we became very very very clear that water is an important and necessary resource!
And so many many seeds were planted, ideas shared, movement qualities explored, songs sung and stories were written... that will become the "breeding ground" so to speak for the full production of WETLANDS coming next February 22 & 23rd, 2013. Special thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the kickstarter supporters and donations that made this residency possible!
In the photos: Thea Little, Rene Kladzyk, Elisa Vazquez, Karen Harvey and Jordan Chlapecka.
Photos by: Jordan Chlapecka
Thank you again for your contribution! With your help, we were successful :)
We've raised what we need to go on the residency this October and a little extra to pay the dancers a small amount for the week. The performers all thank you as well, and I am very excited for our residency. This time together in nature is truly a priceless gift for creating my artistic vision.
Also an outside backer has pledged to contribute even more, so that we can put a deposit on the theater for the show next year! I am currently in negotiations with the theater, but we have penciled in the dates so mark them in your calendars.
----> February 22 & 23rd, 2013
At Center for Performance Research in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Thank you again for chipping in and supporting Wetlands. I'll be in touch soon about fulfillment of your reward!
Artistic Director, Karen Harvey Dances
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A personal performance of an excerpt from wetlands for your private party or event and/or a meet & greet with the performers (NYC only). Plus recognition for your support on our social media, website & in the playbill. Plus a thank you card, music selection and DVD of the performance.Estimated delivery:
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One private exercise/movement session with Karen plus a customized exercise/movement program made just for you with a 10 minute video of the exercises in your program for you to keep and use for years! You'll receive a unique professional video of your specific program. Plus recognition for your support on our social media, website & in the playbill. Plus a thank you card, music selection and DVD of the performance.Estimated delivery:
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A private performance of an excerpt from Wetlands as a site-specific performance with water, (such as at a pool, beach or lake) at your private party or event in the greater New York area (including CT, PA, NJ & Long Island) plus recognition for your support on our social media, website & in the playbill. Plus a thank you card, music selection and DVD of the performance. Plus dinner with Karen, the director/choreographer.Estimated delivery:
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