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Crush The Pearl, Part 1 is the first section of an evening length concert of sensual and theatrical dances set to Radiohead music.

Crush The Pearl (CTP) is a concert of dance I have set to the music of Radiohead. The dances were orginally commissioned by Fischerspooner for their live show, and helped define the signature choreographic style that they use to this day. And while the dances have laid fallow for years, my love for them has never waned, thus, Crush The Pearl.

Outwardly, CTP feels like a phoenix rising from the ashes in a feather headdress, a dragon with a tail whipping the air around her, or a dinosaur, ancient and primal, roaring her way through time. And CTP's outward power is fueled by the monsters within, ie rage, regret, jealousy, the desire to control, which are all so poetically embodied in Radiohead and Thom Yorke songs.

Crush The Pearl Part 1, the first section of a three part piece, will be presented at DNA in NYC January 26-30th 2011 as part of an evening called SPLICE that I am sharing with Clarinda Mac Low. Soon after, I will set dates to produce Parts 2 and 3 at a larger venue while looking to secure the rights to the music as well as funding for the entire evening length piece. The funds raised here will be used to pay my collaborators and dancers so that we can present and professionally/artistically document CTP Part 1, and then use that document to secure rights and funds for the the entire piece.

The worth of the money that will allow me to fulfill this artistic vision far exceeds the numbers on the bills, and in light of that, I am offering the Crush The Pearl tidbits outlined below to sweeten the return on your donations!

Gratitude!

Jordana Che Toback

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    THANK YOU! You have paid for part of one of my dancer's fees! (That is .5% of the entire amount!) For this we are all eternally grateful. Because of you, He/She will be paid for his/her time and can use this money on themselves in whatever way they need. You Get: *To sleep better at night knowing you have made me sleep better at night because my dancers are sleeping better at night because they are getting paid to do what they love to do, which is dance. THANK YOU!

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    THANKS A LOT! You have paid for part of one of my dancer's fees! (That is 1% of the entire amount!) You Get: *To sleep better at night knowing you have made me sleep better at night because my dancers are sleeping better at night because they are getting paid to do what they love to do, which is dance. *Our eternal Gratitude. *A Big mention in the program for the show at DNA under 'Supporters': this will satisfy your ego while giving you a deep sense of inner peace. COOL, RIGHT? THANKS A LOT!

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    THAT'S AWESOME! You have paid for a good part of one of my dancer's fees! (That is 2% of the entire amount!) You Get: *To sleep better at night. *Our eternal Gratitude. *A Big mention in the program for the show at DNA under 'Supporters': this will satisfy your ego while giving you a deep sense of inner peace. (and Inner peace has no price tag) *A listing on the PoonShow Website under 'Support' : this will impress your FaceBook friends *A sexy American Apparel POON Tee shirt with one of 3 logos; Its a marvelous night for a POON dance, POON on E, or Got POON? When you wear this Tee shirt, people will flock to you. If you are shy I suggest wearing it to sleep in only. Remember: WHAT YOU DID IS AWESOME THEREFORE YOU ARE AWESOME!

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    THAT ROCKS! You have paid for a Substantial part of one of my dancer's fees! (That is 5% of the entire amount!) You Get : *A really good night's sleep. *Eternal POON Gratitude. *A Big mention in the program for the show at DNA under 'Supporters': this will satisfy your ego while giving you a deep sense of inner peace worth millions. *A listing on the PoonShow Website under 'Support' : this will impress your FaceBook friends *A sexy American Apparel POON Tee shirt which will attract attention. *A Tom Rossi (POON Productions composer) CD "Just a Secret" with club tracks from all of our previous shows. When you play this CD, you will become a private dancer. Remember: WHAT YOU DID ROCKS THEREFORE YOU ROCK HARD!

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    WOW! YOU ARE A POON ROCK STAR! You have generously paid for one of my dancer's fees! (That is 10% of the entire amount!) You Get : *Better sleep. *Eternal POON Gratitude. *A Big mention in the program for the show at DNA under 'Supporters': this will satisfy your ego while giving you a deep sense of inner peace which is worth more than its weight in gold. *A listing on the PoonShow Website under 'Support' : this will impress your FaceBook friends. *POON Tee shirt that invites strangers to talk to you. *A Tom Rossi (POON Productions composer) CD "Just a Secret" that makes you hot just by listening to it. *A ticket to the show at DNA January 26-30th in NYC. If you cannot be at this show for any reason, because you live out of state or because you are currently dead, (because those would be the only 2 excuses I would accept if you do Not come to the show) then you get a ticket to our next performance of CRUSH THE PEARL in the fall. THANK YOU POON ROCK STAR!

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    HOLY CANOLE! YOU ARE A POON ROCK GOD! You have paid for a dancer's fee And a portion of the fee of the amazing husband and wife team who are documenting the piece! (That is 20% of the entire amount!) You Get : *A sound sleep with excellent dreams. *Eternal POON Gratitude (which, if you give us a grand, could take the form of a lap dance at the next TERRE show). *A Big heartfelt mention in the program for the show at DNA under 'Supporters' : this will satisfy your ego while giving you a deep sense of inner peace which again, has no price. *A listing on the PoonShow Website under 'Support' : this will impress your FaceBook friends. *POON Tee shirt that attracts attention. *Tom Rossi (POON Productions composer) CD "Just a Secret" that makes you hot. *A ticket to the show at DNA January 26-30th in NYC. *A DVD of the CRUSH THE PEARL Part 1, where you see the dance performed in full (plus funny outtakes that may or may not include bare fannies). WE LOVE AND BOW TO OUR POON ROCK GODS!

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    LISTEN! IF YOU GIVE US THIS MUCH MOOLAH, YOU ARE AN ANGEL. You have paid for ~1-2 dancer's fees and the fee of the amazing husband and wife team who are documenting the piece! (That is 50% of the entire amount!) You Get : *A sound sleep with excellent dreams where you fly through the grand canyon. *Eternal POON Gratitude. *A Big heartfelt mention in the program for the show at DNA under 'Supporters' : this will satisfy your ego while giving you a deep sense of inner peace WHICH HAS NO PRICE! *A listing on the PoonShow Website under 'Support' : this will impress your FaceBook friends. *POON Tee shirt that strengthens your aura. *A Tom Rossi (POON Productions composer) CD "Just a Secret" that makes you hot in the nether regions. *A ticket to the show at DNA January 26-30th in NYC. *A DVD of the CRUSH THE PEARL part 1, where you see the dance performed in full (plus funny outtakes that may or may not include bare fannies). *A dance video, made exclusively for you by Jordana Che Toback, posted on our new site to be launched in February 2011. The NYC Dance Explosion website will be promoting Dance along side different charities to raise awareness and bring focus to issues we think are important, including dance itself. Be prepared to star in this video and be prepared to boogie and/or flash some innocent bystandars on the streets of NYC. THANK YOU SWEET ANGEL OF LIGHT AND LOVE! NOW GET READY TO SHAKE IT IN THE NYC DANCE EXPLOSION!

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