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ARENA DANCESBy ARENA DANCES
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ARENA DANCESBy ARENA DANCES
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 1 2016 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Amy is my muse. Her investment in the creative process, having danced with me and ARENA for 13 years, and her innate vision has always aligned with and enhanced my own process. Our bodies speak the same language, but we haven’t gotten to dance together since 2010. We are so excited to bring her back to the stage in her home state of Minnesota!

"Duet at Home" is to be premiered as part of ANTHEM, a one-night-only performance at The Fitzgerald Theater on November 11, as the culmination of the company’s 20th Anniversary Season! 

The work explores themes of trust, experience with your own body and intimacy with another's inner journey. The connection is visceral, urgent, and tender.

In order to create the work, Amy and I are flying back and forth to one another for rehearsal sessions, the first of which was over the Memorial Day holiday. The expenses of airfare, rehearsal space and the loss of time at our paying jobs adds up quickly. Please support us as we create this work, bringing Amy Behm Thomson back to Minnesota for the premiere, and let us dance for you.

Risks and challenges

Creating new work is always challenging and adding in distance complicates things even more. A full evening of dance requires a lot of time, energy and hard teamwork.

As a performing artist running a non-profit modern dance company in the USA we have to face the reality that we not only have to create our work but we have to fundraise, self produce and market it.

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    Signed vintage posters of ARENA DANCES performances

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    Show your ARENA DANCES pride with one of our custom T-shirts or Tanks! Your choice!

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    Your choice of our one of a kind items:

    - A painting from Amy's collection
    - A framed vintage triptych poster set
    - A zippered jacket from the ARENA DANCES archive

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    Get a private sneak peek of the works in progress in the studio. Meet the dancers, ask questions and see how we make the work. Redeemable September thru October.

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    A little HH and theater tour

    Private Preview Night at the Fitzgerald Theater - November 10th! You and up to 10 of your friends are invited to join Mathew for a Happy Hour and Q&A near the theater. You will then be our guests at our technical rehearsal where you will see the inner workings of putting on a show, first looks at the world premier of the duet you helped fund!

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