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A seamless intersection of life, art and authenticity.
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We are seeking funds to produce the latest intergenerational, multi-media, dance / theater performance from non profit, Turning the Wheel. This piece, called I Knew That Once, will weave together the stories of the dancers and explore ways of expressing and connecting in contemporary times. It will be performed in Missoula, MT on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2012, in the Masquer Theatre on the University of Montana campus.

Created by TTW Founder Alana Shaw, eight trained Turning the Wheel facilitators from around the country, a multi-instrumental improvisational musician and a cast of 30, this show is an amazing and truly astonishing blend of movement and theater. It is a fun, colorful, lively and sacred mix of beautiful video footage, eccentric costumes with wild hats, live improvisational music with Jesse Manno, humorous poetic prose and rhyme, the beautiful, healing, surround sound from the Missoula Women's Chorus, and a set installation that will transform the Masquer Theater into a glittering cave of possibilities.

The show reminds us that creating the world we want is not an illusion, but completely possible.

The cast includes people ages 5 - 75, folks with varied abilities, and folks who are professional actors and dancers all mixed together in a seamless intersection of life and art, authenticity and professionalism.

If you back us, you support creative self expression for all people. You bring our national Turning the Wheel team together in Missoula to help create this community experience. You cast a vote for a new paradigm. So the moment you donate, please SPREAD THE WORD to all those dear to you (and maybe not so dear). THIS, and only this, is how we will meet our goal.

Help us bring this experience to Missoula, MT!
YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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    APPRECIATION. An appreciation written to you from Artistic Director Lizzi Juda and Program Director Lulu Steinberg.

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    KIND SOUL. An appreciation + a list of morning practices to connect to the body and start your day in love.

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    GENEROUS YOU! An appreciation from every member of the cast + morning practices to connect to the body & start your day in love + a public shout out in our performance program and Facebook page that you (and your business, if you like) are someone who supports people finding their expressive voice!

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    RIPPLES OF DELIGHT! All of the above + video reflections with performers about their participation around the questions: "What have you realized based on your participation in this project? How have you been changed by this experience?"

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    *BLUSH* THANK YOU! All of the above + our book (chock full of movement and improvisational games you can try with groups), "Dancing Our Way Home" written by Turning the Wheel Founder Alana Shaw.

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    BIG GRATITUDE. All of the above + two tickets to the show!

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    YOU SEND ME. All of the above + a birthday or holiday party ROMP! with live, improvised music given by Lizzi & Lulu (see website for details: http://turningthewheel.org/cities/59) If you are worlds away and cannot cash in on us being a guest at your party, we will send you a CD from one of our talented multi-instrumentalist musicians!

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    SWOON. All of the above + a customized three hour retreat given by Lizzi & Lulu. Not living anywhere near MT? Swap the retreat given by Lizzi & Lulu with a guide written by us (including product recommendations/how to prepare them) & a CD soundtrack for your OWN retreat with whomever you wish to invite!

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    CATCH ME, I'M FALLING! All of the above + an uber delicious selection of tasty, organic treats (with recipes!) + a walk through the Montana wilderness to discuss what really matters to you (with regular stops for stress relieving techniques, guided relaxation & art making). Not planning on being in the MT wilderness? We will send you a photo of our secret wilderness spot + a video copy of the excursion (on which we will ask each other & whomever we encounter on the trail "What really matters?")

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