Launching the Second Generation:
The Young Dance Collective: a socially conscious modern dance group originally formed by seven young dancers and choreographers under the artistic direction of Kim Cullen.
The first generation of Young Dance Collective (YDC) worked together for ten years until they went off to college.
Following in their footsteps is a new company comprised of five 7-10 year olds. These inquisitive young people have come together to learn the fundamentals of modern dance and collaborative creation. Like the group before them, they are learning how to express themselves through movement that they create together.
We ask for your help in raising funds to launch the second generation of YDC.
Can't Stop | Won't Stop:
On April 6th, the second generation of YDC will host their first performance Can't Stop | Won't Stop. We will celebrate this first public event of the new generation of Young Dance Collective with food, drink and music by Tony Jarvis and friends. It promises to be an inspiring afternoon of creative fun, family and friends.
Our Vision | Please help make it happen:
We envision YDC as an immersive model for creative collaboration among young people interested in the arts. By working with raw, talented youth, teaching them the fundamentals of a rigorous art form, exposing them to the visual and performing arts and current cultural trends, engaging them in intellectual discussion and holding them to the high standards of a professional company, the lives of these young people, their families, and all who witness their ongoing development as artists are forever and profoundly enriched.
We look forward to molding this new company in the spirit of the last, powered by the same thrill of learning, creativity and innovation. Please join us in support of this endeavor.
- $2000 Rehearsal Space
- $400 Catering
- $1500 Load-in/Tech/Running Crew
- $1000 Costumes/Set Design
- $1000 Lighting Design
- $1100 Marketing
- $3000 Theatre Space
The Second Generation of YDC is:
- Fiona Jarvis
- Kaya Jarvis
- Josiah Morrison Pannell
- Nyah Raposo
- Jasper Stein-Mattson
- Kim Cullen, Artistic Director
Please spread the word about our project. You can view rehearsal photos and keep up with our progress on our Facebook page. The more people know about the this project to launch the second generation of Young Dance Collective and our launch event, the better chance we have of making our vision a reality; to build on the original YDC mission to create a space in which young people can express who they are, and where they are in their lives, through dance.
Risks and challenges
Although we are building on the philosophy and reputation of the founding company members and their achievements, this is a new group of individual young people. This curious and talented new group and their families, will have to dedicate themselves to the sustained artistic and intellectual investigation that is required for success.
Also, to garner the same kind of support we had for the first generation of YDC, these young people will have to prove themselves as serious artists to the New York City dance community just as the first generation did. This is an incredibly challenging and exciting endeavor and one that we are prepared to take on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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