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Let's pay the performers! AERA is creating and debuting a unique 3-part show in NYC July 24-28, 2013. Help us pay our amazing talent!

AERA is creating a production that is bigger and better than ever before. Not only will AERA debut this 3 part performance in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, but it will also be the longest run to date with 4 evenings and 1 matinee performance.  

New York Live Arts @ 219 West 19th Street, NYC

Show dates: July 24-28, 2013

Tickets are now available here: http://www.newyorklivearts.org/event/covered_sky

AERA is made up of many artists - performers, choreographers, sound designers, visual artists and more.  We are proud to create an amazing experience for the audience but we haven't been able to pay our performers more than occasionally thus far. 

That is precisely why AERA needs help via our Kickstarter campaign.  Let's pay the artists!!  Donations from individuals and companies are being used to pay for the theatre and other production costs but all of the donations from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to pay the talent.  With 10 performers on board to perform in July, AERA is trying to compensate each of them with 1 month of rehearsals and a week of show pay. The goal amount of $16,500 will do just that.  

Please help AERA reach the goal.  The founders will feel so grateful.  The board will jump for joy that the company might make it through in the black.  And most importantly, the performers will receive the compensation they deserve!

AERA Dance Foundation, Inc. is federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization so donations are tax-deductible.  If you are interested in donating directly to AERA Dance, please email aeradance@gmail.com.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Though all of the money to reach the goal will go toward promised funds to the performers, we acknowledge that it may be possible that we don't reach the goal and therefore have to find other ways to raise money for this event. AERA is very ambitious in the first place. We set goals and surpass them...this one won't be any different

Setbacks...what setbacks? AERA will do its best to make sure each and every donor is rewarded as quickly as possible. If any communication challenges arise, please email aeradance@gmail.com directly and someone will respond as soon as possible.

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    Donor: We will send you an 8X10 signed photograph of the AERA cast. You will also be listed as a Donor in our program, the AERA website and Facebook page and you have our thanks.

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    Sustainer: Want to party with us? For $100 you get a ticket to our fundraiser party and a exclusive sneak preview of the AERA show at our training facility Body&Pole, in NYC on July 10. We will send you an 8X10 signed photograph of the AERA cast. You will be listed as a Sustainer in our program, the AERA website and Facebook page and you have our thanks. So much thanks.

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    Patron: You will receive a ticket to an AERA show of your choosing Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28, based on availability. We will send you an 8X10 signed photograph of the AERA cast.You will also be listed as a Patron in our program, the AERA website and Facebook page and receive an invite to the AERA July 10 party...because you are the best!

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    Sponsor: Get ready to get dressed up. You will receive a VIP ticket to opening night of the AERA show on July 24, followed by a fabulous gala! We will send you an 8X10 signed photograph of the AERA cast. You will be listed as a Sponsor in our program, the AERA website and Facebook page and receive an invite to the AERA July 10 party...wow thank you.

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    Benefactor: You don't want to miss this - We would like to invite you to an exclusive look at our dress rehearsal on July 23! You will receive a VIP ticket to opening night of the AERA show on July 24, followed by a fabulous gala! We will send you an 8X10 signed photograph of the AERA cast. You will be listed as a Benefactor in our program, the AERA website and Facebook page and receive an invite to the AERA July 10 party...you are amazing!

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    AERA Partner: Be a part of AERA for a moment. You will be the center of a customized photo shoot with the full AERA cast, in full costume, on set after viewing AERA's dress rehearsal on July 23. You will receive 2 VIP tickets to opening night July 24, followed by a fabulous gala! We will send you an 8X10 signed photograph of the AERA cast. You will be listed as an AERA Partner in our program, the AERA website and Facebook page and receive an invite to the AERA July 10 party... we cannot thank you enough.

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