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Inspired by George Orwell's "1984", Anasma's newest stage show, "1984...2014" infuses a dystopian tale with humor, hope, & inspiration.
Inspired by George Orwell's "1984", Anasma's newest stage show, "1984...2014" infuses a dystopian tale with humor, hope, & inspiration.
71 backers pledged $10,615 to help bring this project to life.

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Our show had a wonderful and well received debut at the Tanzhaus NRW Orientale 2014 Festival and we are so grateful to everyone who believed in this vision and helped us bring it to the stage! However, we need your help! Your kind and generous donations will go towards compensating the wonderful and talented artists who worked on this project, along with the incredible production staff and will, overall, help us cover some of the larger pre-production and post-production expenses in addition to producing a DVD of the show. 

The amount we're attempting to raise does not fully cover all of the costs associated with this show. Our expenses will be around $25,000 when the project is complete and we've established a funding goal of $10,000.  

With your help in covering our current expenses associated with the show, we'll also be able to focus our efforts sooner to bringing this vision to a broader audience. This production has so many artistic elements and celebrates so many different art forms including physical theater, pantomime, bellydance, hip hop and modern dance, singing, De Rose Yoga, and a hint of other ethnic dances, we'd love to introduce new audiences to this inspiring and thought provoking theatrical dance presentation.  

I wanted to create a story which addressed some of the deep social and political issues facing our world today, while also balancing it with hope and joy. This show is the evolution of my expressive Theatrical World Dance style. "1984...2014" is a very contemporary vision of our world. It is a warning about our willingness to be observed by Big Brother, our isolating addiction to telephones and "facescreens", our overpowering media, the inversion of values which makes us question our core values... As much as it paints our numbness and malfunctions of our society,"1984...2014" is also a show that brings light, hope, love, and strong values to build upon. It is a message of peace. The show is really unique, original. It's a form of political musical comedy where music and singing meet dance and theater. Think silent movies and Charlie Chaplin meet the king of Pop Michael Jackson. It is a true show about globalization, fusion... and raising ourselves to be free citizens.

Video and Overview of the Stage Production
I've included the "1984...2014" trailer as the project video to give you a better feel for the storyline and production. We've also created a website for the show: www.BigBrotherIsLookingAfterYou.com
***Video credits listed at the bottom

This link: http://youtu.be/tGJwChvGkeU will take you to a short video where I talk in more detail about the vision and the support needed to help us with pre-production and post production expenses. 

Synopsis of the Show
Inspired by George Orwell's novel "1984" and its parallels to today's society where privacy has eroded and interactive screens are omnipresent, "1984...2014" draws on Anasma's mastery of dance storytelling, and songs from her new album "Chance is Back" to infuse this dystopian tale with humor, hope, and inspiration. She takes her signature oriental dance fusions to new levels in her new show, premiering 28 February at Tanzhaus NRW's Orientale 2014 Festival; combining Massimo Capuano and Chiara Meloni of Compagnia Degli Gnomi who portray Winston and Julia, lovers who rebel against the Party of Big Brother.  

This show is a tribute to rebels such as Charlie Chaplin, a maverick and a critic of the times he lived in, and to Michael Jackson, the Soldier of Love. I hope to reflect upon the beauty of the past --silent movies, older values, past heroes -- and help us find beauty in today's world.

Why Are We Seeking Your Support?
Your kind and generous donations will go towards compensating the wonderful and talented artists who are working on this project, along with the incredible production staff and will, overall, help us cover some of the larger pre-production and post-production expenses in addition to producing a DVD of the show. The amount we're attempting to raise does not fully cover all of the costs associated with this show. Our expenses will be about $25,000 and we've established a funding goal of $10,000. 

This link: http://youtu.be/tGJwChvGkeU will take you to a short video where I talk in more detail about the vision and the support needed to help us with pre-production and post production expenses. 

This has been an ambitious project and such a labor of love with lots of creativity! I hope it was an eye opening experience for the audience as we reflected on the current state of the world and its leaders and dictators, but I also wanted to bring a story filled with hope, joy, and love. We went into the project understanding we would have to invest in our vision and are grateful to see it realized! Meeting our funding goal would be so incredibly helpful! Any additional money raised will help us cover a larger portion of the estimated $25,000 in costs associated with this project. 

We would be thrilled and forever grateful to reach our goal! Anything beyond is appreciated and will further help us with our expenses!

Thank You for Your Support!
All donors will receive donor awards! Check out the list of great pledge rewards to the right! We'll also include all supporters in a public thank you, which we'll share on the www.anasmadance.com website, the www.BigBrotherIsLookingAfterYou.com website and social media! 



***"1984...2014" Video Trailer Credits
Music: Blastermind <<Double Think Rewind>>

Images:
A Bad Dream - Budapest -  Barbara Kira Productions : Higaz Film 2012
A Bad Dream - Dusseldorf  Orientale Festival : Rudi Yasalam 2011
Fallen Angel - New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference : Aras Ozgun 2011
Charlie Number - San Francisco - Tribal Fest :  Jeffrey Weil 2013
Love Soldier - Solaris Festival - St Petersburg 2013
Love Army - Zigi at World Of Orient 2013

Video Editing : Anasma

Higaz Film for the <<Bad Dream>>

Risks and challenges

There are many moving parts and pieces with a stage production of this scale requiring a dedicated team to help realize this vision. We love what we do and believe so deeply in our project, the benefits outweigh the risks.

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