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$520
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 1 2017 6:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Pas de deux...with corps de Snowblower!
Pas de deux...with corps de Snowblower!

The drudgery of snow removal becomes performance art.  

Because it's Minnesota!

The St. Paul Snowblower Ballet is a unique, family-friendly performance to celebrate Minnesota winters, with ballet dancers, live orchestral accompaniment and snowblowers and shovels moving in formation.  Busby Berkley meets four-stroke engines in the snowy wonderland of St. Paul!  

After kicking off the afternoon with Safe Snow Shoveling CPR instruction, our partners from St. Paul Ballet and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra will entertain us with indoor demonstration performances before we take our hot cocoa and coffee outside to the see the Snowblower Ballet.  

We are hoping to present the ballet at CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul, which will allow us to use the snow made for the Winter Carnival activities there.  

Snow removal becomes Entertainment!!
Snow removal becomes Entertainment!!

Every dollar you give is matched by the Knight Foundation.

The money you donate will be used to pay our artistic partners, The St. Paul Ballet and The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.  You will be paying dancers and musicians.

Make this performance possible, donate now!  Performance date January 28, 2018!

Risks and challenges

What if we don't raise enough money?

Our biggest challenge is fundraising. The $34,000 Knight Challenge Grant we received is only available to us if we match the entire amount. We have already received some Metropolitan Regional Arts Grant funds and a grant from the Awesome Foundation, but we need your help to make this possible!

What if it doesn't snow?

We are planning to present the ballet at CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul where activities for the Winter Carnival will be going on - there will be snow making equipment for those events.

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    Snowflake

    Dress up your snow shovel or your travel mug with a sticker proclaiming you attended the St. Paul Snowblower Ballet!

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    Flurries

    Winter is coming, but you'll be able to remember this artistic experience every time you clean your windshield!

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    Blizzard

    Enjoy reserved seating for this only-in-Minnesota event! Let people know you were there for it with the Commemorative St. Paul Snowblower Ballet Patch.

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    Snow Day

    Bring the whole gang to this family-friendly event! Keep your ears warm with our limited edition St. Paul Snowblower Ballet Stocking Cap.

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    Holy Jete

    Your chance to wield a snowshovel to the strains of Tchaikovsky! Learn to dance alongside professional ballet dancers. Seat your friends in the VIP seating so they can see your fancy footwork. (Please note, some attendance at rehearsal is required.)

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    • VIP Seating for four
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    Tutu Generous

    Enjoy the magical first snowfall by staying indoors - let the St. Paul Snowblower Ballet come to you - in tutus! - and clear your sidewalks. (Greater Twin Cities area only).

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    • First Snowfall Snow Clearing - in tutus!
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