May California Tour: Cid Pearlman, and dancers from Estonia and the USA, get to know each other during the long dark Estonian Winter. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 15, 2012.
About this project
Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects presents
From Estonia With Love
This is what we do in winter and other dances
***performed by an international cast***
In 2009/10 I was a Fulbright Scholar in Tallinn, Estonia. One of the highlights of my year there was working with an extraordinary group of dancers – three Estonians and two Americans: Tiina Mölder, Rain Saukas, Helen Reitsnik, Alexis Steeves and David King. Starting as strangers – foreign bodies in the same room – we created a new work that reflects on the process of us getting to know each other during the long dark Estonian winter.
We now have the
opportunity to share this work with audiences in California. Last year we successfully
raised $6,000 to bring Tiina, Helen, Rain and Alexis to the USA this May. Here’s our schedule of upcoming performances:
May 17-18, Santa Cruz Dance/Motion at the Mill, 8pm
May 19-20, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Sat 9pm, Sun 5pm
May 24, Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA, noon
May 25, Live Arts Los Angeles, 8pm
For our California tour, composer Jonathan Segel is reworking the score, Clyde Sheets returns as our light designer for the first time since 2006, and we will have new costumes by Estonian scenographer Pille Kose. In Santa Cruz and Los Angeles we will also present works choreographed by the dancers from Estonia (see photos below). At each stop there will be master classes, workshops for children and/or lecture/demonstrations.
The funds we raised in 2011 paid for plane tickets and visas – and I want to thank again everyone who donated to our USA Projects campaign. However, we now need to raise a minimum of $3,000 to finance the portion of the production expenses which will not be covered by box office receipts or other sources of income. The project budget includes light, costume & set design, a reworking of the music, dancers’ per diems, photo shoot, marketing, video documentation, and renting a van to take seven of us from San Francisco to Los Angeles. None of these things are particularly romantic, but they are absolutely necessary to the success of the tour and the longevity of the dance company.
Any contribution you make, large or small, makes a great deal of difference. Help us share this work with California audiences, we bring it to you FROM ESTONIA WITH LOVE.
Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects
Alexis Steeves & Rain Saukas in how quickly these accidents
Tiina Mölder & Helen Reitsnik in Facing Forest
The cast of This is what we do in winter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $15 or more
Recognition on the Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects' website.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Personal postcard from Cid & the Estonian dancers while on tour. You will also receive recognition on the dance company website.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
Download (or CD if needed) of the original music for "This is what we do in winter," by composer Jonathan Segel. You will also receive recognition on the dance company website and in the event program.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
DVD of the 2012 performance and recognition on the dance company's website and the event program.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
Original commemorative t-shirt, with an Estonian inspired design by artist Kristina Paabus, DVD and recognition on the website and in the event's program.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Hand knit hat made by Cid in Estonian wool, the 2012 DVD, and recognition on the website and in the program.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 tickets to our performance in the city of your choice (SF, SC, LA), the 2012 DVD, the t-shirt and recognition on the website and in the event program.Estimated delivery:
- (42 days)