Over the next four weeks we need your help to raise $3,500 to support performances of THE ALL JOAN SHOW, a celebration of our collaborations with acclaimed cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud. The concert features three works from repertory – Strange Toys, small variations, and excerpts from Your Body is Not a Shark. The performances are September 21-22 at Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco, and October 19-21 at Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz.
The dancers have spent months learning these works off archival video, and the ways in which we are re-imagining and re-staging the choreography is really exciting. The music for these performances is from Joan's studio recordings.
In the past, company dancers have been paid a set stipend for rehearsal and performance. This year we added an hourly wage in addition to the stipend, taking into consideration issues of income equality, and the day to day high cost of living in California. This feels like absolutely the right thing to do - but it does add to the cost of making and producing dance. Wages for the dancers are now nearly 50% of our production budget.
Our amazing dancer/collaborators for the ALL JOAN SHOW are Lisa Brenner, Julia Daniel, David King, Collette Kollewe, Lyndia McGauhey, Cynthia Strauss, and Katie Trigg. Dancers Mara Milam and Chloé Rosen join us for the premiere of our new collaboration with Joan, which we will perform in Santa Cruz only. D Stone is our Light Designer and Technical Director.
Working with Joan
We started working with Joan in 2004, when David and I were living in Los Angeles. The first work we made together was Strange Toys, a suite of five two-minute dances, which had its New York debut at Joyce Soho. Joan’s CD Strange Toys, which included music from the dance as well as other compositions, was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.
In 2006 we collaborated with Joan on small variations, which was nominated for two Horton Awards (LA’s award for excellence in dance).
In 2013 we premiered Your Body is Not a Shark at ODC Theater – a collaboration with Joan, poet Denise Leto, and Cadenza Orchestra (under the direction of Maya Barsacq).
(original cast, Your Body is Not a Shark, ODC Theater, 2013)
What You Can Do to Help
- 75% of our costs are covered through ticket sales and grants
- The remaining 25% will come from individuals like you
Your generous donation will cover a portion of the production budget of the ALL JOAN SHOW, which includes:
- Dancers' rehearsal pay and performance stipends
- Theater rental and staffing in Santa Cruz and San Francisco
- Light Designer/Technical Director
- Video and photo documentation
- Publicity/Marketing, Postcards, Posters, Printing, Distribution
After our performances at Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco, September 21-22, The All Joan Show moves to Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz, October 19-21. Joan is making us a new piece of music, and this new collaboration will premiere in Santa Cruz only.
Thanks for taking the time to visit our Kickstarter page and read about what's going on with us.
Whatever you can donate will make a difference. We appreciate your support and your commitment to creating art for communities and community for artists.
PS Donations to this Kickstarter campaign are not tax deductible. If you would like your gift to be tax deductible please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the info on how we can process your donation.
These performances are made possible in part through generous contributions from our individual donors & the Arts Council Santa Cruz County.
For more info about Cid Pearlman Performance - www.cidpearlman.org
For more info about Joan Jeanrenaud - www.jjcello.com
Risks and challenges
Funding this project supports us as we enter our second decade as a Santa Cruz based dance company. We know that it is often more compelling to fund the creation of new projects, but these works from repertory will not be the same dances they were the last time they were performed live. As the dancers dig deep into the choreography the pieces are transformed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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