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The Mantises Are Flipping W.3, is finally ready to hit the stage May 21-23 at Danspace Project. Help us get there!
The Mantises Are Flipping W.3, is finally ready to hit the stage May 21-23 at Danspace Project. Help us get there!
57 backers pledged $3,241 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you for joining us on our journey to Danspace Project! 

The Mantises Are Flipping W.3 is the 16th and largest production that BodyStories has built to date. For the first time, we are designing a site specific, interactive environment, that surrounds our audience. Inviting them to experience a visceral tide of interconnected movement from multiple viewpoints.

So Far…. 

But along with this major presenting opportunity, comes even more hurdles.

We need your help to fill the gap! 

Help us raise the remaining $3,200 of our $15,000 budget to cover the daunting costs of producing a work of this scale.

$3200 will support three crucial things: 

1. Paying our extraordinary, tireless, committed dancers for their beautiful work and performances. 

2. Paying the creative team- our sound designers, lighting designer, and costume designer 

3. Paying for a chunk of production costs associated with the venue- equipment rentals, insurance...

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What this work means to us 

Together, the performers, the sound designer, and myself are working to find the right balance of melody, tension, subtlety, and force within the landscape of what we are making. We are in constant conversation about how all the elements of the work can come together to support the effect of the whole. It calls for a lot of experimentation, and we are learning fascinating things about what resonates to push the work forward.

The Mantises Are Flipping W.3 asks: 

  • How do we relate we relate each other viscerally and psychologically? What does that say about our role in society? 
  • When do we feel comfortable making deep connections, and when do we remain in the world of fragments, or vignettes. 
  • Why Is there as much information in a missed communication as there is in a deeply-felt one?

How we are accomplishing our creative goals: With Smart People! 

We are bringing together a stellar group of artists and collaborators to make this work a reality. The entire fabric of the piece is woven with their artistry and individuality.

PERFORMERS Iman Barnes, Zach Bergfelt, Corey Bliss, Mia DeWeese, Alex Jenkins, Monica Mordaunt, and Audrey Rachelle Stanley

 COMPOSERSJohn Yannelli in collaboration with Dominick Boyle, Emily Cardwell, Ryan Edwards, Chase Hawley, and Riley Smith.

 DESIGNERS costumes by Ljupka Arsovska, lighting design by Tim Cryan

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THANK YOU so much for your support!

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Thank you to Jacob Hiss for shooting our campaign video footage! jacobhiss.wix.com/jacobhiss

Risks and challenges

With so many moving parts that need attention on both the administrative and creative side, producing a full scale performance can be quite daunting. It calls for a lot negotiation and problem solving, and then troubleshooting the problems that are created from the solutions of the problems we solve. But they are delicious problems to have- the best kind. It is the challenge of making this work. And the results are so worth it. And thanks to your support, we will meet our challenges head on; with even more insightfulness and creative energy!

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    A ROCKIN PLAYLIST
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    Everyone in the cast has added a favorite song that calls to mind the nature and process of creating The Mantises Are Flipping W.3. Get down with our vibes! We'll send you a digital copy.

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    ONE COMPLIMENTARY TICKET to the premiere of The Mantises Are Flipping W.3 at Danspace Project (Valued at $20)
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    We'll reserve a ticket on your behalf on the date of your choice- May 21, 22, or 23 at 8pm. All you need to do is show up!

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    A BODYSTORIES TOTE BAG
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    TWO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to the premiere of The Mantises Are Flipping W.3 at Danspace Project (value $40-100)
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    +Rockin Playlist
    +Hugs and Thank You's

    We'll reserve a ticket on your behalf on the date of your choice- May 21, 22, or 23 at 8pm. All you need to do is show up with your date! You should also share your playlist with them. (Your tote bag and playlist will be delivered in June)

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    A DIGITAL RECORDING OF THE ORIGINAL SCORE for The Mantises Are Flipping W.3
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    The Score was created by John Yannelli in collaboration with Dominick Boyle, Emily Cardwell, Ryan Edwards, Chase Hawley, and Riley Smith.

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    THE MANTISES ARE FLIPPING W.3 DVD
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    The video for the DVD will be recorded live at the premiere.

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    EXECUTIVE HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
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    +A BodyStories Tote Bag
    +Rockin Playlist
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    Members bring 5 people to any May 21-23 performances and we show our appreciation with a special gift and celebratory toast with your group and the company at the after party. The host committee is another fun and gratifying way to be involved in our community.

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    A FRAMED ORIGINAL PAINTING OR PHOTO Inspired by our work. They are stunning!
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