Featuring a collection of dynamic performers, Becky Radway Dance Projects has been creating original dance works since 2002 that have been produced in venues throughout NYC and nationally. The company presents vibrant performances with a goal to establish unique environments with each new work that deliver an overall visceral and aesthetic experience. Artistic Director Becky Radway’s rich choreography, described as “quirky and enjoyable” by The Dance Enthusiast and “profoundly interesting” by iDanz Critix Corner, delights audiences with quick, detailed phrases, intimate partnering, and engaging themes.
To celebrate the company’s 15th year, BRDP has embarked on its most ambitious project to date – a haunting, original work incorporating a full-stage, steel-pipe set design by Elisabeth Svenningsen. "Residue", an idea that has been germinating for the last 15 years, places soft, moving bodies inside a harsh, geometric landscape thick with memory. The immense structure, whose design has grown and morphed into something truly exceptional, is more than a simple backdrop for the dance. Wholly interactive and essential to the action, this industrial world saturates the work with meaning and mood as shadowed figures tell their tales. The cast, made up of Mary Madsen, Niko Tsocanos, Jessica Goldberg, Parker Murphy, Carlton Ward, Jesse Barnett, and Becky Radway, includes a collection of talented performers seen working with celebrated NYC companies including Punchdrunk, Third Rail Projects, and Phantom Limb. Supported by a 2017 New Music USA project grant, "Residue" features an original score by acclaimed composer and musician, Erik Sanko, and live music by saxophonist, Patrick Breiner, who will roam the stage alongside the dancers. Sophisticated lighting design by Andy Dickerson will fill out the industrial space helping to set the tone for the work.
Please consider a donation today to help catapult this thrilling production to its opening night on October 5th at The Boiler in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
All donors contributing $30 or more during the first two weeks of the campaign are granted free entry to our Sunday Brunch event on August 13th. This brunch is all for you! It is a chance for the company to thank you for your generous support with free mimosas and delicious grub, exciting raffle prizes, and a sneak peek at our new work. Bring a friend for just $10 more! To top it all off, Brunch attendees will be given early access to tickets for our October performances. Seating is very limited... you want that early-access code!
Help the company bring this gorgeous work to life this Fall. Your support is invaluable and so very appreciated.
Where your money is going...
$10 buys saxophone reeds for our live musician
$20 buys one 10-foot pipe ("Residue" currently uses over 120 pipes with more needed)
$50 pays for our pillow block bearings (come find out what these do in October!)
$100 pays for a one-way truck rental (so we can move the poles to where you can see them!)
$200 protects our feet with performance shoes for the cast
$500 pays for one-quarter of the custom flooring
Sending huge thanks in advance from the whole company,
~Becky Radway, Artistic Director
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Risks and challenges
From the very beginning, "Residue" has brought with it a whole slew of new and difficult challenges for the company. Unlike many dance productions, no part of this piece has been created in an empty dance studio. With the set being such an integral part of the show, the company has worked in warehouses, shops, and other industrial spaces that have allowed us the time and structural elements necessary to construct the large metal design. Therefore, the size and scope of supplies needed for each day of rehearsal have added a major commitment not only of money, but of time and man-power involved in each build and strike, the transportation of supplies from location to location, and space for storage in between. BRDP has invested whole-heartedly in the success of this production by fronting these major supply and transportation costs in order to generate the creative material for the work itself. The ability to generate enough of the remaining funds needed through ticket sales, fundraising, and grant support to recoup those costs and provide appropriate compensation to the production's performers and designers is a major risk for the project. In order to manage this risk, the company has cast a wide net, reaching out to family, friends, past supporters, arts lovers, and the local community in order to gather support and generate excitement for this project. BRDP has increased administrative and technical staff for the work, as well as initiating an Honorary Committee to provide assistance behind the scenes to ensure a highly successful 15th anniversary season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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