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A new choreographic work created with 12 dancers engaging complexity as its generative motor.
A new choreographic work created with 12 dancers engaging complexity as its generative motor.
209 backers pledged $23,129 to help bring this project to life.

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We are raising funds to support the payment of dancers salaries for a new work by Tere O'Connor. To find out more about the work you can go to.http://www.thekitchen.org/event/tere-o-connor-the-goodbye-studies

We have raised $75,000 and require $20,000 more. The dancers who are working in this piece are some of the best in NYC. I have been making dances for 35 years (you can look at my bio below) and funding for dance is capricious to say the least. This year we have ended up with this deficit and we hope you can help us out!!

Tere O’Connor is a Center for Advanced Studies Professor of Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the artistic director of Tere O’Connor Dance. He has created over 45 works for his company and toured them throughout the US, Europe, South America and Canada. He has created numerous commissioned works for other dance companies, including the Lyon Opera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project and solo works for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jean Butler. In 2014, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. O’Connor received a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, is a 2009 United States Artist Rockefeller Fellow, and a 1993 Guggenheim Fellow among numerous other grants and awards. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project, The MAP Fund and many others. He has received three “BESSIES”, New York Dance and Performance Awards. An articulate and provocative educator, O'Connor has taught at festivals and universities around the globe for 25 years. He is in residence at the University for the spring semester each year and in New York or on tour for the remainder of the year. He is an active participant in the New York dance community mentoring young artists, teaching, writing, and volunteering in various capacities. His most recent work BLEED, premiered at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival in Dec 2013 and toured throughout the United States through spring 2015. O’Connor will premiere a new work for 12 dancers at The Kitchen in New York City in Dec 2015. tereoconnordance.org

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    Thank you! Your support is integral to the realization of this work. As a token of our appreciation, Tere will be sending you a barrage of thank you notes via facebook and whatever other methods of contact google will sell us.

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    Wow, you just took it to the next level! In addition to exhibiting our gratitude on the internet, we will also publicly thank you by listing your name in the program for the premiere of The Goodbye Studies at the Kitchen in December.

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    Your devotion to Tere's work is incredible! So, you'll definitely appreciate gaining online access to 3 full-length newly-archived dances from his early years : Nursing the Newborn Pig (1994) Heaven Up North (1987).
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    Your supreme generosity has earned you a special invitation to an in-process showing and discussion of The Goodbye Studies this fall!
    Wednesday,November 16, 4:30pm (details with RSVP)
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    online access to Tere’s first solo Construct-A-Guy (1983) in addition to....
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    The show is on us! You'll receive 2 free tickets to The Goodbye Studies at the Kitchen from December 2 -12, on the night of your choosing.
    http://thekitchen.org/event/tere-o-connor-the-goodbye-studies
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    Limited offer: dinner AND a show!
    Receive a $100 gift certificate Zeb Stewart and Erin Gerken beautiful restaurant Café Colette in Williamsburg.
    http://cafe-colette.com
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    Limited offer: One Pilates class with the brilliant Hilary Clark.
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    Since you like him so much, Tere will come cook dinner for you and a guest at your place in the New York or Champaign area (and he’ll join you)! Can be scheduled from October 2015 - June 2016.
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