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
Risks and challenges
This project will occur!
It is scheduled with performance times announced to the public, so we will make it work somehow!
- (31 days)