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La Pocha Nostra invites individual donations to bring the international troupe together to create LPN's next live performance.
La Pocha Nostra invites individual donations to bring the international troupe together to create LPN's next live performance.
158 backers pledged $10,560 to help bring this project to life.

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In San Francisco last January, LPN wrapped up an 8-year long series of performances entitled “Mapa Corpo” Trilogy with a massive project involving 15 artists.  Currently, LPN finds itself at a critical moment in its creative life, as we attempt to secure funds to start our next extended development and performance projects. During these very difficult economic times, in which funding sources are growing less available and increasingly conservative, we need your help to develop and jumpstart our new performance project, Psycho Magic Actions for a World Gone Wrong, for the coming years.

We are seeking funds so that the core members of the troupe: Guillermo Gomez-Peña (Mexico City-San Francisco), Emma Tramposch (New Zealand-San Francisco)  Michèle Ceballos Michot (Bogota-Phoenix), Roberto Sifuentes (Los Angeles-Chicago), Erica Mott (Chicago-Wallahala), Dani d’Emilia (Porto Alegre-London/Lisbon), Violeta Luna (Mexico City-San Francisco). can gather in San Francisco and Oaxaca (Mexico) to develop a new performance piece. Psycho Magic Actions for a World Gone Wrong will confront the anti-immigration hysteria in the US and the rampant organized crime violence in Mexico.

LPN endeavors to work with artists and various communities across the world through our specialized pedagogy, community building workshop environment, and radical performances. Over the past two years time and time again we have watched our supporters and presenters budgets be slashed by 30 to 50 percent leaving us with less resources to create our work. Additionally funds to work in transnational collaborations seem to be the hardest hit and this is truly at the heart of our work. This is why we are looking to our international cyber community, those of you who we know and those who we hope to know, to invest in the ground level of our new work and to support the core community of La Pocha Nostra.

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    We will wildly incorporate YOUR NAME live in our performance's premiere!! PLUS we will send you a limited edition La Pocha Nostra designed sticker.

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    Pocha members will send you updates from the rehearsal process

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    Pocha members will send you updates from the rehearsal process and you will receive a special thank you in our performance program

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    Pocha will send you a limited edition conceptual art Pocha Nostra T-Shirt, a thank you in the program, and rehearsal updates

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    You will receive a signed copy of our new book Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy, An honorable mention in our program and updates from the rehearsal process.

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    You will receive an original photo of one of our performances signed by members of the troupe, benefactor thanks in our program and updates from the rehearsal studio

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    In addition to the above gifts, you will receive two show tickets to a special viewing of our works in progress in San Francisco in 2012 and be honored with VIP (Very Important Pocha/o) status.

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