Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 30, 2011.


A new work of dance-theater developed by Malinda LaVelle's Project Thrust in San Francisco, CA.

Image: Rob Kunkle / Good Lux Photography

Who is involved in "Urge?"

Urge is being developed by Malinda LaVelle with 5 exceptional Project Thrust dancers: Emmaly Wiederholt, Joy Prendergast, Julia Hollas, Maggie Stack, and Madelyn Biven.

What is "Urge?" 

Hunger. Crave. Devour. Lust. Thirst. Yearn......

No matter how you say it, we all have untamed appetites. The question is, for what? What is it that we have an urgent hunger for? People? Attention? Love? Pizza? We all need and are constantly searching for ways to satisfy our burning desire for connection and comfort--whether it's to each other, a place, a substance, or a feeling. So what happens when we fail to fulfill our hunger? Vice versa, what does it mean to be too full?        

Selected by Joe Landini of The Garage to participate in a 24 week long residency as part of a larger partnership with ODC, Malinda LaVelle, choreographer and Artistic Director of Project Thrust, will work alongside five fabulously talented Bay Area dancers to explore these questions by way of personal investigation and performance.

When and Where is "Urge?"

Urge will be performed in 3 different capacities in San Francisco.

1)  In-progress showing of "Urge" December 7 and 8, 2011, at The Garage

2)  Final showing of "Urge" February 10 and 11, 2011, at The Garage.

3)  At ODC Theater in July 2012.

Why should you donate?

Project Thrust is fiscally sponsored by Dancers' Group, and "Urge" is funded in part by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. The company is also generously supported in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under artistic director Summer Lee Rhatigan. Even with this unwavering artistic support, Project Thrust does not have the funds to adequately pay the five spectacular performers for their professionalism, commitment and dedication toward the realization of this project. Every cent raised in this campaign will go directly to the dancers to compensate them for their many hours of rehearsal and performance.  

Thank you (over and over again) for considering Project Thrust.

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Thoughts on Project Thrust:

"It is simultaneously hilarious and disturbing to watch such perfect reflections of feminine tropes." -Daria Kaufman, The Examiner

"It's the kind of thing that makes you recognize how silly and messy all of us are, and then it makes you happy that you do indeed suffer those side effects because you're lucky enough to be alive." -Megan Kurashige


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