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A dance piece about one woman's journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Aloha Everyone,

Welcome to the fundraising page for my one-woman performance! 

This piece is inspired by my past work of teaching dance and yoga to adolescent women. In these wonderful young women I recognized that something was missing. I saw them questioning whether it was acceptable to look inside of themselves and wonder if what they saw was okay. I saw a fear of trusting themselves, their pleasures, their passions and their power. Therefore, I feel highly motivated to share a joyful perspective of empowerment that they can relate to.

 Over the past three months, I have been choreographing, writing, collaging and creating this new one-woman performance piece entitled, You are the Song You've Been Waiting For. It tells the story of a young woman with lollipop lungs that have dried out, making her mute.  So, a wise whale woman finds her, recognizes her ailment and her cure, and that is to eat her. Once swallowed, the young woman embarks on an adventure of self-discovery, encountering many entities on her way who reveal her own hidden powers to her. It is a tale of questioning, acceptance, healing, inspiration and empowerment. It is a story that I am passionate about sharing, so I am asking for your help in sharing it. 

I decided early on that I wanted to take a different approach to creating this work. My past two efforts have been created amidst a series of eclectic rehearsal and performance spaces.  While I am very proud of each of these projects, I regret that I have not been able to truly develop a dance piece with my visual art projections, nor have I been able to utilize a performance studio to showcase my work to a larger audience.  

Until now.

I have recently received a residency space in Barcelona, Spain, and would like  to utilize this opportunity to its fullest potential by producing my performance, and eventually touring and submitting my work to various festivals.  

 In order to make this dream a reality, I need your support. 

I have created an absolutely bare bones budget that includes the residency space rental, technical equipment for visual art projections, sound recording, lighting and costume design, and more.

As the show grows, it requires some lovin'.  For that lovin' to happen I need some lovin' from y'all.

I'm giving away all kinds of cool stuff to show my appreciation. If you can contribute any amount I will send you a digital copy of one of the collages found in the piece. For contributions of fifteen dollars or more you will receive an exclusive "backer only" digital dance clip. This clip is not in the final performance, but is a prequel to the story. For a twenty-five dollar donation, you will receive a DVD of the live performance. If you are inclined to contribute more, you could be the proud owner of one of my knitted hats, have your name hidden in one of the collage projections, or even name the main character in the show.  There's more, but should I go on?

Please check out the reward details.  I am grateful for donations in any amount. If you are unable to donate and want to help, please spread my message and goal by sharing this site with your loved ones. The more people involved, the more meaningful the show becomes.

Thanks everybody.  As always, you rock.

Aurora. 

P.S. Here is a clip from the beginning stages of the performance, followed by some photos... enjoy :)

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    Donate over a buck and I will personally send you a digital copy of one of my original collages.

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    Contributions of over 10 dollars will receive a personalized postcard of one of my original collages with your name hidden inside of it as well as the digital download.

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    You will receive a digital download of an exclusive "backer only" clip of a dance piece related to the show but not in the live performance, PLUS one of my original collages with your name hidden inside of it.

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    You will receive a DVD copy of the live performance, PLUS a digital download of an exclusive "backer only" clip of dance performance and a collage postcard with your name.

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    You'll receive a screen printed performance poster (made by me), a DVD copy of the live performance, a digital download of an exclusive "backer only" clip of dance performance, and a collage postcard with your name.

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    I will knit you a hat! You pick the color and size. You will also get the screen printed poster, as well as the DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance and a collage postcard with your name.

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    TWO complimentary tickets to a performance of the show, you will also receive your name in the program notes and a scarf to match your hat! (I hope you live someplace cold.) I will thank you personally, and you will also get the poster, the DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance and a collage postcard with your name.

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    SURPRISE! Your name will appear hidden in one of the projected pieces of visual art during the live performance. I will gather treasures from around the set and assemble a goody bag made custom for you! From costume pieces to snacks to personal items; it truly will be priceless. Your name will appear in the program notes and I'll knit you a scarf to match your hat! (I want to keep you warm!) I will thank you personally, and you will also receive the poster, DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance and a collage postcard with your name.

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    Skype Dance Concert! Imagine being connected with me for a personal dance improvisation piece via the mystical interwebs. You will have the opportunity to chose the musical score, and in addition, you will receive your name in the program notes, a personal thank you, along with the poster, DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance and a collage postcard with your name.

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    5 complimentary tickets and I will send you an autographed book compiled of all the collages in the production along with the poster, DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance and a collage postcard with your name.

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    Have your voice in the show. We'll send you the text, you digitally record your voice and email us the file, and we will put your voice into the compiled sound recordings! And you'll get a scarf, hat (for your cold head), poster, DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance, and a collage postcard with your name.

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    Name the main character of the performance. She doesn't have a name yet, and it could be yours. You will also have your voice recorded in the show and you'll get a scarf, hat (I'm really concerned about your head), poster, DVD, digital download of the "backer only" dance performance, and a collage postcard with your name.

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