Last year we presented the first 30 minutes of Breaking Surface as an experiment. After over-whelming response from our audiences we decided to take the next step & present this project to producers & buyers so that we can bring the show to a larger audience.
That's where you come in! This is a huge project & we cannot do it without you! We have an amazing cast of artists, producers & designers donating their time to bring this show to completion, but we need your help to get into a theater!!! Read more about the show below, or better yet, watch the video above to see what we've been up to!
ABOUT THE SHOW ~
Breaking Surface is Flying-Dance-Theater over water. Inspired by performance that blurs genres, we swing between romance, adventure & farce. Dynamic physicality & surprising perspectives carry the audience thru a world of childhood fantasy & aquatic longing. Acrobatics, dance & physical story-telling combine to evoke universal images that linger in the mind. Presented by AiRealistic, this new creation by Gwyneth Larsen & William Mulholland is built on the moment of tension- or anticipation- when we have committed ourselves to the unknown but have yet to take the first step.
HOW YOU CAN HELP ~
- Spread the word!!!
- Give a donation as a gift for someone.
- Tell your wealthy friends about us.
- Invite your producer friends to the show/website.
- Tell us about theaters in NY that you know will work for us.
- Come take a fly class with us, proceeds go to the show!!!
Breaking Surface's budget is $47,025 ~ We have already raised a portion of this through generous contributions by a few donors & now we are looking forward to meeting our KickStarter goal of $12,000 or more, which will help cover some of our remaining production costs of: theater rental, costumes & set. Any funds over this goal will go towards furthering the show, rigging installation & to help pay our fabulous performers & artists for some of the tremendous work they've already put in and will continue to put in.
We are incredibly grateful for all of the help & donations we have already received & want to THANK YOU in advance for any additional donations that will help us meet our fundraising goals!
THE BREAKING SURFACE CAST ~
- Is Awesome
- Has volunteered all of their time
- Is mind blowing-ly talented; credits include: Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, The Metropolitan Opera, Cirque Du Soliel & numerous appearances in many films & on TV for special skills.
- Is extremely unusual because we ask them to do a bizarre variety of Dance, Acrobatics, Harness, Circus, Acting, Clown & yes sometimes we even ask them to sing.
- Is incredibly generous with their valuable time-- We really REALLY want to pay them!
Breaking Surface has an incredible original score by XVSK. Go to their website to get a glimpse of some of their other work- but if you want to hear the music for the show, you'll have to come see it live!
ABOUT THE COMPANY ~
AiRealistic is a site-specific aerial theater company specializing in human flying solutions; born out of a love of physical expression & an incessant urge to take wing, AiRealistic has grown many faces including: AiRealistic Circus & Flying, AiRealistic rigging & Human Flying Solutions & now Breaking Surface.
Risks and challenges
Creating a show of this magnitude has unique requirements, like high ceilings with adequate rigging attachments & keeping 210 gallons of water warm in the pool for rehearsals & performance; fortunately we have years of experience & many skilled colleagues & advisors to help us find creative solutions to bring us to opening night.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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