About this project
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
YES! Mail to: Gwyn & Bill / Breaking Surface 241 Bedford Ave, # 12 Brooklyn NY 11211
Make out the check to: AiRealistic. In the memo line just put: Breaking Surface. And please let us know you're sending a check so we can keep our eye out for it! :)
Breaking Surface is Flying-Dance-Theater over water. The show includes adventure, romance & plenty of humor. With imagery inspired by paintings and poetry we capture the moments in life we all relate to- adventure, frustration, love & mystery. With these images we weave together a physical story that evokes feelings both archetypal & personal.
Pulling from our own relationships & personal stories we follow the lives of 2 individuals on their separate journeys through a complicated & unexpected world- where the laws of physics are not usually followed- until through self-discovery they eventually find each other.
Donate here! This fundraiser is to raise the funds we need to finish the show and rent a manhattan theater. We can’t wait to show it to you!
No, that’s what this KickStarter Fundraiser is about. We are talking with 4 manhattan theaters but need to raise the funds to book the theater. Our current dream theaters would be the Kitchen or BAC.
In 2011 we did a 25 minute preview at the Brooklyn Lyceum. We had an over-whelming positive response from the audience and producers that saw the show. Several producers told us that they had buyers interested in purchasing the show but they needed to see the full show first. So, we got to work. Over the last year we have been creating in the studio with our amazing cast and built a full hour-long show. We still have more to do though and we need your help to get there!
Right now our goal is to spend 3 weeks in the studio with our cast to do a final creative push and finish the show. We also need costumes and a few key set pieces. Then we are set to move into a NYC theater and present the show to several potentially interested buyers. From there we are aiming for either a National/International tour or a sit down run in Manhattan.
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