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Based on the successful 20th anniversary stage show, join us on a journey through dance and celebrate community, faith, and diversity.

The rousing success of the 20th Anniversary stage production of Dance in Flight inspired a bold idea to capture our unique company on film. Dance in Flight: The Film is a narrative film based on the journeys of 9 dancers. Expressed through word and movement, they share their real life stories of how they have been transformed by dance. Individually the dancers move through space and time somewhere between reality, performance, and fantasy. As human beings we all have experiences that shape and define who we are. In the film, we watch the dancers go on their individual journeys as they collect each other and find strength in a commonality that brings them together. The travelers create a colorful and bizarre world where they present a carnival style "freakshow." In this whimsical place they are free to cultivate community, explore spirituality, and learn to accept and embrace others and themselves. Dance in Flight: The Film will be an artistic collaboration between Pepperdine faculty, staff, students, and alumni all working professionally within the entertainment industry. 

Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production
Still shot from video work shown during 2013 stage production

To view the Intro Video for the 2013 stage production Click Here

Dance in Flight is a reputable and recognized dance company based in Southern California. For 20 years, Dance in Flight has embodied the best of Seaver College at Pepperdine University and the liberal arts tradition. Dance in Flight is both a dance company and an offering to the community, a chance to polish a craft and create a public celebration. It is one of the largest, most beloved, and well-attended events at Pepperdine. It is art and faith in action. Dance in Flight provides a safe environment in which emerging student dancers and choreographers can cultivate creativity, physical expression, and teamwork in a professional performing atmosphere. The company members come from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. They are united by their passion for the art of movement and are dedicated to presenting an impressive showcase of student artistry. 

www.PepperdineDIF.org

Postcard image from our 2013 stage production
Postcard image from our 2013 stage production

Goals of Funding:

Our initial goal is to raise $65,000 to cover our beginning production costs. Funds raised will go towards camera and lighting equipment, costume design and construction, scenic design and construction, make up and hair design, rehearsal and stage rentals, on location film permits, and music composition costs. Your donations will also help us pay for craft services to keep our dancers well nourished while they are volunteering their time and talents. 

This will be a great start in getting our project into production, but we will need more to finish the film in post-production. Thank you for giving generously now towards our overall fundraising goal of $175,000.

A Note from the Directors:

Thank you in advance for taking the time to invest in this project! Whether you are able to give $5 or $10,000 we are so grateful and humbled by your contribution. Thank you for helping us make this dream a reality!

Peace,

Bill and Alex

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We have a well established following with our dance company, and our talented production team includes people who have worked together and in the entertainment and film industry for many years. The biggest potential risk we may encounter are location permits. However, we have already secured back up locations if a situation were to arise and our ideal places and spaces were no longer an option.

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