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Rainey Lacey's MFA thesis performance is a story ballet based on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. Warning: involves comedy.

Rainey Lacey's MFA thesis performance based on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 is a story ballet that combines dance and theatre techniques and enlists a cast of characters that include but are not limited to: four synchronized swimmers, a princess, and a grizzly bear. 

There are six very dedicated dancers who have given 50 hours of work towards this project. Because my graduate stipend is very small, I can only afford to pay these dancers $1 an hour for their work. This is insulting. 

I'm asking to raise $1812 for our performance of Tchaikovski's "1812 Overture". This amount will be split six equal ways to solely support the six dancers traveling from Charlottesville, Virginia. They will be residing in Durham, North Carolina for the week prior to this thesis performance on July 28th, 2012. This money reimburses their food and travel expenses, as well as supports their final paycheck. 

As I finish graduate school in dance and choreography, I see how vital it is to show support for the arts. Money is a tool, and right now it is your way to show that you value this work, as well as the work of these six dancers: Audrey Fenske, Megan Giroir, Caitlin Lennon, Emily Mott, Moira Price, and Devin Sweet. 

**Any money exceeding our goal still goes directly to the dancers in equal amounts. It is vital these dancers receive a fair paycheck for their time and energy.**

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