Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
International Theater Workshop Hartenburg's video poster
Play

Masha and Sandro go to the International Theater Festival Workshop in Czech Republic to teach, support comrades and perform their show. Read more

24
backers
$3,158
pledged of $3,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on October 9, 2011.

Masha and Sandro go to the International Theater Festival Workshop in Czech Republic to teach, support comrades and perform their show.

Sandrino
Project by

Sandrino

First created  |  3 backed

See full bio Contact me

About this project

 We've been invited to participate in a new festival organized on the ruins of a medieval castle in the Czech republic. The castle is being slowly rebuilt by the volunteers from around the world. The Theater festival is a way to attract more attention to the unique qualities of the space and make it into a new center for the arts. Exchange of theatrical practices is the main goal of this festival. Besides nightly performances every participating theater offers classes and workshops as a way of creative exchange between different theatrical schools. We want to introduce our physical theater style to our european colleagues. We will lure them in by showing a highly articulate and heartwarming show about a guy torn between the money making charade and his true passion for bad bad bad music. Needless to say he is an exquisite character, as everyone else in the story. We then proceed with an intense training offered every morning to all participants of the festival with the resultant performance on the last evening of the festival. Most of the theaters invited, work in some capacity with disadvantaged youth from their respective countries. Eastern Europe is still very much in the grips of the, "new capitalist," era which brings a lot of hardship and inequality felt specially bitterly by the younger population. Our hope is to offer a way of using the reality around, with all of its disadvantages, as material and inspiration for ones creative search. All of our performances and classes will be free of charge in order for mostly moneyless youth of Poland, Ukraine, Romania to have a chance to participate. Being a small theater company the price of travel to eastern europe from America is a challenging factor for us, especially if we want to participate in any non-commercial theater festival. We need to raise funds to cover our travel fare and our living expenses. Through new found contacts we hope to perform in smaller towns throughout Eastern Europe, especially Poland and Ukraine.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    3 backers

    May Pan, Ganesh, Grandmother Moon, Zeus and Jim Morrison bless your merry soul for all eternity and light your way into heaven.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    2 backers

    A ceramic Eleffant Foot, Certificate of Honor, made by the crafty Masha Kore a founding member of the company and the afore mentioned blessings!

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    3 backers

    A handmade ceramic Eleffant Foot mug made by Masha Kore, one of the founding company members, and the afore mentioned blessings!

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    3 backers

    A personal serenade written just for you, a CD with music from our new show and live recordings from people and musicians attending the International Theater Workshop in Hartenburg Czech Republic as well as the afore mentioned blessings!

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    3 backers

    2 hand made ceramic Eleffant Foot mugs made by the crafty Masha Kore. An audio CD with a serenade written just for you! Music from our new show and live recordings from musicians sharing their soul at the Hartenburg International Theater Festival. And of course the afore mentioned blessings.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    1 backer

    An Eleffant Foot theater Tea Set made by the one and only crafty Masha Kore. An audio CD with a serenade written just for you! Music from our new show and live recordings from musicians sharing their soul at the Hartenburg International Theater Festival. As well the afore mentioned blessings.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $450 or more

    0 backers

    A personal party designed for you or your children, created and performed by the Eleffant Foot theater company. Including performance and theater games, improvisations and other fun mischief. Only applies If you are in Boston, New York or Chicago area.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    0 backers

    A certificate for an all inclusive five day retreat in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York; includes accommodations at the beautiful Rochester Folk Art Guild, a rural community between Ithaca and Rochester, NY, delicious food, warmhearted people, beautiful, quiet surroundings, and daily creative work. During this time we will work towards a performance centered around themes of the spring equinox, taking inspiration from the landscape around us. We will be exploring various theatrical languages introduced to the world by one of the leaders of the physical theater movement Jacques Lecoq, the main focus will be on the expressive ability of the body. At the end we will present our work before a friendly audience of local craftists and community residents.

    Estimated delivery:

Funding period

- (30 days)