About this project
This performance will take place on February 3rd (8pm) and 4th (3pm, 8pm) in Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater at UCLA. Tickets are FREE, but a minimum $50 donation to our Kickstarter guarantees 1 spot to the showing of your choice (seats fill up quickly!). We would like to give a special thanks to Natalee Palmer and David Melara for filming and editing our epic video.
This performance highlights a variety of mediums such as dance, live music, and multimedia projections. Some of the many issues confronted by our artists include relationships between dance and music, the power of the media, mental disorders and phenomena, the individual versus the group, and femininity in cultural history. The producers of this year's show are David Melara, Morgan Hood, and Jocelyn Reyes. The artists chosen by application to create work for this year’s show include: Morgan Hood, Natalee Palmer, Jocelyn Reyes, Delilah Gamson Levy, Caileigh Knapp, Michelle May, Nicole Andrews, Diana Gilmore, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michelle Olson, Maddie Olandt, Matthew Rogers, Jessica Pontillas
For the past 17 years, Wacsmash has been a platform for the artistic voices of the WAC/D undergraduates at UCLA. It is unique because it is the only interdisciplinary live arts showcase on campus that is entirely created, directed, and financially managed by undergraduate students.
Our goal is to present a professional-level live performance that features intellectually and artistically provoking works. Wacsmash 2017 is an incredible opportunity for undergraduate artists to develop pieces in a four month intensive process and display them in a formal setting. We want to highlight art's ability to educate, motivate, and impact communities by engaging with historical, cultural, and personal perspectives in a showcase accessible to everyone. With the financial support of you, our loyal friends and family, we will have the firepower to produce an unforgettable show.
Risks and challenges
Luckily: rehearsal space, artistic drive and cultural awareness are abundant in WAC/D. Sadly: money doesn't grow on the carefully landscaped UCLA trees that line our buildings.
Most of production challenges are in finding financial support. We have utilized several on-campus grants to fund the majority of our facilities costs. However, the price of other expenses outlined below have a big financial impact on our budget.
Our ultimate goal is to have as many people see our show as possible, and having free admission is crucial. We need your help to ensure that Wacsmash can be a free production, so that we can gain as much exposure for our work as possible. We are reaching out to you, our most devoted supporters and believers, to back our project and see it come to life before your eyes.
The funding gathered from this Kickstarter will go toward any of the following integral expenses that are not secured by on-campus grants:
Facilities (labor, tech crew, ushers, lighting, gels, floor tape, stage equipment)
Video camera operator/ DVD costs
Display case materials
No amount is too small!! Please donate, share, and most importantly, come experience Wacsmash 2017 this February 3rd and 4th!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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