Miami Dance Studio's answer to a growing need: RIFT Blackbox -- a soon-to-be home for artists residing in Miami...and the in-between.
Miami Dance Studio has been providing affordable commercial classes and free community classes, as well as free/reduced/bartered space provisions for professional artists to rehearse since opening its doors in Fall 2012. With particular interest in emerging choreographers and independent dancers, Miami Dance Studio has facilitated collaborations between filmmakers, dancers, actors, singers, musicians, visual artists, comedians, improvisers, choreographers, and everyone in between.
While Miami Dance Studio will continue to offer these services to the Miami community, we seek to expand our potential by building a performance-ready/blackbox space within our studio. Keeping true to the mission of MDS, RIFT will be a cost-effective and convenient way for professional artists to showcase and document their work. Not only will they be able to rehearse in the space, they will soon be able to perform in an intimate and quality blackbox space.
RIFT Blackbox will open in May 2014. This is right around the corner and the artists need your help making this all possible.
FUNDS ARE REQUESTED FOR:
- theater lighting
- sound system
- theater backdrop
- risers for seating
- folding chairs
- materials: paint, construction hardware, non-theater interior lighting
The mission of RIFT Blackbox will be to support and present quality contemporary performance by local artists, who are need a bridge space to facilitate their practice while they emerge or transition as creators.
Miami Dance Studio Hosts Dance Soiree, Miami Edition in Artburst Miami: http://artburstmiami.com/2013/05/02/dance-soiree-miami-edition/
Miami Dance Studio Hosts Free Classes for GLBTQ Teens and Allies in South Florida Gay News: http://southfloridagaynews.com/Local/miami-dance-studio-offers-free-classes-for-glbtq-teens-and-allies.htmlA New Studio Launches in Artburst Miami and Miami New Times: http://artburstmiami.com/2012/09/19/pioneer-winter-pioneers-a-new-studio/
Risks and challenges
Plans for construction and modification are already underway. If the Kickstarter goal is not met, RIFT will have a difficult time bringing these plans to fruition. Miami Dance Studio is doing its best to prevent this, and fundraising will insure that Miami artists will have another wonderful performance venue to call home.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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