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Groundbreaking of a new interdisciplinary performance space in the heart of Miami's art district.

Miami, FL Dance
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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.

Rehearsal at Miami Dance Studio for the Knight Foundation's 1000th Random Act of Culture.
Rehearsal at Miami Dance Studio for the Knight Foundation's 1000th Random Act of Culture.

 THE PROJECT

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.

Project LEAP teens stand with NYC-based choreographer Kyle Abraham (Abraham.In.Motion) after an uplifting master class and talk.
Project LEAP teens stand with NYC-based choreographer Kyle Abraham (Abraham.In.Motion) after an uplifting master class and talk.


FUNDS ARE REQUESTED FOR:

  • theater lighting
  • sound system
  • theater backdrop
  • sound-proofing
  • baffles
  • risers for seating
  • folding chairs
  • signage
  • materials: paint, construction hardware, non-theater interior lighting
Behind-the-scenes of collaboration between choreographer Pioneer Winter and Indie Film Club Miami.
Behind-the-scenes of collaboration between choreographer Pioneer Winter and Indie Film Club Miami.

RIFT's MISSION

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.

FIELD Miami demo workshop hosted at our studio.
FIELD Miami demo workshop hosted at our studio.

PRESS
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.

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    One complimentary pass to any performance and one free concession item. A personal Thank You from the Directors of RIFT Blackbox, and you will also be listed on our donors site.

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    FELLOW: All the previous, two extra passes to any performance including free concession items for each pass, and a free RIFT Blackbox T-Shirt.

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    ASSOCIATE: All the previous, plus one yearly pass good for any performance held throughout the year, including any special events such as fundraisers, mixers, and/or receptions. One free concessionary item per visit. Also, special donorship honors on all literature and material.

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    PARTNER: All the previous, plus one extra yearly pass good for any performance held throughout the year, including any special events such as fundraisers, mixers, and/or receptions. One free concessionary item per visit. Also, special donorship honors on all literature and material.

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    SPONSOR: All the previous, plus one pass valid for 10 years on any performance, including any special events mentioned above. Free concession for duration of pass. Also, special donorship honors on all literature and material, including your name on an honorary plaque located on site.

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    BENEFACTOR: All the previous, plus one pass valid for 10 years on any performance, including any special events mentioned above. Free concession for duration on any pass. Also, special donoship honors on all literature and material, including your name on an honorary plaque located on site.

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Funding period

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