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A fiercely contemporary, mixed media dance exploration of the space of ritual - July 26/27, 2013 at Salt Lake City's Masonic Temple.
A fiercely contemporary, mixed media dance exploration of the space of ritual - July 26/27, 2013 at Salt Lake City's Masonic Temple.
250 backers pledged $35,953 to help bring this project to life.

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Who Are We?

NOW International/Interdisciplinary Dance Co.  (NOW ID) is a brand-new interdisciplinary dance and arts company founded by renowned Danish/choreographer, Charlotte Boye-Christensen and Canadian/architect Nathan Webster. Based in Salt Lake City, NOW ID is internationally positioned and connected to the unique beauty and culture of its western base. The name "NOW" functions as mission statement and mantra that reflects a commitment to constant renewal, leaning into the present, and an immediacy of engagement when creating or viewing art. The company is a framework for collaboration between local, national and international artists, designers and thinkers. In addition to dance, NOW advances music, visual art and site specific work.

As we launch this new and ambitious endeavor, we ask for your support. Your donation is a declaration that you believe in innovative contemporary art, performance, and dance. If you know the work of our founders and collaborators, you know the amazing potential of this company. We are eager to bring the eyes and talents of the world to Salt Lake City, and a Salt Lake City perspective to the world.

About The Wedding
: (It will not be a white wedding.)

The Wedding is a mixed media dance performance in which we will explore the space of ritual in three tableaus: Preparation, Fire/Threshold and Transformation.

The Wedding is a collaborative and context-driven work where both artists and site generate the fundamental ideas for the project. The work will juxtapose the contemporary with the historic - It will be staged in the domed theater-in-the-round at Salt Lake City's Masonic Temple.

The Wedding performance will be both personal and public. It will be topical and evocative on both local and (inter)national levels.

Together, the various elements combine to create a highly moving visceral, intellectual and emotional experience.

Company/Project Collaborators:   A primary objective of this exciting new company is to conspire with local and international artists from a variety of creative disciplines. The collaborators involved in The Wedding are listed below with a short title. But note that most of these people are hard to label succinctly! Please see their full bios and more at www.now-id.com

Charlotte: Boye-Christensen: Choreographer/co-founder and Artistic Director of NOW (Salt Lake City by way of Copenhagen)

Nathan Webster:
Architect/co-founder of NOW (Salt Lake City by way of Vancouver)

Yumelia Garcia:
Principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet (Chicago)

Katherine Lawrence:
Principal dancer with Ballet West (Salt Lake City)

Ted Johnson:
Performer in Sleep no more (NYC)

Jo Blake:
Former dancer with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (NYC)

Jens Horsving:
Composer (Copenhagen)

Alex Ollo:
Composer (Sydney)

Sophie Dupont:
Performance artist (Copenhagen)

David Newkirk:
Videographer/Photographer, davidnewkirk.com, (Salt Lake City)
 
Andrea Paustenbaugh:
Artist, (Salt Lake City)

James Larsen:
Technical Director, (Salt Lake City)

Jesse Walker:
DJ, Graphic Designer, NewCityMovement.com, Board Member (Salt Lake City)

Gary Vlasic:
Artist, Events, Design, Board Member (NYC, Salt Lake City)

Amie Tullius:
Writer, Artist, Board Member (Salt Lake City)

Cody Derrick:
CityHomeCollective.com, Board Member (Salt Lake City)

Scott Hinton:
Designer, Board Member (Salt Lake City)

Robert Wood:
Venture Capital, Board Member (Salt Lake City)

Kay Cummings:
Former Chair at Tisch School of the Art, NYU (New York City)
 
 

When and where is the Wedding? The performance takes place July 26 and 27, 2013 at the historic Salt Lake City Masonic Temple at 650 East South Temple, in the grand auditorium's theater-in-the-round. The evening length performance starts at 7:30PM.

Why should I support this project? As a local in Salt Lake City, you get to experience new dancers and musicians, and see what happens when we bring formidable artists from abroad together with some of our best. This will be a topical, cultural exchange... for both artists and audience, and we believe this project will create waves outside of Utah. Not many people know how interesting and diverse Salt Lake City is. We are aiming high in our goal to share this with the world and invite you to do the same!

Where does my money go? Your money goes directly to pay the artists and for equipment associated with this production. We intend to pay all the creative and technical artists and crew fairly; We need a temporary floor, lighting and sound equipment to transform the historic Masonic auditorium into a professional dance venue; We must also rent the space, create the costumes, etc.

Note that the funds we state as our goal are a minimum to make this amazing and ambitious project happen. Any additional funds beyond that goal will allow us to make the project even better.

The 501c3 nonprofit status of our company is pending. We have applied for, and expect exempt status to be granted before the end of 2013. Notice of exempt status and, therefore, the deductability of gifts to the project and company, will be provided once nonprofit status is granted.

How Kickstarter Works: You can pledge any amount and choose a reward. At the end of our Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets or exceeds our $35,000 goal, then the credit cards of those who have pledged are charged and we receive the funds to pay for the project.

If we don't meet our $35,000 goal by the deadline, then the money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided and, well, we trust you won't let this happen!

If we exceed our $35,000 goal then the extra funds will be used to make The Wedding even stronger. Aside from a 5% Kickstarter fee and a 3-5% Amazon credit card processing fee, all funds raised will be used directly in the production of The Wedding and its documentation.

Can we exceed the goal? Yes. Before the deadline, Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given. Even though $35,000 is already a lot of money, it is still a minimum for the program we are planning, and more money would mean less begging, borrowing, and panic attacks. Please feel free to give above our target amount. Your gift will not go unnoticed.

How do you contact us? You can contact us directly at contact@now-id.com. We check this quite often and will get back to you. We promise.

Exquisite letterpress invitation designed by Andrea Paustenbaugh.
Exquisite letterpress invitation designed by Andrea Paustenbaugh.
NOW International Dance Co. and Limited Edition "THE WEDDING" T-Shirts. Your choice or donate twice for both!
NOW International Dance Co. and Limited Edition "THE WEDDING" T-Shirts. Your choice or donate twice for both!

NOW What!? We've got some amazing rewards for each level of support. Find the one that excites you the most and jump on board NOW! 

Spread the word! Social media and word of mouth is key to bringing awareness to NOW. Tell everyone you know about The Wedding.

Risks and challenges

We have already booked the Auditorium / Theater-in-the-Round at the Salt Lake City Masonic Temple. We have lined up our performers. We have been working with the lighting and sound directors. We have been priming our networks and we are ready to create this epic installation.

In our minds AND in the flesh, this is already happening!

We have yet to raise the money we need to make this project the huge success we know it can and needs to be. Beyond the Kickstarter campaign, we also have a number of grants that we are waiting to hear on, and we intend to continue to develop resources as this campaign proceeds but we still need you.

We have a resourceful and engaged group of board member/collaborators ready to take us to the next level. The success of this project on Kickstarter is really what will make this important international collaboration happen.

Thank you so very much for your support!

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    Name on Website (June) and in Wedding project Album (August).

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    NOW Patch, plus name on Website and in Wedding project Album

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    Letterpress Invitation, signed by the artists, plus name on website and in Wedding project Album.

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    Black on Black NOW T-Shirt, plus name on website and in Wedding project Album.

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    Letterpress Invitation signed by the artists, One ticket to the performance, plus name on website and in Wedding project Album.

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    Letterpress Invitation signed by the artists, dvd of performance, plus name on website and in Wedding project Album.

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    The Wedding Project Album, a coffee table book more than a Utah scrapbook, that will capture imagery of project/making process and inspiration, and final performance images, plus letterpress invitation and DVD. This Album will include names of all donors to the project, as well as be signed by all of the artists involved.

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    10 Tickets to the performance, 10 invitations to artists reception party prior to the event, name listed as major donor on website and in Wedding project Album.

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    10 Tickets to the performance including 1 very special seat in the DJ's box seat, 10 invitations to artists reception party prior to the event, name listed as major donor on website and in Wedding project Album.

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    Transcendental Donor Package: 10 Tickets to the performance, 10 invitations to dress rehearsal, name listed as major donor on website and in Wedding project Album, name listed as foundational donor in perpetuity in all future company literature and a copy of the wedding project Album in August.

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    Immortal Donor Package: 10 Tickets to the performance including a cameo in the performance itself (no dancing/speaking requirement), 10 invitations to dress rehearsal, name listed as major donor on website and in Wedding project Album, name listed as foundational donor in perpetuity in all future company literature and a copy of the wedding project Album in August.

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