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Chez BushwickBy Chez Bushwick
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Chez BushwickBy Chez Bushwick
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$1,964
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
36
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 9 2016 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our artistic community at Chez Bushwick faces the same challenge as many New Yorkers: RENT INCREASE. Together we *can* keep the doors open while maintaining the same affordable space and membership pricing! 

Chez Bushwick Studio truly is and remains a home for creative risk-taking and cross-disciplinary collaboration. We offer the most affordable rehearsal rates in New York City – just $8/hour for over 1000 artists annually.

Through our Artists-In-Residence program, we offer 12 artists each year the opportunity to experiment and present their work through peer showings in Chez Bushwick's studio and 2Night Show productions at CPR - Center for Performance Research.

Work-in-progress showing for peers in Chez Bushwick Studio.
Work-in-progress showing for peers in Chez Bushwick Studio.

CHEZ BUSHWICK PRESENTS nine productions annually: performances curated by special guests, featured works of Artists-In-Residence, in addition to commissioned evening-length works and Bushwick Open Studios.

Bushwick Open Studios: Liz Charky's "I'm Afraid of Everyone", October 2016
Bushwick Open Studios: Liz Charky's "I'm Afraid of Everyone", October 2016

Please join us in our heartfelt commitment towards serving a unique and diverse community of artists by creating opportunities for art-making in Brooklyn! Pledge your support and make a donation today!

ABOUT THE REWARDS: We are thrilled to offer rewards uniquely designed for our community of Chez Bushwick artists and friends! 

Featured Rewards:

$35 or more.  Fifteen of our BACKERS will have the opportunity to explore dance practice with Sara Procopio. Hosted in Chez Bushwick’s Studio, Sara Procopio and Masterclass participants will explore and cultivate tools to engage dance practice in new ways. The class is influenced by Sara’s work with Shen Wei Dance Arts as well as her own movement research.

Sara Procopio
Sara Procopio

“Together we will explore and cultivate tools to engage our dance practice in new ways. We will begin with exercises that encourage an opening of the energetic channels of the body. From an open and aligned body, we will investigate movement based upon breath, flow, suspension, center-shifting, bouncing, momentum, spirals and joint rotations through simple exercises and traveling phrases. Special focus will be placed on transitions and floor work. We will experiment, we will share, we will play and we will honor the body. We will dance. ”

$50 or more. Thirty of our BACKERS will receive two complimentary tickets to see a Chez Bushwick Presents performance at CPR - Center for Performance Research!

Chez Bushwick Presents: Sarah Lifson and Lucas Crane, July 2015.
Chez Bushwick Presents: Sarah Lifson and Lucas Crane, July 2015.

Chez Bushwick Presents is a nine-part performance series held at CPR - Center for Performance Research. This platform supports artists in many capacities throughout the different steps of the creative process. Chez Bushwick offers performance opportunities to artists to present new works in both shared and full evening length shows, to invite artists to curate, and present the works of Chez Bushwick Artists-In-Residence.

$500 or more. Four BACKERS will enjoy two complimentary tickets to a VIP pre-performance social and premium seating at the NYC premiere of Rules Of The Game, a new choreography by our Founder Jonah Bokaer as part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival on Thursday, November 10th!

Jonah Bokaer's "Rules Of The Game", May 2016. © Sharen Bradford
Jonah Bokaer's "Rules Of The Game", May 2016. © Sharen Bradford

Hailed by Washington Post as “a groundbreaking performance piece”, Jonah Bokaer’s Rules Of The Game combines dance choreography with Daniel Arsham’s visual concept and an exclusive recording of Grammy Award winning Pharrell Williams’s original score performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as arranged and conducted by David Campbell.

$1,000 or more. Each BACKER at this level directly champions an Artist-In-Residence as “Honorary Producer”. Honorary Producers directly engage with the Artists-In-Residence through a coordinated brunch or dinner hosted by Chez Bushwick, and enjoy premium seating at the premiere performance of their new choreography.

Chez Bushwick's Artists-In-Residence program offers a three-month residency comprised of 100 hours in our studio, peer feedback showings, and culminating with a 2Night Show at CPR - Center for Performance Research.

Past Artists-In-Residence include: Evvie Allison, Effie Bowen, Kelly Buwalda, Marc Crousillat, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Catherine Galasso, Danah Katz, LJ Leach, Sarah Lifson, Judith Locovozzi, Alessia Lovreglio, Mari Meade Montoya, Elisabeth Motley, Mina Nishimura, Goldie Peacock, Nicole Roerick, Alex Romania, Danielle Russo, Stuart Shugg, Samuel Swanton, Eli Tamondong, Nadia Tykulsher, Mariana Valencia, Connor Voss, Nicole Wolcott, Katie Workum, Mei Yamanaka, Laurel Atwell, Zavé Martohardjono, Lily Shaprio, Alina Folini, Emma Geisdorf, Chris Devita, Justin Cabrillos, Millie Kapp.

Risks and challenges

Chez Bushwick is encountering a challenge common to NYC's rapidly changing neighborhoods, especially due to its key location: rent increase. The organization cannot continue to cover the rising cost of the space AND keep the rental rate at the same low price for our community. Arts organizations that foster NYC performance-based artists are struggling to keep their doors open, and access to affordable rehearsal space is on the decline yet demand has never been higher. With the funds raised through Kickstarter, the goal is to maintain an affordable rehearsal space rental rate of $8/hour and to enable artists to continue presenting innovative ideas and works that reflect our community.

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    Special Shoutout!

    MAKE THE SCENE! Receive a special shoutout publicly on Chez Bushwick's social media pages!

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    Chez Bushwick Canvas Bag

    CARRY ON THE CAUSE!...everywhere you go by receiving a one-of-a-kind screen printed Chez Bushwick canvas bag!

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    Masterclass with Sara Procopio

    MASTER DANCE! Explore dance practice with Sara Procopio in Chez Bushwick's studio. Brooklyn-based dance artist, educator and arts manager, Sara Procopio is founding company member of Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA), currently performs the work of Chez Bushwick Founder and Choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and serves as faculty at University of the Arts and American Dance Festival.

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    Chez Bushwick Presents Tickets

    DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! Receive two complimentary tickets to see a Chez Bushwick Presents performance at CPR - Center for Performance Research.

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    Exclusive Eco-yoga Mat

    STRETCH YOURSELF! Receive a unique eco-yoga mat designed by Daniel Arsham, commissioned by GREY AREA.

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    Consult a PRO!

    GROW YOUR ART! Services For You: 1-hour consultation in Spring 2017 with Chez Bushwick professional leadership regarding your Communications, Company Management or Development needs.

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    Rules Of The Game

    VIP Status! Two complimentary tickets to Chez Bushwick Founder Jonah Bokaer's "Rules Of The Game" premiere as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival with special access to a pre-performance social at 6:30PM on November 10, 2016.

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    Directly Sponsor an Artist-In-Residence!

    PATRON FOR THE ARTS! Receive special access to the 2Night Show, full acknowledgment by being listed as “Honorary Producer” in program and promotional materials, and the opportunity to engage directly with the Artist-In-Residence through conversation over a meal hosted by Chez Bushwick!

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