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The Floating City, a multi-media dance piece that unfolds as a moving landscape of time and relationships inspired by Haruki Murakami.
The Floating City, a multi-media dance piece that unfolds as a moving landscape of time and relationships inspired by Haruki Murakami.
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I have been developing the concepts for The Floating City for two years and will finally be sharing the full work this Fall / Winter. 

This multimedia production explores the place within, a place of feeling stuck or in transition, the place between this world and the world in our heads.  It is a surreal exploration of shifting environments, creating a moving landscape of time and relationships inspired by the writings of Haruki Murakami.  

The Floating City is a big production with a moving set with integrating LED lights, video projections and 5 performers with live musician.

I am working with amazing new collaborators:

Performers: Diana Deaver, Kristina Isabelle, Angela Luem, Felicia McBride, and Marley Schmidt

Set Designer: Grant Sabin

Video Design: Octane Rich Media and JR Gualtieri

Music: Christopher Preissing

Costumes: Atalee Judy

Lights: Julie Ballard

Right now as we get closer to our premiere date I have found I am just short of the funds needed to push the production to its final fabulous stage of performance, which is why I am reaching out to you family, friends and dance fans.

Help me compensate all of the collaborators, rent the projectors and get our set to Columbus and Wisconsin.

Performance Dates:

October 24-26  Thursday-Saturday 7:00pm                    Links Hall           3111 N Western Chicago IL                                     www.linkshall.org

November 13                                                            Lawrence University   Appleton, WI                                             

December 5-6  Thursday- Friday 7:30pm                 Riffe Studio Theater  77 S. High St Columbus, OH                          

Thanks for taking the time to check out our kickstarter campaign and I hope to see you all at our shows!

The Floating City was created with additional support from the Chicago DanceMakers Forum Lab Artist award and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ In The Works residency program. 

Photos: Ryan Bourque

Our collaboration with Octane Rich Media is on full force.

Risks and challenges

Funding for this project will go towards artist fees, production fees and touring expenses. Your contribution could help pay one of the five amazing dancers, set designer, sound designer, video artists, and lighting designer. Plus assist in the development of new technology to not only light our set but to project on our set from multiple angles.

It is always a challenging to complete a creative vision but we are so close to achieving the production value that we believe in and with your help we can complete this two year journey of making The Floating City.

The performance will take place regardless if we receive full funding with our kickstarter campaign however I may not be able to compensate the artists their full rate and may have to abort certain projection plans.

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    Wall Art! A special Floating City post card with a handwritten note from Kristina Isabelle.

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    Music Makes me Dance! A digital download from our sound designer Christopher Preissing.

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    Photo Memories! Be memorialized with a special thanks in our program and on our website. Plus A signed 8x10 photograph from the rehearsal process or from the show.

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    Dance Fan! All of the above. Plus a complimentary ticket to the premiere October 24-26 at Links Hall plus a special mention in the program and on our website.

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    Receive all of the above plus a dinner with Kristina Isabelle Dance prepared by Geoffrey Frankel. A meal not to be missed.

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