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In a way, this is a piece about the desubjectification of personal history and the defamiliarization of aesthetic forms.
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“…Yerushalmy, a gifted choreographer, is also a compelling mover with a talent for merging precision with something freer, softer, and more risky…" 

-Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

Hello Dear People,

I am raising $7,500 to cover the final production costs for my new dance Helga And The Three Sailors, premiering at Danspace Project, November 6th-8th.

I started to develop this project in early 2013 and have since received support for its research and development from wonderful organizations in the USA and internationally. Today, when we are less than a month away from the premiere, and deep in the production phase, I am hoping that YOUR INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION will usher Helga toward the stage.

ALL OF THE MONEY THAT YOU GIVE WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS PAYING THE ARTISTS THAT ARE MAKING THIS WORK.

You could potentially want to support Helga And The Three Sailors because you are interested in:

AESTHETICS the critical reflection on art, culture and nature, and the study of sensory values

FACES the face treated here as an integral part of the skilled, moving, muscular body

HIGH JUMPS the body as expressive of inventive, exacting, powerful forms

A GEOLOGY IN A BODY layers of personal history, as they reside in a body, traced as intuitive forces that shape formal choreographic constructions

CHILDREN records of a child dancing are recycled as source material

COLORS AND SHAPES this dance can operate as a series of shifting textures, colors, and shapes on a canvas

INTERESTING MUSIC melodica, electronics, and voice oscillate between minimalism and rich polyphonies

OR because you want to support THE PEOPLE that are creating this piece. They are:

Dancers MARC CROUSILLAT, AMANDA KMETT’PENDRY, and SARAH LIFSON

Composer & vocalist JUDITH BERKSON

Costume designer MAGDALENA JARKOWIEC

Set designer LENORE DOXSEE

Lighting designer CAROL MULLINS

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Some of the institutions that have provided support for this project:

Danspace Project – Commission and presentation as part of Fall 2014 Season 

New Music USA– Grant to commission an original score by Judith Berkson

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council– Grant from Manhattan Community Arts Fund + Process Space Residency

Gibney Dance CenterDiP - Dance in Process Residency

Harkness Dance Festival - Commission and presentation as part of 2014 Season (as work-in-progress)

The Institute for Cultural Inquiry - Berlin – project research and presentation

The Bogliasco Foundation– Jerome Robbins Fellowship / 2013 Residency at the Liguria Study Center, Italy

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LIVE PERFORMANCE IS A SPECIAL THING

IT IS AN EXPENSIVE THING

WE STILL NEED $7,500

YOU CAN  HELP!

AND

we really hope that you 

COME TO THE SHOW

NOVEMBER 6+7+8, 2014 -- 8PM

DANSPACE PROJECT  / NEW YORK CITY

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THANKS FOR WATCHING AND READING

AND HELPING TO FUND A NEW WORK!

Your supports means the world to me

yours,

Netta

Risks and challenges

Challenges?

Making a dance takes a lot of time, committed energy, money, endurance, and passion.
My art-making entails a dependence on other humans to be rigorously engaging with my ideas.
It also entails so many other responsibilities such as administrative and bureaucratic work that knows no bounds and bears no relationship to the creative practice that i am skilled at.

The challenges are MANY and are ALWAYS there. I know them intimately.

I also know the potential of live performance to be incomparably powerful, viscerally affecting, and poetic; while all the while fleeting.

So for me there is no real choice.

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    A link to a GALLERY of Helga VIDEO GIFS (this is a cool reward)

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    A printed photo of MAGDA'S outdoor sculpture “TREE CROTCH” (were talking about a green vagina with pink pubic hair nestled in a tree)

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    A link to Marc and Amanda performing a fundraising TAP DANCE routine (they are good)

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    Homemade Long-Island RUGALACH cookies! (cinnamon, chocolate, raspberry)

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    JUDITH'S ALBUM "Lu-Lu" (Schubert, original compositions, standards)

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    A customized Cubist piece of ART designed by a DANCER OF YOUR CHOICE
    (Amanda likes sarcasm & nature, Marc likes theory & Seinfeld, Sarah likes poetry & sneakers, Netta likes sunlight & silk scarves)

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    Homemade Long-Island RUGALACH cookies! (cinnamon, chocolate, raspberry)+ A link to Marc and Amanda doing a fundraising TAP DANCE routine (they are good)
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    A PORTRAIT of YOU by PHOTOGRAPHER Stephanie Crousillat. www.stephaniecrousillatphotography.com

    A link to Marc and Amanda doing a fundraising TAP DANCE routine (they are good) + A watermark-free print of a photo from the performances of Helga shot by photographer Ayala Gazit + A link to a gallery of Helga video gifs + Your name printed in the performance program + A Facebook thank you!

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    HELGA COLLABORATORS REWARD BASKET

    Judith’s MOST RECENT ALBUM "Oylam" on ECM RECORDS (Schubert, original compositions, cantorial music!) + A link to Marc and Amanda doing a fundraising TAP DANCE routine (they are good) + A weird POEM by Sarah + A printed photo of MAGDA'S outdoor sculpture “TREE CROTCH” (were talking about a green vagina with pink pubic hair nestled in a tree) + A link to a gallery of Helga video gifs + Your name printed in the performance program + A Facebook thank you!

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    DINNER FOR TWO at "GENTE" restaurant in NYC (savvy and delicious Italian food)

    + A POEM by Sarah + A watermark-free print of a photo from the performances of Helga shot by photographer Ayala Gazit + A link to a gallery of Helga video gifs + Your name printed in the performance program + A Facebook thank you!

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    Two tickets for DOUG VARONE and DANCERS' upcoming season at the JOYCE THEATER!!! (a world premiere, a NYC premiere, and a major revival)

    A copy of the book "Los Angeles in January" by a Prude NYC Jew Danielle Neftin (Rock Bottom Press)

    A customized Cubist piece of art designed by a dancer of your choice: (Amanda likes sarcasm & nature, Marc likes theory & Seinfeld, Sarah likes poetry & sneakers, Netta likes sunlight & silk scarves) + A link to Marc and Amanda doing a fundraising TAP DANCE routine (they are good) + A watermark-free print of a photo from the performances of Helga shot by photographer Ayala Gazit + A link to a gallery of Helga video gifs + Your name printed in the performance program + A Facebook thank you!

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    A CHANDELIER comprised of MANY ORANGE PENISES handmade by Magda

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    TWO TICKET to our show at DANSPACE

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    (Amanda likes sarcasm & nature, Marc likes theory & Seinfeld, Sarah likes poetry & sneakers, Netta likes sunlight & silk scarves)
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