The project seeking your support is Revolution/Evolution, a dance-music-theater production exploring the encounter between Flamenco and Progressive Rock coming to 7th Circuit Studios in Miami on September 28, 2013.
The show will feature Aire Dance Company and the Gypsy Cat band, lead by Artistic Director, Ana Miranda and Musical Director, Carl Ferrari. Dancer/Choreographer Miranda and guitarist Ferrari have been collaborators since 2008, creating distinct, cutting edge performances that showcase contemporary music and dance based on their fascination and dedication to the art of Flamenco. The Gypsy Cat band is composed of world class musicians, Andres Roa (drums/percussion), Ronald Rodriguez (sax) and Richard Rippe (bass).
Following the success of their sold-out show Soulé last year at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Black-box, Miranda and Ferrari are once again crystallizing their own personal histories and artistic experiences to create an audio-visual performance event that combines the musical and choreographic languages of Rock and Flamenco, in both subtle and obvious ways.
The Miami, Fl based non-profit Art Works for Us has secured funding to cover part of the production costs, but additional assistance is needed to cover the cost of the venue, marketing, lighting/sound/video technical support, costumes and all that goes into creating a top notch show. Most importantly, funds are needed to compensate our talented cast in a way that would be commensurate with their time and dedication to the project.
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise a minimum of $2,000 dollars to bolster our production budget for Revolution/Evolution. We want to encourage this kind of ground breaking work in Miami and beyond. Your donation will make it happen. We are asking everyone who sees this campaign to contribute $5 or more to reach the goal!
Risks and challenges
Miranda and Ferrari have a history of dealing with the challenges of producing a show. Having a small budget means motivating everyone involved to pitch in and do what it takes to make it happen. They have a dedicated cast and community supporters, including funds from the non-profit Art Works For Us, but, if the show is not sold out, they will have difficulty paying the artist and/or technical crew fees. They are doing their best to prevent this and fundraising will insure that these hard working professionals will be compensated for their effort.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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