We are raising $5,000 over the next 30 days to realize Gallim’s first ever site-specific work, eight by eight, an unprecedented commission for and collaboration with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. eight by eight is set to premiere October 9th as part of Target® Free Thursdays, with an encore performance on October 10th. Your contribution will make the premiere of this work possible, as well as the performance of future installations. Please join Gallim in creating eight by eight and bringing it to the public for free.
ABOUT eight by eight
The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center chose Gallim to collaborate in their most ambitious commission to date. 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and Choreographer Andrea Miller will bring the public space in contact with the gravitational and intimate behavior of two people constrained to an 8 ft. x 8 ft. cube. Whether in the cube built in the center of the Atrium, or confronting the permanent architectural obstacles of the space, the same loop will be embodied by different pairs, throughout the space, exposed in part by live projection.
Miller will collaborate with a video and projection artist to recreate the captured story of these two people in their 8 ft. x8 ft. cube. The projections and the performers will be framed in harmony and conflict with the architecture of the Atrium, exposing the size of humanness in space.
Move in the space, sit in the space. You begin and end the work.
Take a look at what we've been working on:
GALLIM DANCE COMPANY MEMBERS
Celine D’Hont | Allysen Hooks | Matthew Perez | Daniel Staaf | Austin Tyson |
Georgia Usborne | Dan Walczak
Guest Apprentice: Gwyneth Mackenzie
Apprentices: Irineo Cabreros, Cheryl Rosario
HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS INSTALLATION A REALITY
Because this installation is free and open to the public, your support is critical to its creation and performance. By making a donation at any level, you will help Gallim and all of our collaborators to:
- Build the cube, a focal point in the space, able to fit and withstand the impact of two people.
- Create video and projection, framed by the architecture of the atrium. This media collaboration exposes elements of the narrative of the duet.
These are two fundamental elements of eight by eight, but the work cannot be completed or experienced without your help. We hope you will choose to support this work and join us at Lincoln Center October 9th and 10th!
By supporting the creation of eight by eight, you are not only contributing to the production of its World Premiere at Lincoln Center, but you are also making it possible for Gallim to bring the work to more non-traditional venues, further fulfiling our mission to bring dance to diverse audiences around the world.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Gallim Dance’s installation is commissioned by The David Rubensetin Atrium at Lincoln Center with additional funding generously provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and members of Gallim Dance's Commissioners Circle.
Risks and challenges
The biggest artistic challenge is going to be finding the right use of movement - both the dancers' movement vocabulary and the movement of the audience through the space.
Our collaborators at Lincoln Center, our exceptional artistic team, and I, are all committed to any challenges that this exciting, new project may bring, and are dedicated to bringing our audiences an innovative and unique experience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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