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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center commissions Andrea Miller to develop first site-specific work for Gallim. Oct. 9-10, 2014.
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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.

Photo: Kate Ladenheim | Dancers: Irineo Cabreros, Celine D'Hont, Gwyneth Mackenzie, Daniel Staaf, and Dan Walczak
Photo: Kate Ladenheim | Dancers: Irineo Cabreros, Celine D'Hont, Gwyneth Mackenzie, Daniel Staaf, and Dan Walczak

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.

Photo: Kate Ladenheim | Dancers: Daniel Staaf, Georgia Usborne
Photo: Kate Ladenheim | Dancers: Daniel Staaf, Georgia Usborne

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: 

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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!

WHERE NEXT?

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.

Photo: Kate Ladenheim | Dancer: Daniel Staaf
Photo: Kate Ladenheim | Dancer: Daniel Staaf

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.

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    Our biggest thanks for your support expressed by a series of leaps across the room!

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    Name credited on website and social media.
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    All of the above + a special thank you video from Andrea & Gallim Company Dancers.

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    All of the above +1 free class at Gallim Dance. Be inspired to move in the very space where Gallim's award-winning dancers rehearse, and where eight by eight was created.

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    All of the above + a signed picture of Gallim Company Dancers in the Atrium with a personal note from Andrea + 2 free classes of your choice at Gallim Dance.

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    All of the above + a picture with a Gallim Dance company member beside the 8x8 cube to be sent to you digitally, and featured on social media. Shared full frame still of name credit projected on the Atrium wall at the premiere.

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    All of the above + drinks with Andrea Miller at The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, on a mutually determined date/time. Solo full frame still of name credit projected on the Atrium wall at the premiere.

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