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"Braxon Vs. Oregon," an emotive dance theater production surrounding the Death with Dignity Act, makes its San Francisco debut!
"Braxon Vs. Oregon," an emotive dance theater production surrounding the Death with Dignity Act, makes its San Francisco debut!
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Hello, everyone!

Entity Contemporary Dance was so grateful for our last successful Kickstarter campaign, which allowed us to premiere "Braxon Vs. Oregon" in Los Angeles in Nov. 2014, sell out all shows, and even perform an encore weekend in January!

Now, the company has an amazing opportunity to take our production on the road. We will be premiering "Braxon Vs. Oregon" in San Francisco, CA on Oct. 10-11, 2015!

We are thrilled to finally travel our company and introduce our artistry to fresh audiences. However, this new endeavor brings substantial financial challenges, including dancers' flights, hotels, prop transportation, etc., in addition to standard production costs, such as theater rental, stage management, lighting design, and dancer compensation. 

Please contribute to our dream of making Entity Contemporary Dance a touring company by donating to our campaign! Every dollar will help us transport "Braxon Vs. Oregon" to the Bay Area and inspire with our art. We appreciate everyone who believes in us and we aim to continuously create quality, passionate work.

"Braxon Vs. Oregon" Los Angeles Premiere, Nov. 2014. Image by Robert Sorey
"Braxon Vs. Oregon" Los Angeles Premiere, Nov. 2014. Image by Robert Sorey

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Set in a courtroom and surrounding the disputed Death with Dignity Act, "Braxon Vs. Oregon" is a fictional tale exploring themes of judgment, reason, and communal persuasion. In this immersive dance theater experience, we see our protagonist, Annette Braxon, faced with a choice of whether or not to end the life of a suffering loved one diagnosed with a terminal illness. Her decision leads her to the courtroom, where the audience is witness to the contentious trial.

"The courtroom is a place where our culture seeks some of its most profound truths. With intensity and beauty, [Braxon Vs. Oregon] excavates the passions behind multiple colliding truths. A stunning performance, with choreography that lets wonderful dancers explore what it means to live and die, by asking what it means to love.” - Professor Mark Schoenfield, Department of English, Vanderbilt University

"Braxon Vs. Oregon" trailer: https://youtu.be/nki8edtJDkY

"Braxon Vs. Oregon" Los Angeles Premiere, Nov. 2014. Photo by Robert Sorey.
"Braxon Vs. Oregon" Los Angeles Premiere, Nov. 2014. Photo by Robert Sorey.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Established in 2009 in Irvine, California, Entity Contemporary Dance is a professional dance company that fuses contemporary, hip hop, ballet, and modern dance techniques to present innovative and charismatic repertory. Branching from the renowned dance organization Boogiezone, Inc., and led by artistic directors Marissa Osato and Will Johnston, Entity fosters creative collaboration and exploration. The company is comprised of professional dancers residing in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Over the last six years, Entity has guest performed in numerous festivals, benefit shows, and industry showcases all over California, and was a finalist for the prestigious McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA for three consecutive years. Known for its magnetic stage personality, dynamic style, and technical versatility, Entity explores the nature of human existence through the art of movement.

COMPANY MEMBERS:

Victoria Acker, Courtney Barclay, Karen Chuang, Emily Crouch, Aimee Ferguson, Ashley Gomez, Will Johnston, Jason Martin, Grayson McGuire, Marissa Osato, Diana Schoenfield, Shaina Seidenberg, Emily Silber, Bailey Stump, Anthony Westlake, Lani Yamanaka

FOR MORE INFO:

www.entitycontemporarydance.com

Our last Kickstarter campaign for "Braxon Vs. Oregon" in 2014:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/778624092/braxon-vs-oregon-entity-contemporary-dance/description

Facebook: Entity Contemporary Dance; Instagram: @entitycontemporarydance; Twitter: @bzentity

Risks and challenges

In addition to standard production costs of theater rental, ticketing agencies, stage management, lighting design, dancer compensation, promotional materials and more, we now have the additional financial challenges of taking a show on the road, including transportation and accommodation.
We thank you in advance for contributing to our goal of becoming a touring dance company!

Although we may experience production obstacles, our team is 100% committed to making this project happen. We believe that our last successful Kickstarter campaign and show production prove our accountability and ability to execute our goal despite any setbacks.

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