Original story in the air
We’re Karyne and Sarah Steben – and right now we’re deep in the process of creating our original work, Mirror Twins, a grand theatrical piece sharing the secrets of our backstage life. We want you to experience - and support! -our story. This Kickstarter is key to bringing our story of difference and love to the world.
In Mirror Twins, we explore the joys and difficulties of one life lived together with two different hearts. With original songs, daring aerial acts, and stories, this exciting and touching production reveals the truth of coming together and falling apart in the air.
Working in collaboration with director/choreographer Diana Wyenn and writer/composer Brenda Varda, we just shared a short excerpt of the show in development with an audience and they loved it! More to come!
ABOUT MIRROR TWINS – L' Histoire
We were practically born under the big top - we grew up near Montreal, right in the shadow of the world’s greatest avant-garde circus, Cirque du Soleil. But how do you go from acrobatic teenagers to a life of flying on trapeze with my twin? At 16 nonetheless? Like any And I’m sure you want to know the tales of creation, love, and struggle through years with the circus as a home away from home? Stories to tell? Yes, but more important, how did we survive when we realized that we are not the same? We’re sure everyone has had a relationship that has split - and then come back together. And become better because of accepting everything that is different.
WHY MIRROR NOW
After a life in the upside down world of the circus - and with our constant reflections reminding each of us what we give to the world and each other - we want to share these discoveries that can translate to everyone's lives. And we know this show will inspire and touch audiences of all ages.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED
We can't do this alone - and we want your voices and support involved in helping us reach the world. Chances are if you're reading this, you have seen our work and know how dedicated we are to excellence and truth!
By contributing to this Kickstarter, you will be part of development, rehearsal and production of this beautiful piece. We've already created new aerial works, a structured the story, and original music – but this is a grand scale production that will need additional funds to ‘get off the ground’.
Sound, light, and video designers, along with musicians and riggers are needed, not to mention time and space to perfect this amazing work. We know that you’ll see this show within the next year in one of Los Angeles’ historic and beautiful performance space: your contribution will make it spectacular!
Help us get in the air! We have many incentives (some on the ground and some in the air) to thank you for “joining our circus!”
Risks and challenges
Let's be honest - this is not an easy production and we need time and space. We imagine that there will be changes, and that our ordinary lives might compete with creating this full time - and that we will need to adjust priorities and recruit help.
If we don't raise all the additional funds, we will still do this! But it might not be at the level that it deserves in truly amazing an audience. That would be difficult, but we will persevere...
If you think about it - how will this spectacular show come to be? As the saying goes "It's a mystery" - but we want to make it reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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