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Twins Karyne + Sarah Steben of former Cirque fame enchant with spectacular movement & music telling the true story of their aerial life
Twins Karyne + Sarah Steben of former Cirque fame enchant with spectacular movement & music telling the true story of their aerial life
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MIRROR TWINS: Cirque du Soleil vets true twin story revealed

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MIRROR TWINS:
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!”

Merci! 

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.

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    A little goes a long way!

    Merci! A little goes a long way!
    We appreciate each of you, and we hope you will get to see our show one day!!

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    Vielen Dank, Большое спасибо

    You are forever in our hearts and we feel your support! We will mention your name in our web site.

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    You believe

    You believe and we are greatfull!
    We will send you the above, + a video of us singing our mom's favorite lullaby :-)

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    We are so glad you are part of our project!
    you will get All of the above + one of our dad's favorite lullaby song sang by us.

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    Thank you!
    all of the above + 1 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins or access to watch the premiere via online streaming/archival video + a private trapeze class for all levels in Los Angeles + deep stretching (subject to our schedules)
    + our mp3 song "mirror twins" send to your e mail

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    you are Fantastique!

    You are AMAZING! You are giving us an unmeasurable gift for our art. We are for ever thankful. All of the above +You are invited to the VIP after party of the Premiere in LA + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's program as a Bronze donor

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    Appreciation appreciation!

    Special inside access and email updates about the project
    + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's website
    + a video of us singing our mom's favorite lullaby :-)
    + one of our dad's favorite lullaby song sang by us.
    +1 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins or access to watch the premiere via online streaming/archival video
    + our mp3 song "mirror twins" send to you're Email.
    + 2 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins
    +Name recognition as a supporter on the show's program as a Silver donor
    +1 hour of cirque lessons with Karyne or Sarah (in Los Angeles)
    +You are invited to the VIP after party of the Premiere in LA

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    Gracias, Arigatto, Sokran Gidan

    Your generosity is a gift to creativity, you are a patron of the art!
    We invite you to enjoy the after party of our premiere.
    +Special inside access and email updates about the project
    + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's website
    + a video of us singing our mom's favorite lullaby :-)
    + one of our dad's favorite lullaby song sang by us.
    +1 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins or access to watch the premiere via online streaming/archival video
    + our mp3 song "mirror twins" send to you're Email.
    + 2 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins
    +1 hour of cirque lessons with Karyne or Sarah (in Los Angeles)
    +You are invited to the VIP after party of the Premiere in LAInvitations to future open rehearsals and work-in-progress showings by live streaming
    + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's program as a Gold donor
    + an additional 1 hour of cirque lessons with Karyne or Sarah (in Los Angeles)

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    We have no words!

    Your generosity is a gift to creativity, you are a patron of the art!
    We invite you to enjoy the after party of our premiere.
    + Special inside access and email updates about the project
    + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's website
    + A video of us singing our mom's favorite lullaby :-)
    + one of our dad's favorite lullaby song sang by us.
    +1 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins or access to watch the premiere via online streaming/archival video
    + our mp3 song "mirror twins" send to you're Email.
    + 2 ticket to the premiere of Mirror Twins
    +1 hour of cirque lessons with Karyne or Sarah (in Los Angeles)
    + You are invited to the VIP after party of the Premiere in LA Invitations to future open rehearsals and work-in-progress showings by live streaming
    + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's program as a Gold donor
    + an additional 1 hour of cirque lessons with Karyne or Sarah (in Los Angeles)
    1 private performance by the Steben Twins of their signature "Hallelujah" routine for you and your guests
    + Name recognition as a supporter on the show's program as a Sparkling Gold donor
    + 4 tickets to the world premiere of Mirror Twins (transportation not included)

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