About this project
REVIVAL: dances celebrating the great dances of the 20th Century, created, interpreted and performed by a group of legendary 20th Century dance artists.
We need your support to complete REVIVAL. As the project’s name suggests, the work brings together multi-generational communities in a dance revival and discovery of the joy of movement. We are raising funds for the final producing and documentation of the event, hiring extra stage technicians and site logistics staff, sound equipment and seating rentals/delivery costs, administrating and costuming a cast of over 60 dancers, covering our publicity costs. Your gift will make this project possible.
REVIVAL will feature six great dance artists -- Ramona Candy, George Faison, Stuart Hodes, Ellen Graff, Marnie Thomas Wood, Elizabeth Keen -- representing major 20th Century dance companies and movements, including Martha Graham, Helen Tamiris, Daniel Nagrin, Paul Taylor and Katherine Dunham. New dances created by these legendary dance artists will distill the ideas of great 20th Century choreographers to their essence.
Public site performances will take place June 17 at Grants Memorial Tomb in West Harlem and June 24 at the Lincoln Statue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The dances will be performed by the legendary dance artists, DVP's company, and older adults who participate in DVP's citywide dance programs. Over 50 neighborhood seniors along with legends Rita Carrington, Laura Glenn, Chet Walker, Alice Teirstein and Shirley Black-Brown have been working with these artists to develop dances in dance studios, libraries, senior and recreation centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
This one of a kind event will be free to the public and an opportunity to see new possibilities in beautiful movement distilled from the seminal techniques of legendary geniuses, to see the eloquence of the older brain/older body, and to see older artists create! Join us!
WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A STRETCH GOAL TO CREATE AN EXCELLENT EDITED VIDEO! We need your help to raise another $2,000 for this documentation that will enable us to seek support for future projects.
Risks and challenges
We are pleased to have the full collaboration of all seven guest artists, as well as strong partnership support from the Summer on the Hudson, Grant Memorial Tomb and Prospect Park.
Kickstarter contributions will match public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as a grant from the West Harlem Development Corporation. WITHOUT THE MATCH FROM KICKSTARTER, WE CAN'T ACCESS THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING, PUTTING THE WHOLE PROJECT AT RISK.
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