Who we are and what we do?
The Dance Gallery Festival was established by Astrid von Ussar and her sister in 2007. Since its beginnings, the festival's goal has been to provide exposure to up-and-coming artists in a state of the art venue complete with production staff, marketing, and public relations support. Since its inception, the Dance Gallery has presented 67 choreographers and over 300 dancers.
What is the money for?
Our goals this year are:
- Hire a press agent to upgrade our PR package, and enhance the festival and its artists' visibility and public profiles.
- Pay our talented lightning designer the fee his work deserves.
- Hire a professional videographer and photographer to enhance our choreographers and companies' work.
- Use the money wisely to help overall operations.
Additionally, The Dance Gallery 2012 features a new program -- LEVEL UP -- where we will commission longer works by three more established choreographers and present them on the same bill as a one night special event.
In order to break even with our expenses, we need your help! We have circled the amount $5000 as a way to achieve our goals, break even, and continue to raise our profile in the dance community.
No contribution is too small or unappreciated. We know you have a lot of great choices and opportunities out there. We hope we can be part of your profile.
Why should I support this?
The Dance Gallery Festival is an ambitious and eager platform designed to showcase up and coming talents. Without this program, many of our choreographers and companies might never get the chance to show their work on a professional stage. Opportunities for emerging choreographers are dwindling across the country. We hope to eventually develop into a beacon for up-and-coming choreographers in both New York and across the country.
Since we depend highly on our ticket sales for covering our production costs, we are not able to provide any compensation to our contributing artists. To be able to take our program and its new talent to the next level, we need your support.
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