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Founded in 2014, Acts of Matter is a project-based performance group with a mission of revealing and reveling in our greater humanity through investment in collaboration. The work of the company is grounded in an unfettered willingness to attempt something while accepting the possibility of its failure. This physical exertion—this act of trying—is the core of humanity in the work. As a choreographer, Artistic Director Rebecca Lemme is inspired by the ability of movement to move people—to stir in them something innately human: the need to find connection. Acts of Matter hinges on the belief that as a society we are defined by what unites us—by what makes us similar, not what makes us different. Drawn from immensely personal inspiration, the work creates a window in which others can see their own experience reflected. It suggests that at the core of every private struggle or individual joy is something universal.

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mat·ter / ˈmadər/

noun 1. physical or corporeal substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit.

verb  1. to be of importance; have significance.

The company's name acknowledges the inherent capacity of the body, of matter, to express deep truths of our lived experience, truths that matter deeply to our collective humanity. We would be honored to have your support.

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Help us for 30 days of giving as we launch our 4th season! 

Our upcoming season includes these landmark events:

  • APRIL 13-14, 2018: AOM co-produces 4th annual TET4ERING with Andrea Gise / DANCE AEGIS at Live Arts Los Angeles
  • SEPTEMBER 29, 2018: AOM headlines the SHIFT DANCE | Festival in Albuquerque, NM -- this also marks our first national tour

The company is currently in rehearsals creating a new work to premiere at these events. We can't wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for sneak peaks throughout the campaign.

Risks and challenges

Acts of Matter is extremely committed to the fulfillment of these projects. With your help we look forward to tackling any unforeseen expenses without compromising essential compensation to the collaborators.

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