Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 6, 2012.

Update #4

our return from HAITI / nuestro regreso de HAITI

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR of 8 Proyecto GATO: We are back in Mexico =) ... Mission accomplished! MORS CELARE was a success thanks to the 8 amazing people that made this beautiful journey to Haiti, the team of 8 Proyecto GATO. When we arrived, each day was filled with wealth, warmth, emotion, understanding, reflection, love, nature, magic, mystery, unity and friendship .. 8 Proyecto GATO came to Haiti with an open heart and an extreme desire to know, learn and experience the culture through our bodies, movement and art. Haiti in return, met us with an open heart and a true willingness to share with us as human beings, uniting our cultures through movement ... Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this experience so wonderful and unforgettable, and all who supported us during these last months to be achieve our goal. Thanks to: The cast and crew of 8 Proyecto GATO: MORS CELARE, for believing in this project. For being there through the whole journey, to perform and present (as a ritual) this beautiful performance each day: Ashley Meeder, Elsa Serrano Carlos Rojas Correa, Erandi Mondragon, Julio Ruiz, Oscar Michel Perez, Andres Hernandez, Alejandro Silva De Leon A big thanks to Daniel Camera, our contact in the Mexican Embassy, for thinking of me for this beautiful project, for your extreme confidence in my work and for all your hard work for the project to come together .. and for the great times we had together in Haiti =) Gratitude and thanks to Mexico's ambassador to Haiti, for his support and promotion of Mexican art, contemporary dance, and for his warmth in welcoming us in Haiti. AND very importantly....A BIG THANK YOU to all our family, friends, acquaintances and KICKSTARTER campaign donors for making this project possible ..WITHOUT YOU WE WOULD NOT BE HERE! To God, my angels and all that loving energy around us, reminding us at every step that abundance exists, that all is possible, who what helped create this reality and that has lead us here in warmth and light. With love and thanks, Leilani Maciel ____________________________ Commentarios de LA DIRECTORA de 8 Proyecto GATO: De regreso en México =) ... misión cumplida y éxito rotundo con MORS CELARE y las 8 increíbles personitas que conformaron en este hermoso viaje a 8 Proyecto GATO ... Desde que llegamos, cada día estuvo lleno de riqueza, de calor, de emoción, de entendimiento, de reflexión, de amor, de naturaleza, de magia, de misterio, de unión y de amistad.. 8 Proyecto GATO entró a Haití con el corazón abierto y con ganas extremas de conocer, aprender y experimentar a través de nuestros cuerpos y el arte... Haití nos regreso el corazón abierto, y las ganas de reunirse con nosotros como seres humanos y con nuestra cultura a través del movimiento... GRACIAS DE TODO CORAZÓN a cada uno de los que hicieron de este encuentro algo tan maravilloso e inolvidable, y todos los que nos apoyaron durante meses atrás para que esto se lograra.. GRACIAS a: 8 Proyecto GATO por entregarse de corazón, por creer en este proyecto que robó mi corazón desde el primer instante, y por hacer de un ritual cada presentación hasta el día de hoy: Ashley Meeder Elsa SerranoErandi Mondragon Carlos Rojas Correa Julio Ruiz Oscar Michel Pérez Maldonado Andrés Hm Alejandro Silva De León Daniel Cámara por pensar en mi para este proyecto tan hermoso, por tu extrema confianza en mi trabajo y por tu intenso trabajo para que esto se lograra.. y por los excelentes momentos que pasamos juntos por allá =) Al embajador de México en Haití, por apoyar y fomentar el arte mexicana, la danza contemporánea, y por recibirlo con tanto calor. A todos nuestros familiares, amigos, conocidos y donantes de nuestra campaña de reacudación de fondos (KICKSTARTER!).. Sin ustedes no estaríamos aquí! A Dios, a mis angelitotes y a toda esa energía amorosa que nos rodea, que nos recuerda a cada paso la abundancia que existe en todas la realidades posibles y que nos lleva por caminos de luz y calor.. Muchas Gracias, Leilani Maciel _______________________________ PHOTOS/FOTOS:
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Update #3

We are going to HAITI! / VAMOS A HAITI!

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ACTUALIZACIÓN!

Gracias a su generosidad y apoyo que hemos sido capaces de cubrir los costos de producción de la creación de nuestro programa y proyecto MORS CELARE.

Pronto estarás recibiendo encuestas acerca de dónde enviar sus recompensas. Por ahora estamos felices de compartir con ustedes nuestros planes de viaje a Haití!

8 Proyecto GATO viajará a la ciudad de Puerto Príncipe la última semana de Octubre gracias al apoyo de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México (SER) y al Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA), donde ofrecerán dos funciones sin costo al público el día 30 de Octubre en el centro cultural FOKAL; impartirán un taller de intercambio artístico con la reconocida compañía de danza haitiana “Artcho” el 31 de octubre; y presentarán una adaptación del montaje escénico en el ya popular festival de música vodoo del Hotel Oloffson el día 1 de Noviembre.

En su regreso a México, podrás disfrutar de una adaptación de la obra para el espacio “La Quinta Colorada” como parte del “Festival de Otoño Artístico en el Bosque de Chapultepéc”, los días 10 y 11 de Noviembre a las 14:00 hrs, entrada libre. Para más información sobre la obra, la compañía, y próximas funciones , visita nuestros sitios web: www.morscelare.com y www.8proyectoGATO.com, o escríbenos a morscelare@gmail.com y 8proyectogato@gmail.com.

MORS CELARE

Un llamado con respuesta... viaje de recuerdos, sonidos, y sentidos... unión, reunión... color... reconexión con nuestras deidades... lo elemental: entrar al agua, prender el fuego, llevarse al viento, volver a tierra, echar raíces... y polvo ser.
¿De dónde vengo, hacia dónde voy, y cómo me defino a partir de ello? La herencia... regalo y condición.
Conciencia de nuestro presente, contacto con nuestro pasado, serenidad con nuestro futuro.
... el eco, la memoria, el legado, la tradición, la unidad.

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UPDATE!

THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY and SUPPORT we have been able to cover the production costs of creating our beatuiful show MORS CELARE.

Soon you will be recieving surveys about where to send your rewards. For now we are happy to share with you our travel plans to Haiti!


Our group, 8 Proyecto GATO will travel to the city of Port au Prince this Sunday October 29th 2012 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SER) and the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) to present our project MORS CELARE. We will be offering two presentations on Tuesday October 30 at no cost to the public, in the cultural center in Haiti FOKAL. On October 31 the cast will be giving a workshop focusing on artistic exchange with renowned Haitian dance company "Artcho." ALSO we will present an adaptation of the stage show MORS CELARES at a voodoo music festival in the popular Hotel Oloffson on November 1.

On our return to Mexico, if you are in town you can enjoy an adaptation of the work in "La Quinta Colorada" as part of the "Fall Artistic Festival in Chapultepec Park".  The shows are the 10th and 11th November at 14:00 hrs Free admission MEXICO CITY. For more information about the work, the company, and upcoming features, visit our websites: www.morscelare.com and www.8proyectoGATO.com, or write to morscelare@gmail.com and 8proyectogato@gmail.com.

MORS CELARE:

A call to be answered ... Travel, memories, sounds, and senses ... union, meeting ... color ... reconnection with our deities, our sacredness …We return to the essential elements: entering the water, lighting the fire, feeling the wind, connecting back to earth, taking root ... and we return to dust.
We reflect: Where did I come from, where I am going, and how I define myself? 

Our inheritance ... is both our gift and our condition.

We create awareness of our present, contact with past, our peace for our future.
... echo, memory, legacy, tradition, unity.

FOTOS/PHOTOS!


Tuvimos la premier de Mors Celare aquí en México hace unas semanas y aquí están algunas fotos impresionantes de nuestro presentación. Ver abajo!

We had the premier of our show Mors Celre here in Mexico a few weeks ago and here are some stunning shots from our show. See below!

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Update #2

THANK YOU! MUCHAS GRACIAS!

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Estamos muy emocionados por todos los maravillosos avances de nuestro proyecto, nuestra hermosa cantante Elsa Serrano ha estado desarrollando algunas hermosas melodías, asi como diseños de iluminación y vestuario se están uniendo, y la coreografía esta saliendo muy bella. Todo el equipo del proyecto MORS CELARE y la compañía 8 Proyecto Gato está listo para ir!

Estamos muy emocionados de poder compartir nuestro espectáculo de danza en Haití del 28 octubre-4 noviembre. Algunos detalles:

1. POR FAVOR, POR FAVOR, compruebe si su recompensa necesita envío! Necesitamos los gastos de envío incluidos para sus recompensas, así que por favor tome un momento por si su recompensa tuviera un costO de envío. Por supuesto, si personalmente puedes hacer arreglos para ver a Ashley o Leilani, entonces no es necesario .

2. Tuvimos una maravillosa sesión de fotos con el fotógrafo Rosendo muchas de estas fotos son parte de las recompensas! Y ver las bellas imágenes que creamos con él.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

We have reached our GOAL! And we could never have done it without your generous support!

We are so excited for all the wonderful developments of our project, our beautiful singer Elsa Serrano has been developing some beautiful melodies, lighting and costume designs are coming together, AND the choreography is looking beautiful. The whole team of the MORS CELARE project and the 8 Proyecto GATO company are ready to go!

We are so excited to be able to share our special dance performance in HAITI Oct 28 - Nov 4.

A few details:

1. PLEASE PLEASE check if your reward required shipping! We need the shipping costs covered for your rewards, so please take a quick check at your reward if it had a shipping cost. Of course if you can personally arrange to see Ashley or Leilani then you don't need to put one.

2. We had a wonderful photo shoot with photographer Rosendo Quintos... many of these photos are part of the rewards! See the beautiful images we created with him below.

FOTO CREDITO/PHOTO CREDIT:  ROSENDO QUINTOS

www.morscelare.com

Compañía/Company: 8 Proyecto GATO

Bailarines/Dancers:  Leilani Maciel Cabañas, Erandi Mondragon, Oscar Perez, Julio Ruiz, Carlos Rojas Correo, Ashley Meeder

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Update #1

MORS CELARE: en/in culturalweekly.com!

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Escribieron un artículo sobre nuestro proyecto MORS CELARE en CulturalWeekly.com!

Puedes leerlo aqui! =)

http://www.culturalweekly.com/kickstarterday-of-the-dead-mexico-haiti.html

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Our project MORS CELARE was just featured in CulturalWeekly.com! Read all about it Here!

http://www.culturalweekly.com/kickstarterday-of-the-dead-mexico-haiti.html


Update #1

MORS CELARE ... in process! / en proceso!

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HOLA!

Estamos trabajando arduamente en el proceso creativo para dar vida a MORS CELARE: concretizando movimiento, ideas de vestuarios y máscaras, en un mundo que despierta los recuerdos, los sonidos, y los sentidos. Nuestro compositor y nuestra artista vocal han estado visitando nuestros ensayos aportando ideas extraordinarias para trabajar. El proceso creativo ha sido fundado en la reflexión sobre los temas físicos, emocionales, mentales y espirituales de nuestra relación con la muerte, y en el entendimiento ante el tema medular de la relación “vida-muerte” como proceso natural.

Toda esta reflexión nos ha hecho mas consientes de nuestro presente, nos pone en contacto con nuestro pasado y sustenta nuestra serenidad con la idea del futuro.
¿Quiénes somos?, ¿de dónde venimos?, ¿hacia dónde vamos?.. el eco, la memoria, el legado, la tradición y la herencia son conceptos que toman vida en este proceso.

Estamos impresionados por la cantidad de apoyo para esta campaña y TE AGRADECEMOS SINCERAMENTE CON TODO NUESTRO CORAZÓN. Te agradeceríamos mucho que consideres mantener la energía en torno a este proyecto durante los próximos días que dura nuestra campaña, compartiéndola con tus amigos y conocidos. Como DONANTE y colaborador de nuestro proyecto, eres una persona ideal para ayudarnos a difundirla e impulsarnos a lograr la meta.

Por ahora nos despedimos, pero te mantendremos al tanto de los nuevos avances.

Con inmenso cariño,

ASHLEY y LEILANI

(co-directoras artísticas del proyecto MORS CELARE)

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HELLO!

We are thick in the creative process of bringing MORS CELARE to life! We are working with lots of movement and costume ideas, masks, memories, sounds, senses etc. Our composer and vocal artist have been visiting our rehearsals, giving us lots of rich ideas to work with. The work of this project, reflecting on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual themes of death, reminds of just how precious life is. It motivates us to life each day to the fullest, but also to remember those who have passed.

This reflection has made us more aware of our present, connects us with our past and sustains and supports our connection with the future.   Who we are, where did we come from?, Where do we go? .. echo, memory, legacy, tradition and heritage are concepts that come to life in this process.

We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support for this campaign and WE THANK YOU so much. Please consider keeping the energy up around this project by sharing it with your friends. As a BACKER you are the best person to spread the word about the project.

MORE UPDATES SOON!

Lots of love,

ASHLEY 
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LEILANI 
(Co-Artistic Directors of the MORS CELARE Project)

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    POSTCARD! You will recieve an artistic postcard with a personal note from one of the artists of the Project (We are collaborating with renowned Mexican Photographer Rosendo Quintos as well as artists and designers “Proyecto Negro” to create the visual element of our show. Your postcard will have a beautiful image created by one of these artists)

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    DANCE WITH US! Recieve 2 FREE contemporary dance classes with the cast of MORS CELARE. This is an oportunity to dance with the company and try out some of our moves. (Mexico City Only)

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    CELEBRATE & DECORATE for Day of the Dead with a uniquely hand-made skull created by Sculptor JAVIER MÁRMOL. These awesome skulls are made with natural elements such as seeds and are molded into a form. See picture to the left in the description for $18 reward. (Mexico City Only)

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    MEXICAN TRADITIONS: A VERY FUN POEM! Recieve a very unique and clever “Day of the Dead” poem written in spanish for someone special of your choice. In Mexico tradition this is known as a CALAVERA. Get one made especifically for you or a loved one, explaining the characteristics and personality of the person to help us create it. Not sure what a CALAVERA is?... See some examples HERE: http://morscelare.tumblr.com/post/30387258167/calavera

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    MUSICAL COMPOSITION + DIGITAL LOVE: Recieve a downloadable Mp3 of the original composition of the Project, filled with beautiful music, sounds and folkloric roots from Mexico! The music for our Project is created by Mexican composer Alejandro Silva de Leon. Connect to the Project through MUSIC! Included you will also recieve an digital ART POSTCARD thank you. Listen to an example of Alejandro´s Compositions HERE http://morscelare.tumblr.com/post/30388506409/musica

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    LEARN FROM US: A private contemporary dance session with either director of the Project Leilani Maciel or Ashley Meeder focused on your needs as a performer or student of dance. (Leilani: Mexico Only & Ashley: Mexico, Pennsylvania or New York)

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    8 WORKS OF ART POSTCARD-STYLE: Recieve a package of 8 beautiful unique art-postcards of the most beautiful images of the Project. We are collaborating with renowned Mexican Photographer Rosendo Quintos as well as artists and designers “Proyecto Negro” to create the visual element of our show. Share these high quality, original artwork postcards as cards, put them on your wall, frame them, gift them to your friends! (Outside of Mexico City, SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED – please add an 7 dollars for shipping)

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    A PAINTING! Dancer and Lighting Designer Carlos Rojas is creating 4 unique paintings based on his artistic experience throughout this project. Recieve a beautiful painting from Carlos! (Shipping not included, please add an additional 7 dollars for international shipping)

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    CARRY US WITH YOU/WEAR US ON YOU: Recieve a uniquely, handpainted TOTE BAG or TEE-SHIRT. Our visual design collaborators “Proyecto Negro” have a Studio here in Mexico City where they HANDPAINT wearable artwork. They have generously offered to handpaint their designs created during the process of our Project on a TOTE or TEE-SHIRT for you! WOW! 2 of each offered! Get them while they are hot! (Outside of Mexico City, POSTAGE NOT INLCUDED – please add an additional 7 dollars for shipping)

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    HANG US ON YOUR WALL: Recieve THREE UNIQUE 9x12 photographic PRINTS of Movement Made by Candle light. Renowned photographer and artist ROSENDO QUINTOS is exploring a unique technique of photography. As the traditions in both HAITI and MEXICO use candels to celebrate the tradition of the DAY OF THE DEAD, Rosendo will be photographing movement (made by the dancers of the Project) in pure candle-light. Check out the description to the left to see some examples of Rosendo's exploration of these techniques. Have a beautiful series of prints to hang, frame or give as gifts. + you get the $28 reward: MUSICAL COMPOSITION + Digital LOVE (Outside of Mexico City, POSTAGE NOT INLCUDED – please add an additional 7 dollars for shipping)

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    CELEBRATE WITH US! This is a very exclusive package: you will be 1 of 10 lucky people to get a package sent to you BEFORE our trip to HAITI to celebrate the DAY of the DEAD (mexican-style) with us in your own home! Included in the package you will receive: (- an explanation about the traditions of the DAY OF THE DEAD as seen through Mexican Cultural Celebrations - a “how to” on how to make your own “ofrenda” (altar) for your loved ones. The ofrenda is one of the most important home-decorating elements of DAY OF THE DEAD. Also you will recieve: traditional mexican decorations for your home, traditional mexican candles, mexican seasonal recipes with cooking instructions, a handmade picture frame to put a photograph of a loved one AND you will recieve a CD of musical the composition of the show (see MUSICAL reward $28.00) (Outside of Mexico City, SHIPPING NOT INLCUDED – please add an additional 10 dollars for international shipping)

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    IN MEMORY OF: DEDICATE DANCE TO A LOVED ONE. Have a portion of the show dedicated to a loved one. Our creative process includes deeply reflecting on those in our lives who have passed away. We will use sound, images, memories, colors to celebrate our loved ones through dance. This reward allows you to be involved in the creative process by sharing with us elements and memories of someone’s life that you would like to celebrate. We will integrate these ideas into our performance. We also will include your loved one into the “IN MEMORY OF” dedication credits of the program and credits on the website. To connect to the project you will also recieve a CD or the original MUSICAL COMPOSITION of the performance + our package of 8 ART POSTCARDS. (SEE $48 Reward Information)

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    DINE WITH US: Enjoy a delicious meal cooked by the extraordinary cook - Andres Hernandez with the cast of the project! You (and a friend) will be our exclusive guests! (The Dinner with take place in Mexico City Only!)

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    DANCE FOR YOUR CAUSE: Recieve a special contemporary dance presentation by two dancers of the Project for an event, fundraiser or cause of your choosing. We will integrate the movement and choreography from our project, but also work with you to make the theme of the presentation appropriate for your event. We will select costume and music choices that inspire and entertain your guests or public for your special event. This reward does not include travel costs of the dancers to go to the performance.

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