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Dance Brigade celebrates 35 years at the Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts November 18 -20, San Francisco, CA

Support Dance Brigade in our 35th Anniversary Retrospective Celebration of building community through the arts. Celebrate the mother company, Wallflower Order Dance Collective and the wonderful women and men who have made up the Dance Brigade.  For 35 years we have created live performances and a community center at Dance Mission Theater that speaks to the heart of progressive ideas through dance, music, theater, sign language, and Taiko drumming.   This rousing tribute chronicles the artists and social movements that created and influenced the company’s work. We will  perform the critically acclaimed THE GREAT LIBERATION UPON HEARING, a dance/drama based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead and other her-storical dances  and present a video retrospective.

Here is where you come in. Help us raise $10,000. Having just returned from a successful engagement in NYC with our most recent work The GREAT LIBERATION UPON HEARING, we have been struck hard by the failure of all costumes for this work to return on Greyhound Package Express. We are devastated to lose this important part of our history. Many of these costumes have been in the organization for years.  This is a huge financial loss and enormously time consuming to replace.  Do you remember the first Sugar Plum Fairy costume? Gone. All the black leather Kimonos? Gone. The original Navajo velvet skirt? Gone. High heels, fringe, jacket, tattoo shirts gone, gone, gone, into the bowels of Greyhound bus stations. We are asking your support to rebuild the costumes and support our anniversary season. The performance is November 18 – 20 at the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco.

The clock is ticking… We need your help now!!

White Buddha Costume                     125.00

Blue Buddha Costume                        100.00

Red Dakini Costume                             100.00

Green Tara Costume                             175.00

Yellow Tara Costume                           125.00

Vajra Yogini                                              500.00

Tattoo shirts                                              400.00

Samantabhari Costumes                     250.00

Samantabhadra Costumes                 200.00

Monk’s Costume                                      150.00

Navajo skirt                                               250.00

10 pairs of High heels                         200.00

Leather Kimonos                              1500.00

Cost of doing a Free show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts $26,000.

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    Our many thanks!! The show is free!! Bring all your friends and come to the 35th Anniversary Retrospective Celebration at the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. @ Third St. San Francisco, November 18-20.

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    One reserved orchestra seat to the 35th Anniversary Retrospective and a listing on our website.

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    One reserved orchestra seat at the 35th Anniversary Retrospective, a listing on our website, and a beautifully edited DVD of The Great Liberation Upon Hearing.

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    One reserved orchestra seat at the 35th Anniversary Retrospective, a listing on our website, a beautifully edited DVD of The Great Liberation Upon Hearing, and an invitation to our post performance Cast Party on Sunday, November 20.

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    Two reserved orchestra seats at the 35th Anniversary Retrospective, a listing on our website, a beautifully edited DVD of The Great Liberation Upon Hearing, invitation to our post performance Cast Party on Sunday November 20, and a 4-class card for Dance Mission Theater's adult dance classes.

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    Two reserved orchestra seats at the 35th Anniversary Retrospective, a listing on our website, a beautifully edited DVD of The Great Liberation Upon Hearing, invitation to our post performance Cast Party on Sunday November 20, a 4-class card for Dance Mission Theater's adult dance classes, and a pair of tickets to Dance Brigade’s new work, “The Proud” at Dance Mission Theater, Jan 6 – 15 2012.

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    Two reserved orchestra seats at the 35th Anniversary Retrospective, a listing at our website, a thank you from the stage, a beautifully edited DVD of The Great Liberation Upon Hearing, invitation to our Cast Party on Sunday November 20, a 4-class card good for Dance Mission Theater's adult dance classes, a pair of tickets to Dance Brigade’s new work, “The Proud” at Dance Mission Theater, Jan 6 – 15 2012 and dinner with a Dance Brigade dancer of your choice.

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