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Black Swan, created by Iquail Shaheed, will premiere on February 13-14 2015 in New York City and February 27, 2015 in Philadelphia.
Black Swan, created by Iquail Shaheed, will premiere on February 13-14 2015 in New York City and February 27, 2015 in Philadelphia.
25 backers pledged $5,001 to help bring this project to life.

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Iquail Shaheed's Black Swan, set to the music of artist/activist Nina Simone (1933­-2003), is a 75-minute dance-theater work that explores the experience of the black ballerina as a window into issues of race, identity, and isolation, incorporating elements of performance art to investigate these psychological tensions.

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Check out our new rewards at $10 - $1,000 for TICKETS to the premiere, opportunities to explore see your name in print media, and signed gifts from the cast and crew!!  

You can work with DANCE IQUAIL to produce this bold new art. A contribution of any size to the BLACK SWAN project opens the door to the creative process for all who join us in this effort.

Who are we? What are we doing?

Since 2007 DANCE IQUAIL has been a leader in using the art to enhances underserved communities. We are dedicated to promoting Iquail's vision to uplift these communities by present bold new work that uses human experiences to showcase stories of triumph despite adversity. 

  Artistic Director Iquail Shaheed conceived of Black Swan in 2012 sensing a need to comment on the effects of marginalization.  Nearly three year later, the subject and timing of this production couldn't have been more fortuitous. Social unrest of protesters around the world have confirmed the need for this work of art.  Help us lend our voice to be "pro-everybody" without being "anti-anybody".

Iquail Shaheed, and DANCE IQUAIL Company.
Iquail Shaheed, and DANCE IQUAIL Company.

Where does the money go? 


From start to finish, onstage and off, there are many costs to creating a new work of art - not to mention a 75-minute work! Here is what your contribution will support: 
 

  • Artist salaries 
  • Rehearsal costs 
  • Music 
  • Costumes 
  • Lighting and set design 
  • Documenting the creative process 
  • Marketing
  • Theater rental

Risks and challenges

Building Dance Iquail is a lot of work, but with your continued support we can surely do it! We look forward to inviting our backers behind the scenes to see the sweat, tears, and laughter that go into producing an outstanding production season of this type. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing your name in our "Backer" lists!

DANCE IQUAIL! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Photo Credits: Rachel Neville / Video Credits: Sammie Amachree.

-All rights reserved Dance Iquail 2015-

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    The above plus free invitation to pre-performance summer reception event at the Mantua Haverford Community Center.

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    The above plus personal copy of the production video edited for High Definition television with three camera angles and invitation for two (2) to attend an open rehearsal.

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    The above plus an invitation for two (2) to attend post-performance reception with the project artists crew and collaborators, and, your name or company's logo listed in all press for Dance Iquail's fall 2015 production of "PUSHERS."

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