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NYC based contemporary dance company Gehring Dancetheatre is raising money to send its dancers to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

All of us at Gehring Dancetheatre are very excited about the prospect of going to Edinburgh in August 2011. Edinburgh is the original Fringe Festival and therefore has the biggest following. We have heard so many wonderful stories about the amazing experiences other artists and friends have had there. There are over 2000 arts presenters and booking agents who come to view the spectacle and to make note of artists and performers for their own theater seasons across the US, Europe, and the rest of the world. Besides the idea that we could get scooped up and whirled around the globe on a world tour, the chance to see other performers of all sorts and to share the unique work that we do is a opportunity not to be missed.

Ever since I was very young, my father found a way for our family of six to travel. When I was eight years old he took us out of school for five weeks to travel through South America because he knew we would learn so much more traveling than being stuck in a classroom, no matter how good the teacher. In our own studios in New York we can only do so much. Being exposed to the wonders and unique stresses of traveling outside of ones boundaries is invaluable to growth, maturity and expansion, and is exactly what we are all about as a company.

If we raise the money needed, we already have a spot reserved for us. Jodi Kaplan, the dance agent in charge of Booking Dance, presents a dance festival within the Fringe Festival which has received numerous accolades after its inaugural year there in 2009. For more about the festival and to see the venue we would perform in, click here: http://www.bookingdance.com/festivals_edinburgh2010.html

To make this incredible opportunity happen, we need to raise $15,000 over the next 15 months. Thank you for helping us kickstart our fundraising campaign and as we are a registered non-profit company, all donations are, of course, tax-deductible. If you are in the New York, New Jersey area, we hope to see you at our next event where we can thank you face-to-face!

-Heather Gehring
Artistic Director

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    Your name will be listed as a Friend on our website and published materials for our 2010-11 season. You will also receive an eye-catching Gehring Dancetheatre magnet.

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    All of the above, plus a DVD of the official Gehring Dancetheatre workout, so you can exercise alongside your favorite dancers. Note: You don't have to be a dancer to do the workout.

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    All of the above, plus a beautiful Gehring Dancetheatre poster personally signed by all of the dancers for you.

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    6 backers

    Your name will be listed as a Supporter on our website and printed materials for our 2010-11 season. The above-listed magnet, workout DVD, poster, plus a limited edition Gehring Dancetheatre Edinburgh t-shirt.

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    3 backers

    Your name will be listed as a Benefactor on our website and printed materials for our 2010-11 season. The above-listed magnet, workout DVD, poster, t-shirt, and 2 free tickets to our next event or a dvd of a past Gehring Dancetheatre performance.

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    All of the above plus a 1 hour private dance lesson with a member of the company in the dance style of your choice.

Funding period

- (60 days)