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A Production Workshop to develop a season of original shows using classical music, contemporary dance, comedy, and circus arts.
A Production Workshop to develop a season of original shows using classical music, contemporary dance, comedy, and circus arts.
52 backers pledged $5,180 to help bring this project to life.

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Ghostly, luminous torsos shaped in white linen float in the air above young women in Edwardian bridal gowns that themselves look as if they've been left in the garden for a season. Haunting lines of a melody by Clara Schumann enfold a grotesque bouffon Marie Antoinette and her lover in a spell of unrequited longing....

Work has begun on Dreampunk, the 2012/2013 season of shows from Luminous Thread. Using the Inventing Earth production workshop facility, designers, costumers, and prop-makers are hard at work getting ready for the first show, Nuptials for the Dead, which opens in Denver October 28th. 

In addition to ticket sales and other fundraising activities, we must raise at least $5,000 by early October to meet all our commitments to the artists, performers, technicians, and venues. Thank you for being a part of this. Thank you for bringing art to life.

Ticket information for all show dates: http://luminousthread.com/

Would you like to bring Dreampunk shows to your city? Please contact us here or at https://www.facebook.com/LuminousThread

Like https://www.facebook.com/LuminousThread so you can track our progress. Thanks!

To learn more about Inventing Earth production workshops, visit http://inventingearth.org/

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  • A 501c3 exempt organization founded by Mary Lin and Ben Sargent in 2010 to promote collaboration between the arts, sciences, and scholarly pursuits, and also to provide artists with tools and tips on tricky art of collaboration. Read the mission statement here: http://inventingearth.org/page/ief-mission-statement.

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  • Here is how the production workshop is put together:

    1. An organization or collective brings established, professional artists/scientists/scholars from multiple fields to mentor and coach early career professional-level talent.

    2. Inventing Earth provides the workshop environment and the budding artists, technicians, and others looking for the opportunity to work with and learn from the veterans.

    3. At the end of the workshop, the production company sponsors a live performance, display, or publication to showcase the completed work. After the workshop ends, the sponsor may choose to undertake a commercial endeavor based on workshop, and may offer professional positions to workshop participants.

    To see how this works in the case of the Dreampunk production workshop, visit http://inventingearth.org/page/production-workshop-nuptials-for-the-dead.

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  • Luminous Thread is a group of people working to bring the work of Ben Sargent and Mary Lin and other collaborators to stages not only in Denver, but around the world. We are just getting started but we do have ambitious plans for the decades ahead. To learn more about Luminous Thread, please visit: http://luminousthread.com/.

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  • Why yes, and thanks for asking. We have reviews of show we saw earlier this year in Europe, and hope to add more soon: http://luminousthread.com/blog/.

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    Your name on our site as a backer. And double thanks if you can spare $10. Thank you, it really adds up!

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    T-shirt with the Dreampunk logo. A collectors item for sure. 100% cotton. These will also be for sale in the lobby during shows. Sweet!

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    Dreampunk Poster. Signed by at least one of our artists. Another collector's item and a beautiful wall decoration for the ages.

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    One VIP ticket to our first show in the Dreampunk season, Nuptials for the Dead, on November 1st, 2012, or contact us for a different date.

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    Steampunk pocket watch! These were very popular last year - dress up in steampunk style with one of these beamers. Makes an excellent gift for the steampunk in your life.

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    T-shirt with the Dreampunk logo. A collectors item for sure. 100% cotton. These will also be for sale in the lobby during shows. Sweet!

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    Season tickets! One ticket to each of our shows in the Dreampunk season. November 1st, 2012, February 14, 2013, and April 25, 2013 or contact us for other dates.

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    Pair of VIP tickets to our first show in the Dreampunk season, Nuptials for the Dead, on November 1st, 2012, or contact us for a different date.

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    Pair of season tickets! Two tickets to each of our shows in the Dreampunk season. November 1st, 2012, February 14, 2013, and April 25, 2013 or contact us for other dates.

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    Original artwork - steampunk matted work by Mary Lin. See http://www.inventingearth.com/ for available works.

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    Original artwork - steampunk shadowbox by Mary Lin. See http://www.inventingearth.com/ for available works.

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    Throw a party in the Greater Denver area, we'll show up and perform songs! Contact us for details and brainstorming.

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