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Our donor will match the first $1500 we raise, giving us a total of 3K to produce new shows & fuel our creativity as we enter Season 3!
Our donor will match the first $1500 we raise, giving us a total of 3K to produce new shows & fuel our creativity as we enter Season 3!
21 backers pledged $1,763 to help bring this project to life.

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We are Luminarium Dance -- a dance company combining light and dance in the Boston community since 2010 -- and now, we are thrilled to be launching our third professional season with the support of a generous local donor...but it comes with a challenge! Our donor would love nothing more than to see us hit our goal of 3 thousand dollars to kick off Season 3, and therefore pledges to match the first $1500 we can raise. We are turning to the support of our growing network of followers...including you! This seed money for 2013 will allow us to begin turning plans on paper into concerts and projects. The coming season will feature multidimensional performances in larger venues, collaborations with local artists, a New England tour, and the return of ChoreoFest, and now is your chance to help make these productions possible. Please enjoy the following film chronicling our latest work as a company, and help us start our third season with funds to fuel our creativity...

Specifically, these matched funds will aid Luminarium in its two self-produced shows of the new season, which will serve the Greater Boston community, and will strive to offer a variety of new art to the local dance scene. Funds from this Kickstarter will go towards performer stipends, space rental, publicity, costuming, and equipment needs.

It is amazing what even the smallest donation can accomplish when echoed by the donations of all who care about our work. Thank you for supporting our goal, our mission, and our dancers, and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

- The Luminarium Family

Risks and challenges

For our line of work, one of the most difficult challenges is finding a space in which to present your work at its fullest. While we have no doubt (from years of past experience) that we can create beautiful lighting, choreography, costuming, and concepts all within a tight budget, this season's work promises to be BIG (expansive in ideas and in physicality) and requires venues that are appropriate for our work. This kickstarter will help us set aside the funds needed to secure these venues in advance, while focusing on the creation of our choreography (the most important element of our final product!).

Even once we raise these funds through kickstarter, we will still need to be clever with our money. We will contact our desired venues to see if we can arrange for trade of any kind (recently, we taught master classes in exchange for discounted space), and we will hold a percentage of the money for emergency expenses to ensure we make it through the project with smooth sailing.

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    Receive an exclusive link to our snazzy $10 "thank you" video. :)

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    Hey, friends! Donate $50, then email us a theme or a phrase by the end of December. Here at Luminarium, we'll turn your theme into a 30-second dance film and email it back. Donors reserve all thought-credit and bragging rights to share with friends online. What are you waiting for? Put us to work!

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    Enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free ticket for our 2013 Season! Plus, the first 5 people to donate this amount will receive a Luminarium Shirt! (Tickets can be used on one Luminarium-produced performance in the Spring or Fall of 2013. Only first 5 donors will receive a special free shirt).

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    Three Three Three! Help us ring in our third season by donating this fitting amount. 3-3-3 donors enjoy three tickets to a show, coffee (on us!) with three Luminarium company members, and a framed triptych of Luminarium’s three season postcards. (Tickets can be used on one Luminarium-produced performance in the Spring or Fall of 2013).

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