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Motus Dance is building a portable performance space, allowing greater public access to quality contemporary performance.

Motus has many different opportunities to bring awareness and awesomeness to a place or a project here in Indy and beyond. While we love to scrape our knees, bloody our toes and test the limits of our pain tolerance with various surfaces and substances, a portable stage would make our site specific dreams so much less grueling.

Check us out:

http://motusdance.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MotusDanceTheatre

https://www.youtube.com/user/Motusdance

https://twitter.com/MotusDance

The project:

Portable stages cost upwards of $10,000 for a 20'x30' stage. (Quote from stagedepot.com) That is before covering it with a non-slip "Marley" surface or getting a portable sound system or professional lighting. We thought we would go with a interlocking portable dance floor. We were quoted $3000 at http://www.bigfloors.com/product-category/dance-event-flooring/dance-flooring-dance-event-flooring/

This floor is for a wedding but why not a performance?
This floor is for a wedding but why not a performance?
  • Interlocking foam tiles for shock absorption and injury prevention estimated at $600
  • The non-slip "marley" dance surface plus the tape needed to install comes in around $2000.  http://www.harlequinfloors.com/us/en/
  • A simple professional lighting package estimated at $1000 
  • A portable PA sound system at $1000. 
  • $400 for 10x10 tent to cover the sound and light boards and a few odds and ends like cords, bulbs, gels and clips.
  • $300 budget to cover our rewards expenses 
  • Total project budget: $8300.

Our stretch goal: $10,000:  Where will they sit?  Things that we left out of the budget for our portable stage project are folding chairs for audience and a computer that would make it easier to run both lights and sound together.  It is possible that the audience may not sit for some performance venues, like an art installation.  We can always ask people to bring chairs and blankets and create their own seating at outdoor sites.  The computer can come when we have our first portable stage show and it is a wild success. Until then we will risk running the show manually.  If you feel like giving so generously that we overshoot our goal we will be more than happy to get that now. 

Rewards:

$4 digital dance photo choices:

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Red choice
Blue choice
Blue choice
Black and White choice
Black and White choice
Feather choice
Feather choice

 $10 Web Kiss

$15 Facebook love and Web Kiss

$25 Free Class plus above

$50 3 Free Classes plus first 2 awards

$100 Signed photo, plus first 3 rewards

$150 Movement painting, signed photo and first 3 rewards

$250  Custom Movement painting, plus signed photo, first 2 rewards and 3 classes

$500  VIP Backer Status for 2014 programs and promo materials, plus signed photo, movement painting and 3 classes

$1000  Star VIP for 2014 status, includes all above rewards and tickets to all concert shows in our season calendar.

Please see rewards section for details.  We hope to be able to unlock an exclusive date package soon!

Thank you.  Motus loves you.

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This whole project is about overcoming obstacles... the obstacles of bringing performance to the people that don't have access to this kind of art and culture... removing the obstacles that prevent that kind of exposure. We are sure that we will have new challenges. One may be recruiting and training the help needed to transport and set up the equipment, as well as run the technology. We will also have to jump a few hurdles with issues of access, permits and other red tape that comes with public spaces. We are actually hoping for other challenges like, another performance organization would like to borrow our equipment but an individual artist would also like to use it on the same day. That challenge might indicate that our little project is having a big impact on the art and culture of our community.

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