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Movement for the Urban Village Dance Company/MUV needs your help  to complete, "Calling Names," a new dance with live music.
Movement for the Urban Village Dance Company/MUV needs your help to complete, "Calling Names," a new dance with live music.
86 backers pledged $4,485 to help bring this project to life.

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Dear Community,

After presenting six consecutive seasons of original dance in New York City we have taken 2011 off to focus on completing Calling Names, a new dance with an original score by Dunia Best-Sinnreich and Tilishia Bradley.

We are using, Kickstarter, a new way to fund creative projects that allows us to harness the power of social networking and to pool donations large and small from individual backers like you.

In this campaign we are seeking at least $3500 which will help us take a major step towards returning to the stage in 2012, stronger than ever. Kickstarter funding is all or nothing- we can only succeed if we raise a minimum of $3500. We are counting on you to help us get the ball rolling by making a generous contribution, TODAY.

When we meet this goal we can:

  • Stretch creatively. Dunia Best-Sinnreich created the score for Ascendance. Tilishia Bradley and I made Sista Goddess. More than simply an opportunity to work again with such brilliantly gifted collaborators, Calling Names will be a live performance work for dancers and musicians together--a significant step into new creative territory.
  • Rehearse movement and music together in appropriate rehearsal space. Creating and performing work with live music presents new and more expensive rehearsal challenges and takes more time.
  • Integrate the sound and light designers into the project sooner. Your contribution to the seed money fund will help us retain our production design team earlier in the creative process
  • Demonstrate solid community support to leverage funds and opportunities. Both public and private funders are moved by concrete evidence that the work we do is valued by our community. Even a small donation helps to build the case for supporting MUV as we look towards our 2012 season.

Become a backer of Calling Names today by making a contribution today then help us to expand the village by sharing our campaign with your friends on facebook, twitter, tumblr, google+ and by email.

peaceLOVElight

Shalewa Mackall

Founding Director

Movement for the Urban Village Dance Company

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  • We are now able to begin to address other production costs for our 2012 season which will feature the premiere of Calling Names, like costumes and a deposit on the theater. All funds directly support the creative work of Movement for the Urban Village.

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    Colleague:
    Thank you email.
    Acknowledgement on our website.
    Subscription to exclusive newsletter and online video previews.

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    ADMIRER:
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    Mp3 of Sista Goddess score.

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    FRIEND:
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    Mp3 of Ascendance score.
    Acknowledgement in our 2012 Ascendance in Bloom programs.

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    VISIONARY:
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    Two invitations to an in progress showing and artist talk in October.

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    SUPPORTER:
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    Classic MUV “ peaceLOVElight” orange ladies t-shirt (limited supply of 10 t-shirts total, sizes s, m, l, xl, available).

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    PATRON:
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    Four invitations to an in progress showing and artist talk in October.
    Two tickets to Ascendance in Bloom, MUV’s 2012 season.
    11 X 14 artist print of MUV’s iconic ASCENDANCE portrait by Jaecyne Howell.

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    PRODUCER:
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    Four tickets to Ascendance in Bloom. MUV’s 2012 season.

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    COLLABORATOR:
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    A special opportunity to contribute one name to be included in the work - the name will become a permanent part of the score!

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