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Nicky ParaisoBy Nicky Paraiso
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Nicky ParaisoBy Nicky Paraiso
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$7,599
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, March 9 2019 7:56 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi everyone! Nicky Paraiso here.

I’m appealing to you all and asking you to consider contributing to my Kickstarter.  I’m in the process of creating a new show entitled now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories, which will premiere at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre March 22-April 7, 2019.

This is my first full evening-length show in over a decade.  I’ve been concentrating on my curatorial duties here at La MaMa and putting my creative work on hold.  I decided that now is the time to be an artist once again.

I’m hoping that you all, my extended family, friends and colleagues, will consider contributing towards artists’ & designers’ fees. I’m working with a very special and talented cohort of esteemed artists.  Joining me as dancer/performers will be none other than Vicky Shick, Irene Hultman, Jon Kinzel and Paz Tanjuaquio.  Visual artist and playwright John Jesurun will be directing.  Joe Levasseur will be designing lights.  Gabriel Berry will be creating/designing costumes for the evening.  I’m very honored and thrilled that these respected colleagues have agreed to collaborate with me on this new production.

This is a very personal work for me, consisting of new autobiographical writing, text and songs.  I have been delving into and mining the idea of memory and remembrance, looking back and hopefully moving forward, having come to some modicum of earned wisdom.  This hasn’t been an easy process, containing anxiety and dread, as well as sorrow, joy and hope.

I want to invite you in to this uncharted personal work and vision.

Will you consider helping me to complete the rehearsal process by contributing towards artists’ fees which will help to pay the performers, designers and director of this piece?

I would be eternally grateful to you dear audience: family, friends and colleagues.

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Behind the scenes at Nicky's photo shoot:

Paz Tanjuaquio, Nicky Paraiso and photographer Theo Cote shooting photos for the postcard for now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories at La MaMa.

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now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories plays The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa from March 22 through April 7, 2019.

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