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Premiering in San Francisco in 2011, Project Bandaloop is creating a major new, highly collaborative, vertical dance work titled "IdEgo
Premiering in San Francisco in 2011, Project Bandaloop is creating a major new, highly collaborative, vertical dance work titled "IdEgo
141 backers pledged $10,529 to help bring this project to life.

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Project Bandaloop is mid-process in creating a major new, highly collaborative, vertical dance work titled "IdEgo". As a completed work, it will premiere in the fall of 2011 in San Francisco and tour in the following season. The first movement of “IdEgo” had its premiere at the Orange County Performing Arts Center this fall to audiences of near 20,000 people over three performances. The piece is unfinished and we want to develop and refine it in the spring and summer of 2011, for a world premiere in San Francisco in the fall of 2011. We need your help. The artists collaborating with Amelia Rudolph are: musician/composer Dana Leong, sculptor/set designer Todd Laby, lighting designer Jack Carpenter, and Media Artist Austin Forbord with additional help from director Ellen Sebastian Chang.

"IdEgo" investigates the tension between individual and group identity, and "wild" versus "organized" space through the collision of movement, sculpture, text, video projection and music. The work is made for performance on a building at night with full production support of lights, video and sound, and includes perspective-altering choreography on a dance "floor" turned on its side. Embedded in the live performance are films that exaggerate the detail of the gestures and expressions of the dancers as well as of "satellite" dances filmed in natural sites. These films are used interactively with the choreography at times and at others infuse the "wild" into the context of an urban performance setting. In its first iteration the video component was used, in part, to bring the audience very close to the dancers, additionally, films of hand gestures “swept" the dancers across the wall and “pushed” them off the wall interactively with the choreography. A dancer spoke from the wall interactively with video and dancers sang live from the wall as they move interactively on a hanging set piece. The composer/musician played live from the hanging set piece. The layered nature of the work is inspiring the dancers and collaborators to go beyond where they have gone artistically before.

We are reaching out to you here in Kickstarter. Do your part to help what will be Project Bandaloop's biggest work to date!

Thank you for considering a donation to Project Bandaloop. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law governing 501 c3 tax deductible charitable organizations. Project Bandaloop is a federally recognized 501 c3 organization with Tax ID #95-4618614. We will send you a thank you letter for your generous donation that you may use for your tax reporting purposes.

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