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A passionate (and ghostly!) love story infused with Mexican polyrhythms.

Thank you for your interest in The Girl in White!

Please visit our website (http://www.thegirlinwhite.com) for an in depth look at this new ballet.

THE GIRL IN WHITE

"The Girl in White" is a ballet by award-winning composer Robert J. Bradshaw.  The composition features solo trumpet (James Ackley, soloist), soprano saxophone, percussion, piano and strings.

The ballet tells the story of a young man, Ambrosio, who learns to love against all odds . . . even to death.  Until The Girl in White appears, Ambrosio is vain and superficial.  Beautiful clothing, a fancy event, a drink on one side and a beautiful woman on the other are all he needs.  It will take the loss of everything for him to realize what is important in life.

The story is loosely based on Mexican folklore.  As respected (rich) members of the community, Ambrosio and Karime’s arrival at the Grand Fiesta is filled with greetings and honorable bows.  However, Ambrosio's eyes are not only for Karime and when a strange and beautiful woman in white appears, she captures Ambrosio’s attention.  Although The Girl in White makes Ambrosio think she is playing hard-to-get, we are unable to ignore the possibility that everything unfolds exactly according to plan.

For a complete synopsis of the story, please visit:  Synopsis

ABOUT THE MUSIC

The composition is filled with gentle pulsating accompaniments, soaring lyrical melodies, virtuosic passages and exciting climaxes.  An important aspect of the piece is that the rhythm is based on the varied and complex polyrhythms of Mexican folk music which creates a rich and unique musical landscape filled with passion and energy.  We are sure that you will enjoy listening to "The Girl in White"!


ABOUT PLEDGING:

WHAT IF YOU RAISE THE GOAL, CAN I STILL DONATE?
Definitely YES!  It would be fantastic if we could exceed our goal.  There is no limit to how much money can be raised through Kickstarter before the deadline.

CAN I INCREASE MY PLEDGE ONCE IT HAS BEEN MADE?

Absolutely!  Once you donate, you may want to increase your pledge amount to receive a higher level incentive.  Here is what to do:  Login to Kickstarter.com. If you have already pledged, the green "Back This Project" button will now be blue and say "Manage Your Donation."  Click that button and you can enter a higher amount.

IS MY PLEDGE PUBLICLY DISPLAYED?
No. Absolutely not.  Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

CAN I GIVE MY INCENTIVE TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Yes.  That is very kind of you!  If you would like to donate to the production but give the incentive reward to someone else as a gift, you will have to go through the normal process of making a donation.  For billing purposes, this action must be in your name.  However, after the deadline passes, we will send a message to you through Kickstarter (which will be forwarded to the email address you provided) to request your address so that we can ship your incentive.  Please reply with the person's information who is to receive the reward and we will make sure they get it!

CAN MY PLEDGE BE ANONYMOUS?
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    BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE - You will get special first-look access to super cool behind the scenes photos and video footage of the recording and production. Not to mention, thanks on our website, Facebook and Twitter. (Footage and mention are included at all donation levels from here on up!)

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    ADVANCE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - You will get to hear the music before everyone else. Couple this with the Behind the Scenes Footage, and you will be right there with us as "The Girl in White" comes to life!

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    CD - We will send you a SIGNED copy of "The Girl in White" CD, as recorded by The Palmetto Camerata, featuring the remarkable trumpet soloist, James Ackley.

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    DVD!!! You can see "The Girl in White" performed right before your very eyes!

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    SIGNED POSTER - We will send you a copy of the beautiful "The Girl in White" Poster, designed by George Bradshaw, covered with our signatures. Throw it on a wall, frame it or lock it away for safe keeping. It's guaranteed to bring years of enjoyment (if you take care of it!). You will also receive a copy of the CD so that you can listen to the music, too!

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    SPECIAL REWARD: The century mark combo pack! If you pledge $100 we will send you the poster, DVD and CD, plus a signed letter from the creative team. What a great deal! And you will really be helping us reach (or maybe even exceed!) our goal. Thank you one hundred times!!!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / EMBROIDERED LOGO SHIRT . . . your name in lights! Thank you for supporting our project at such a high level. You will be listed in the program credits, CD and on the DVD as Associate Producer (in alphabetical order). And to show off your art-supporting self, you will get our embroidered logo "The Girl in White" classic polo shirt. It will even say "Associate Producer" on it! Important shirt info: Loosely follows shape of body. Order one size up for relaxed fit.

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