Sidra Bell Dance New York returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center with a world premiere for seven performances from June 1-5, 2016 in New York City. The award winning dance theater company is collaborating with electronic sound artist and Juilliard trained Alexey Gorokholinsky as well as resident lighting designer Amith A. Chandrashaker for an exciting live performance event at Baruch Performing Arts Center. L O S T L A N G U A G E is an evening length abstraction that archives the stories, memories, and histories embedded in the bodies of the performers and physicalizes that stored information to illustrate a mysterious and ambiguous landscape of images with great currency. The company has had a fantastic year of touring and educational outreach that has spanned Sweden, Slovenia, Bulgaria, San Francisco, Albany, Boston, and Pennsylvania. We are ecstatic to bring our newest work home this June. As we embark on our 6th season at Baruch Performing Arts Center we need the continued generosity of our patrons and fans more than ever to support the technical and production costs of this new performance event. The company continues to garner acclaim with each new work. In 2016 The Boston Globe praised the company for being "inventively quirky and sensuously muscular".
HISTORY: Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY) is a boutique company that has consistently self-produced annual performance seasons in New York City to great acclaim. As a small business entity we rely on our patron base, supporters, and individual contributors to make high caliber, conceptual evenings possible. Our fundraising campaign supports every aspect of production from the artist fees, stage design, the production team, marketing costs, and materials. As a patron of the company you invest in the full realization of our stage work which has been noted for its risk taking and cutting edge vision of dance theater. Each year we ask for your pledges to bring the work to fruition and you have never let us down. We have had five successful campaigns through Kickstarter and we hope to keep the momentum going this year. 2016 promises to be our most exciting year yet!
WHAT YOUR YOUR PLEDGE SUPPORTS: Your pledge towards our $7,500 campaign will directly support the production costs of our NYC Season. Funding will go specifically towards: Production & Labor Costs (Designers, Technicians, Crew), Materials Costs (Scenography, Dance Floor), Artist Fees, Marketing Costs (Publicity and Mailing), and Costume (Materials and Design)
Risks and challenges
Our challenges have made us a stronger entity that grows with each passing year. As a self starting company we are committed to taking risks and raising the stakes on live art and creation. We hope you will consider taking this journey with us once again to bring L O S T L A N G U A G E to fruition as a fully realized work. Thanks to your generous support, our full-time company artists are now offered sustainable benefits and salaries, and we are able to offer increased outreach and educational programming. For spring campaign, please consider making a tax-deductible donation towards the $7500 goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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