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Traverse City, MI Dance
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This project was successfully funded on May 18, 2012.

The Traverse City Dance Project, a residency-based professional dance project, kicks off its inaugural season in July 2012.

Traverse City, MI Dance
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The Traverse City Dance Project will begin with a 20-day intensive rehearsal period in Traverse City, MI.  Ten professional dancers and four emerging/established choreographers from around the world will develop four dance works, which will see their world premiere on July 26 & 27, 2012 at the City Opera House in downtown Traverse City.

The choreographers include the celebrated Italian choreographer Mauro de Candia (recently appointed the artistic director of Dance Company Theater Osnabrück in Germany), the internationally-renowned John Utans (Australia, currently living in Hong Kong), and TCDP Artistic Directors Jennifer Lott (California) and Brent Whitney (New York City).  The dance artists of TCDP are diverse and versatile. They range from established professionals who have worked nationally and internationally in major ballet and modern companies to bright young talents at the beginning stages of their careers. They were selected not only for their technical prowess, but also for their maturity, respect for the art of dance, openness to new ideas, and generosity toward their fellow artists.

These dance artists share a common goal: to create and perform innovative, inspirational, and beautiful works of living art.  The Traverse City Dance Project will act as a creative laboratory, providing a focused opportunity to investigate, hone, and share choreography with a vibrant community.

For the dance artist and dance aficionado alike, opportunities like this are rare treasures not to be passed by! We are eager to dive in, and invite you to join us!

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    INSIDER! Watch the project unfold from the inside! You'll receive weekly e-updates of the project, including dancer interviews and behind-the-scenes videos of rehearsals!

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    FRIENDS! You get our weekly online update, plus you will be listed as a FRIEND in our concert program (you can be anonymous if you choose). Can't come to the show? We will also post a thank-you to you on our website, traversecitydanceproject.org!

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    FRIENDS (with benefits)! You will receive all of the previous rewards, plus an e-invitation to an exclusive post-performance reception at the City Opera House on July 27!

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    PARTNERS' BREAKFAST with the dancers! In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive an e-invitation to observe an open class and rehearsal from 9:30-12pm on Friday, July 6, 2012. Coffee and light breakfast provided. Plus, you will be listed as a PARTNER in our program!

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    ENTREPRENEUR! Your reward includes all previous rewards, plus you will be listed as an ENTREPRENEUR in our program. You will also get 1 ticket to the performance of your choice (held under your name at Will Call) and a signed photograph of the dancers (sent out in early August).

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    SPONSOR-A-DANCER! In addition to all previous rewards, you will get a thank-you note and signed photograph from your dancer (sent out by early August 2012). You will be listed as a SPONSOR in our program. But that's not all! You'll get 2 tickets to the show of your choice (July 26 or 27, 2012), to be held under your name at Will Call.

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    ANGELS! You'll receive ALL previous rewards, (including Sponsor-A-Dancer) and 2 tickets to the show of your choice! You will be listed as an ANGEL in our program - because that's what you are to us! - and you'll receive an exclusive DVD of one evening of our concert, signed by all the dancers!

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