We really need your support.
Each year the scenario for the arts seems to become more and more of a challenge. Ticket sales do not cover all of our production expenses (approximately 40% of production expenses are covered by ticket sales), and one of the ways we make up the difference is through fundraising.
While our lighting expenses for IMPACT 2014 represent $4,000 of the production budget, our goal is to raise at least half of that -- $2,000.
We believe that the arts are fundamental to keeping a nation unique, interesting, and relevant. The arts have always been the marker of great civilizations and our role, however minor, in preserving and growing that heritage of nurturing the arts is why we do what we do. Supporting this project helps us assure that the history of dance and the future of dance continue to enrich the lives of our students, families, communities, and nation. Any donation, great or small, will help us do great work. Please consider being a part of the magic and help us light up the stage!
What is IMPACT?
IMPACT performances at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Theater have become a highly anticipated event in the Connecticut arts community each spring. In 2014, the trainees of The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will be presenting classical repertoire from Raymonda originally choreographed by Marius Petipa along with the pas de deux from Diana & Actaeon from the ballet, La Esmeralda, staged by Eleanor D’Antuono, in addition to brilliant new contemporary choreography created by such great minds as Kirk Peterson, Brian Reeder, Moses Pendleton, Victoria Mazzarelli, Susan Szabo, and Timothy Melady. We also have the honor of presenting the choreography of Moses Pendleton’s MOMIX.
I’d love to come see IMPACT. How do I secure tickets?
The March 22 & 23 performances will take place in the Nancy Marine Studio Theater of Torrington's historic and beautifully restored Warner Theater and we welcome you to be in the audience for two days of exciting performances. Professional Lighting Designer, John Bartenstein will be working closely with our gifted choreographers and artistic faculty to bring this production to life. John has been working with The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory for many years and what he brings to the production definitely contributes to the magic created by the choreographers and executed by the trainees of the professional ballet program. http://nutmegconservatory.org/performances/impact-weekend/
Why is lighting important to the trainees of The Nutmeg Ballet?
One of the goals of The Nutmeg Ballet training program is to provide high quality, professional-level performance opportunities for the trainees. In addition to IMPACT, our trainees perform in Nutmeg's Nutcracker, the Spring Graduation Performances, as well as the Nutmeg Summer Dance Festival.
The Nutmeg Ballet strives to make the atmosphere professional and give the trainees a glimpse of what a professional career in dance would entail. Professional lighting is an important part of that equation and that's why we need your help!
Why does The Nutmeg Ballet need a professional lighting designer?
Having professionally designed lighting executed by a professional lighting designer is an important part of the process and represents a significant portion of our production budget. Finding new ways of filling the gap left by ticket sales assures that we can continue to present events with the highest production value as envisioned by our artistic staff, high level artistry to benefit our trainees and ultimately for the enjoyment of the audience.
Is the Nutmeg Ballet a non-profit?
YES! The Nutmeg Ballet is a non-profit and classified as a 501 (c) 3 corporation, however, the good people at Kickstarter want to make sure you know that while we do have a non-profit status, this particular project is not considered a charitable donation for tax purposes. What your contribution does mean, of course, is that you're a pretty special person.
Risks and challenges
Thank you for supporting our artistic vision.
Your generous support of this project will allow The Nutmeg Ballet to continue to provide a professional performance environment for our serious-minded dance students. Professional lighting helps translate the choreographers vision into a dramatic performance that engages all the senses.
As fundraising for the arts becomes a challenge, lack of funding often results in cuts that compromise artistic vision. Lighting is something we just don't want to cut!
With your support of this project, we can keep providing a professional experience for our trainees, a professional level performance for our audience, as well as continue to attract the very best and brightest choreographers and students to our training program.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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