A dance piece based off the John Milton poem. Our goal is to present this work in New York dance festivals.
What is Paradise Lost?
“Paradise Lost,” is a seven minute dance that was the first choreographed for the California State Fullerton Fall 2011 Dance concert. It has since been re-choreographed and is currently evolving into a forty five minute work entitled "Pandemonium." Paradise Lost was accepted into New York Dance Arts Festival, Green Space Bloom Festival, and the Jennifer Mueller "Hatch," showcase. Our goal is to show this work in as many venues as possible.
Ny Dance Arts - April 7th
Green Space Bloom - April 14th
Hatch Showcase - April 20th
Short Synopsis -
“Our aspirations are our possibilities.” -Robert Browning
The dance blends both the mythos of Narcissus and the thematic plot of John Milton’s, "Paradise Lost." The movement palette is physical, intimate, constant, and flowing. "Paradise Lost" follows the structure of a greek tragedy it begins in Imes Res, we find Lucifer and his collaborators fighting amongst each other for power over "Pandemonium." Only one will realize their full potential and balance the world of man.
Meet the Cast of Paradise Lost
What is Touch Theory Dance Project?
Touch Theory is a group of passionate individuals dedicated to creating dance for both the stage and digital media. Our mission is to utilize new technology to share our unique approach to dance with our community and the rest of the world. The foundation of the movement is, organic contact.
Who is the creator of Touch Theory?
“I want to create dance that will challenge my ability to compose and in return change the world around me.” Jennifer Montoya
Jen Montoya - is a self-motivated individual who loves cross collaborating on artistic projects. She believes there is a creative solution to every problem and tries to incorporate that philosophy into her rehearsal process. She calls her work “Touch Theory,” which stylistically evolved from her time in and out of the classroom at California State Fullerton.
What will the funding go towards? (The Budget)
- Studio rental for rehearsals
- Dance Festival Registration Fees
- 501 c3 - non-profit tax ID
What are our goals Short and Long term?
Touch Theory is built on the foundation of creating a sustainable dance work that will continue to explore the ideals of contact in dance, give dancers a creative outlet, and enrich the community with outreach Improvisational Dance workshops. Your support will make this possible. Our budget is composed of funds to allow for the opportunity to premiere our work in New York and apply for a non-profit license.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
* Challenges we face of not meeting our goals is the inability to show this work in a performance setting.
* Delays in being able to evolve it further into a larger work.
In the event of project delays we plan to host more fundraisers, improv Jams, and seek local grants.
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