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Rober Tyree participates in the danceWEB residency at Vienna's ImPulzTanz & conducts workshops and presentations upon return.



THANK YOU FOR THIS

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For what?

I'm going to Vienna in July for a five-week intensive development program for young professional dancers and choreographers! danceWEB is part the annual ImPulzTanz international festival of contemporary dance. Imagine my lanky ass in master Voguing and Waacking workshops with this man.

This is an immense honor and opportunity for me; I am 1 of only 2 Americans selected from a global applicant pool of 1017 of the world's best and brightest. Yes, I am tremulously stoked.  Game changer - plain and simple - nothing short.

WHY RAISE $ IF YOU'VE ALREADY BEEN AWARDED THE RESIDENCY?

To confirm participation, danceWEB nominees are required to solicit 1/3 of the program cost from "regional and/or national funding bodies." The European Commission and Austrian funding bodies will each pay $3,083  - - -  so long as I can fund the final $3,083 before June 1st.

If you live in Europe (as most danceWEBbers do) you can solicit funding for professional development from your regional arts councils, which are obscenely generous by US standards.

Americans though, have their work cut out for them. In the words of my Vienna contact: "funding search in the US is always more than complicated and exhausting."

The upside is that a fundraising effort like this one can really bring a community together. I have been hustling day & night to put together this fund-raising campaign, and I've been sincerely touched by the encouragement, advice and support of everyone I've turned to. You are marvelous people.

YES... WELL... WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

Have a look at the pledge rewards. Tickets to performances are just a hair above box office prices. That means your pledge gets you a pair of tickets for an amazing performance + my profound appreciation (I give that cheap). Massive thanks to all the arts organizations who sponsored this project by donating those tickets. Good goods, those.  Get 'em while you can!

This project is about us. I would love for you to have a stake in this. How can this project bring us closer? How can this opportunity serve your interests? I am nothing beyond the web of we, so I've striven to offer pledge rewards that bring you in on all the excitement. Commission a question or two! Plan on being at the autumn workshop(s) and/or presentation(s)!  [see below]

BUDGET

$3,083 -1/3 of the danceWEB program cost

$1,700 - Peak-season airfare  

$1,050 - Food (5-weeks & I am twice your size dancing all day) 

----------  $5,833

My goal with this Kickstarter is to avoid going into debt or returning to Portland with absolutely no money. Clearly, my target of $3,210 is significantly less than the total expenses. As it should be, right? I have been saving up, and expect to pay my share. This opportunity is clearly worth every penny.



WORKSHOP(S) and PRESENTATION(S)

It's tempting to focus exclusively on Vienna, but we know that a giant experience abroad needs a means to integrate into life back home.

During my residency, I will collect masses of information and inspiration that will form the basis of a combo workshop + presentation offered in autumn at Portland's Conduit Dance.

The workshop will offer dancers and performers an opportunity to engage techniques and insights I bring back from ImPulzTanz, complete with a take-away print publication of supporting materials, original writing and a big hug. Can't really predict beforehand what from ImPulzTanz will be in the workshop, but know that I loved Miguel Gutierrez's DEEP Aerobics from TBA:09, am sold on Sarah Michelson's workshop & SUPERAMAS' coaching intensive, have heard minds are blown with Jennifer Lacey and am overwhelmingly intrigued by Trajal Harrell - DD Dorvillier - Zeena Parkins - Ivo Dimchev - Keith Hennessy - Xavier Le Roy - Marco Berrettini - Kathleen Hermesdorf  - Isabel Lewis -Lisa Hinterreithner Zvi Gotheiner - Archie Burnett  & Claudia La Rocco (to name but a few)

The presentation is tailored for a general audience and will include a screening of videos from Vienna, reports of fascination and a lengthy Q/A discourse. Make sure your interests are served by posing me questions to investigate! I will develop comprehensive answers -even interview people at ImPulzTanz- and address your curiosity during the presentation as well as in an accompanying print publication. Hopefully not like this. Or like this.

HUGE THANKS to Conduit - a space where many of us have had crucial dance experiences - for holding the first workshop/presentation. Other institutions in the Pacific Northwest can commission a workshop by contacting me and pledging $100.



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THANK YOU FOR THIS

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WHY NOT?  MEMORY LANE

Commercial for CULTURE MACHINE by choreographer TAHNI HOLT - video by DICKY DAHL

FOUR MOVEMENT SIGNATURES from work with REBECCA STEELE, POSIE CURRIN, JIN CAMOU, LUCY YIM

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    I love you and will shake your hand and embrace you - as is your wont. // thank you thank you thank you // +Your picture included in the workshop publication's **collage of gratitude**

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    Indulge your curiosity and pose me a question to investigate! I will develop a response while abroad - even interview people at ImPulzTanz - and address your question in my autumn presentation at Conduit Dance (video documentation provided for out-of-towners) as well as in the accompanying print publication. +Your picture included in the publication's **collage of gratitude** $15 per question. Multiple questions encouraged!

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    Fully-paid reservation in the autumn workshop at Conduit Dance +Your picture included in the workshop publication's **collage of gratitude** www.conduit-pdx.org \\

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    Beaming appreciation of your sponsorship via your name ( + an optional quote about dance) printed in all workshop publications. + Admission to the autumn presentation at Conduit Dance. www.conduit-pdx.org \\

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    Pair of tickets to Performance Works NorthWest: Alembic #15 curated by Seth Nehil - June 10-11 www.performanceworksnw.org \\

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    One Works Pass for PICA's TBA:11 - SEP 8-18 www.pica.org/tba

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    Robert will bring his workshop to Cornish College. (official institutional confirmation required)

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    Robert will bring his workshop to Reed College. (official institutional confirmation required)

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    Going to get trill in a 6 minute dance video just for thank you -AND- mail you an artifact unique to your dance. EXAMPLE AT LEFT and (more to come day by day) +Your picture included in the workshop publication's **collage of gratitude** +Mail delivery of all workshop publications +Full participation in workshop(s) and presentation(s)

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    I will mail you a beautiful print of any of the pictures on this page (up to three on one print) in a tasteful frame with a personalized, handwritten epigraph. +Your picture included in the workshop publication's **collage of gratitude** +Mail delivery of all workshop publications +Full participation in workshop(s) and presentation(s)

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