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UpSwing Performance Co. is invited to perform in the 2011 NY Aerial Dance Festival produced by Fly-by-Night Dance Theater (Nov & Dec).

UpSwing Performance Company is a small but unique dance company that performs in the air and on the ground. We are a newly formed company that has already received incredible attention and outstanding reviews.

Artistic Director and Choreographer / Cherie Carson
Company Dancers / Ashley Foster, Kiran Haithcox, Cara Zeisloft, Hannah Dworkin, and Elizabeth Milne-Kahn
Inside the Circle / This is a dynamic dance with two dancers pushing the limits of what they can do inside a circle, tied together by rope
Music / Bill and John Storch

We have been invited to perform in the New York Aerial Dance Festival on November 29th at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and December 2nd and 3rd at Manhattan Movement Arts Center. We need to raise $2,500 in 25 days. This is where Kickstarter makes it possible. Everyone kicks in to make it work! The money will go towards direct costs for the New York tour to send the two dancers and the director. This appearance is UpSwing Performance Company’s first New York show, and your support is essential in bringing this goal to life.

Your funding will help us with the following:
• Airfare for three people from San Francisco to New York
• Airport transfers and ground transportation for eight days in New York
• Meals and incidentals (per diem)
• New ropes for our performances
• Company insurance for both venues where performances will occur
• Fees to dancers
• Studio rental for rehearsals

Your contribution supports an important step in the development of our Company by helping to get new audiences for our work, and establish our touring viability.

If you have questions or comments about the project, send a message via the link beside my bio pic. I will make sure to answer promptly!

Thanks for your support!

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    Thank you! Thank you! Your name will be listed as a Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With this donation you will have helped fund airport transfers for one of the dancers. We will send you a unique UpSwing thank you card.

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    We are grateful! Your name will be listed as a Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With this donation you will have helped fund the dancers’ “per diem” (helping the dancers eat a meal while in New York) and we will send you a jpeg of the dancers in “Inside the Circle” for your screen saver so you can see our gratitude each day on your computer!

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    We are very excited! Your name will be listed as a Trekker Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With this donation you will have helped fund a week subway pass in NY for one of the dancers. You will receive 1 guest pass to a yoga class with Director Cherie Carson.

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    We can’t thank you enough! Your name will be listed as a Foothold Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With this donation you will have supported 2 of the 12 rehearsals for this dance and are invited to watch a “behind the scenes” rehearsal process….sweaty, dizzy dancers, run-throughs, mess-ups, do-overs and moments of perfection.

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    Wow! Your generosity keeps going! Your name will be listed as an Action Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With your donation you will have helped to fund the purchase of new ropes for the performances and will receive an opportunity to take a rope class with the dancers and director (or watch if you so desire).

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    We thank you from both ends of our ropes! Your name will be listed as a Flyer Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With your donation you will have helped fund one of the dancer’s plane tickets to New York to perform. For this donation, you will receive a DVD of the New York performance of “Inside the Circle.”

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    We thank you with a twirl and a spin on our trapezes! Your name will be listed as a Guardian Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With this donation you will have helped fund the insurance we need to have in order to perform. You will receive 2 tickets to our Winter Solstice performance December 21st at 7pm in Berkeley (cost of admission only, does not include transportation costs to venue) and your name will appear in the California program as an UpSwing Guardian.

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    You are amazing and we thank you all over again! Your name will be listed as an Angel Donor on our website and on our Facebook page. With this donation you will have helped sponsor me, the Director, to be able to go to New York and see my company have their first New York performance. For this donation, I will dedicate my next aerial dance piece to you. You will receive a DVD of the dance once it has been created and a copy of the program with your name in it as an UpSwing Angel.

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