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We're taking our new dance work North Country down south to Austin TX, where it will be performed with a live score by Justin Sherburn! Read more

Brooklyn, NY Dance
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This project was successfully funded on June 21, 2011.

We're taking our new dance work North Country down south to Austin TX, where it will be performed with a live score by Justin Sherburn!

Brooklyn, NY Dance
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North Country is the eighth evening length work from choreographer Marisa Gruneberg and her Brooklyn-based company, white road Dance Media. A quartet with an original score by pianist and composer Justin Sherburn (Okkervil River), North Country examines our collective home environment in flux. Utilizing intricately patterned movement, dynamic duet forms, and stark, open staging, the piece investigates our changing concept of home, and where within this change we choose to exist. 

We're raising funds for North Country for two reasons: One, to transport the piece to Austin TX in October of 2011, and two, to expand the project further in a few ways!

Austin or bust! We'll be in residence at the Carver Center in Austin TX for two weeks, during which time we'll perform North Country and a restaging of 2010's Deer, To Me. We'll also work with local high-schoolers on a site specific piece to be performed outdoors, free for audiences! While we're in Austin, the dancers will need housing and meals, as well as transportation around town; we'll also need to get from NYC to Austin. All of these touring basics require considerable funding. 

To expand and deepen the work, we will be fine tuning Justin's original score to prepare it for live performance and collaborating with a new media artist to build an interactive online component of North Country. Musician fees, website fees, rehearsal costs- these are the specifics of what funds will go towards once they are raised. 

We're so very excited to bring this multi-faceted project to life. Thank you so much for checking out our info, and we'll be updating you on our progress soon!

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    Pledge $1, and you'll have our gratitude and your name included on our website and in our program!

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    The above reward plus a music CD of the North Country score, composed by Justin Sherburn!

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    Donate $100 and receive the above rewards plus a ticket to the show in Austin TX!

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    The above plus a limited edition white road Dance Media canvas totebag! Perfect for toting your stuff to and fro.

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    The above rewards, plus an invitation to see a rehearsal AND two VIP tickets to our show in Austin TX, complete with champagne! You'll be sitting pretty in the front row while we perform.

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    The above plus a homemade Southern-style dinner, prepared in your home with fresh garden vegetables! Grown with love by Marisa's mom in the great state of Mississippi, these greens are organic and pesticide free, and sure to remind you of home. (Austin TX, NYC, and Jackson MS areas only for dinner).

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    All of the above plus a performance by the company at a venue of your choosing, with guests of your choosing! So long as the location is safe for the dancers, we can work with pretty much any space.

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- (35 days)