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!
Yes it is! white road Dance Media is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, an umbrella arts organization that gives us a not-for-profit 501(c)3 status. All donations are considered charitable contributions and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
You can visit our website at http://www.whiteroaddancemedia.com!
I want to donate to the project but don't feel comfortable using my CC online. Is there another option?
Kickstarter (which uses the ultra-secure Amazon payments to process all donations) is our preferred method of pledging, since this is the only way for pledges to count towards our goal. If you have additional questions, please message Marisa!
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