Contributing writer Lucy Vurusic Riner would love your support during her dance company’s annual fundraising campaign! Get all information and updates on RE|Dance Group at www.redancegroup.com or “Like” them on Facebook. I’ve included her annual newsletter below so you can see what the company is up to and how to give!
Dear RE|Dance Group Supporter,
We hope you are having a lovely start to the spring season. With the flowers finally in bloom, RE|Dance Group is budding with new ideas and charged with the energy to push the company forward.
Our inaugural year was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone for your support. We had the privilege of presenting our work in San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN and at home here in Chicago, IL. Also this year we became a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to assisting small arts companies. RE|Dance Group is artistically thriving and in the coming year we hope to build inroads toward financial health. As we push forward into year two, we hope that you have the opportunity to see the work we are creating.
We are very excited about the beginning stages of two new dance theater works. Inhabitants of Tall Grass will premiere in January at Chicago’s historic dance venue, Links Hall. We will preview a works in progress at the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival in September. The work will have an original commissioned music score and will be performed amidst an installation of tall reed grasses. The environment is designed to both shield and reveal the dancers as they roam through the installation searching for personal connection. This piece is being partially funded by an Illinois Arts Council Grant that we have been so fortunate to receive!
The Attic Room is an intimate dance story of escape and desire. The evening length work for six dancers exists in a small attic room where the dancers, clad in fantastical owl masks, long for a way out, convinced they can find it through objects sprinkled through the space. An old map, a flock of paper cranes, a dusty antique rug, tiny glowing lamps and stacks of books offer the dancers the possibility for departure from a place now so comfortable they are unsure of their desires to escape. The Attic Room is filled with images of balance, travel and desire. Again this year, we will be presenting our work at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in Minneapolis from August 4th-14th. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there!
We hope that as you begin to enjoy the warm weather and summer months you’ll have time to consider assisting RE|Dance Group in our continued efforts to create meaningful dance theater. Our fundraising goal during this campaign is $3,000.00. This year’s funding campaign will once again help RE|Dance Group return to the Minnesota Fringe Festival and sponsor our Chicago performance season. We could not have made it this far without your support in whatever ways you have been able to provide it.
The easiest way to make a contribution to RE|Dance Group is through our website. It is easy, safe and secure. Simply click Donate Now and you will be directed to the Fractured Atlas contribution page. Thanks to our fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas, all donations are now tax deductible!
If you don’t feel comfortable contributing online, you can drop Catherine an e-mail here at info (at) catherineltully.com and she’ll give you a mailing address so you can drop a check in the mail. If you can’t donate, but would like to help, spread the word!
Thank you for your generous support. We hope to see you in one of our audiences very soon!
Lucy and Michael
RE | Dance Group is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of RE|Dance Group must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.