We have a $10,000 challenge grant! Help us meet it! We’re halfway there!
A huge thank you to all of you who have already given and gotten us to the $5k mark!
From now until May 31, your donation will go twice as far. 💸💸
We know these are unpredictable times, challenging times. We are grateful for your commitment to us and your essential part in our reciprocal, inspirational, empowering, art-making exchange.
SBDP is committed to providing paid work to our dancers, who have not only lost income from canceled performances and teaching opportunities, but who have also lost their secondary jobs as wait staff and other hourly workers.
We are rehearsing remotely and look forward to eventually producing a live performance at Richardson Bay Audubon Center for our 2020 season, though we don’t yet know when we will be able to safely gather an audience together. In the meantime we are moving ahead with plans to produce a high quality dance film as a timely, and likely primary, mode for growing and sharing our artistry this year.
We are a dance company learning how we become more of a multimedia company. Making sure the values that inform our live performances and programming can also resonate powerfully through video and online platforms. We are looking ahead to collaborating with artists of other mediums (musicians, writers, filmmakers) and your financial contributions will help make this possible.
Your donations go directly to supporting the operations, creations and creators of SBDP. Your contributions provide work and support to many artists, and transform into artistic gifts for all those who take-in or participate in what we produce. Picture the ripples we all make together 💗
You are in us. You’re in our work, our dancing. You’re in our gesturing hands, our inward-turned eyes, the meandering journey of our spines, the hopeful spring in our feet, in our sweat. As we dance we see you in our minds. Your faces are the audience surrounding us. We feel your exhalation and inspiration, your hearts reaching out to meet ours in shared recognition, reflection and celebration of human experience.
This is what matters, surviving, thriving, connecting, adapting, and sustaining. Thank you for giving us LIFE. We promise to keep meeting you and meeting this moment, and the next, and the next. This moment is the one we have. It deserves to be danced!
Love, well-wishes, and gratitude,
(and the SBDP team, dancers and collaborators)
PS. We hope the Six Foot Wingspan creative prompts and posts are serving to buoy and inspire you! We love and appreciate connecting with folks in this way!