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Our Kickstarter Campaign in the Post!

25 Aug

Check out this article on fundraising for dance projects on Kickstarter that mentions Vaudevival: Old is the new New!

Dance is Kickstarter’s most successful category by Sarah Kaufman

See posts below for our Kickstarter video, with special guest Lydia Jade Olwell!

Oh Derecho . . .

23 Aug

Amy Scheer, photos by Matthew Olwell and Lisa Swenton-Eppard

Well, not having produced a show at Dance Place after all WOULD be really disappointing if the whole weekend hadn’t ended up being so incredibly moving!  We had our two shows!  Despite the huge wind storm knocking out the power at Dance Place, we still held an invited dress rehearsal at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Saturday night, and a show at the National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Georgetown Sunday night.  The cast packed up all our costumes and props and carted them around the chaotic city, dodging felled trees and power lines.  Our band leader Joebass DeJarnette pulled off miraculous amplifications apparently out of thin air, and EVERYONE showed up – in the midst of so many challenges, we didn’t loose any performers!  I feel overwhelmed with gratitude towards my collaborators and friends who joined me on this journey!

Vaudevival on Kickstarter

22 Jun

Hi Folks! We’ve launched our Kickstarter campaign for Vaudevival. We are super excited to be sharing this with you. Please stop by, check out our sweet video, (it features our daughter and some “unsuspecting shop clerks”- we are pretty excited) and consider donating to the project:

Hope to see you at the show, next weekend, June 30th and July 1st at Dance Place!

Maryland Day

16 Apr

There will be a special FREE PREVIEW of the latest incarnation of Vaudevival at Maryland day. Come out on April 28th at 3pm. We’ll be performing in the Dance Theater at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Center. Click here for more info. For us this is an exciting chance to show work that we will present at Dance Place  June 30th and July 1st!

Vaudevival at Dance Place

27 Dec

Tickets are now on sale HERE for the show at Dance Place next summer. Forget to give someone a holiday gift? It’s not too late! There are 12 days of Christmas right? Hope to see you there and stay tuned for more updates as we start working on this next incarnation of the show…

Wanting to listen . . .

22 Oct

Thank you so much to everyone involved in Vaudevival: Old is the new New (and there were a lot of them), for such a great show this weekend!  I am super happy with both the process and the product!!!  I am so humbled that so many people have taken time to do this work with me!

In the post-show Q&A last night, I mentioned an idea that’s been bubbling under the surface of my consciousness for a while, but had never quite found a way to articulate before.  I talked about dance as a form of communication, which is not my original idea, but then I realized that talking/expressing yourself is only HALF of true communication.  There must also be listening/receiving.  And how do we embody that listening?  Must it be still?  Can it be danced?  Can I dance alliance with someone?  Solidarity?  The intention for alliance and solidarity?

I am in a listening place right now, and invite you to comment on the show or this research!  Each Act in the show has it’s own page, and I will be putting up and improving other pages soon – let me know if there are particular questions and I’ll speed that info along!

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The show is up!

21 Oct

Our opening night went so well!!!  Thank you to all my wonderful collaborators for making this happen!  I include here cast, musicians, choreographers, crew, advisors, mentors and teachers!  I hope that you will subscribe to this blog, which is still a work in progress, so that you can find out more about the other artists in this show as I continue working; and you will also be able to stay updated on how our next version of the show is shaping up, up at Dance Place in DC on June 30th and July 1st of 2012.