What a breathtaking few days it has been since the launch of our RocketHub campaign for CROSSING! Within a day of our announcement, we hit 10% of our goal.
I am also thrilled to announce that Outdoor Research is now offering a spectacular incentive for our first $10,000 donor: $500 in gear!
Please help us keep the momentum, and share this project with your friends, family, and social networks. As always, all contributions to BANDALOOP are tax-deductible. Thanks for your incredible support.
AMELIA RUDOLPH: FOUNDER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Amelia is a choreographer, community leader and dancer. Her work is informed by aesthetics, non-traditional relationships with gravity, ecology, natural and built spaces, community and human relationships. She founded BANDALOOP in 1991, bringing together dance, climbing and varied off-the-ground movement through site-reactive work on cliffs, urban structures and in theaters. Her choreography has explored dance in theaters and on buildings and cliffs all over the US and around the world. Amelia is continually challenged and inspired by her experiences in nature, with her dancers and with communities that unearth and clarify her values, identity and art.
Crossing is a site-specific wilderness performance that stages dances in remote locations in the Sierra Nevada range, from the Dana Plateau in the east across the Yosemite high country to Mt. Watkins above Yosemite Valley in the west. “Crossing” will be an evening length urban performance work, integrating filmed dances into a multi-media performance for urban audiences. “Crossing” is scheduled for filming in Summer 2015. The re-mount of this master work is funded by The National Endowment for the Arts.
The original collaboration included cinematographer Greg Bernstein, composer/musician Zachary Carrettin, eight dancers, four riggers and 4,000 feet of climbing rope.