Ben and I are very excited to take part in a national dance film series- Dances Made To Order. The Minneapolis edition (our film, as well as films by choreographers Kenna-Camara Cottman and Pramila Vasudevan) will be posted on the Dances Made To Order website on July 25. You can buy a ticket to see all 3 Minneapolis films for $10, or get a season subscription to the series (33 films) for $50.
Here’s the really, really awesome thing: you can vote on what kind of film we make. From June 27 through July 5 you can vote on the ideas that inspire our film by going to the Dances Made To Order website! We then have 2 weeks to make our film.
I love the idea of ordering up what you want to view. And, as an artist, I love working with restrictions– knowing that I have a set framework. It’s much more liberating than having endless possibilities (for me).
Dances Made To Order is interested in finding new ways of funding the arts. 65% of ticket revenue goes back to the artists, and 10% to the city’s curator. I strongly believe that creative people need to do just this– get creative about ways of producing, funding, and making work. It’s so exciting to see (and be a part of ) a series that is committed to doing this.
Please contact me if you want more information about the series!