Have you ever desired Peace & Happiness in your Lyfe? How about wanting to do something magical and electrifying, with one year of non-stop dedication? What about inspiring people through an exchange of your gifts and talent??? If you answered yes to any one of these questions you have a calling, a special calling, and we hope that you will take the time & watch the video above. Listen to this amazing journey to come, and if you find it in your heart, lend your support!
On December 25th, 2011 Will B. Wingfield of "So You Think You Can Dance Season.IV" turned 25, thereby initiating his Golden Year. The “GldnChld” Project will be a hybrid film, half documentary half dance for film that will follow the Emmy award winning performer, as he embarks on a paramount passion project over the course of 2012. Protege’ of world renowned pioneer Debbie Allen, Will B. will train in 9 different forms of dance, study each genre’s history, learn a new language, and begin learning the piano. He will work with nine of the most respected and sought after choreographers in the world. We will bring on world class directors and superstar dancers, that are producing work in todays industry. Your favorite choreographers from T.V. and movies, as well as all your favorite T.V. and movie dance stars! We will build a dance for film portion of the hybrid that will push the boundaries of what was done in the past, and tap into the new generation and it's ideas, while fusing the two generations for the future.
How far can he push his mind, body, spirit, and artistry, in one year of the most vigorous training of his lyfe?
Most of us know one of the simplest ways to find Happiness and Peace in lyfe, is to give back!!! Will's upbringing and training at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy exposed him to the cause of keeping Arts and Education alive and thriving in schools and communities across the U.S. Being a scholarship student at D.A.D.A, will had to perform lecture demonstrations at schools all around the surrounding L.A. area, in hopes to inspire kids to get off the streets; or their butts, and become involved in the arts. This early lesson settled deep in the core of Will's soul, causing him to come up with The "IV REAL FOUNDATION," an organization that plans to expose and inspire kids all across the country, in arts of all genres. Being in the industry for over 10 years now, Will has built friendships with artists of every type, whom will donate their time and their talent to spend one on one time with kids of the foundation, and the arts and education cause. The arts literally saved Will's lyfe from the streets and its violence, he and his team know without a doubt, that it can do the same for others!
A substantial portion of the proceeds from The "GldnChld" Film will fund the start of The "IV REAL FOUNDATION!" Your gift and support will spread triple and quadruple fold, outward and into communities. This project has the potential to be transcultural, transgenerational, and make it's mark in the Art World! We can only do this with your support, your love, and you spreading the word.
What We Need & What You Get
This is the first campaign in a series of 4. Our ultimate goal is $100,000. We will be doing live and in-person fundraisers in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, & Nashville. Debbie Allen is an official endorser of the project and will be assisting us in continuing to reach out, connect, and raise the funds necessary. We are going to produce a film that can be released and compete theatrically, hold it's own at film festivals, and push the artistic boundaries of dance for film. Help us bring back the Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly days. In order to accomplish this we need to start locking down the world renowned choreographers, directors, and additional artist that will be vital to the success of this film.
--We need some basic film equipment to ensure the highest quality of production. (Cameras, Microphones, Hard Drives, Camera Accessories, and class cards for dance training.)
--We must start hiring the production companies for each shoot, as well as the sound stages and locations.
--We require the funds to bring a few more people on staff to make sure the project can operate efficiently.
Other Ways You Can Help
Other than donating whatever your heart desires, spreading the word to your friends, family, and closest associates would be most appreciated. There is so much power in word of mouth, and If you believe like we believe, others will too! Thank You in advance for whichever way you choose to support.
Peace & Much Love!!!
The "GldnChld" Family