SO MANY, MANY THANKS TO YOU!!
We are 105% funded with 109 contributions to INVISIBLE RIVER Membership Campaign - thank you so much! It would not have happened without YOU!!
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BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT INVISIBLE RIVER 2014 will be able to exceed its 2013 goals and...
- Approximately 1,500 audience members will attend INVISIBLE RIVER in July 2014 as both in boats & from the shores of Kelly Drive.
- A new educational partnership with the Schuylkill Headwaters Association (SHA) will begin – 10 high school students studying the ecology of the Schuylkill River who are participating in Schuylkill Acts & Impacts River Sojourn Program will attend an INVISIBLE RIVER Preview on Friday, June 13th.
Have you ever rowed your way along the Schuylkill River reflecting on the city from the river? You are part of a large flotilla of 70 boats traveling together, merged for one moment in time. Surrounded by a choir of singers rowing besides you, in the distance dancing bodies emerge from the shores of the river and fly above your head.
WHAT IS INVISIBLE RIVER 2014?
interactive performance where you will tour the Schuylkill River journeying on a boat witnessing breathtaking dance and music performances that animate the river’s
shores, waters and air space above it all.
A PUBLIC MOVEMENT CELEBRATING THE SCHUYLKILL THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCE & RIVER ADVOCACY.
To realize this vision, I need members like YOU who
- love the river
- cherish live performance
- and embrace this community vision
WHAT DO I GET AS A MEMBER?
- Tickets INVISIBLE RIVER Preview Performances on Saturday, April 26th and Saturday, June 14th.
- Advance access to boating reservations for INVISIBLE RIVER in July.
- 20% off an upcoming INVISIBLE RIVER Dance Workshop from Mar – Jun 2014.
- Party with the cast and crew of INVISIBLE RIVER at the end of the season in September 2014 -- Dancing, food and celebration!
- Monthly members' newsletter with behind the scenes news about the project!
And most importantly you are making a difference
in your city, in your river, and in your park!
Video from INVISIBLE RIVER 2013:
READ PRESS ABOUT INVISIBLE RIVER 2013 --- ABC 6 NEWS, WXPN 88.5 FM, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Metro, Philadelphia Weekly, Broad Street Review and more covered the event.
If $7k is raised Alie + the Brigade will create ---
INVISIBLE RIVER July 2014 – an interactive performance that travels Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. Many different groups of local artists from Philadelphia will present their work in this river arts festival. An estimated audience of 2,000 will participate!
INVISIBLE RIVER Preview Performances for members in April & June 2014. Members can provide suggestions and feedback about the performance in its developmental stages.
A partnership with the Schuylkill Headwaters Association (SHA). On Fri, June 13th, an INVISIBLE RIVER preview performance will be presented high school students participating in Schuylkill Acts & Impacts - a 10 day river sojourn in which the students study the river, its ecology, its history and our human impact on its life.
AN UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC ART EVENT
ART + RECREATION JOIN FORCES TO CREATE A PUBLIC MOVEMENT FOR MORE PUBLIC SCHUYLKILL RIVER ACCESS
WHO IS ALIE + THE BRIGADE?
Since 2010, Alie + the Brigade has created three site specific and interactive performances that have celebrated the Schuylkill River and its importance in our lives. Past works include: CONSTANTS: a performance journey in history along the Schuylkill River (2010 & 2011) – During nightly canoe journeys, actor/narrators rowed 400 people onto the Schuylkill River to experience the hidden histories of the Schuylkill danced, sung, acted and visualized; INVISIBLE RIVER (2013) – a public celebration of the Schuylkill River, the ephemeral nature of the summer, and the fact that live performance brings a city together like no other event can. The event drew 900 audience members over the course of two days and received notable coverage from ABC 6, WXPN 88.5 FM, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Broad Street Review, among others. Alie + the Brigade has been supported by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Dance USA Philadelphia’s New Stages for Dance program and Dance in Public Spaces Initiative, the Leeway Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Philadelphia Center for the Book, the Community Education Center, Give and Take Jugglers, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and many generous individual donors. In May 2013, with the support of 189 backers Alie + the Brigade met the $12k Kickstarter fundraising goal for the production of INVISIBLE RIVER 2013!
Alie Vidich is a denizen of the Schuylkill River, a dance addict, an interactive art aficionado and most importantly a dancer & choreographer creating magical performance journeys on Philadelphia Schuylkill’s River! She loves journeying – through performances, through time, through dreams and through the work she creates for you to watch! She creates performance works that question your own sense of reality as you engage with dance, nature, music, theater, visual spectacles and the other spectators that surround you. The Brigade is an eclectic mix of actors, dancers, musicians, and highly intelligent theater technicians who collaborate to make wild and imaginative works that you could never even imagine from reading this webpage!
INVISIBLE RIVER 2014 Team -- read full bios on our website
Direction & Concept: Alie Vidich
Musical Coordinator: Jessica Marcus
Musical Composer: Elliott Harvey
Production & Technical Design: Leigh Mumford
Theatrical Choreographer: Olivia Jane Marie Jorgensen
Aerial Dance Team: Amy Lynne Barr & Alie Vidich
Production Manager: Will Maus
Costume Designer: Hanna Hamilton
Dance Workshop Team: Janet Clarkson, Olivia Jane Marie Jorgensen & Alie Vidich
---more collaborators and partners to be announced in early 2014 ---
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE RIVER THIS SUMMER 2014!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
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