Michigan Dance Project SoulMates Campaign

Fractured Atlas Fiscally Sponsored Campaign
Thumbnail
Kathy King
Dance
Brighton, Michigan
United States
2 Team Members
Michigan Dance Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Michigan Dance Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

   Our Story        Michigan Dance Project

(Photo: Michigan Dance Project company, Credit: Ken Hornak)

Michigan Dance Project was founded in 2006 by Kathy King in an effort to offer local dancers more opportunities to perform and continue training in a professional atmosphere.  Since our inception, MDP has performed throughout Southeast MI, including such places as the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, Wayne State University, Riverside Arts Center, Howell Opera House, and the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.  


Currently, MDP is working on their new project "SoulMates", an evening length work choreographed by director Kathy King and assistant creative director Travis Staton-Marrero.  This work has already been a life-changing experience for the 16 dancers involved, and we're on a mission to share that experience with you!


Who are we?  Michigan Dance Project is still under the direction of Kathy King, and this season she is joined by assistant creative director Travis Staton-Marrero.  We have seven company members and seven apprentice members.  We are also very lucky to work closely with two incredibly talented photographers, George Petersmarck and Ken Hornak, and we welcome lighting designer Jessica Back to the team this season.  Our rehearsal home is in Brighton, MI at Michelle's Academy of Dance & Performing Arts Center (MADPAC), and we are forever grateful to studio owner Michelle Marzejon for her generous donation of space since the beginning!



 Michigan Dance Project  The Impact

(Photo: Assistant Director Travis Staton-Marrero and Director/Founder Kathy King, Credit: Ken Hornak)

Passionate people inspire passion in others and make this world a better place!  By pursuing our intense passion for dance and the human soul, we are on a mission to spread that love to the world, but we can't do it alone!


The money raised through this campaign is vital to not only the survival of "SoulMates", but also to the growth of the Michigan Dance Project organization.  We work hard every weekend, beginning in September, training and rehearsing (without pay) to bring you the best show possible.  It's all a labor of love!  Without this funding, we will not be able to afford the theatre rental costs and will have to cancel our currently booked shows at the UofM-Flint Theatre (Jan. 22, 2012 - Flint, MI) and the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts (Feb. 18, 2012 - Brighton, MI)  That leaves 16 dancers, and over a dozen technical staff members out of work!


Michigan Dance Project  What We Need & What You Get

(Photo: Michigan Dance Project Company Dancer Emily Turner, Credit: Ken Hornak)

$5,200 - that's what we need to make "SoulMates" a reality.


Where is it going?  Theatre rental ($75 - $150 per hour), technical crew ($10-$15 per hour), costuming ($30 - $100 per costume X's 14 performers), program/flyer printing ($100-$300 per show), plus dancer salary. 


What do you get if you donate?  Well, for starters, a giant hug (an electronic hug if you can't make it to the show in person), and an even bigger THANK YOU!  But, we know you'd probably appreciate more than just a hug, so we're offering various perks at various levels of donation.  Perks include meet & greet with the company, free tickets, your name listed in the program, MDP swag, and more!


Plus, you can feel great knowing that you're helping to support the arts community right here at home in Michigan, and trust us, there is some mighty fierce talent here that needs to be seen!


Other Ways You Can Help    Michigan Dance Project

(Photo: Michigan Dance Project Apprentice Dancer Brett Zeuner, Credit: Ken Hornak)

Talk about us!  Tell your friends and family!  Get your students excited about the arts by telling them about our project!  Come to the show!  Check out the social media share tools that we have on this page... it only takes a second, but can make all the difference!  



Find This Campaign On
$1,805USD
raised in 2 months
35% funded
0 time left
Verified Nonprofit
$5,200 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on December 31, 2011
In partnership with
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    A little goes a long way

    You get: e-thanks and a hug! With your contribution of $10 we can provide lunch to two dancers on show day. Double your donation to $20 and we can provide lunch to four dancers on show day.

    3 claimed
  • $25USD
    Let's be friends

    You get: e-thanks, a hug and your name listed in our program! With your contribution of $25 we can purchase materials for one costume.

    9 claimed
  • $100USD
    Let's be the best of friends

    You get: Signed letter of thanks from the directors, an awkwardly long hug (you deserve it), your name listed in our program, and 2 tickets to "SoulMates"! With your contribution of $100 we can rent theatre space for 1 hour. Double your contribution to $200 and we can have another hour in the theatre space for rehearsal.

    6 out of 20 claimed
  • $500USD
    I think I'm in love

    You get: Signed letter of thanks from the directors and dancers, a bear hug, your name listed in our program and website, 4 tickets to "SoulMates", plus a backstage tour and Meet & Greet with the company before the show! With your contribution of $500 we can pay 2 dancers for the show weekend, plus supply food for the cast during rehearsal.

    1 out of 6 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    I've found my Soul Mate

    You get: Signed letter of thanks and autographed photo from the directors and dancers, an awkwardly long bear hug (it's pretty intense, prepare yourself), your name listed in our program and website, 4 tickets to "SoulMates", a backstage tour and Meet & Greet with the company before the show, plus a MDP t-shirt. With your contribution of $1,000 we can pay 5 of our company dancers for the show weekend. Up your contribution to $1,400 and we can pay all of our company dancers for the show weekend.

    0 out of 4 claimed
Do you think this campaign contains prohibited content? Let us know.