To create a powerful voice through movement.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION HELPS US TO:
MARKET & DISTRIBUTE OUR DEBUT FILM, STAINED GLASS
BUILD A BUDGET FOR OUR NEXT PROJECT, DANTE'S INFERNO
DEVELOP THE BRAND AND MISSION OF DANSPIEK
WHAT IS DANSPIEK?
As a unique portmanteau of “dance” and “speak,” we are dedicated to directly serving communities through our artistic and intellectual expression. Each multi-media work uses dance to cut through to the core of human experience, creating a voice expressing what it means to fall, get up, succeed, and go beyond our limits as people.
My wonderfully talented team and I, the artistic director & founder, have committed ourselves to developing a unique choreographic voice and signature style. Through thought-provoking dance—and a better understanding of ourselves-- we aim to make this world a better place. And we begin the journey with our debut feature film!
STAINED GLASS: OUR DEBUT FEATURE
STAINED GLASS is an imaginative double feature of narrative short films. With a mirror as its central motif, we’ve created a unique world which explores different aspects of self-perception. Set in a real-world context, FRACTURES tells the story of a young woman paralyzed by her own reflection as she attempts to escape the haunting world holding her prisoner. The second film, NUDIS ANIMIS, expands on the self-perception theme in a haunting, ever-transforming stage context. It follows four seemingly ordinary individuals who gaze into an ominous mirror and must confront the darkest aspects of their souls. From choreography to music composition, every element is fully original material from the contributing artists.
And it starts now!
We’ll be screening the fully complete STAINED GLASS film online FREE from June 6th-July 3rd ONLY. RESERVE HERE and provide your email to receive the password toVIEW HERE. Through our film we accessibly bring dance directly to you.
WATCH PART I: FRACTURES RIGHT HERE!
Get a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into our process right here:
BEYOND THE GLASS
BEGINNING FALL 2014- We have developed THE STAINED GLASS EXPERIENCE, a live, interactive art installation which invites audiences to self-reflect and directly contribute to a personalized stained glass mosaic.
To advocate dance art, we'll begin an outreach program incorporating dance into educational presentations, and build relationships with charities and support-based organizations. At each presentation will be opportunities for audiences to contribute to causes related to our themes.
Our film and presentation are designed not to make a one-sided statement but to offer an open perspective on what it means to be human. As a culmination of three years of hard work-- between editing, composition, raw performances, directing, conceptualizing, re-working, and solidifying the full vision and scope of our feature work-- STAINED GLASS sets DanSpiek on the road to achieving its ongoing mission.
NEXT UP: DANTE’S INFERNO
Each project will be bigger, better and more ambitious than the last, and there’s no better way than to tackle the haunting classic, Dante’s Inferno. Currently in its early pre-production stages, we’re creating an evening-length, contemporary reimagining of this socially relevant epic. Our vision interweaves striking stage and film elements into a fully fleshed-out, captivating alternate world not unlike our own. When completed it will be a surefire can’t-miss presentation!
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
But we can’t take our film and vision very far without the resources-- generous donations from our patrons and supporters in the name of art. We ask you to consider contributing to DanSpiek because we have so much to give you and the world in return!
It all starts with you. People—from all walks of life—who inspire our art. DanSpiek is about you, your neighbor, family, friend, significant other. It excludes no one.
Here are a few ways in which your contribution helps DanSpiek:
Marketing & distributing STAINED GLASS, and live “experience” costs
Amassing a budget for our ambitious adaptation of DANTE’S INFERNO
Paying performers/creative team (rehearsals, performance, post-production)
Developing choreography, costumes, makeup, lighting design, sets, etc
Venue, studio and equipment rental fees
Presenting our work in local and nationwide communities
Producing marketing materials, merchandise, press kits, etc.
See our exciting cumulative perks within this campaign! For any and all information about our company, including our full gallery, videos, and regularly updated features, please visit www.danspiek.com .
Every journey begins with a vision, followed by a fierce, unwavering determination to pursue it. My vision for DanSpiek, our communities, and the future, is for art to open a gateway which transcends our perceived limitations, reaching ever-closer to our truth and full potential. And we have chosen dance as our lantern—creating a universal language which speaks truthfully to what lies within us all.
Richard A. Lugo
***PLEASE NOTE: We do not own the rights to the music featured in the above videos. They are for entertainment purposes only. Our films, however, feature 100% original material.