The Year of the Wooden Horse

To fund and support two projects by artist Ana Mendez taking place in the Winter/Spring of 2014.
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Ana Mendez
Dance
Miami, Florida
United States
1 Team Member

My name is Ana Mendez and I am a Miami-based performance artist and choreographer. I am developing two original productions in 2014 and need your help.

These projects were developed during my residency in the Everglades National Park, through the Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program. They will be funded in part by Bas Fisher Invitational, an artist-run space in downtown Miami, and the Miami Light Project. With this campaign, I am hoping to raise up to $12,000 for additional but vital costs to pay designers and artists, rent equipment, book rehearsal space, and purchase materials. You'll find a total breakdown of each project and its costs below.

No matter how big or small your contribution, your help will strengthen the integrity and creative process of the work.  In appreciation of your support, I would like to offer several unique perks, some of which include tickets to the Here and Now Festival 2014, an invitation to preview rehearsals, a sincere and public thank you on Facebook, and printed photos of the performances.

PROJECT 1
On 4/4/14 at the Bas Fisher Invitational, I will present my first-ever sculptural installation, Fortress. I will also curate a Weird Miami Bus Tour that takes visitors to a site-specific performance in the Everglades, entitled Wilderness.

http://www.basfisherinvitational.com/

$1000 Dancer Rehearsal and Performance Fees
$200 Rental of PA system
$150 Sound operator
$600 Photo/Video Documentarians
$250 Costume and Makeup
$800 Rehearsal Space Rental
$1000 Installation Materials
  $4000 GRAND TOTAL


PROJECT 2
My second piece, Portal, will take place on 5/8/14 through 5/17/14 at Miami Light Project's Here and Now 2014 festival. This performance will feature many exciting collaborators, including jazz musicians Steven Bristol with Ed Wilcox from the Sun Ra Arkestra; dancers Shira Abergel and Keisha Whitfield; stylist Sarah Freidin; sound designer and artist Richard Vergez; and light designers Sevim Abaza and Terrence Brunn.

http://www.miamilightproject.com/

$2800 Dancer Rehearsal and Performance Fees
$1500 Musicians and Sound Designer Fees
$300 Costume Stylist/Designer Fee
$1000 Costume and Makeup
$800 Rehearsal Space Rental
$835 Set Materials
  $7235 GRAND TOTAL

The remaining $765 will pay for all the perks and fees associated with Indiegogo.

I cannot express how the success of this campaign will change my life. The support and excitement of the community is an amazing source of the strength for my process and for the general support of art in our lives. In a world where many people are overworked and dreams seem so distant, it is incredibly important to support one another in manifesting the biggest dreams possible.


We need to create the world we want to experience. Please help us build a strong community of support!

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This campaign ended on March 20, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Facebook Thank You

    Receive a special shout-out on the Year of the Wooden Horse Facebook page.

    14 claimed
  • $25USD
    Program Thank You

    Name will be listed in a special Thank You section in the program for the Here and Now Festival 2014. You will also receive a special Facebook shout-out.

    27 out of 50 claimed
  • $75USD
    Portal Poster

    Receive an official poster from my dance piece, Portal at the Here and Now Festival 2014.

    8 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $120USD
    Sneak Preview

    Be invited to a sneak-preview rehearsal of Portal. (Airfare not included.)

    1 out of 35 claimed
  • $500USD
    Here and Now Tickets

    Receive two tickets to the Here and Now Festival 2014. This also includes a thank you on the Year of the Wooden Horse Facebook page, in the Here and Now Festival 2014 program, and an invitation to the sneak preview rehearsal. (Airfare not included.)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $500USD
    Weird Miami Bus Tour Tickets

    Receive two tickets to the Weird Miami Bus Tour at Bas Fisher Invitational. This also includes a thank you on the Year of the Wooden Horse Facebook page, in the Here and Now Festival 2014 program, and an invitation to the sneak preview rehearsal. (Airfare not included.)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Edition print

    Receive an editioned print from the photo series for the 2011 commissioned Here and Now Festival piece, The Body is Present. This also includes a thank you on the Year of the Wooden Horse Facebook page, in the Here and Now Festival 2014 program, and an invitation to the sneak preview rehearsal. (Airfare not included.) http://anamendez.info/The-Body-is-Present

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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