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WHAT: Kickstarter project: Hyperspace Dance Presents the Film ‘Echo’
Take “Echo”, a piece originally created for the stage, and re-imagine it as a dance film.
From Annie Wang:
My dance “Echo” presents the abstract dream-image of an echo splitting apart. An echo is an expression of being out-of-phase, not in sync, and the dance imagines the phases as they keep falling further and further away from each other until they reach the point where they are independent entities. Creating this dance was a meditation on the nature of connectivity, of influence – where do I speak for myself and where am I irrevocably tied to forces outside of myself?
I want to make this meditative experience available to everyone through the medium of film. It will be my very first dance film and I am so lucky to have a wonderful and experienced director on my team. I can’t wait to see what we find as we work together.
WHEN: Deadline to contribute is Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (5:30pm EST).
The money for this project will go towards the dancers, the film director, the costume designer, the music, and the filming location and equipment. The completed work will be from 7-10 minutes long. Once the project is over we will be working on promoting the film, distributing it to festivals and entering it into competitions.
My team and I are so excited about creating a dance film that takes full advantage of both art forms. Please give today and allow us to share it with you!