UNFAMILIAR - Let's Pay the Artists!

$2,320 of $2,800 goal

Raised by 31 people in 25 months
This campaign is to raise money towards paying the artists involved in UNFAMILIAR, a local original contemporary dance production being presented in Kingston, Ontario.  This will be one of the first times local dance will be presented in Kingston and the first time for dance to stand as its own art form within a Kingston festival.  The performance is part of The Annual Juvenis Festival from May 4th-7th at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, in the Studio Theatre.

The work was generated and inspired by the definition of the word UNFAMILIAR: unrecognized and surrendering to a sincere unknowingness. The performers harness a constant awareness for the present, using a choreographic language to allow their control to slip away to discover new layers of self through movement, story and song. The dancers work with memories as triggers to channel specific moments in time.

The cast and crew have been working together since mid-March to develop UNFAMILIAR and I believe these artists deserve numeration.  The cast and crew consist of 7 talented dancers, professional stage management, technical design and music composition.  These artists have not been paid.  As a contemporary dancer/choreographer that resides in Kingston, I have found it difficult to maintain my professional experiences without often having to travel to different cities.  By running this GoFundMe Campaign, I want to start a buzz about professional contemporary dance in my hometown, Kingston, and make a point to have these artists paid for their work.  I am asking for your support to offer these individuals an honorarium for their commitment and professionalism.  The campaign will also raise funds to contribute to the remainder of production costs, including set and costumes design.

Each donation will go a long way – Thank you for your support!!!
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the UNFAMILIAR - Let's Pay the Artist Go Fund Me Campaign. Through a generous amount of support we raised $2320.00 and I will be able to pay an honorarium to each member of the cast and crew of UNFAMILIAR. Although we did not reach our full goal these funds will go a long way, offering these professionals compensation for their hard-work and dedication. I am so grateful. Thank you all.
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UNFAMILIAR - Let's Pay the Artists! has reached 51% of its goal. A big big thank you to all who have contributed so far, Mike, Cathy, Riley, Adam, Shirley , Angela, Robyn, Mam, Shannon, Brynna, Sylvie, Pam and Krista. We are just over halfway!!!Thank you for all the support!!! Please continue to share and help reach the rest of our goal!!!
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Family and Friends, I need your support!!
We did not receive funding for this project but I am trying to make a point to pay these talented people. Kingston can offer high quality productions and this is only the beginning. Please help me cover the costs for the set design and to give this cast and crew an honorarium like they deserve!!!!
THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE DONATED SO FAR, every little bit helps!!

-Kay Kenney
director/choreographer/performer
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$2,320 of $2,800 goal

Raised by 31 people in 25 months
Created April 14, 2017
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AG
$20
Alya Graham
24 months ago
DD
$20
Danielle Duchesne
24 months ago
AM
$15
Alyssa Mirizio
25 months ago
MS
$200
Michael Shaen
25 months ago
NF
$50
Nicola Fridgen
25 months ago

MERDE!

MN
$25
Murphy Nontell
25 months ago
MG
$25
Marie-Pier Gilbert
25 months ago

Keep up the fantastic work! xx

MB
$50
Mark Bergin
25 months ago
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