All The Way Live Foundation is traveling back to Taiwan for their 10 year anniversary, it is where they started their youth outreach; and they had an open invite to dancer mentors/volunteers to be apart of this project, who have a positive outlook in life with an openness for the dance culture and an interest in sharing their dance experience, skills, and talents with the youth of Taiwan.
I'll be traveling with a group of passionate individuals in a week long project of youth outreach, dance & art workshops, panel discussions, as well as international dance battles & more!
I'm grateful of this opportunity to be able to document this project through photos & video!
Since All The Way Live is a non-profit organization, I'll have to pay may own way to be able to go along on this project. So I'm starting this fundraiser to help raise funds for things like airfare & lodging, as well as some video gear. The trip is in December, I'll need to book airfare soon and will also need to pick up some pieces of video/audio equipment to be able to document this project.
In documenting this project I'll be creating, for the first time, a full length documentary film, that I'll also be submitting in to the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (Serge of ATWL suggested this, and this will be my first time doing something like this).
I'm not one to reach out for money, so in return for contributions of:
$50 - You will get an 8.5x11" print of select photos I've made. (will share directly with those who donate)
$100 - 30min portrait shoot - 5 edited photos
$200+ - 1 Hour portrat shoot - 10 edited photos
For me, dance, photography & videography have given me so much, that being apart of projects like this, gives me an opportunity to give back. And now with my passion of documenting through photos & videos, I’ll be able to share these stories & experiences.
I’ve also started a documentary series of my own called “Behind The Dance,” where I’ll be sharing the stories of dancers lives on and off of the dance floor. That in turn will become a full length Dance Documentary. There are all kinds of sports and art documentaries, but there isn’t many or any at all on dance.
Being apart of this project with ATWL, aligns with my own personal passion project of being able to share these stories & experiences with the world.
Any contribution helps. If you have read this far, thank you for taking the time to fully read this! I’m excited to be apart of this project with All The Way Live Foundation and to be able to share this with everyone after completing the documentary.