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Get Us to Vienna (Impulstanz Dance Festival)

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Hello dear community and beyond,(beyond, beyond)
WOW we capital F FUCKING did it. And we did it X3! <applaud here
The 3 of us Styles Alexander, Kim Ip, and ainsley tharp are the recipients of the internationally recognized Impulstanz Dance Web Scholarship. Out of nearly a thousand applicants, the three of us were chosen to be Not only is this a career shifting opportunity of LIFETIME, normally there are less than 5 individuals chosen from the United states, let alone 3 bay area BABES. <and I’m probably going to say this alot this is a really like really big deal. <<not to brag, but>>

The scholarship we received covers–
• artistic accompaniment by the danceWEB mentor Clara Furey in dialogue with Lara Kramer & Caroline Monnet
• participation in the Research Projects
• participation in the technique workshops
• free admission to all productions of ImPulsTanz 2023
• Networking opportunities with international teachers, performers and choreographers
• special projects exclusively offered to the danceWEB scholarship holders 2023
• representation in the yearly growing, international danceWEB-database
• free accommodation in Vienna for the entire period of the Scholarship Programme (5 weeks)
• free transportation in Vienna (bike rental or public transport ticket)

Here is what the scholarship does not cover:

Here's the catch-22: as a part of the Dance Web program, we are expected to co-fund our scholarship at a cost of EUR 2250 ($2,422 USD) ++ to cover all those pesky living expenses and flights that require us to pay out of pocket.
In many countries, participants are able to have this cost covered by a national arts funding body, however, in the United States those resources are not established and available.
So to reiterate, It is only possible to receive our scholarships, and all of the amazing benefits that come with it, when we are able to secure the EUR 2250 co-funding.

So here’s the part where we need your sweet sweet support and like gentle community care and uplifting love in the form of CA$H moneeeey. <<<<3
We are collectively coming together and pulling our resources and communities bay area and beyond to raise $15,000 that's split $5,000 each.

Now, why should you donate to the 3 of us?
Good question
By investing in us you are then investing directly back into the Bay Area Dance community. By supporting us in this opportunity of artistic expansion and cultural exchange, you are supporting three bay-area based educators and creators to make new pathways towards what is possible for the bay. You are ensuring that our community is well represented at a renowned international festival. With your donation, you help move us all towards creating a flourishing experimental dance ecosystem.

You know us.
You love us.
We are your collaborators.
We are your teachers.
We perform in this city.
With the three of us attending Impulstanz together, we have space and time to deepen our artistic voices and continuous curiosities and investigation in this ever-deepening and expanding experimental dance community. This does not only affect our own embodied experience and kinesthetic growth, this gets to be brought back home to the bay area community and shared through teaching, performing, and processing with our beloved community.

But it's only possible with your help<<<< we’re on our hands and knees with cute little puppy dog eyes saying we need you!!!!!

We will be having some super HAWT and sometimes WET fundraising events to fundraise!
1. Sexy carwash
2. Big booty bake sale +partaaaay!

^^see you there + on the dance floor
Big fat xoxo
Styles, Kim, + ainsley

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  • emily baker
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Sawako Shimura
    • $10 
    • 1 yr
  • Helen Ip
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Lauren Jones
    • $10 
    • 1 yr
  • Moscelyne ParkeHarrison
    • $25 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team (3)

Kim Ip
Oakland, CA
Ainsley Tharp
Team member
Styles Alexander
Team member

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