Launch Spark into the Next Decade of Dance

Project Overview

This year has brought significant changes both to the dance world and to Spark Movement Collective . In the midst of these challenging times, our new Artistic Director, Michelle Thompson Ulerich, took the reins and started down an uncertain path to live performance. Though we’ve since pivoted to a virtual platform for our fall show, Michelle and the dancers have persevered, continuing to make art that is meaningful, timely, and accessible to audience members of all experiences.


This year’s fall performance, “The Events” will include dance films choreographed by Michelle and by guest choreographers Matt Dittes (Spark’s former Assistant Artistic Director), Dolly Sfeir, and JoJo Boykins! This November we will roll out these films under the theme of finding light in the darkness and breaking through barriers.


It has been a challenging year for all, but we are excited to present our work to online audiences and provide a glimmer of hope during an otherwise difficult time.



How You Can Help

We need your help to get to the finish line of this year’s creative process and present “The Events”!  Please help Spark by contributing to our goal of $10,000, to support our art, artists, performance, and the future of Spark. For the past eleven years, Spark has achieved its mission of providing accessible dance experiences due in large part to the generosity of family, friends, and patrons. A tax-deductible donation of any amount will put us closer to our goal!



How the Funds Will be Used:

Production Costs (Goal: $5,000)
Live performance isn’t the only form of art that costs money to produce. This year we are pivoting to a virtual performance model, which means paying videographers, editors, and composers rather than a theater.

Artist Stipends (Goal: $5,000)
The second phase of our campaign provides stipends for the artists. Spark’s dancers are incredibly talented and creative performers who are so dedicated to their craft and the company that they donate their time to Spark. Our dancers spend months in rehearsal developing and refining choreography, including 50+ hours preparing for each show.

Donations

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  • Bill Herchakowski 
    • $50 
    • 8 hrs
  • Chelsea & Charlie Koenig-Foster 
    • $250 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 8 d
  • Katie Nemeth 
    • $250 
    • 10 d
  • Hannah Wojszynski 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
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Organizer

Michelle Ulerich 
Organizer
New York, NY
Spark Movement Collective 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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