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Swing, Sister, Swing: Live Score

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Raised by 81 people in 3 months

They are an award-winning, exceptional and amazing all-female dance troupe. SIX international women who all offer skill, killer jazz and amazing lindy hop. The problem is that some want out. 

Thanks to the artistry, help and generosity of many, we have the opportunity to build on our sold-out draft work 'Swing, Sister, Swing' in July 2019. We will create an original 70-minute dance show from the story up: six powerful women with a banging original score (composed by Two Twenty Two) exploring what it means to be a woman and alone in the world of Lindy Hop. This is our most ambitious undertaking. We would like to make a splash and be able to take this show on the road. We are thrilled to be presenting Swing, Sister, Swing in Studio One on 12th & 13th July at Rich Mix, the culture capital of East London. We would love your help.

All proceeds of our crowdfunder will go towards the musicians' fees to record our original score.

*** UPDATE***
We have smashed our existing goal for a Little Big Band, but we are an ambitious bunch and it is Two Twenty Two's dream to assemble and record a kick-ass 17 piece Big Band for this session. We are £500 away from this goal. 

Want to sponsor a musician or a section? It's £150/player, including our amazing composers.  

Whether you can contribute a fiver, or have the means to contribute to a whole section of musicians (who doesn't want to sponsor the sexy sax section?), we welcome and appreciate any amount, and feel so supported by our friends, fellow dancers and peers. We'd also love to see you: join us to toast great music and great art on 12th & 13th July. It promises to be an exciting journey.

Some benefits for those who want some bang for their buck

For donations of £10 and more: You get a solid and expertly executed high five.

For donations of £20 and up: You get the benefits above and a collectable badge (it's very cool).

For donations of £50 and up: You get the benefits above and a drink on us at Rich Mix (providing you tell us when you're coming so we can have a drink ticket for you - thank you GDPR).

For donations of £100 and up: You get the cool stuff above AND 3 pointers on a video of your dancing from Nancy & Cat.

For donations of £150 and up: You get the cool stuff mentioned above AND a behind the scenes - ultra cool - video from the recording session and a chance to join us for a end of session drink on recording day.

For donations of £250 and up: You get the cool stuff mentioned above AND a signed written score from Swing, Sister, Swing.

For donations of £500 and up: You get the cool stuff mentioned above AND Nancy and Cat will come teach a charleston or lindy hop lesson at your summer or Christmas party!

For donations of £1000 and up: You get the cool stuff mentioned above AND you get to play the triangle in the session and a musician's credit.

But hey, how does that math work, Nancy and Cat?! 

Big Band (Living the Dream)
5 Saxophones
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
4 Rhythm section
17 x £150 = £2550

Little Big Band (Awesome) - ACHIEVED THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY AND BADASSERY.
2 Saxophones
2 Trumpets
1 Trombones
4 Rhythm section
8 x £150 = £1200

Wherever we get to, you rule and we love that the community is supporting our dreams. Thank you - we can't wait to see and hear the result.

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Day 10! We head into Rich Mix tomorrow and Friday and couldn't be more excited. Check out this incredible short video by Jess Dowse featuring the Two Twenty Two team and our all-female big band at our recording session that you, yes YOU made possible. Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. We couldn't be more proud. Hope to see you this weekend! For tickets go to richmix.org.uk to be wowed
go to: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzu7sa_BwwD/
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Beautiful supporters - we are 60% sold for our upcoming performances of Swing Sister Swing at Rich Mix on 12 and 13 July. If you haven't bought your tickets, get them soon! We have 3 performances over 2 days and we'd love to see you there. To get your ticket go to: https://richmix.org.uk/events/swing-sister-swing/
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This isn't even all of them?! We had 16 exceptional musicians, Daisy Coole conducting, Reuben and Tom MD-ing, a fabulous recording engineer and it was such a special day. Thank you everyone for making this possible. It's rare to get a skilled group like this together and the score sounding unbelievable. We can't wait for you to see the show. Tickets are on sale at richmix.org.uk and we hope to see you there. You are amazing, they were amazing! More to come and thank you again, our hearts are so full of great music. Bravo Two Twenty Two!
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Well isn't this exciting! We hit the recording studio THIS WEDNESDAY to record Swing Sister Swing's original score. We couldn't be happier! Thank you for supporting this project - we will be sharing a little snippet and some behind the scenes clips with all of you who helped to get us there.

Do you have your tickets yet? They are on sale now and available at https://richmix.org.uk/events/swing-sister-swing/ - do not delay - we'd love to have you there and to say thank you in person. Love from Cat, Nancy and the whole Swing Sister Swing team. Here's to grassroots projects taking flight!
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