Tempos Contemporary Circus was founded in 2012 as a performance company that melds partner acrobatics, dance, physical theatre, and music. Just a few months ago we took the plunge and opened our doors to offer public classes for adults of all fitness levels to explore circus arts, generate a love of movement and sense of play.
Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we were forced to cancel all classes and programs on Sunday March 15th and lay off all of our coaches. However, rent, utility expenses, liability insurance, fees, etc still have to be paid, even though there is no income coming in.
Tempos Contemporary Circus usually relies on income from a regular schedule of adult classes and our 10 month professional training program, neither of which can operate during this pandemic. As information develops everyday, we keep pushing back our anticipated reopening date further and further. We are starting this fundraiser to keep Tempos afloat and be able to survive this pandemic.
Because Tempos is a small business set up as an LLC, your donation will not be tax deductible, but it will be just as valuable to us. Any small amount will help keep us alive during these stressful and uncertain times. Your donation will go directly toward making the payments to insurance, rent and utilities to ensure that Tempos still has a home whenever we can reopen!
We are hoping to raise $25,000, but if we exceed our goal that will allow us to offer money to the coaches who are out of work at this time. Please know we are committed to trying to make sure we all get through this together.
Tempos Contemporary Circus creates original productions from scratch collaboratively by sharing our experiences, fears, and hopes. We believe in building an engaged community of students, audience, and fellow artists. By having a studio space to return to, we can continue to foster creativity, share our love of movement, empower individuals, and bring people together.
- Lucas Jones
- Michael Shvartsman
- kena heck
- Daniel Romano
- Stacy Mead
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