UNFAMILIAR - Let's Pay the Artists!

This campaign is to raise money towards paying the artists involved in UNFAMILIAR, a local original contemporary dance production being presented in Kingston, Ontario.  This will be one of the first times local dance will be presented in Kingston and the first time for dance to stand as its own art form within a Kingston festival.  The performance is part of The Annual Juvenis Festival from May 4th-7th at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, in the Studio Theatre.

The work was generated and inspired by the definition of the word UNFAMILIAR: unrecognized and surrendering to a sincere unknowingness. The performers harness a constant awareness for the present, using a choreographic language to allow their control to slip away to discover new layers of self through movement, story and song. The dancers work with memories as triggers to channel specific moments in time.

The cast and crew have been working together since mid-March to develop UNFAMILIAR and I believe these artists deserve numeration.  The cast and crew consist of 7 talented dancers, professional stage management, technical design and music composition.  These artists have not been paid.  As a contemporary dancer/choreographer that resides in Kingston, I have found it difficult to maintain my professional experiences without often having to travel to different cities.  By running this GoFundMe Campaign, I want to start a buzz about professional contemporary dance in my hometown, Kingston, and make a point to have these artists paid for their work.  I am asking for your support to offer these individuals an honorarium for their commitment and professionalism.  The campaign will also raise funds to contribute to the remainder of production costs, including set and costumes design.

Each donation will go a long way – Thank you for your support!!!
  • Alya Graham
    • $20 
    • 68 mos
  • Danielle Duchesne
    • $20 
    • 69 mos
  • Alyssa Mirizio
    • $15 
    • 69 mos
  • Jesse MacMillan
    • $50 
    • 69 mos
  • Michael Shaen
    • $200 
    • 69 mos
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Kay Kenney
Kingston, ON

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