Face on the Ground | Dance in the Desert
Big Rig Dance Collective has been selected to present work at the 16th annual Dance in the Desert Festival on July 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight’s "Face on the Ground," which began as an exploration of endurance, is an amalgamation of complex relationships and carefully crafted obstacles that are used to re-imagine gender roles, namely the female role in dance.
Big Rig Dance Collective is excited for the opportunity to present work outside of North Texas, and attendance at this festival will allow us to expand our audience base as well as network with other artists. We are always looking to develop new connections outside of the DFW dance community, to not only enrich our own community, but also to share our ideas and art with other individuals and organizations abroad. We also embrace opportunities to expand our aesthetic palettes by experiencing what other dance communities are making. At the festival, our dancers will perform to sold-out houses, see numerous new dance works, and take master classes from national dance professionals. Funds donated here will be used to cover festival costs and travel expenses for six performers. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated!
Festival Participation & Production Fee: $75
Hotel for 5 nights: $500
Car Rental for 7 days: $800
Trailer Rental for 7 days (to house our large set): $200
Per Diem for 6 dancers: $1000
*All funds raised beyond our goal will be divided equally among the performers to cover additional expenses and artist fees.
As a thank you for your generous support, we have created a variety of rewards for you to enjoy after the festival performance. Even if you are unable to contribute at this time, you can still help by sharing the page on social media and through email. We would not have come this far without your continued support, and we cannot wait to share more of our excursion into the desert!
- Amanda & Meredith