Nozama Dance's 2015-2016 Season

$2,915 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 40 months
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Nozama Dance Collective is a community of strong female dancers who  celebrate, promote, and revel in girl power. Nozama pieces express how past experiences have shaped us into empowered women. In choroegraphing, we pull from the darkest and most inspiring moments of our lives to create modern dance works. Co-directors Natalie Schiera and Gracie Novikoff named their company "Nozama" after searching for a synonym for 'an empowered woman'. They only found words with negative connotations, such as the word 'Amazonian'. They wanted to alter society's perspective of female empowerment and flip these words on their heads, and thus Nozama Dance Collective was born. 

Since 2013, Nozama Dance Collective has been honored to perform in festivals and performances across Boston, such as NaChMo Boston, Arlington Summer Arts Festival, Dance for World Community Festival, Cambridge Open Arts Studios, Somerville Dance Museum, and most recently Outside the Box. This growth and success has been tremendous and awe-inspiring, and Nozama wishes to continue this momentum. But! We need your help! 

Currently, Natalie and Gracie rent ad-hoc rehearsal space on an as-needed basis as performance opportunities arise. They are able to pay for some rehearsal space with compensation from select performances, but for the most part they pay for rehearsal space, costumes, and admission fees from their own pockets. To date, they have been unable to pay their 12 exceptionally talented dancers, who often rehearse up to 8 hours a week.

With this, Nozama has set the following goals for their upcoming 2015-2016 season:
- Hold regular, weekly rehearsals and no longer work on an ad-hoc basis
- Hold monthly contemporary master dance classes for the public
- Cover entrance fees and transporation costs to festivals both inside and outside the city of Boston
- Pay their dancers for each performance 

With this fundraiser, we hope to achieve our goals and continue to bring innovative, modern dance to the public!
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We passed the half way mark of our goal!! Thank you so much to everyone who is making this possible - we cannt thank you enough!!
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We were so thrilled to perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Outside the Box festival in Boston last night! We will be performing again at the festival on Friday, July 17th at 5pm on the Tremont stage. Come check us out!
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We are so excited to launch this fundraiser! Thank you to all who support us! Let's do this!
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$2,915 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 40 months
Created July 13, 2015
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Juliana Reinold
15 months ago

From nana caruso!

Wynne Kelley
39 months ago

Keep shining!

Kathy Conaway
39 months ago

Gracie, you are awesome! Kathy

39 months ago
Michelle Kosow
39 months ago

I look forward to seeing one of your dance shows soon :)

Julianna Stavros
39 months ago

Gracie & Natalie, you two are incredible xoxo

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