Swing, Sister, Swing: Live Score

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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.

For £1,200 we can have a fantastic and fullsome Little Big Band. And if we're feeling wild, £2,500 would allow us to assemble and record a kick-ass 17 piece Big Band for this session.

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)
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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Magnificent friends, funders and colleagues - you are simply amazing. Thank you for your generosity towards our project. We are proudly £700 away from our stretch goal of having a BIG BAND for our recording - please consider sharing or resharing our campaign and thank you so much for your kindness. We can't wait to make you all proud! For show information or to book tickets go to richmix.org.uk.

Love,
Cat, Nancy, Two Twenty Two and the whole Swing Sister Swing team
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