We are planning to deliver a project that allows dance to reach audiences despite current restrictions, bringing it directly to people’s doorsteps. This crowd funder will help us to cover the costs of creating, rehearsing, promoting, booking and performing these dances, which we will aim to bring to as wide and diverse an audience as possible across Hull between 17th August - 26th September. (Booking possible from 10th August - follow our social media for details)
Covid 19 has had a hugely negative impact on live performance and made it impossible to continue the work we do with communities. It has prevented us from continuing to create, perform and engage with our audiences, and has deprived audiences of the live performance that keeps them entertained, inspired, lifted and fulfilled. We devised this project in response to this, as a way of re-establishing face-to-face interactions and live performance.
We plan to create a menu of 6-8 imaginative and entertaining dances that people can choose from to be delivered to their door, each with a distinctive style, aesthetic and musical accompaniment. Each dance, performed by Tamar & Jo, will be around 5-minutes in length, with styles including contemporary, Northern Soul, jazz dance and physical theatre. We will deliver approximately 40 dances over a 6-week period, performing between 6-10 dances per week to different households across Hull.
We aim to bring Doorstep Dances to as many people as possible. Dances will be requested by contacting us directly and charged on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, with no obligation to make a contribution in order to ensure that they are accessible to low-income households. We hope that the project will reach around 100-200 people, aiming to prioritise individuals, families or residents of social care settings that have been isolated by Covid-19. All performances will comply with social distancing measures to ensure the safety of audiences.
We want to make sure everybody is rewarded for their contribution, so have partnered up with visual artist Anna Bean to create some fantastic Tamar & Jo merchandise:
£5 = Tamar & Jo sticker and badge
£10 = Tamar & Jo poster or 4 stickers
£20 = Tamar & Jo T-shirt
£40 = 2 Tamar & Jo T-shirts & poster or 4 stickers
£50 = any combination of the above
(Link to images of rewards to follow)
Please let us know who you are when you donate so that you can receive your reward
Thank you for taking the time to read our fundraiser
Love, Tamar & Jo
- Annie Kirkman
- Brenda Sandell
- Laura Carmichael
- daniel curtis
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