Appreciation leads to Devotion
As Americans, we know democracy is messy. Making choices together often involves hours of discourse, followed up with hours of putting what you've discussed into practice. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we are left with things unresolved or undiscussed, but we always remain hopeful that empathy and negotiation can lead us to richer work. Passions of the environment and social issues regularly inspire us, which is why we give to charitable organizations for our regular split bill performances, called Slice & Dice. We follow and believe in the power of embodied democracy that fuels the work through the practice of Compositional Improvisation that we strive to achieve. We are asking you to donate this Giving Tuesday towards this work.
Compositional improvisation is freeing, empowering, frustrating, and rewarding. Our work is ensemblic, with live musicians, to create dances in the moment. No structure nor otherwise previously agreed-upon content is determined in advance except usually the duration of the work. Compositional improvisation works to heighten awareness and use all aspects of space & time to recognize form as it emerges to make a piece. No dances are ever recreated twice, as the nature of the form allows for constant reinvestigation and discovery.
As we keep pushing ourselves within the work, we hope that we create an appreciation and then a devotion to collaborating in the present moment. We want to keep noticing and responding more! That's why we're participating in Giving Tuesday this 2018!
Please keep us in your mind, in your hearts this Giving Tuesday - - our singular annual appeal for private donations. The Lovelies is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Online donations can be easily made at the link below. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Lovelies must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” with "The Lovelies" written in the note line of your check and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donations can be made all year round!
photo by Anthony Collins Photography