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Every Little Step…the Rhythm of Hope ‘12

Dance Theatre of Ireland | Dublin

  • 0%
  • Target: €6000
  • 112%
  • €6,721.00
    Raised
  • 0
    To go
  • 86
    funders
This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€15 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland’s website and Facebook page as a supporter of the show

€30 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland’s website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme.

€75 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • A complimentary class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance, Dun Laoghaire • A complementary place in an open Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time TBC)

€150 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • A complementary place in an open Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time TBC) • 5 sessions of the class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance.

€250 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • A 10-week term of the class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance. • An original production photograph for your desktop background. • A place in a “supporters only” Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time tbd). • Two tickets to the opening night performance and reception.

€500 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • A 10-week term of the class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance. • An original production photograph for your desktop background. • A place in a “supporters only” Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time tbd). • A production poster signed by the performers and choreographers. • An Invitation to attend a rehearsal before the tour commences including a Q&A with the artists. • Two tickets to the opening night performance and reception.

€1000 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • An original production photograph for your desktop background. • A place in “supporters only” Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time tbd). • A production poster signed by the performers and choreographers. • An invitation to attend a rehearsal before the tour commences including a Q&A with the artists. • Two tickets to the opening night performance and reception. • Two 10- week terms of the class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance. • Meet the cast post show for an exclusive photograph.

€1500 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • An original production photograph for your desktop background. • A place in a “supporters only” Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time tbd). • A production poster signed by the performers and choreographers. • An invitation to attend a rehearsal before the tour commences including a Q&A with the artists. • Meet the cast post show for an exclusive photograph. • Three 10-week terms of the class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance. • Four tickets to the opening night performance and reception.

€2000 +

• Our sincere Thanks on Dance Theatre of Ireland's website and Facebook page • Acknowledgement in the show programme. • A programme signed by the performers and choreographers. • An original production photograph for your desktop background. • A place in a “supporters only” Every Little Step body percussion workshop at DTI Centre for Dance (date and time tbd). • A production poster signed by the performers and choreographers. • An invitation to attend a rehearsal before the tour commences including a Q&A with the artists. • Meet the cast post show for an exclusive photograph. • Three 10-week terms of the class of your choice at DTI Centre for Dance. • Four tickets to the opening night performance and reception. • An Every Little Step body percussion workshop for a group of your choice. (max 30 participants, location and time tbd).

a project by:
Dance Theatre of Ireland

Mission Accomplished

Update posted on Monday 3rd December '12 @ 10:12:51

Dear Funders

We have just completed a very satisfying, inspiring and well-received nationwide tour of Every Little Step...the Rhythm of Hope. Thanks to YOU.

Thanks to you we gave 19 performances in theatre venues, primary schools, secondary schools and gave workshops along the way to people ages 11-70. Rhythm and Dance are truly great agents of connection and joy.
With the feedback we got, we can say with conviction that the piece does what we had hoped and intended...it gives people a lift, puts them in touch with the pulse of their own strength and fans the flame of hope.

Here are a selection of press quotes, followed by Audience Member's comments:

Press Quotes:
“They are the music as well as the dance…a joyful… enunciation of possibility and positivity…

…the high-jinks gymnastics of contemporary dance moves punctuated with breakdance spins….leave with a smile” The Irish Times

“The fact that your heartbeat keeps going day in and day out is, in itself, something to be cheerful about. This is the way you'll start thinking after seeing Every Little Step ... the Rhythm of Hope. The performers confront the reasons why, in the face of adversity, we continue to persevere.” **** Metro Herald

“With recourse to contemporary, Irish, break and African-American step dance, the melding of the different forms also speaks loudly of the way dance can unite” Metro Herald

"Percussive beat is passed throughout the entire auditorium ...that brings every audience member to life, and eventually, to their feet…

This refreshing show strikes a perfect note for Ireland today...See this fun and life-affirming show for yourself. You will walk out of the theatre feeling so much the better for having got yourself on a wavelength with this body-tapping, percussive world” VULGO

Audience Comments:
“Absolutely refreshing” Jean Butler, former Riverdance principle dancer

“Really awesome!” Margaret Aylward Community College Transition Year student, Pavilion Theatre

“You should bring this show everywhere” Audience Member, Pavilion Theatre

“Great fun! Highly energizing” Barbara Wood, Pavilion Theatre

“One of the best performances I’ve ever seen” Sallynoggin VEC College Student, Pavilion Theatre

“This show has a really important message” Audience Member, Draíocht

“It was so uplifting…I really needed that” Rachel Sheil, Pavilion Theatre

“It just opened up something in me, I felt transformed.” Audience Member, Axis, Ballymun

Thank you all again and again for helping to make this possibility a reality.

Robert, Loretta, Helen, Serena
and the Dance Theatre of Ireland team

Many Thanks

Update posted on Sunday 19th August '12 @ 04:08:42

Dear Funders

Thank you for your generous support. You have given us an immense boost - to our hopes and our resources - for “Every Little Step...the Rhythm of Hope”. You are an amazing circle of supporters - we could not have done this without you and we are touched and humbled by your generosity.

Now that :fund:it has processed all the pledges, we look forward to communicating with each of you regarding your rewards in early September.

Meanwhile, you are also thanked on our website http://www.dancetheatreireland.com/FundItUpdate.htm, so anyone visiting there will see the list of fantastic supporters that showed their faith in “Every Little Step…the Rhythm of Hope”.

Thanks for the Love.

Robert, Loretta, Helen and Serena
And the Dance Theatre of Ireland team

Super Monday

Update posted on Monday 30th July '12 @ 04:07:59

Dear Funders
You can't begin to know how excited we are to have stepped over the 80% threshold. With your generous support we are clearly in range to hit our €6,000 target.
It's all stops out now for a sprint to the finish...it ain't over 'til it's over the 100% mark.
But know that you are constantly fuelling our flame of hope.
With many thanks.
Robert, Loretta, Helen and
the Dance Theatre of Ireland team

Thank you at 50+%

Update posted on Wednesday 25th July '12 @ 06:07:35

Dear Funders
A very special thanks to all of you and especially those who this week have helped us STEP over the 50% line. We are very grateful for your support. You keep our flame of hope growing brighter and stronger as we head into the final week of the campaign.
With Many Thanks
Robert, Loretta, Helen and
the Dance Theatre of Ireland team

Oguri workshop winners!

Update posted on Monday 23rd July '12 @ 06:07:43

Congratulations to Ingrid Nachstern and Rachel Sheil winners of our "Every Little Step" Week 1 Fund-It campaign competition! As winners, both will receive a complimentary pass to our special Body Weather workshop given by renowned contemporary Butoh artists Oguri and Morleigh Steinberg on Sept 15th at Dance Theatre of Ireland Centre for Dance! Big thanks to all for stepping up!

Step it up and win 2 tickets to Paul Brady.

Update posted on Friday 20th July '12 @ 12:07:28

Here is a mega treat... all who have become Funders by Wed. July 25th, 1pm will have a chance to win 2 free tickets to Paul Brady's Vicar Street Gig 28th September. Hear this legendary Irish singer songwriter perform many of his most beloved songs. All eligible Funders will automatically be entered. Draw results will be posted on Thursday 26th July.
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Here is a special treat.

Update posted on Monday 16th July '12 @ 06:07:29

Thank You to all our Funders to date. YOU have brought us over the 40% threshold toward our target. We are moving in a good stride, positioned with this week's recommended projects, too. Thank you Fund it Folks.

So here is the special treat for you.
Everyone who has joined the campaign up to 1pm on Wednesday 18th July will automatically be entered into a draw for two places in a special Body Weather workshop by renowned contemporary Butoh artists Oguri and Morleigh Steinberg on Sept 15th at Dance Theatre of Ireland Centre for Dance. Body Weather trains your mind, body, muscle and bone through a rhythmic and dynamic approach to movement, concentrated imagery, and deep stretching. Amazing Class and life-enhancing work for all movers, dancers, actors. If you know anyone else who would enjoy this, nudge them into the campaign to be in the draw. Results will be posted on Thursday 19th July.

With Sincere Thanks

Robert, Loretta and Helen
and the Dance Theatre of Ireland team

Sunny Sunday Thank You!

Update posted on Sunday 15th July '12 @ 09:07:58

Dear Funders,
To wake up this morning to 32 percent toward our target is just amazing! Thank you so much for your generous support. Your ripples of giving are growing into a wave of hope.
Kind regards
Robert, Loretta and Helen
and the Dance Theatre of Ireland team.

Week 1 update

Update posted on Thursday 12th July '12 @ 12:07:26

Dear Funders,

Many thanks to all of our Week 1 Funders for your support, you have enabled us to STEP up to (almost) 15 % of our target. Your first steps have started a ripple of hope!

Warmly
Robert & Loretta and
the Dance Theatre of Ireland Team

Many thanks - 10% Plus

Update posted on Monday 9th July '12 @ 12:07:33

Dear Funders
Many thanks for your support, you have enabled us to STEP across the 10 % threshold. You are the first sparks of a bright flame.
Warmly
Robert & Loretta and
the Dance Theatre of Ireland Team

First Day Funders - Thank you!

Update posted on Saturday 7th July '12 @ 01:07:24

BIG THANK YOU to all you First Day Funders!