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Every Little Step…the Rhythm of Hope ‘12

Dance Theatre of Ireland | Dublin

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  • Target: €6000
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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

When you have tried and tried, and you feel you can't go on…what do you do next?
When you've reached rock bottom...how do you go on?

From their acclaimed premiere in New York, Dance Theatre of Ireland and Soul Steps (USA) bring a foot-stomping, body-clapping, energizing experience in "Every Little Step ... the Rhythm of Hope". In their hottest work to date, an inspiring cast of 7 performers combine African-American Stepping, Irish and Modern dance and storytelling in a positively uplifting show that spreads a smile and leaves you feeling powerful. "persuasive and rousing" (New York Times)

"Every Little Step…the Rhythm of Hope" draws on sheer human energy, powerful rhythms and personal stories of hope. Through body percussion, spoken word and call and response (including the audience), there is a physical musicality and engagement that drives the performance, offering a connecting and uplifting experience. Clever, joyous, personal and highly energized.

With this Irish tour we hope to reach over 20 venues, including Dublin and regional theatres, schools and community settings. We will bring performances and participatory workshops to diverse audiences, sharing a unique expression of cultural heritage and stories of hope. Breaking down the “fourth wall” between audience and performers, "Every Little Step" appeals to audiences of all ages, offering an engaging experience of rhythm in dance.

At a time when individuals and communities are often experiencing great hardships, "Every Little Step" offers a refreshing perspective on perseverance and connects us with the roots of cultural expression. With primal rhythms and collective stories, drawn from life’s settings, the performance gives us a way (and a time) to feel our connection with each other and in so doing, the power in ourselves – the heartbeat we share.

Please help us to bring this extraordinary project to people across Ireland, some of whom cannot afford the admission price.

We are offering rewards that give you the opportunity to directly participate in the invigorating activity of "Every Little Step", a unique collaboration that rejuvenates as well as entertains; revels as well as reveals. We will be hugely grateful for any help you can give.

"Every Little Step…the Rhythm of Hope" receives some support from the Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination of Work program and DLR Arts. However, as an international co-production, costs are high and we still need over €6,000 to reach as many people as we can while we have both companies together in Ireland Nov 2 – Dec 2, 2012.

The tour includes Draoicht Blanchardstown, Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, Hawks Well Sligo, University of Limerick, Siamsa Tire Tralee, Monkstown Educate Together, Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Axis Ballymun, Town Hall Theatre Galway and more as finance permits.

Please join us. Thank you.

About "Every Little Step"
“a really powerful performance…definitely go" (Irish Arts Review, NY)
“ebullient performances and choreography" (Dance NY)
“seamless in their fusion of African-American Step, Irish Dance, Modern dance and story telling. It was a fantastic show and inspiring" (NYC Dance)
"persuasive and rousing" (New York Times)