This week Bryce Dance Company is taking steps toward 501(c)3 status. This opportunity comes with a learning curve. While I am confident in my abilities as a Choreographer, Artistic Director and Arts Administrator, this is new (and exciting!) territory. This week I've spent time on general company administration in addition to assembling a Board of Directors and learning about non-profit laws and regulations in VT. Thus far we have a number of board candidates and I hope to announce the incorporating board within the next few weeks. This is an exciting time for the company.
In addition to incorporation, we are busy applying to dance festivals, fellowships, and writing proposals for performances at various locations across the US and abroad. We are also beginning to create new work! A new solo titled Breathing Under Water (choreographed and performed by me with music by Jason Beaudreau) will premiere (as a work in progress) in Burlington on March 15th with additional performances scheduled in Montpelier and Waterbury, VT in late March. This new solo continues to work with many of the themes present in To You, Around You, About You - though it approaches the themes from a different perspective. It explores the idea of being left behind and trying to tread water. It often follows the path of one step forward, three steps back; though as one continues on this path, resolution and change become easier to reach.
We are continuing our fundraising efforts and we are incredibly grateful for any support offered. Performances, dance festival application fees, touring, renting equipment, and paying the artists involved in production and performance costs quite a bit of money. Money that we don't yet have. Please consider supporting the company. Our current wish list includes the cost of dance festival applications - generally around $50-$60 each, theater rentals ($400+/each), pr materials, paying the artists a stipend for performances, and non-profit incorporation fees ($500+). Please help us meet and exceed our current fundraising goal of $3000. Every little bit helps!
Thanks for following Bryce Dance Company! We hope to see you at a show soon!