Kickstarter campaign for Stephen Petronio project

Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, I was asked to join a dance company called OtherShore last year, and have since had the opportunity to work with Annie-B Parson, Paul Lazar, Jodi Melnick and Bryn Terfel.  It has been and continues to be a richly rewarding artistic experience for me.

We began rehearsals last week for our most ambitious project to date.  We have commissioned Stephen Petronio for a quintet, The Social Band, with original music by Son Lux, to complement Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar’s work The Goats.  These two works will premiere at the Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota, Florida on February 9-12, 2011, and we are thrilled with the future prospects of this program.   The dance/theater work of The Goats juxtaposed with the sheer virtuosic athleticism of Petronio’s choreography promises to be a fulfilling challenge for us as performers – to see dancers demonstrate such a full spectrum is a rarity, and we are confident that it will be OtherShore’s finest performances to date.

To sustain our efforts, we have launched a major fundraising campaign, online at Kickstarter, to support the artistic expenses associated with the project.  We have already been awarded a full creative residency at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, which is pure generosity as it eliminates the need to rent costly rehearsal space, and as such has saved us thousands of dollars, but we still can’t do it without YOU!

We hope that you will join us in support of this exciting project – literally ANY amount you can give is a step closer to seeing our goals fully realized.

To be a part of our campaign, please click here.

Aaron Mattocks

on behalf of

Sonja Kostich and Brandi Norton
Artistic Directors