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Dance Curves

A project by: James Redelinghuys


WE RAISED £1,710

from 13 donors

This project received pledges on Wed 28 Nov 2018
A new performance project for dancer and piano trio

About The Project

What is the Project?

Dance Curves explores news methods of dance/music collaboration. Choreography and composition are created separately, and united in performance and by a common inspiration: a series of line drawings by Wassily Kandinsky. The project will culminate in a live performance with dance in early 2019. However, to get this off the ground, I need your help to raise money to fund the recording and performance.

This is the start of my research into dance and music. Often, musicians aren't aware of the possibilities working with dance can afford, and dancers don't have the opportunities to work with new musicians. By sponsoring this research you are helping to not only ensure this project's success, but the development of new processes and collaborations in this field.

Who Am I?

I am a PhD composer, performer, and researcher at the University of York. My research looks at the relationships between movement (including dance) and sound in performance. I also have an interest in music theatre, African music, and queer musicology.

Examples of my work can be found on my website jamesredelinghuys.com.

You can also find me on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

The Plan

I am raising money to perform and record this piece. The ensemble (violin, cello, and piano) will be recorded in early 2019, and this recording will be used for an accompaniment for a performance with live dancer in the first half of 2019. The money raised will be primarily used to pay for performers, with the remainder put towards incidental expenses and rewards.

The Budget

  1. Performers fees: £1200 = 4 x £300
  2. Transport: £125
  3. Printing costs: £25
  4. Incidental: £50
  5. Performance venue rental £300

TOTAL: £1700

Any extra money raised will be used for further research: extra rehearsals and more involved collaboration, repeating or revising the performance, and new projects which examine methods of composer/choreographer collaboration.

How you can contribute!

Donations of any amount will be hugely appreciated - no contribution is too small (or too big!), and will all be met with heartfelt thanks (and awesome rewards...)

Most importantly, share this with everyone you know! Share it with people you think will be interested - share it with people you think will not be interested!

The world of music and dance is an incredibly exciting one, which has been present in every culture since music was invented. Developing networks and creating new pieces is the best way to keep these arts alive - fresh, reinvigorated, and brimming with possibilities.