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We Recommend Crowdfunding NatalieInMotion — DANCE– Kickstarter

We often encourage various crowdfunding projects. we strongly encourage support of this young but luminous choreographer.

NIM tours to NW Indiana : immersive week of creation in nature + community commerce : film+photo+dance+performance splendor!

NatalieInMotion (Natalie Deryn Johnson) will be taking a company of dancers to Northwest Indiana during the week of August 16 through the 23. The week will be spent on various multi-media dance endeavors that include integration into performance, local commerce, and natural landscapes. The largest task will be to create an evening-length performance to be shared on August 22 at the Uptown Center in Michigan City. The performance, “not just another summer night,” is most exciting because the dance concert will be conceived of that week and be a completely original new work featuring audio recordings of the dancers along with an array of eclectic antique chairs. A privilege of this project is the allowance to create the actual event in the very theater where it will be presented. The Uptown Center is an old renovated theater with a beautiful stage, balcony, and various other features that give a charismatic background for movement genesis. We are looking forward to utilizing the entire space as a source of inspiration throughout the process to create an immersive performance experience.

While the company is not investigating and preparing for the world premiere performance, the troupe will be doing site-specific movement research for the creation of dance film footage as well as developing concepts for fine art dance photography. The chosen sites include many of Northwest Indiana’s extraordinary natural destinations such as the sand dunes, backcountry, and farmland. In collaboration with local businesses, NatalieInMotion will be filming and creating photo series in antique malls, florist shops, and other industrial settings.

The company is fortunate to be in collaboration with numerous community theaters in the area as well as Portage High School’s Theater Department for the costuming of “not just another summer night” and other vignettes during the week. Other collaborators include community musicians that are excited about helping the dancers record in the studio for the production of original sound score elements as well as local high school composers whose work will appear in later dance films.

A large element of this project is a sense of improvisation. The artists are put in a situation where their intuition and ability to be in the moment are of the essence. There is an aesthetic of authenticity, vulnerability, and spontaneity at play. The audience is given an opportunity to witness real people sharing an honest experience that is both fresh in content and embodiment. The element of the unknown and the willingness to expose unapologetically in the here and now is the creative force behind the entire project. The company is looking forward to exploring and sculpting the relationships that form between the personalities of both the creative environments and the individual company members.

NatalieInMotion is thrilled to share with the community what comes of our investment in this process and would like you to be part of what allows us to go the distance.

Many thanks and best wishes,


Risks and challengesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter

The beautiful thing about making art and projects of this nature is that the real risk lies in the exposure of the human spirit and not in exterior obstacles. The only real challenge is the funding itself. If the company is supported for this endeavor, then the only matter at hand is to follow through with the creative process. There is enthusiasm from everyone on this team and we do not expect setbacks once the project is given resources. I have been in contact with my dancers, with local business owners, the theater, and various other collaborators. Each facet of the project is invested in contributing to a really thrilling week of exploration and productivity. The “what if” and doubt that could exist in relation to a project of this nature, from a creator’s point of view, is whether or not within a week there will be something to bring to stage and if the company can accomplish its goal. However, the process is based in the validity of living art and the experience of the participants. Improvisation is critical to my practice and is fundamental to the production of this project. No matter what occurs during this week marathon of creation, there will be something to show for it and something worth sharing. The freshness of the material and the experience is what makes a project like this so exciting and worth supporting. I am a huge fan of being in the moment. The weather may be unreliable, an individual may not be able to contribute as promised, the theater may collapse (dear me! and highly unlikely) . . . plans do not always go as “planned,” but the authentic reactions to any said obstacle will be a part of the journey and one will still find a way to create and share. Adversity can be a limitation that inspires a higher level of insight and originality.

Just the vulnerability of one’s being.

Exactly what we artists have in this project and what we hope to find in the greater community.

Thank you for your support!

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    DAZZLE DUST personal shout out on Twitter and Facebook

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    PRECIOUS PEBBLE above + acknowledgement in performance program for strata of support

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    BEDROCK BEAUTY above + 8 x 10 signed company photograph

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    STEPPING STONE above + 5 pieces of “doodlebirds” stationary (a division of NatalieInMotion)

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    BOULDER BRAVE above + Exclusive invitation to Company Meet & Greet on August 17, 2014

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    MOUNTAIN MAVERICK above + personal note from company dancer and an opportunity to participate in future film project as an extra

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    SUMMIT STALLION above + personalized dance film thank you video featuring the artists of NIM and an invitation to attend an open rehearsal at the UPTOWN CENTER in August to witness the creative process

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    CASTLE IN THE SKY above + 2 fine art prints featuring NIM dancers from the photos series created during this project

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Funding period

Jul 14 2014 – Aug 5 2014 (22 days)


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