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    Duende

    Experimental Music and Dance in Philadelphia

    Break My Echo - Duende on Philly Fringe Festival

    Break My Echo: duende's new production for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Three pairs of award winning composers and choreographers respond to a melody from Stockhausen’s Zodiac-inspired Tierkries.

     Philadelphia, PA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    Break My Echo:
    Three pairs of award winning composers and choreographers respond to a melody from Stockhausen’s Zodiac-inspired Tierkries. Acclaimed musicians from new music ensembles So Percussion and yMusic join for a performance exploring the nature of perspective presented on the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

    Show details:
    September 7th & 8th
    8:00 PM
    Performance Garage
    Philadelphia, PA

    This production features:

    Show details:
    Break My Echo
    September 7th & 8th 
    8:00 PM
    Performance Garage
    Philadelphia, PA

    Why we need your help:
    There are many expenses involved in our entirely self-produced shows! Your donations will help us cover the cost of:
    • Hiring the performers: Our musicians and dancers put in a lot of time, energy and expertise into rehearsals and performance and we need to make sure they are appropriately compensated.
    • Renting the venue and rehearsal space
    • Hiring staff to help our event run smoothly
    • Documentation! It's so important for us to be able to document the work we do, so that means hiring audio engineers, videographers and photographers to make sure we have archives of our unique performances and can share our art with others beyond the night of the show.

    About duende:
    Now beginning its fourth season, duende is a new music and contemporary dance collective which focuses on the interaction between performers and dancers in the live realization of new scores. Co-founded by composer Alyssa Weinberg, cellist Gabriel Cabezas and dancer/choreographer Chloe Felesina, shows emphasize an equal collaboration of music and dance, exploring the creative possibilities that result from the marriage of these two disciplines. duende has produced shows in a wide range of Philadelphia venues including Performance Garage, Made Studios, the Print Center Gallery, and SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center in collaboration with the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 Ensemble.  

    duende was born in an initial, chance meeting through the LiveConnections series at World Café Live, featuring the accidental premiere of Alyssa Weinberg’s “Prayer” for solo cello, based on Kevin Powers’ Iraq War novel “The Yellow Birds,” alongside improvised dance. We found that our artistic product was more than the sum of its parts and wanted to explore this as far as possible. Since that first collaboration we have been trying to create performances that amplify each discipline by combining them, providing multiple entry points into the worlds of music and dance. In our creative journey, we hope to find different ways that people can consume art indefinable by discipline. Every show takes us further down this road creating experiences that challenge and surprise us as well as our audience.   

    Duende is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Duende must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.    

    Rewards

    Featured

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $50.00 is tax-deductible.

    Collaborator

    You're a true duende collaborator! As a thank you for your support you'll receive two VIP tickets to our production of Break My Echo, as well as an exclusive invitation to our after-party on opening night!

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Friend

    Thanks for being our friend! You'll get a social media shout-out. 

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    More than friends?

    To thank you for being such a great friend you'll get a social media shout-out and one ticket to our production of Break My Echo.

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $20.00 is tax-deductible.

    Best Friend!

    Now that we're BFF's you'll get a big social media thank you, plus two free tickets to our production of Break My Echo!

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    Signed Poster

    Receive a beautiful concert poster designed with original artwork by our
    very own Alex Sopp and signed by all of the duende artists! You'll also
    receive one ticket to the production of Break My Echo.

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    VIP

    In additional to a big social media shout-out, your new status gets you two VIP tickets to our production of Break My Echo!

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $80.00 is tax-deductible.

    Sponsor

    You're an official sponsor of our production of Break My Echo! You'll receive four VIP tickets to the show, as well as an invitation to our exclusive after-party on opening night!

    Donate $1,500.00 or more

    Amount over $100.00 is tax-deductible.

    Presenter

    As an official presenter of our show you'll receive four VIP tickets to our production of Break My Echo, an invitation to our exclusive after-party on opening night, and a signed copy of a musical score from one of our composers!

    Donate $2,500.00 or more

    Amount over $400.00 is tax-deductible.

    Producer

    You're an official duende producer! You'll receive four VIP tickets to our production of Break My Echo, an invitation to our VIP after-party on opening night, signed copies of music from all 3 of our composers, plus a private duende performance at your home for you and your friends (Philadelphia and NYC area only)

    Donate $5,000.00 or more

    Amount over $600.00 is tax-deductible.

    Fairy God Parent!

    WOW. You must really love us, and we really love you! You'll receive 4 VIP tickets to all duende shows in the 2017/18 season, signed copies of music from all 3 of our composers, an invitation to our VIP after-party on opening night, and a private duende performance at your home for you and your friends (Philadelphia and NYC area only)