New Movement Collaborative

    dedicated to the rigorous study, development and performance of contemporary dance and movement arts

    Lion's Jaw 2018

    The crowdfunding campaign for Lion's Jaw 2018 Support magic-making in Boston.

     Cambridge, MA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    Help us make Lion's Jaw happen in 2018!

    New Movement Collaborative + Green Street Studios  presents the 3rd Annual Lion's Jaw performance + dance festival

    After an incredible experience over the last few years we are back and ready to do it all over again! Lion's Jaw is a performance + dance festival that brings together a group of nationally + internationally recognized choreographers, performers, educators and students to study, perform and create dance together for five days in Boston.

    Featuring all-day intensives with award winning choreographers ALTERNATIVA [Kathleen Hermesdorf + Albert Mathias, Kirstie Simson as well as daily classes with Larry Arrington, Anya Cloud, Abby Crain, Thomas DeFrantz, Jasmine Hearn, Heidi Henderson, Jaamil Olowale Kosoko, Lauren Simson + Jenny Stulberg, Peter Schmitz, Jesse Zarritt and featuring a vogue-shop with Lilly LaVore  this festival bring artists who have never before shown in Boston together with some of the area's most sought after teachers and performers.
    Days will include classes | mini-workshops | critiques | dance-labs.
    Nights include public performances | film-screenings | discussion | improvisation jams.
    For more information on the festival including scheduling and teacher bios visit lionsjaw.com 
    For more information on New Movement Collaborative including staff and mission statement visit our website

    Studio 1 Green Street Studios



    Studio 2 Green Street Studios



    What We Need: we can't do this without your help!

    This year we lost two of our largest donors due to unforeseen circumstances and your support is more vital than ever before!
    We have an ambitious sum of money to raise in the next two months but we feel confident in our community and our city and are looking forward to working together to make this happen. Please know that whether you donate* $5 or $5,000 every penny counts and it really does make a difference! All your donations are also tax deductible thanks to Fractured Atlas, New Movement Collaborative's fiscal sponsor*


    your donations will go to:

    • paying our artists competitive salaries for the dozens of hours of teaching required over the 5 days
    • travel + transportation costs for teachers
    • housing costs for teachers
    • 5 days of rentals for studios + theatre spaces
    • tech [sound|lighting|stage management] for the performances
    • promotion + marketing
    • liability insurance

    what if we exceed our goal?

    If we are so lucky to exceed our goal we will be able to pay our festival staff a small stipend for all the volunteer hours required for this event, invest in a more extensive scholarship program and raise funds for next year's 3rd annual festival!
    *New Movement Collaborative is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of New Movement Collaborative 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

    Risks + Challenges

    As we have said before, this is an ambitious project and there are always risks. Some potential events that could impact the event could be: an unsuccessful crowd-sourcing campaign, teacher cancellations or issues with the space.

    • We may be young but we are seasoned producers. Our first year over 250 people attended the festival and performances and last year we topped that in both festival and performance attendance. Over the past 4 years, the founders of New Movement Collaborative have collectively run over 2 dozen weekend workshops, facilitated over 50 classes and developed and organized everything from performances, panel talks, residencies to mentorship programming throughout the Boston area.
    • If we do encounter funding issues you can count on us to find creative solutions! We are committed to making Lion's Jaw happen and even if we come up a bit short fiscally, we are confident this fall will be amazing!
    • We are lucky to live in a world filled with amazing dance-artists and in the event of a cancellation, we have a long list of other wonderful options
    • We are working hard to secure a back-up space in the unlikely event that Green Street Studios is unable to house the festival.

    Can't donate but still want to help?

    Even though no donation is too small, we understand that times are tough and if for some reason you are unable to give fiscally to the campaign there are a few ways you can still help:

    • share the campaign, our facebook and web pages and help us get the word out!
    • reach out to us as we get closer to find out if there are organizational ways in which you can be involved with the festival
    • find a fiscal sponsor or support large-scale donors to help us grow our scholarship capabilities.

    Video credits:
    Editing: Jared Williams video footage: The Fleet/additional footage used with permission of teaching artists.

    New Movement Collaborative is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of New Movement Collaborative will be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Rewards

    Force of Nature

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    We feel the love! We will give you a shoutout on facebook to thank you for your support!

    Beast Mode

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Yes! A shoutout on facebook to thank you for your support + your name in the 'our supporters' section of our website!

    Rock Star

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $20.00 is tax-deductible.

    Blammo! A shoutout on facebook to thank you for your support + your name in the 'our supporters' section of our website + your name in this years program + and an official lion's jaw t-shirt.

    Powerhouse

    Donate $400.00 or more

    Amount over $50.00 is tax-deductible.

    Wow! For people this generous we will give you a shoutout on facebook to thank you for your support , your name in the 'our supporters' section of our website + your name in this years program + a ticket to both performances on the festival weekend!

    Thundercat

    Donate $800.00 or more

    Amount over $70.00 is tax-deductible.

    For people this generous we will give you a shoutout on facebook, your name in the 'our supporters' section of our website + your name in this years program + a ticket to both performances and an official lion's jaw t-shirt!

    Big Mama

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $120.00 is tax-deductible.

    Grateful beyond words! For people who hit this level, we will give you a shoutout on facebook, your name on our website + this years program + 2 tickets to each performance on the festival weekend, and an official lion's jaw t-shirt! (amount over 120 is tax-deductible)