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    The Instigation Festival

    The Instigation Festival

    Creating Ongoing Artistic Connections Between Chicago and New Orleans Based Musicians and Dancers

     New Orleans, LA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    The Instigation Festival is an annual fest of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. Started in 2016 by Improviser / Guitarist, Steve Marquette, and Mover / Producer, Marie Casimir, the fest has brought together more than 50 artists to-date, highlighting the rich diversity of talented improvisers in both cities. The fest venues have ranged from the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center to the Hi-Ho Lounge to Constellation | Links Hall to the Chicago lakefront. 

    We create improvised work, we provide opportunities for our collaborators to share their compositions and choreography, we teach improvisation tools to K-12 students.

    Our Story:

    The genesis of the festival happened in 2009 when Steve saw the Lucky 7s, a band comprised of Chicago and New Orleans musicians at the Hungry Brain in Chicago. Hearing the way the band combined the creative character of their respective cities was revelatory. Steve spent the next six years working to further that sound and the collaboration by leading ensembles of musicians from both cities, bringing Chicago musicians to New Orleans (and vice versa) for new collaborations, and documenting the work for release his record label - Two Cities Records.

    In 2016, Steve invited mover/ producer Marie Casimir to add to that vision, incorporating dance from both cities. The Djasporas was born, incorporating performers working in different styles of movement, pulling from their personal dance vocabularies and creating space for Afro-Diasporic dance, text, post-modern movement and everything in-between and on the edges to thrive in concert with the Instigation Orchestra.

    What's Next:

    1. We return to New Orleans January 23 - 26 with shows at Side Bar, The New Quorum, The Mint at New Orleans Jazz Museum, Music Box Village, classes at Dancing Grounds and more. 
     
     2. Record release of our first Instigation in Chicago 2016
     
    3. We are dreaming big to create a network of artists supporting each other outside of the festival week with creative opportunities nationally and internationally and financial and administrative resources.  

    Your support will cover: 

    1. Travel expenses for 14 Chicago artists to New Orleans 
    2. Lodging costs for traveling artists
    3. Artist Fees - We want to pay our collaborators a fair wage for their work
    4. Production expenses (tech crew, equipment rental, and documentation) 

    You need not claim all rewards.  If you are not interested in perks please donate using the blue button at top for a 100% Tax Deductible Donation. 

    More info about the Fest at www.instigationfestival.com

    The Instigation Festival is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Instigation Festival  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

    Thorndale

    Donate $10.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Gratitude 
    Shout-out on facebook




    Marigny

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    • Instigation Orchestra Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 
      (Pre-Order for 2018 ) 

    • Thank you e-mail
    • Shout-Out on Social Media

    Dorchester

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    • Instigation Orchestra Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 
      (Pre-Order for 2018 Release and exclusive digital content from past festivals. 

    • Gratitude 
    • Shout-Out on Social Media
    • Thank you email


    Saint Claude

    Donate $75.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    • Instigation E-Newsletter Shout-out
    • A photo taken by a member of the Instigation crew of New Orleans+

    • Gratitude 
    • Shout-Out on Social Media
    • Thank you email
    • Instigation Orchestra Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 

    Belmont

    Donate $125.00 or more

    Amount over $25.00 is tax-deductible.

    • Instigation Fest T-Shirt (Design To Be Revealed) +

    • Gratitude 
    • Shout-Out on Social Media
    • Thank you email
    • Instigation Orchestra  Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 
    • Instigation E-Newsletter Shout-out
    • A photo taken by a member of the Instigation crew of New Orleans





    Esplanade

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $85.00 is tax-deductible.

    • 2 Festival Passes to the Instigation Fest in New Orleans +  

    • Gratitude 
    • Shout-Out on Social Media
    • Thank you email
    • Instigation Orchestra Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 
    • Instigation E-Newsletter Shout-out
    • A photo taken by a member of the Instigation crew of New Orleans
    • Instigation Fest T-Shirt 



    Western Ave

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $100.00 is tax-deductible.

    • Invitation to Instigation After Party in New Orleans & Instigation Art Print +

    • Gratitude 
    • Shout-Out on Social Media
    • Thank you email
    • Instigation Orchestra Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 
    • Instigation E-Newsletter Shout-out
    • Instigation Fest T-Shirt 




    BYWATER

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $125.00 is tax-deductible.

    • Private House Concert for you and your friends featuring an Instigation Fest Musician +

    • Gratitude 
    • Shout-Out on Social Media
    • Thank you email
    • Instigation Orchestra  Debut Record (Live Constellation - Chicago Recording 2016), Two Cities Record 
    • Instigation E-Newsletter Shout-out
    • Instigation Fest T-Shirt 
    • Invitation to Instigation After Party in New Orleans & Instigation Art Print