YEAR END APPEAL
Help us reach our goal:
$5000 to launch Season 9
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As a special thanks for your support, donors in our Year End Appeal receive one of five special gifts. Click here to view!
Dear Wonderful Patron of the Arts,
As many of you have witnessed in person, Luminarium’s annual feature production continues to expand each season with increasingly intricate choreography, lighting, set design, and sound. In early 2017, we set out to take the seven characters created for our 2016 TEDxCambridge commission and further develop them through a cohesive, evening-length work: HIVELAND. We were thrilled to see so many of you at HIVELAND's premiere this past September, where our inexhaustible company members (Jess Chang, Devon Colton Melenie Diarbekirian, Amy Mastrangelo, Katie McGrail, Alison McHorney, and Jennifer Roberts) filled the stage with athleticism and kinetic communication, and composer Christos Zevos set the pace with his driving electronic score. The work was hailed by the Boston Globe as "a compelling exploration. It is unpredictable, provocative, and gratifyingly visceral," and we could not be more thankful to our entire crew (from our literal crew behind the wings to our incredibly supportive donors like you!).
As we prepare our work for the coming season, it is this time of year when we also pause to reflect on the work we’ve accomplished and the lives we’ve touched in 2018. It is now that we count on you, our Luminarium community, to advance our outreach programming and continuously set our bar higher through your deeply valued financial support, and we thank you for this annual help.
Luminarium celebrated many impressive accomplishments this season:
The company created two new works through a commission by the Clermont Historic Site in Germantown, NY, performed alongside Luminarium's historically-driven repertory as our 2018 Cultural Community Outreach Project.
In December, Luminarium will present a free weekend class series for youth in Roslindale/Jamaica Plain as it's 2018 Arts in Action Project.
Luminarium began a new collaboration with visual artist Adria Arch, performing in response to her new installation Do I Make You Happy? The partnership resulted in two performances this season, with potential to continue the project in 2019.
Luminarium's dance-on-camera film The One I Keep was selected for screening at First Take Shorts Series in Doylestown, PA; ViDEOSKiN Contemporary Dance Video Works in Yukon, Canada; and at the Cefalù Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
Luminarium's New Jersey-based satellite company made its official debut, performing The Hostess Diaries at Liberty Hall Dance Festival in Union, NJ.
Luminarium additionally reached hundreds of citizens in festival performances all over our great city, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic!
And what are our collaborators saying?
"One of my favorite things about HIVELAND was being able to witness its development over a long stretch of time. By generously sharing throughout the 'awkward' stages, I became better acquainted with the movement vocabulary. Watching the final concert, I could relax and immerse myself into the complex kaleidoscope of ideas."
Karen Krolak Artistic Director/Founder, Monkeyhouse
Luminarium’s 2019 Season will be our ninth year in Boston and our first full season in Princeton, NJ, and we already have many exciting projects in the works. The company’s abundant community-based programs, educational workshops, and original productions rely on contributions to our Year End Appeal as we expand our programming as far and as fast as budget allows. Follow along as we embark upon new projects and don’t forget to join us at one of our many other events across spring and summer!
DONATE now through December 31 to Luminarium’s Year End Appeal!
As always, donations are fully tax-deductible and can be made by mail, over the phone at 617.477.4494, or online in the red box to the right. In addition to the regular benefits of donating to Luminarium Dance Company, a nonprofit organization, we are excited to share brand new prizes (below) currently available to donors only, through the end of the year.
Please consider giving a charitable gift to Luminarium this holiday season. You keep us going and we are incredibly grateful.
Merli V. Guerra & Kimberleigh A. Holman
Co-Founders, Artistic Directors
LUMINARIUM DANCE COMPANY
P.S. Unlike many charities asking for your support at this time of year, 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting our programming. Amazing!
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PAY BY MAIL
Many donors prefer to pay by mail.
STEP 1: Make out your check to
Luminarium Dance Company
STEP 2: Download and print the donation info form by clicking here.
Mail check and completed form to:
Luminarium Dance Company
Attn: K. Holman
62 Glendower Rd.
Boston MA 02131
Please allow 48 hours for confirmation from our staff for payments made online and by phone, and 10 days for payments by mail.
2018 Prizes! Now through December 31, enjoy one of these unique gifts...
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