YEAR END APPEAL
Dear Wonderful Patron of the Arts,
Happy November and Giving Tuesday! It’s hard to believe another season is now coming to a close. Despite a second year of creative problem-solving in response to unpredictable shutdowns and reopenings, Luminarium’s 2021 Season was again abundant with both virtual and in-person events spanning the Northeast and making guest appearances abroad.
It was a successful year for funding and opportunity for our Boston company. In addition to being awarded The Boston Foundation’s prestigious LAB Fund to produce Contradictions + Casual Self Loathing, Kim was one of two artists picked for the Boston Dancemakers’ Residency, where she will spend the next year in residence with Luminarium at the Boston Center for the Arts. Earlier this year, our Boston company was kept busy with a six-month collaboration with Fort Point Theatre Channel and the Ipswich River Watershed Association as we developed Ocean of Rivers—a live performance, series of guided walks, and a film exploring migration and ecology. Thanks to being selected as one of Monkeyhouse’s Against the Odds recipients, we are in the final stages of creating a documentary of the making of Contradictions. In just a few weeks we will be back at MBACC with a series of community workshops focusing on storytelling, movement, and illumination, having been granted funding from Dedham Cultural Council.
Our satellite company in Princeton, NJ, was equally active this season. Merli’s films continued to circle the globe, winning awards in Spain and Argentina, and a new film was created in collaboration with composer Melika M. Fitzhugh and internationally-acclaimed cellist Madeleine Shapiro for the 2021 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. In April, the company launched Merli's The Time Traveler’s Lens, a 360-degree AR/VR extended reality performance illuminating the history of the colonnade ruins at Princeton Battlefield State Park. Since its April launch, the production has additionally been presented at a myriad of festivals and conferences including Harvard University Virtual/Augmented Reality (HUV/AR), Crown Wood International Film Festival (India), and Our World Heritage’s international Globinar 2.0, among others. The performance is now a permanent installation at the park, and YOU can experience it remotely on your own mobile device at luminariumdance.org/time.
Luminarium’s upcoming 2022 Season will be our 12th year in Boston and our 5th in Princeton, and we already have many exciting projects in the works. Thanks to a BCA residency, Kim will be working with our talented dancers on a new work titled Common Circus which will be mounted at the Boston Center for the Arts in June 2022. Later next year, be sure to drive an hour across the state in November 2022 for Merli’s annual Cultural Community Outreach Project, which this year celebrates the 85th anniversary of Seymour Planetarium—the oldest planetarium in the country—at Springfield Science Museum.
Now through December 31 is our Year End Appeal. The company’s prolific community programs, educational workshops, and original productions rely on contributions at this time of giving. If you like what you’ve seen and believe in our work, we ask that you consider donating to our annual programs. It is now that we count on you, our Luminarium community, to help us stay afloat during these uncertain times, and we thank you for this annual support.
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.
Stay safe, wear a (Luminarium) mask, and we look forward to seeing you at future live performances and events in 2022!
Merli V. Guerra & Kimberleigh A. Holman
Co-Founders / Artistic Directors, Luminarium Dance Company
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1041 High Street
Dedham MA 02026
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2022 Season Prizes! Now through December 31, enjoy one of these unique gifts...
Donate a minimum of $25 to receive this special gift for your fridge.
Flaunt your Lumi support with this NEW Luminarium Fabric Face Mask! All you need to give is $50 to receive this gift. Features pocket for optional carbon filter and two silicone fasteners to adjust elastic ear straps for a custom fit. Double-layered construction; (100% polyester shell, 100% cotton lining). Machine washable!
Luminarium's NEW 2022 Season calendar features photos from throughout our prior season. Donate a minimum of $100 to receive this gift.
Sleek yet mysterious. Donate a minimum of $250 to receive this fashionable gift.
Back by popular demand, our stunning Luminarium umbrella (last available in 2014) is yours with a $500 donation!
Donate a minimum of $1000 to receive this exciting 2022 Gift Bundle, including the magnet, mask, calendar, tote bag, and umbrella.
Photo on this page by: Kim Holman