1. Two pictures from Brooklyn Ballet — in the first, they’re rehearsing their production, and in the second, we see dancers Mike Supreme and Miku Kawamura doing the Doll Dance from the Nutcracker. The project is kinda amazing — it features ballet dancers outfitted with motion sensor technology from a local hacker collective. We can’t wait to see the finished piece, and that’s why we made it our Project of the Day

  2. Breaking it down.
Thank you to The Economist for pointing out that Dance experienced the highest success rate of any category in 2012. One of our favorite fun facts!
theeconomist:


Daily chart: what works on Kickstarter. 44% of Kickstarter projects launched last year managed to raise the money they requested. Games raised the most cash, but dance projects were most likely to reach their funding targets.

    Breaking it down.

    Thank you to The Economist for pointing out that Dance experienced the highest success rate of any category in 2012. One of our favorite fun facts!

    theeconomist:

    Daily chart: what works on Kickstarter. 44% of Kickstarter projects launched last year managed to raise the money they requested. Games raised the most cash, but dance projects were most likely to reach their funding targets.

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  3. Look what you did.
It’s been an inspiring year.
We’re celebrating the most creative projects and memorable moments on Kickstarter in 2012. Looking back, we couldn’t be prouder of this community or more excited for the future. Thanks to all the creators and backers who make it happen — here’s to 2013!
Check out the Best of Kickstarter 2012.

    Look what you did.

    It’s been an inspiring year.

    We’re celebrating the most creative projects and memorable moments on Kickstarter in 2012. Looking back, we couldn’t be prouder of this community or more excited for the future. Thanks to all the creators and backers who make it happen — here’s to 2013!

    Check out the Best of Kickstarter 2012.

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  4. Adopt a dancer.
From the wilds of the theater to captivity in the rehearsal studio, the Tiffany Mills Company dancers need a little support to live out their creative dreams.
Adopt a dancer from the company and help fund their participation in the renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2013 Spring Season. This cutting-edge dance production is our Project of the Day.

    Adopt a dancer.

    From the wilds of the theater to captivity in the rehearsal studio, the Tiffany Mills Company dancers need a little support to live out their creative dreams.

    Adopt a dancer from the company and help fund their participation in the renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2013 Spring Season. This cutting-edge dance production is our Project of the Day.

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  5. Mapping the body.
Topography is dance and film combined.
An evolving work of choreography for two dancers and one projectionist, the performers become canvases for an experiment in body mapping technology.
Creator Coco Karol began the process with a Kinect device purchased from a pawn shop and an archive of digital video — and was stunned by the early results. Now, she’s running a Kickstarter project to transfer these hybrid dance experiments into a concert film.

    Mapping the body.

    Topography is dance and film combined.

    An evolving work of choreography for two dancers and one projectionist, the performers become canvases for an experiment in body mapping technology.

    Creator Coco Karol began the process with a Kinect device purchased from a pawn shop and an archive of digital video — and was stunned by the early results. Now, she’s running a Kickstarter project to transfer these hybrid dance experiments into a concert film.

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  6. The way you move.
Devouring Devouring is a new dance piece developed over two years and across more than  5,000 miles. 
Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has created dances for more than 15 years, but this will be her first evening-length work. She brings together a company of dancers from New York and Tel Aviv to perform the piece, raising questions about the impact of our locations on the ways we move. 
The world premiere is in less than two weeks, but for now Devouring Devouring is our Project of the Day.

    The way you move.

    Devouring Devouring is a new dance piece developed over two years and across more than  5,000 miles. 

    Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has created dances for more than 15 years, but this will be her first evening-length work. She brings together a company of dancers from New York and Tel Aviv to perform the piece, raising questions about the impact of our locations on the ways we move. 

    The world premiere is in less than two weeks, but for now Devouring Devouring is our Project of the Day.

  7. Flex is Kings is a documentary about an emerging form of urban dance movement and the community behind it.
Known as “flexing,” the dance style has given rise to an entire culture of competitive movement in Brooklyn — a DIY art form that unites inner-city youth in neighborhoods under siege.
While the filmmakers continue with postproduction and festival submissions, a sneak peek will screen at the Brooklyn Museum on Dec. 1, along with a live performance featuring dancers from the doc.

    Flex is Kings is a documentary about an emerging form of urban dance movement and the community behind it.

    Known as “flexing,” the dance style has given rise to an entire culture of competitive movement in Brooklyn — a DIY art form that unites inner-city youth in neighborhoods under siege.

    While the filmmakers continue with postproduction and festival submissions, a sneak peek will screen at the Brooklyn Museum on Dec. 1, along with a live performance featuring dancers from the doc.

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  8. Syncopation is a short, black-and-white dance film that harkens back to the ’40s peak of swing dancing in order to explore how things have evolved on the contemporary dance floor. It will feature world class swing dancers Moe Sakan and Remy Kouakou Kouame, who will perform two routines atop a thick glass floor, while being filmed partially from below. Woah! Old, modern, whatever you call it — this will be awesome. Also: our Project of the Day.

    Syncopation is a short, black-and-white dance film that harkens back to the ’40s peak of swing dancing in order to explore how things have evolved on the contemporary dance floor. It will feature world class swing dancers Moe Sakan and Remy Kouakou Kouame, who will perform two routines atop a thick glass floor, while being filmed partially from below. Woah! Old, modern, whatever you call it — this will be awesome. Also: our Project of the Day.

  9. Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. He makes work about the complicated, difficult, turbulent nature of being alive, often under the moniker of his non-traditional dance company Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Rather than the standard assortment of professional dancers, MGPP is a perpetual ebb-and-flow of artists, dancers, designers, composers, and visual artists, who gather around specific performance projects. Today, that performance is And lose the name of the action, a piece based on the experience of Miguel’s father with neurological problems. For it, he’ll address difficult, abstract questions like “How do we define personhood?” — which is something we’ve been wondering, so we’ve addressed him (quite un-abstractly) as our Project of the Day.

    Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. He makes work about the complicated, difficult, turbulent nature of being alive, often under the moniker of his non-traditional dance company Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Rather than the standard assortment of professional dancers, MGPP is a perpetual ebb-and-flow of artists, dancers, designers, composers, and visual artists, who gather around specific performance projects. Today, that performance is And lose the name of the action, a piece based on the experience of Miguel’s father with neurological problems. For it, he’ll address difficult, abstract questions like “How do we define personhood?” — which is something we’ve been wondering, so we’ve addressed him (quite un-abstractly) as our Project of the Day.

  10. Part of what I enjoyed about this campaign was getting to call it “research” and playing with what was working and what we could shift to make better – I think play and experimentation is always important in fundraising. I’d encourage crowdfunders to be like mad scientists; the platforms are still young, and always adapting to new developments and ways of thinking from users and developers alike!

    —Sarah A.O. Rosner thinks all Kickstarter creators should be mad scientists. Should we tell her they already are?! (Kidding.) Read the rest of her awesome interview with New York Live Arts here. Check out her original project here.