HELP US TAKE OUR SHOW TO CHILE !
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My dance company have received a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to tour to Chile with 'Ordinary Courage' but we need your help to get there ! Please take a moment to watch the Video below. More ...

This Crowdfund campaign is to raise the money to cover the travel costs of my very first overseas tour with my company. We have been invited to present ORDINARY COURAGE at The Danzalborde Festival in Valparaiso and at GAM in Santiago, Chille this October.

I have received funding from Arts Council England to cover the re-staging costs and we have support from the British Council in Chile to cover some aspects of the trip but we are only half way there. With 8 people on the road, this is a costly affair and we only have 6 weeks to raise 5K... but you can help !

I'm dying to give my dancers the opportunity to have the experience of touring the work overseas and I really want to share this very personal work with the people of Chile.

Please take some time to look at the rewards we have come up with and see if you can help make this happen. No amount is too small !

Theo Clinkard is a Brighton-based choreographer, dancer, teacher and theatre designer. Following 20 years performing internationally in work by some of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers (Matthew Bourne, Wayne McGregor, Siobhan Davies, Rafael Bonachela) he has spent the last 2 years initiating his own choreographic practice and received invitations to become Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance and Associate Artist at Dance4.

He formed his own 7-strong company in 2012 to develop a portfolio of eloquent, visceral and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. 3 things have become the founding signatures of his work; placing movement at the heart of this enquiry, using live music and employing both maturer performers and recent graduates. Current company dancers: Francis Christeller, Sofie Burgoyne, Camilla Brogaard Andersen, Leah Marojevic and Luke Divall.

ORDINARY COURAGE, his inaugural group work is a physical exploration of the stages of grief. The 6 dancers embody a charged internal landscape whilst their interactions, the staging and the design provide vivid metaphoric imagery. The piece is performed to an original score by Alan Stones that incorporates Scarlatti and Bach performed live by celebrated concert pianist Cliodna Shanahan. The entire work is illuminated by Zerlina Hughes using a light box installation of Theo’s design.

The piece will have been presented at 20 venues across the UK by October of this year, including British Dance Edition 2014. This October the work tours to Leeds, London and Aberdeen. See website for details...

www.theoclinkard.com

Danzalborde is a festival based in Valparaiso, Chile. It was set up by a remarkable couple called Rocio and Ivan in 2001 and each year they work tirelessly to bring overseas companies to this beautiful town. They have both been working flat out to fundraise for our tour and securing us a 2nd show in Santiago.

www.escenalborde.cl

For more information or any questions please contact me directly at   theoclinkard@me.com

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Massive thank you on my Facebook Page.
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A special mention in our program and a massive thank you on our Facebook page.
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£30
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A handwritten postcard from Valparaiso from the whole company, a special mention in the program and a massive thank you on our Facebook page.
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£50
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A fancy souvenir from Valparaiso, a special mention in the program and a massive thank you on our Facebook page
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Two tickets to one of our UK shows, a fancy souvenir from Valparaiso, a special mention in the program and a massive thank you on our Facebook page.
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£200
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Your very own 'dance video postcard' from Valparaiso. Created just for you by the company, plus a special mention in the program and a massive thank you on our Facebook page.
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£500
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  • 1 claimed
Taken for dinner with some of the company. Your very own 'dance video postcard' filmed in Valparaiso by the company. A special mention in the program and a massive thank you on our Facebook page.
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