Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s Flip Your Refund 2015!
Eclectic Edge Ensemble is seeking donations for our upcoming season! Did you have many tax deductions for 2014? Are you looking to expand on tax deductible organizations? Why not get a head start on your charitable donation season and Flip your Refund by making a contribution to Eclectic Edge Ensemble! Help us achieve our goal of $2500 by donating today!
EEE is thrilled to be a 501(c)(3), which means every private donation is tax deductible! With this classification we are working to jump to the next level by staging multiple productions, continuing to build our outreach program and collaborating with multiple artists. It is very exciting but can be scary at the same time. I know we are ready, and your support is a huge help to us!
How does your donation help?
Each contribution helps in a variety of ways including providing rehearsal space, costuming of the company, provides financial assistance for participants in our summer intensives, helps build our honorarium for our artists as well as many production aspects of our shows!
Visit our donation page to make your contribution today!
What have we done?
This year, EEE celebrates its 12th year in the Twin Cities dance community and our sights are set high for the future. Here are a few of our accomplishments to date:
Our EEE Outreach Program has provided a variety of classes to students age 5 to adult throughout the metro area. We have had great success in introducing students to Jazz and other musically inspired dance forms with over 18 residencies throughout the metro area over the past 4 years
Produced 20 concerts
Had the pleasure of working with more than 60 amazing dancers over the years!
Artistic collaborations with over 15 local composers, Mad Munchkin Productions, musicians, and many other artistic designers
Obtained status as an independent 501(c)(3) organization! Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We recently closed on our first production of our 2014-15 season “EEE-Twelve” and received positive feedback from our audiences! We now shift our focus to our next show “Lost Voices in Jazz -The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company,” A project to restage works by four choreographers lost to AIDS; William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters Jr and David Voss.
MJDC was Minnesota's first jazz dance repertory company. Five male choreographers set works on this company. By 1991, four were lost to AIDS. Former company member, Karla Grotting and the dancers of Eclectic Edge Ensemble are reconstructing select dances by these remarkable artists whose bright careers were cut short by AIDS for tribute performances at:
The O'Shaughnessy, in St Paul, Minnesota, July 24-25 @ 7:30pm.
Also featured, a solo choreographed and performed by jazz master, Danny Buraczeski and "At the End of the Day", the newest work by our own jazz legend, Zoe Sealy. We are in partnership with Open Arms MN, making efforts to improve HIV/AIDS awareness and in increasing support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Tickets for Lost Voices in Jazz: http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/lost-voices
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”