And We Are Back! Eclectic Edge Ensemble is kicking off their 14th Season!
I am so thrilled to be back with EEE as we dive into our 2016-2017 season. In late August I gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ophelia May! I have cherished being able to take some quality time off to spend with her and our 2 year old Nola. One of EEE’s goals is to give a place for our dancing mamas to keep on rehearsing, teaching and performing. Right now there are over 10 babies that come in and out of EEE’s rehearsals. I am so blessed to find a way to enjoy being a Mama and continue to work, push and pursue my dreams with EEE!
In September, while I was on maternity leave, the EEE dancers had an incredible opportunity to work with our first guest choreographer Kyle Weiler! I first met Kyle when he was a student in one of EEE summer Jazz Intensives. Now he has graduated from Julliard and creating and performing around the world! His work will be performed at EEE’s winter show First JazzView.
Eclectic Edge Ensemble is working on two productions this season. EEE will produce for the first time March 17th-19th, 2017 at The TEK Box with a show entitled EEE First JazzView. This show features both established and emerging rhythm based choreographers including EEE’s, very own Crystal Secor & Kayla Schiltgen. Other choreographers include Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Kyle Weiler, Kaleena Miller & Jeremy Bensussan.
Second, in July, EEE will premier the full production of Foot Flight by Night - EEE’s take on A Midsummer’s Night Dream July 20th-23rd, 2017 at The Lab Theater. Our preview of Foot Flight by Night performed to rave reviews at The Southern Theater. You do not want to miss this one either! A story filled with magic, mystery, betrayal, and...a frog!
It is also GIVING time and we really hope you will include Eclectic Edge Ensemble in your end of year giving! We have a couple of ways you can give to EEE in November. First with GiveMN’s GIVE TO THE MAX on-line giving day! This year's Give to the Max day is happening Thursday November 17th, 2016. This annual day of giving is an easy way for donors to provide financial support to their favorite non-profits throughout the state of Minnesota. Eclectic Edge Ensemble is once again participating as a charitable organization – and our goal is to raise $4,000.00 and to achieve that we need your help!
Visit our GiveMN page here to make a contribution!
Looking for another way to donate to Eclectic Edge Ensemble? Join us for our LuLaRoe Fundraising Event! If you haven't already fallen in love with this brand, you're about to! LuLaRoe will donate $2-$3 for every item purchased to Eclectic Edge Ensemble. So let's shop 'til we drop!
Can't join us in person? While LuLaRoe is meant to be touched, we understand if you can't make it to the boutique. Emily our consultant has decided to dedicate her online sale on Tuesday, November 22 as an EEE fundraiser as well. Join her group at www.facebook.com/groups/lularoeemilyannonlineboutique
So we are back! Check back often as I, dancers and members of the EEE Arts Advisory board and guest writers will be creating blogs about our experiences. CHEERS to a FABULOUS SEASON!