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Give to the Max to EEE!

Eclectic Edge Ensemble

Give to the Max to EEE on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2016

This year, Give to the Max Day falls on November 17th. You may also schedule your donation ahead of time, beginning on November 1st (see below for details.) Donating to EEE is simple and there is no registration necessary.

How can I make a tax-deductible donation?

1)  Visit this page and click on the “DONATE” button: 

https://www.givemn.org/organization/274846630-14414

2)  “Give to the Max” day is an all day event!  Donate anytime, midnight to 11:59pm!

3)  Tax receipts from GiveMN.org are sent to you automatically!

4)  Schedule Your Giving!  Between November 1st - 17th, 2016, you’ll be able to schedule your donations on GiveMN.org. Go to GiveMN.org, search for 'Eclectic Edge Ensemble', and select the scheduled giving option. It’s a great way to participate if you’re out of town or like to plan ahead.

How will your donation make a difference?

This is a pivotal time for Eclectic Edge Ensemble, and your support will help propel us forward with leaps and bounds. We are ready to keep building on this momentum in 2017 as we produce two major productions, (March 2017 @ The TEK BOX & July 2017 @ The Lab Theater) in which we will collaborate with multiple artists, and create new repertoire.

An important leg of EEE's mission is to continue to develop and expand our outreach program. Our 2017 outreach goal is to be actively engaged with multiple dance studios, schools, and community centers offering classes, workshops, intensives and lectures/demonstrations.  Your donation will also provide valuable and necessary funding to our movement-based education program that works with at-risk and under-served populations.

Each contribution helps in a variety of ways including: providing rehearsal space; costuming; financial assistance for participants in our workshops or summer intensives; helps build our honorarium for our artists; and many production aspects of our shows!

EEE is thrilled to be a 501(c)(3), which means every private donation is tax deductible!

Our Vision

  • Breathing life into jazz dance: One of the only jazz dance companies in the Twin Cities, Eclectic Edge Ensemble moves the jazz tradition forward within our local dance community while forging our own signature style.
  • Musical collaboration: An important part of EEE's vision is to encourage the practice of collaboration, particularly between musicians and dancers. We feel that creating dance alongside original music allows the two art forms to merge together in the most organic way possible.
  • A company that lives up to its name: we are eclectic in the make-up of our company members, in who we collaborate with, and in the kinds of pieces we create. By promoting variety we keep our performances fresh and keep challenging ourselves artistically.

What have we done?

This year, EEE celebrates its 14th 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:

  • Over the past five years, EEE's outreach efforts have resulted in 19 residencies throughout the metro area, enabling us to provide a wide variety of movement-based education to students of all ages and abilities.
  • EEE has produced 24 concerts around the metro area.
  • EEE was a Sage Award winner for our production of Lost Voices in Jazz, in July of 2015!
  • EEE has worked with more than 60 amazing dancers!
  • EEE's artistic collaborations include: 15 local composers, 9 guest choreographers, Mad Munchkin Productions, musicians, and many other artistic designers. 

What People Are Saying

"Foot Flight" shines in its lighthearted approach and Sloss' willingness to take artistic license while honoring the source material's spirit. Her adaptation echoes Shakespeare's themes about human folly and uses airy dancing to set the fun-loving tone. “- Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune 7/22/16

“Extraordinary dedication to creating different mediums of visual arts and music. Amazing growth in 5 years. The sky is the limit for your dance company.” - Patron comment from survey 2016

“There aren't many dance companies whose mission it is to bring the artistic vision of one person to life. But Eclectic Edge Ensemble is such a troupe.”- Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press 7/14/2013

“Karis Sloss…..presented new works solid in construction, technique and execution.” - Camille LeFevre, Star Tribune, 7/21/08

“Karis Sloss is determined to bring jazz dance back, front and center.”- Linda Shapiro, Citypages, 7/18/08

“As a teacher and choreographer, Karis Sloss is the "real deal" - someone with a knowledge of dance, music and theater that honors the forms' histories and moves them into the present with skill, passion and insight." - Danny Buraczeski, Twin Cities jazz dance legend

Sunrise Salutations with EEE!

Eclectic Edge Ensemble

Set your alarm for...

Sunrise Salutations with EEE

Fuel your health AND support Eclectic Edge Ensemble! Start your Sundays in June off right and join us for an hour of yoga flow- all levels encouraged and welcome! Following class, you will also receive a coupon to use at a featured neighborhood cafe! Get up, grab a friend, take class and enjoy brunch at a nearby spot- sounds like a perfect summer morning! All proceeds benefit EEE's upcoming show, First Nights of a Foot Flight, July 21-24 at the Southern Theater. Here's the info:

Sunrise Salutations with EEE

June 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 9am 

Ballare Teatro

4259 Minnehaha Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55406

1 class/$20, 4 class pass/$60

 

Oh, there's more! For each class you attend, your name is entered to win a massage with Frank Harris from Hopkins Health and Wellness! Purchase a 4-class pass and your chances rise with your name in the hat an extra time!

Furthermore, if you're a dad, you can take class for half price on Father's Day!

Unable to make it to class, visit our donation page to make a contribution today! https://www.givemn.org/organization/274846630-14414

 

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on your mat soon!

EEE's Flip Your Refund Spring Fundraiser

Eclectic Edge Ensemble

Day 2 of EEE's Flip Your Refund drive. Thank you for donations that have already come in! For the next 3 DAYS we will focus on raising funds for our 4 guest composers for this summer's production of "First Nights of a Foot Flight." Please help EEE raise $800 to support these incredible artists!

Eclectic Edge Ensemble is seeking donations for our upcoming season!  Did you have many tax deductions for 2015? 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 $3000 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!

https://www.givemn.org/organization/274846630-14414

What have we done?

This year, EEE celebrates its 13th 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:

  • EEE's Outreach efforts have resulted in 18 residencies throughout the metro area over the past 4 years, enabling us to provide a wide variety of movement-based education to students of all ages and abilities.
  • Produced 23 concerts
  • EEE is a Sage Award Honoree for our production of Lost Voices in Jazz, in July of 2015!
  • We've worked with more than 60 amazing dancers!
  • 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.

Visit our website for more information on our past seasons and dance artists
www.eclecticedgeensemble.com

What’s next?

We recently closed Snow Bound! celebrating the 5th Anniversary since its creation, and we are beyond proud of our final product. Bringing together 21 performers from EEE and Mad Munchkin Production, 5 local composer, five technical designers, we were able to bring a very magical show to The Lab Theater. We also reached out to the community with our Youth Winter Poetry competition where we had over 80 submissions and had 15 students read their poems live at one of our performances of Snow Bound.
EEE is honored to be a Guest Resident for The Southern Theater's 2016 ArtShare Program!
July 21st-24th, 2016 EEE presents First Nights of a Foot Flight at the Southern Theater. First Nights will be an evening of jazz dance sure to make you want to move!  Accompanied by newly composed music, the evening will include concert works by Sloss, guest choreographer Kaleena Miller, and a preview of Sloss' future evening length work - an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Not to be missed, this preview is a story filled with magic, mystery, betrayal, and...a monkey!

Photo by Calabay Productions

Photo by Calabay Productions

First Nights of a Foot Flight
July 21st-24th, 2016 @ The SOUTHERN
Southern Theater
Minneapolis MN
EEE is honored to be a Guest Resident for The Southern Theater's ArtShare Program!

We closed our 2014-15 season with “Lost Voices in Jazz -The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company."  We were grateful to be a part of such a historic performance, and were honored with a Sage Award for Outstanding Dance Performance!  This is the first nomination and award for EEE and we are grateful to be recognized by our dance community. We hope to continue to build off of this momentum and are looking for you support. 

Our Outreach
We are looking to expand our Outreach efforts this year, with the goal to be actively engaged with multiple dance studios, schools, community centers and/or organizations and within our local dance community through our 2016 season via classes, workshops, intensives and lectures/demonstrations.  Your donation can help us continue to extend our reach, providing valuable and necessary funding to bring movement-based education to at-risk and under-served populations.

What People Are Saying

“There aren't many dance companies whose mission it is to bring the artistic vision of one person to life. But Eclectic Edge Ensemble is such a troupe.” - Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press 7/14/2013

“As a teacher and choreographer, Karis Sloss is the "real deal" - someone with a knowledge of dance, music and theater that honors the forms' histories and moves them into the present with skill, passion and insight."  - Danny Buraczeski, Twin Cities jazz dance legend