Art for All

About the Project

Hope Stone Dance is excited to return once again as part of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series educational program, performing squared dancer March 6-8, 2018 for 3,000 school children. Many of these children will be seeing live art for the FIRST time.  

You have the power to help us bring art to these 3,000 students.
 

In 2012, Hope Stone Dance’s Artistic Director, Jane Weiner, created and conceived squared dancer, a joyful, good ol’ hoedown that joined the performers with music composed and performed live by Marc Hennessey. We are delighted to perform this work for the children of Houston, to share with them the transformative power of dance and live music.

“Jane Weiner’s ‘squared dancer’ is quite possibly the most beautiful 25 minutes of movement to have come out of the Houston dance community in recent years. In a world filled with bigotry and prejudice, ‘squared dancer’ imagined a time when a communal hoedown can jubilantly begin. – Houston Press   __________________________________________________

Project budget:
artistic costs (dancers; guest artist): $22,500
production staff (production manager, lighting, sound, support staff): $5,000
costumes and supplies: $1,300
photographer/videographer: $2,000
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total: $30,800

We aim to raise $7,700 – 25% of total project costs – through power2give.
Please help us continue to fill the stage with brilliant art and share it with these brilliant children. __________________________________________________

Hope Stone Dance was created 20 years ago with eight dancers, and brought a new energy to Houston’s modern dance scene with work that was “intellectually challenging, profoundly human and fresh with humor.” It is an honor that we are still creating that work after 20 years, remaining a vital part of Houston’s art and arts education community.

all photography and film by Simon Gentry

$1,360.75 of $7,700 goal ⋅ 24 days to go
  • Donate $25 or more

    You will receive a karma-inducing shout-out on Hope Stone's facebook page for being awesome.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    In addition to the above, you will receive a karma-inducing thank you note from a Hope Stone Dance company member.
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  • Donate $100 or more

    In addition to the above, our gratitude continues with your name listed on Hope Stone's website.
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  • Donate $250 or more

    In addition to the above, you will be invited to watch Hope Stone Dance Company in rehearsal for the show and get an inside look at the creative process.
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  • Donate $500 or more

    In addition to the above, please be our guest +1 at one of the Hobby Center daytime performances. Your good karma deserves to be in the theater!
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  • Donate $1,000 or more

    In addition to the above, please be our guest +1 at our upcoming "Collective+Hope" evening performance on March 9, featuring Hope Stone Dance and community partners from our education program The Hope Project.
    (5 of 5 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$6,339.25 to go. Every dollar helps.
$1,360.75 of $7,700 goal ⋅ 24 days to go

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  • $53.50
    Meritus Industries / Eric & Melody Rodriguez
    1 day ago
  • $107
    in honor of Jane Weiner
    3 days ago
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    Margaret L Shelton
    8 days ago
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    Anonymous
    9 days ago
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    Toby Atkinson
    10 days ago
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    Anonymous
    11 days ago
  • $107
    Suzann and Travis Broesche
    11 days ago
  • $50
    Tatyana Kostrova
    11 days ago
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    Bryan Been
    12 days ago
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    Janice Green
    12 days ago
  • $53.50
    Emily and Adam Weinstein
    12 days ago
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    Robin Blut
    12 days ago
  • $214
    in honor of Our amazing Jane and all of the performers
    12 days ago
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    Brad and Bonnie Collins
    13 days ago
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    Ginger Blanton
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