Ella Mesma are creating Dance Theatre Productions
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Dear Beautiful Reader,

Thank you for visiting: 
Hello and welcome to my Patreon page!

Who am I?

My name is Ella Mesma, and I am a 
British born, dancer, curator and choreographer who draws from a number of styles and traditions. I trained in London at Laban and the London School of Contemporary Dance receiving an MA in Dance and am a qualified yoga teacher (Ashtanga is my favourite!). My diverse performance experience includes Russell Maliphant Company, Southpaw, Lea Anderson and the Olympics Opening Ceremony. I love to travel and to train and this journey has taken me all over the wold!

In 2011 I formed Ella Mesma Company: a dance theatre company that undoes limiting beliefs by exploring and celebrating identity in the UK. I have since been commissioned by leading arts organisations including Sadler’s Wells, Dance City, the National Circus Centre. I was selected as a future Dance Leader for ABLE in 2013, awarded a Bench fellowship in 2015, was resident company with Casa Latin American Festival in 2016, Associate Dance Artist at Dance City in 2017, and IGNITE Artist at Trinity Centre Bristol in 2017 and my piece Ladylike was nominated for best production with the Lukas awards 2018. I am also the creative vision behind Roots of Rumba in London since 2013, and co-Produce a festival called “She Created Her Life” with Tichea Brade. And I love what I do!

I also have a massive love for Hip Hop (especially breaking) and Latin dance. My Latin accolades include Passista (First soloist) in Rio de Janeiro carnival 2006, Rainha Da Bateria for London School of Samba 2008, The Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2016 and a fellowship in Cuba & Brazil in 2015 (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust). I also teach and have been commissioned to create work and run workshops across the UK and internationally.


What am I looking for?
My life is wonderful and I love what I do... but sometimes it is hard to know where or when the next gig is and so this is where Patreon comes in. A supporter called John introduced me to Patreon as a way to generate income from supporters. From £1 to £1000, that support really helps! 
I am asking supporters to donate as much or as little as you can towards making monthly donations. These monthly payments will go towards funds to put work onto the stage, pay dancers to rehearse and perform, light work professionally and have someone to film so I can promote the work and share my work. I am not a regularly funded organisation, and so I want to say a big THANK YOU to you for taking the time to read this campaign, for sharing it, and for making a monetary difference to our project if you can!

To date, people have said the work is:

'Strong & Empowering' Richmix
'Brilliant show and Q&A session' Mandinga
'Timeless and current issues that women continue to face everyday' The Tabernacle
'Absolutely stunning and provocative piece I saw last night , thank you for the inspiration and celebration of your exploration!!!' Yorkshire Dance
'Completely engaged- enthralling, emotional, inspiring and grounding' Mercy Nabirye

Below are the links if you would like to know more about me and the work I make.

Website: www.ellamesma.co.uk
Twitter: @EllaMesma
Facebook: /EllaMesma
Instagram: @EllaMesma

THANK YOU!

Ella xxx
Tiers
Evol
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
THANK YOU! As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only newsletter. Please also sign up and introduce yourself! THANK YOU! Obrigada! Gracias! Merci! We love you! 

Sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Ecdysis
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
We will send you an official patron only personalised email! Make sure you tell us who we are and sign up for our newsletter! THANK YOU! Sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0
Orixás
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to private rehearsal footage as we create! Each month we will upload a new creation and share with our $5 patrons. 


Make sure you sign up for ur monthly newsletter and introduce yourself: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Ladylike
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Seriously, your name will get in the credits as a huge thank you being on my team, plus all previous rewards.


Make sure you send me a message and sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Papyllon
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
We will mention you at our shows: your name will get in the credits in our programmes at events as a huge thank you being on my team, plus all previous rewards.

Make sure you send me a message and sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Foreign Bodies
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise on the post, plus all previous rewards.


Make sure you send me a message and sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Goals
$1 of $1,000 per month
I am making a duet with South African poet Toni Stuart! When we hit £1000 we will buy a rigging for a beautiful silks which we use in our duet.
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Dear Beautiful Reader,

Thank you for visiting: 
Hello and welcome to my Patreon page!

Who am I?

My name is Ella Mesma, and I am a 
British born, dancer, curator and choreographer who draws from a number of styles and traditions. I trained in London at Laban and the London School of Contemporary Dance receiving an MA in Dance and am a qualified yoga teacher (Ashtanga is my favourite!). My diverse performance experience includes Russell Maliphant Company, Southpaw, Lea Anderson and the Olympics Opening Ceremony. I love to travel and to train and this journey has taken me all over the wold!

In 2011 I formed Ella Mesma Company: a dance theatre company that undoes limiting beliefs by exploring and celebrating identity in the UK. I have since been commissioned by leading arts organisations including Sadler’s Wells, Dance City, the National Circus Centre. I was selected as a future Dance Leader for ABLE in 2013, awarded a Bench fellowship in 2015, was resident company with Casa Latin American Festival in 2016, Associate Dance Artist at Dance City in 2017, and IGNITE Artist at Trinity Centre Bristol in 2017 and my piece Ladylike was nominated for best production with the Lukas awards 2018. I am also the creative vision behind Roots of Rumba in London since 2013, and co-Produce a festival called “She Created Her Life” with Tichea Brade. And I love what I do!

I also have a massive love for Hip Hop (especially breaking) and Latin dance. My Latin accolades include Passista (First soloist) in Rio de Janeiro carnival 2006, Rainha Da Bateria for London School of Samba 2008, The Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2016 and a fellowship in Cuba & Brazil in 2015 (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust). I also teach and have been commissioned to create work and run workshops across the UK and internationally.


What am I looking for?
My life is wonderful and I love what I do... but sometimes it is hard to know where or when the next gig is and so this is where Patreon comes in. A supporter called John introduced me to Patreon as a way to generate income from supporters. From £1 to £1000, that support really helps! 
I am asking supporters to donate as much or as little as you can towards making monthly donations. These monthly payments will go towards funds to put work onto the stage, pay dancers to rehearse and perform, light work professionally and have someone to film so I can promote the work and share my work. I am not a regularly funded organisation, and so I want to say a big THANK YOU to you for taking the time to read this campaign, for sharing it, and for making a monetary difference to our project if you can!

To date, people have said the work is:

'Strong & Empowering' Richmix
'Brilliant show and Q&A session' Mandinga
'Timeless and current issues that women continue to face everyday' The Tabernacle
'Absolutely stunning and provocative piece I saw last night , thank you for the inspiration and celebration of your exploration!!!' Yorkshire Dance
'Completely engaged- enthralling, emotional, inspiring and grounding' Mercy Nabirye

Below are the links if you would like to know more about me and the work I make.

Website: www.ellamesma.co.uk
Twitter: @EllaMesma
Facebook: /EllaMesma
Instagram: @EllaMesma

THANK YOU!

Ella xxx

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Tiers
Evol
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
THANK YOU! As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only newsletter. Please also sign up and introduce yourself! THANK YOU! Obrigada! Gracias! Merci! We love you! 

Sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Ecdysis
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
We will send you an official patron only personalised email! Make sure you tell us who we are and sign up for our newsletter! THANK YOU! Sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0
Orixás
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to private rehearsal footage as we create! Each month we will upload a new creation and share with our $5 patrons. 


Make sure you sign up for ur monthly newsletter and introduce yourself: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Ladylike
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Seriously, your name will get in the credits as a huge thank you being on my team, plus all previous rewards.


Make sure you send me a message and sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Papyllon
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
We will mention you at our shows: your name will get in the credits in our programmes at events as a huge thank you being on my team, plus all previous rewards.

Make sure you send me a message and sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0

Foreign Bodies
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise on the post, plus all previous rewards.


Make sure you send me a message and sign up for ur monthly newsletter: ​https://ellamesma.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=9fb21a1bc9561320bb1cacaa4&id=35acc14ea0