Garnet Henderson is creating Dance
6

patrons

$91
per month

I am a choreographer and dancer based in New York City making live performance works and dance films. I believe in dance that is abstract, evocative, and meticulously detailed. I also insist on centering women's experiences in my work—did you know that most choreographers, directors, and producers in the dance world are still men?

Rehearsal space rentals are my biggest expense. Your support would allow me to dedicate more time to rehearsal and dive deeper into the creative process.

I also believe in paying my dancers. Performing artists are frequently expected to work for free, and in 2015 I decided not to be part of that exploitative system and started paying dancers out of my own pocket. 

Your donations will also cover performance fees, costumes, fees for collaborators like musicians and filmmakers, and other production costs.

If you're not familiar with my work here are a few of my most recent dances:

Don't Lean on Me, Man (2015)
Presented at Soaking WET and the 92nd St Y Fridays at Noon Don't Lean on Me, Man – May 2015 from Garnet Henderson on Vimeo.

The bird has more friends than me (2016)
Presented at Soaking WET and Triskelion Arts
The bird has more friends than me – February 5, 2016 from Garnet Henderson on Vimeo.

Arid Echo (2013)
Dance film short created in collaboration with Nick Tyson and Palmer Foote Arid Echo from Nick Tyson on Vimeo.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Even $1 each month goes a long way. For this gift you will receive access to my patron-only feed.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Just think, for the cost of one fancy latte per month, you are helping make art happen! To demonstrate my gratitude, I will send you a handwritten thank you note, just like my grandma taught me. You will also receive access to my patron-only posts.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Wahoo, you're not afraid of commitment! For $10 or more per month, you will receive a handwritten thank you note and access to my patron-only feed. Your name will also be listed as a donor on my website.
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
You're knocking my socks off! In return, you will be listed as a donor on my website and receive exclusive rehearsal footage, access to my patron-only feed, and a handwritten thank you note.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
High roller! In addition to my immense gratitude, you will be listed as a donor on my website and receive an exclusive monthly dance film short, rehearsal footage, access to patron-only posts, and a handwritten note.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
What is it you want? The moon? Say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down! Just kidding, I wish. But really, whether it is an exclusive work in progress showing, being Skyped into rehearsal, or private advice about dance, fitness, writing, or anything else I know about, we will work together to determine a gift worthy of your generosity.
Goals
$91 of $240 per month
Rehearsal costs for one month

I am at the very start of a new work. Costs are low in this investigative phase while I work with one dancer only a few hours per week. Your contributions will help cover costs now and give us more financial freedom as this project grows! 

Rehearsal space: $160
Pay for one dancer: $80
Total = $240
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I am a choreographer and dancer based in New York City making live performance works and dance films. I believe in dance that is abstract, evocative, and meticulously detailed. I also insist on centering women's experiences in my work—did you know that most choreographers, directors, and producers in the dance world are still men?

Rehearsal space rentals are my biggest expense. Your support would allow me to dedicate more time to rehearsal and dive deeper into the creative process.

I also believe in paying my dancers. Performing artists are frequently expected to work for free, and in 2015 I decided not to be part of that exploitative system and started paying dancers out of my own pocket. 

Your donations will also cover performance fees, costumes, fees for collaborators like musicians and filmmakers, and other production costs.

If you're not familiar with my work here are a few of my most recent dances:

Don't Lean on Me, Man (2015)
Presented at Soaking WET and the 92nd St Y Fridays at Noon Don't Lean on Me, Man – May 2015 from Garnet Henderson on Vimeo.

The bird has more friends than me (2016)
Presented at Soaking WET and Triskelion Arts
The bird has more friends than me – February 5, 2016 from Garnet Henderson on Vimeo.

Arid Echo (2013)
Dance film short created in collaboration with Nick Tyson and Palmer Foote Arid Echo from Nick Tyson on Vimeo.

Recent posts by Garnet Henderson

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Even $1 each month goes a long way. For this gift you will receive access to my patron-only feed.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Just think, for the cost of one fancy latte per month, you are helping make art happen! To demonstrate my gratitude, I will send you a handwritten thank you note, just like my grandma taught me. You will also receive access to my patron-only posts.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Wahoo, you're not afraid of commitment! For $10 or more per month, you will receive a handwritten thank you note and access to my patron-only feed. Your name will also be listed as a donor on my website.
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
You're knocking my socks off! In return, you will be listed as a donor on my website and receive exclusive rehearsal footage, access to my patron-only feed, and a handwritten thank you note.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
High roller! In addition to my immense gratitude, you will be listed as a donor on my website and receive an exclusive monthly dance film short, rehearsal footage, access to patron-only posts, and a handwritten note.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
What is it you want? The moon? Say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down! Just kidding, I wish. But really, whether it is an exclusive work in progress showing, being Skyped into rehearsal, or private advice about dance, fitness, writing, or anything else I know about, we will work together to determine a gift worthy of your generosity.