Jenny Tufts

is creating movement: airborne, floorbound, & things in between.

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A Seat at the Round Table

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Thank you for taking a seat at the table! If you've been regularly inspired by my work on the 'gram and want to throw some coins in the tip jar, this is the place for you. As with every single one of my patrons, I welcome your feedback, questions, musings, and epiphanies - I can't wait to create with you.

  • Access to patron-only blog posts. Mini-essays about life as a professional mover and the process of making work, long-form rants, and other stuff that doesn't fit in an insta caption.

The Inner Circle

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$10
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Receiving this kind of support is seriously validating. Thank you for being here! In addition to the benefits of the previous tier, members of The Inner Circle are invited to:

  • Access to the private Patron-only instagram account, where I share throwbacks, fails, tentative new ideas, and all the extras that I don't want to crowd into my main profile for fear of annoying non-aerial-nerd followers like my mum. ;) This is also a place where your comments and questions and messages will definitely be seen and answered!

A Sphere of Influence

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$15
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You are incredible, and I want to tell you that in person! In addition to all the benefits of previous tiers, members of this tier are invited to:

  • Schedule at your convenience an hour-long video consultation / hangout / happy hour / good ol' gossip session. We can talk hoop technique, brainstorm performance ideas, share our favorite books, troubleshoot your handstand, swap adorable pet photos, speculate about the fall of capitalism - whatever you like. This is your time to pick my brain, and my time to get to know you and your work!

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About Jenny Tufts

Hello comrades, welcome to the Round Table!

This page came to life in March 2020 as a response to the growing community of aerialists and movement artists I've had the honor of working with across several continents, the fact that physically traveling to these communities with any regularity is both economically and environmentally unsustainable, and the overwhelm of trying to keep meaningful connections through the hectic world of Instagram. I've loved being able to share my journey on the 'gram and will always continue to share ideas and open-source choreography there as time allows, but the need is apparent for a closer community space - an Inner Circle - where your ideas and questions and stories are always at the top of my inbox, and where I feel free to share more intimate ideas than through the megaphone of the wider internet. It's a place I can merge my love of both circus AND writing, and a shortlist of the supporters to whom I want to offer priority access to workshops and performances.

Who I Am and What I Do:

I'm a professional mover with roots in the flow arts scene, my heart in the aerial world, and at least one curious toe stubbornly in the realm of partner acrobatics. In the 11 years since I took my first flying trapeze class, I've made the slow transition from obsessive circus enthusiast to full-time professional, leaving my string of odd jobs (from academic administrator to barista to live-in nanny) to teach and perform. I've taught circus workshops at retreats, festivals, and intensives in seven countries across three continents, am a regular performer for Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, and co-founded the infant company 'Infinite Pants' with my partner and fellow Patreon creator, Aisling Ní Cheallaigh.

Current Projects:

Some of what you can expect to see on this platform (subject to unforeseen opportunities, global pandemics, collapse of the world economy, or sudden influxes of distracting puppies):

  • Bi-weekly blog posts. These can be updates on creative projects, entertaining stories, informational articles, fail compilations, philosophic musings, or just about anything else I feel like chatting about. Have suggestions? Let me know!
  • A new full-length contemporary circus show, funded by Arts Council Ireland, with a tentative premiere date of December 2021! Many more details of the process from funding applications right through creation available to patrons of all levels.
  • Aerial research: as well as continuing to explore the possibilities of my 'home apparatus,' aerial hoop, I'm currently elbows deep in exploring the possibilities of the world's first 'infineight' - an apparatus designed to combine the best of both hoop and spiral in a single design.

This Patreon has given me an unparalleled source of motivation, inspiration, and community support during the pandemic. As we slowly emerge into the post-covid world, it's one aspect of my life and career I plan to continue for years to come! May the returning ease of travel mean that I get to meet as many of you in person as possible. <3
Goals
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When I reach 100 patrons, I'll design an aerial retreat specifically tailored to patron preferences! Ireland, or US? Rock climbing or surfing as an excursion? Winter escape or summer holiday? (Majority rules) ...Let's hang out and make art!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 52 exclusive posts
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Images
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5
Writings
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Videos

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