KWENTOis creating Storytelling through Dance Theater
You'd warm our hearts, a dollar can go a long way! We'd feel that warmth and want to give it right back to you!
Your glowing self will receive:
- Access to view all of our Patreon posts
- You get a thank you STORY on @kwentodance's Facebook and Instagram pages!
Cuz you rock!
You'd be bringing in the heat! We'd see that fire and want to keep creating and doing what we do!
Your fiery self will receive:
- All the Candle Perks
- You get a thank you POST on @kwentodance's Facebook and Instagram profiles!
You deserve it!
You'd be cooking up some fiery love for us KWENTO dancers! We'd taste that love and want to share more of what we do with you!
Your sizzling self will receive :
- All the Fireplace Perks
- You get to come to a rehearsal to see a glimpse of our creative process!
- 1 rehearsal per project
- OOT: Skype/FaceTime
We'd love to have you!
KWENTO is short for "kuwento," which means "story" in Tagalog.
BREAK: 60 min dance theater piece premiering January 31, February 1, 7-8, 2020 at 7:30pm at PianoFight SF.
A note from the Artistic Director, Catherine Liu:
Break is the story of my most traumatic mental health experience. In 2017, I wanted to end my life. I thought of my mother and decided not to go through with it, but because I didn’t want to go on, I was having a battle between living and dying. Eventually, my brain broke. I had speech impairment and loss of muscle control, so I was hospitalized and admitted into a mental facility. In this facility, we were given notebooks and were encouraged to journal. I began jotting down the above events in bullet points and realized that these events could be distinct sections of a full-length dance piece. I knew I had to create it. I thought, “Well now I want to live to bring this piece to fruition.” And here we are :)
The goal of BREAK is to give support to those who are in recovery and those afraid to start. I also hope to bring understanding and awareness to those who have no first-hand experience with mental illness. Please save the date!
Director, Choreographer, Playwright: Catherine Liu
Dancers: Catherine Liu, Melanie Harvengt, Tayler Kinner, Molly Matutat, Keryn Breiterman-Loader
Here are the very important things that we will put your money toward:
- Dancer Rehearsal Pay and Performance Stipend
- Rehearsal Rental Fees
One Time Production Based Costs
- Performance Rentals
- Music Licensing Fee - Composer: Albert Mathias
- Props and Costumes
- Photographer - Mogli Maureal
- Videographer - Marica Petrey & Radix Troupe Productions
- Promotional Materials - Flyers, Posters, Calendar Listings, Social Media Boosts, etc.
Any amount matters, it will be put towards any one of these things! Thank you thank you!!
Profile Picture: Maggie Picard
Cover Photo: Terrie Zeeman