Raise funds for the development of a dance performance, as a result of the collaboration between Kevin Turner - Co- Artistic Director of Company Chameleon based in Manchester, UK - and Ana de Albuquerque - Performer based in Sintra, Portugal
"While there is a madman, a poet and a lover there will be dreams, love and fantasy. And while there is dreams, love and fantasy, there will be hope."
One of my dreams (yes, I am a big dreamer), is to be able to perform around Portugal (my birth country) and the world with a performance that represents who I am as a performer. I am passionate about shows that involve high phisicality and floorwork and I believe that Kevin Turner is the right person to create a choreographic piece with these characteristics. Like I said before - ' I am a big dreamer'- that's why I asked Kevin Turner - a highly acclaimed choreographer, excellent creative and performer -to choreograph a solo on me. He accepted and that's why I am here!
I have taken the 1st step to make my wish a reality -> One of my greater idols (not only professionaly but as a person) accepted to work with me.
2nd step - missing --> making it happen
I like to believe that people are full of love and that together we can make each other's dreams come true.
This is where YOU have the most IMPORTANT ROLE.
You have the power to make this project/dream a reality! With your donation or even promotion of this campaign, I will be able to achieve the ammount needed to cover the minimum costs the creation of my solo require.
Trust me, any kind of donation will be welcomed and will help me achieve the following:
3rd Step: Artistic creation of a contemporary dance solo (between 20-30min) for stage - the theme will be decided once we gather. Here, the possibilities to give colour to the space multiply in an encounter that promisses challenges for both artists. Sharing a common passion for physical movement and for performance, it will be Ana's role to represent the result of this collaboration and share it with the 'most curious'.
4th Step: gathering and confirming spaces/festivals to perform and tour the show (I have already started a dialogue with some theatres)
5th Step: finally, here's the major goal - to dance this beautiful and inspiring solo world wild
About the author
Artista Ana de Albuquerque. Foto de Ana Rita Ervilha
Ana de Albuquerque (Performer and Promoter of this project)
Ana graduated with a 1st BA(Hons) Dance and Performance degree at Falmouth University, in July 2017.
During her studies she had the chance to work with choreographers such as Theo Clinkard, Kevin Turner and Luca Silvestrini. After graduating she started working with Thomas Noone Dance, in Barcelona.
In 2018, Ana started living in London, working in several different projects including 'Passage for Par' by Rosemary Lee and Boomtown Festival with Lavrak Circus.
In January 2019, she took part in 'The Circle' a film choreographed by Lanre Malaolu - it's world premiere was at 'Sheffield Doc/Fest' in the UK.
In July 2019, Ana premiered her first short dance film, 'P.s.: Ama-te' at Teatro Malaposta, Portugal.
Kevin Turner- Choreographer
Kevin Turner (Choreographer) - Co- Artistic Director of Company Chameleon
Kevin started dancing at the age of eight with Trafford Youth Dance Theatre. Here, his love for dance was born.
Kevin graduated with a first class honours' degree at the Northern school of Contemporary Dance. As an undergraduate Kevin performed and choreographed with the National Youth Dance Company.
Kevin’s professional engagements include working with Rambert Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, CassaniDance, Rubberbandancegroup (Canada), Henri Oguike Dance Company, Company Decalage, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Finn Walker and Roda. He has worked as an independent artist in collaboration with Gansango in Seattle, Crossfade in Budapest and Navala Chaudhari in London. He has taught in most major British contemporary dance institutions, as well as in Canada, USA, Hungary, Trinidad and Tobago, South Korea, South Africa and all-over continental Europe.
Kevin co-founded Company Chameleon in 2007 and has since created, performed, led, directed, produced, taught and facilitated performances, masterclasses, workshops, residences, interventions and participatory projects nationally and internationally.
His stage production Witness, which drew from his own personal journey of living with bi-polar disorder, was received with critical acclaim being praised for its honesty and courage and for creating a totally original view of mental health through dance and movement.
As an award-winning dance artist, Kevin has been awarded the dance web scholarship in 2007 under the framework of Impulstanz and in 2016 won a residency at Impulstanz after winning the dance improvisation battle Rhythm is a Dancer.
In 2017 Kevin was commissioned to create an outdoor reimagining of Witness called Witness This , that has toured nationally and internationally. In 2019 Kevin was commissioned to create a solo called my sisters scarf that was developed into a vídeo art piece.
Kevin continues to tour, teach, perform and facilitate national and internationally with Company Chameleon.
Budget and due dates
The solo creation will happen for 2 weeks in December 2019. Eventually we will work for a week in January 2020 in case we are able to gather extra funding from sponsorships.
The funds raised for this collaboration period will be used to cover:
My travel between Lisbon and Manchester - 150€
Stay in Manchester - 300€
Travels to work - 140€
Choreographer's salary (which was kindly reduced by 40%, as a support for this project) - 2400£ - 2710€
Studio - free of charge as support in kind from Company Chameleon
PPL comission- 374.53€
International transactions costs: 25€