A new accordion for Michel

A new accordion for Michel

Michel is a well known musician, dancer, choreographer and actor. Now, to continue working, he needs to replace his old and heavy accordion, for another one, more modern, ergono...

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    137 backers

  • 07/01/2022

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Michel is a well known musician, dancer, choreographer and actor. Now, to continue working, he needs to replace his old and heavy accordion, for another one, more modern, ergonomic and lighter, so that he can tap dance while he plays and also to facilitate it's transport.

Michel is a well known French musician, dancer, choreographer and actor, who has been living in Portugal for more than 45 years. Now, to continue working, he needs to replace his old, heavy accordion (about 30kg), which needs time-consuming and expensive maintenance, for another one, more modern, ergonomic and lighter, so that he can tap dance while he plays and also to facilitate transporting it to the different places where he performs.

The aim of this campaign is to raise the necessary funds to buy an accordion from the renowned French brand Légende, exclusively dedicated to producing the most beautiful and finely tuned accordions in the world, made using artisanal methods and which guarantees excellent acoustics and incomparable ergonomics. The model will be chosen according to the total amount of money raised and the purchase will be made as soon as this campaign ends.

As these last two years have not been easy, Michel needs our help to buy this new accordion so that he can continue to accept invitations to participate in various shows and events.

The Association Companhia Maior, of which Michel has been a member since its creation in 2010, is launching this campaign to help him in an active and collective way.

We are counting on your support!

About the author

Companhia Maior is a creative project in the context of contemporary performing arts, developed with senior artists. Since 2010, at the initiative of Luísa Taveira, the Company has promoted creativity in older age, working with several generations of creators in the interdisciplinary context of contemporary creation.

Prestigious artists created original works for Companhia Maior, valuing the uniqueness of its cast and its expressive and communication skills, among them Tiago Rodrigues, Clara Andermatt, Mónica Calle, Tim Etchells, Jorge Andrade, Pedro Penim, Joana Craveiro, Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz, among others.

The innovative character of CM launches a relevant debate on active aging in Portuguese society and the role of art and culture in the search for effective solutions for its full social experience.

Companhia Maior

Budget and due dates

The requested amount is 4500 euros. This amount, after applying the PPL fee, will be fully applied to the purchase of the new accordion.

The campaign will start on the 9th of November 2021 and will end on the 7th of January 2022. The acquisition of the new accordion will be made as soon as this campaign ends.

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    10€ or more

    Special thanks on social media!

    Post with special thanks to the contributors!

    40 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Small movie of the first chords with the new accordion!

    These contributors will be the first to see Michel's joy in testing the new accordion. You will receive a film with the first rehearsals by email.

    46 backers

  • Invest with
    40€ or more

    Thank you postcard with Michel's autograph!

    Michel will send a thank you postcard with a personalized message to each contributor over 40 euros. Required to indicate address.

    Postman/courier delivery
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    28 backers

    Limited to 50 units. 22 remaining

  • Invest with
    80€ or more

    Group Tap Lesson with Michel!

    By contributing to this campaign with more than 80 euros, they will be able to participate in a tap dance class coordinated by Michel at a date and place to be agreed. Duration about 1 hour.

    11 backers

    Limited to 20 units. 9 remaining

  • Invest with
    120€ or more

    Collage made by Michel

    For the first 10 contributors who exceed the sum of 120 euros, Michel will create an original composition with collages.

    Postman/courier or hand-delivered
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    6 backers

    Limited to 10 units. 4 remaining

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 18:42

Mon, 10/01/2022 - 10:45

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

07/01/2022

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 12:46

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Mon, 29/11/2021 - 16:08

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Sun, 21/11/2021 - 17:52

Agradecemos desde já todos os

Agradecemos desde já todos os contributos que chegaram. Nestes primeiros dias, já ultrapassamos os 1400 Euros!!! Contamos convosco para continuar a divulgar e acompanhar esta ...

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Sat, 13/11/2021 - 17:49

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 21:49

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

11/11/2021

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  • Sofia Baptista

    VITÓRIA!!!!

    VITÓRIA!!!!
    É com grande satisfação que nos vemos chegados à verba pretendida e que agradecemos entusiasticamente aos 132 apoiantes desta campanha. Foram umas semanas emocionantes. Todos juntos conseguimos garantir a compra de um modelo de acordeão que o Michel desejava há muito, mais ergonómico, mais afinado, mais leve, para tocar e dançar ao mesmo tempo.

    As vossas recompensas já estão a ser preparadas e em Janeiro daremos mais notícias. A campanha, entretanto continua até 7 de Janeiro, pois ainda é possível contribuir.

    Até lá votos de Boas Festas!!!

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  • Sofia Baptista

    Fantástico! 3000 euros angariados.

    Fantástico! 3000 euros angariados!
    Mais uma vez, um grande obrigado a todos os apoiantes.
    O MIchel já foi visitar a loja da LÉGENDE para espreitar os modelos disponíveis.
    Temos ainda algum caminho pela frente, ainda faltam 29 dias de campanha,
    e contamos com todos para ajudar a divulgar, tornando o alcance desta campanha cada vez maior.
    A meta já está à vista! Vamos a isto?

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  • Companhia Maior

    Agradecemos desde já todos os

    Agradecemos desde já todos os contributos que chegaram. Nestes primeiros dias, já ultrapassamos os 1400 Euros!!!
    Contamos convosco para continuar a divulgar e acompanhar esta iniciativa de forma a que consigamos todos juntos atingir a meta!

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