This work was developed over a period of a year with four weeks of full-time rehearsals/creation leading up to the production. Together with my company NOW-ID we worked closely with Australian Deaf poet and Performer Walter Kadiki and with Art Access in Melbourne, Australia. The production titled "A Tonal Caress" took place on three nights at Utah Museum of Fine Arts (July 12, 13, 14). This production was the most expensive our company has created so far. It was not only a collaboration with Arts Access in Melbourne, Australia but also with V.Project in SLC, there were 24 artists involved (one of whom was TTU adjunct professor in Dance: Sydney Petitt, whom I hired to be a performer in the work).
The production cost close to $85,000. I oversaw and choreographed the entire production, which was 50 minutes long. Over 3 nights we had 655 attendees. We also had a preview at Dented Brick Distillery in Salt Lake City for 114 guests on June 16th and hosted a pre-performance dinner event on July 14 for a higher ticket price of $150. 42 patrons attended the dinner.
The Plan is to tour this production to Melbourne, Australia in 2020/2021.
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