Hi everyone!

I just started a Kickstarter project to help us fund this project to Washington DC; I hope you can help! Click here for the link on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/d1iuYx

We had a successful premiere run in New York City on May 13-15 at University Settlement. They also gave us a gallery space at their Houston Street Center location and put us in their Tuesdays with US
series twice that primarily serves the Senior Chinese Immigrant
population from the Senior HEART share program. We have also performed
previews and showings of Chameleon at Long Island Pirate Festival, WAX
Works, APAP, Families in Global Transitions conference, Dance|Now at
Silo, and Meridian International Children’s Festival in DC. In
addition, my film “I am a TCK” and Katherine Lung’s film “Over land and
water” were screened as part of Utahloy International School’s Arts
week in Guangzhou, China in April.

We’ve been invited to perform this work at the Capital Fringe in Washington DC in July. We have five performances set up at The Apothecary location (1013 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001)
throughout the month of July and we need your help with funding this
tour. TIcket sales alone do not cover the basic expenses of touring.
Please help us raise $1200 by July 8. The money raised on Kickstarter
will help cover my performers’ stipends, rehearsal space,
transportation costs to and from DC, lighting designer, stage manager.
The Capital Fringe is also helping us find housing so if you live near
DC or in DC or know some friendly folks in DC that would open up their
house for a few nights in July (for 1-2 people) please let me us know
ASAP ahdancecompany@gmail.com.

A little about the project:
Chameleon combines dance, film, spoken word and visual art to investigate multi-cultural identity and cross-cultural relationships.
Rooted in the notion of home, this show draws on the insight and
experience of Third Culture Kids: those who have spent a significant
period of time in a culture other than their own, creating a new third
culture. Suitable for all ages and citizens from around the globe.


Here’s some links of reviews so you can find out more about the project:
Media Mind Candy: http://mediamindcandy.blogspot.com/2010/05/review-chameleon-ah-dance-company.html
Infinite Body Blog: http://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2010/05/handa-and-culture-chameleons.html

Ballet-Dance Magazine: http://ballet-dance.com/201002/articles/ahdance_chameleon_20090108_dombroski.html

There are many Third Culture Kids and globally-minded folks in Washington DC and we want to reach out to them. The most famous Third Culture Kid today is President Obama and his cabinet. They grew up
global and can relate to the themes of our performance. We want to
reach out to the community so that we can connect with cross-cultural
and multi-cultural folks. Help us reach our goal of $1200 by July 8.

– Alaine Handa