Thursday, July 1, 2010

Grab Bag Friday: Chicagoans Unite!

I'm breaking all the rules today. I'm going to write my Grab Bag Friday post on Thursday and ignore every one of you who does not live in or around Chicago. See, my friend Kate Corby is going to be in this REALLY BIG DEAL dance show in Chicago and I CAN'T BE THERE! And did I mention there's a $10,000 grant on the line?

Lucky Chicagoans, I need you to be my surrogate. Go. Vote for Kate's company. When's the last time you went to a dance show? It will be fun. You deserve a night out. And as Kate points out, there will be a very special place in "arts supporter heaven" if you spread the word.

I've pasted a letter from Kate below with all the details. And if you *do* go, please please write me and tell me all about it. Seriously. Now that I'm in Maine, I have to live vicariously through you Midwesterners, you know.

Dear friends and family,

We are very excited to announce/remind you that we
have been selected to perform in The A.W.A.R.D. Show! at the Dance Center of Columbia College. We are one of 12 Chicago companies chosen to participate in what is A REALLY BIG DEAL. Over three evenings of performances audiences will pick the 'best' work from each show through voting after a post-performance discussion. The top three pieces will be performed a second time during a fourth night of adjudication, competing for a grant of $10,000! Erin Kilmurray, Emily Miller and Anna Normann will be performing our collaborative trio Go in fashion forward costumes by Maggie Dianovsky.  The event is designed specifically for audiences new to dance and the seats at the Dance Center are really comfy.  What more could you ask for?!

Want to help?  Here is your mission:

  1. Call the Dance Center box office at 312-369-8330 to buy up to six of our reserved tickets for Wednesday, July 28th by Tuesday, July 6th!  They are $15 a piece.  Your code word is "Corby."  Seriously.  Do this soon -- like right away. If our reserved block of tickets is gone that's fine.  Hopefully some 'general' tickets will still be available.  They are non-refundable.
  2. Mark your calendars for 7/28 and 7/31 (in hope that we will get into the final performance).
  3. On Wednesday, July 28th at 8 pm bring your tickets and your fine selves to The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. (Roosevelt Red line CTA, just off of Lakeshore with many parking lots nearby), and watch Erin, Emily and Anna tear it up on stage.  They're pretty great.  Be punctual as late-comers will not be able to vote.
  4. Stay for the post-performance discussion with the adjudicators and artists.
I know, I know, it's summer and you may very well be out of town (or you may not even actually LIVE in Chicago), but there will be a very special place in 'arts supporter' heaven for you if you recruit your friends to attend.  Thank you so very much for your support!  We really appreciate it. 

More information on The A.W.A.R.D. Show!
More information about us:

Very warmly,

Kate Corby & Dancers

1 comment:

Kate said...

I have a wonderful best friend. Thanks Josie!