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The Big Give Christmas Challenge "2020"

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Great.  Anything else dance-related, anybody?

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Hmm, I'm only getting half-a-dozen *arts*-related options, let alone dance ones.  Can that be right?

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This extract from a note from ENB has more information about what the money it raises will be used for:

This Christmas, we are raising funds towards the making of Akram Khan's new work, Creature, as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge.

Support us before Tue 10 Dec 12pm and your donation will be matched. 

 

Creature will once again blend the precision and technique of our dancers with Khan's contemporary style, resulting in an extraordinary and unique combination of movement. Khan is joined by a brilliant creative team of Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, composer and sound designer Vincenzo Lamagna, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little.

Help us in our goal of bringing diverse influences into ballet's heritage, and of engaging the widest audience possible with this art form we love by donating towards this ambitious project.

We aim to raise £80,000 for this campaign: any donation, big or small, will be gratefully received.

 

 

 

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And from the BRB website:

 

Where's the money going?
Impact & reporting
 

Situation

It is nearly 30 years since Sir Peter Wright created The Nutcracker. Hundreds of thousands of people have seen this wonderful ballet, including many families watching ballet for the first time. The beautiful sets and costumes, created by the renowned designer John Macfarlane, have been used for over 1000 performances and have suffered significant wear and tear. Substantial work is now urgently required to ensure that these sets and costumes can continue to dazzle audiences for decades to come.

Solution

Last year we raised funds to restore the costumes in most urgent need of repair and refurbishment. We will now turn our attention to restoring the sets and remaining costumes. Working with specialist design workshops alongside the original designer John Macfarlane, Birmingham Royal Ballet will repair and restore the sets and props to their full splendour. With the sets, props and costumes restored The Nutcracker will regain its original sparkle and lustre to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

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The English Concert is also looking for contributions to increase the £49,000 already raised to the £89,000 required to record Rodelinda, with additional benefits according to the size of contribution.

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