"From the Top" to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

by Victor Fung Dance in Hong Kong

We did it
On 31st August 2019 we successfully raised £2,100 with 14 supporters in 69 days

Help Victor Fung Dance bring a contemporary dance production about power from Hong Kong to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019!

by Victor Fung Dance in Hong Kong

“Dancers, let’s take it from the top"


About the Work

Where there is people, there is politics. What exactly are the roles of dancers and choreographers in the choreographic process? How do the hidden power relations manifest themselves between what is being said and what is being done? Just how far can people get away with things in the name of art?

From the Top is a witty dance work that explores the power relations between performers and dance makers. The piece presents to the audience a fictional scenario based on the everyday life of dance artists and looks at the absurd nature of so-called artistic integrity and what it means to make art. Action on stage is juxtaposed with voiceovers and surtitles to reveal the politics between the ever-demanding choreographer and dancers who continuously attempt to fulfil a choreographer's artistic vision.


The Journey

Since its premiere in 2015, From the Top has been presented across four continents with critical and popular acclaim including in Hong Kong, South Korea, New Zealand, United States and Germany. Our performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (EdFringe) will mark the first time the acclaimed work is presented in full to audiences in the UK.

Victor Fung Dance has been invited by Dance Base, a National Centre for Dance in Scotland, for an extensive 21-performance run as part of the EdFringe season from August 2-25, 2019.

 

We Need Your Help

As you can imagine, there are considerable costs for this exciting opportunity including transportation, accommodation, food (yes, dancers have to eat too). We've been fortunate in receiving some support for the project, yet we are still in need of extra funds to cover the costs of insurance, flight tickets and publicity during EdFringe as detailed below:

  • Marketing Expenses ........................... £800
  • Insurance (for 6 pax)............................ £800
  • International flights (for 6 pax)........... £6400

We offer different reward packages for our funders, including specially designed souvenirs for the production:

T-shirt: 

With your support in our campaign, we will take this project and Victor Fung Dance to new heights and continue to push the boundaries of what dance can be. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

FRIEND of Victor Fung Dance

[1] A personal thank you via text or email from the team and a shoutout on our social media [2] From the Top souvenir full pack (postcard+EdFringe flyer+printed towel+printed T-shirt) [3] TWO TICKETS to our show ! [4] You will be honorably mentioned as FRIEND of Victor Fung Dance on our website.

£10 or more

Thank you!

A personal thank you via text or email from the team AND a shoutout on our social media!

£20 or more

+ “From the Top" Postcard & EdFringe Flyer

[1] A personal thank you via text or email from the team and a shoutout on our social media [2] An exclusive"From the Top" postcard and EdFringe flyer!

£45 or more

+ Exclusive printed Towel

[1] A personal thank you via text or email from the team and a shoutout on our social media [2] An exclusive From the Top postcard and Edfringe flyer [3] An exclusive Victor Fung Dance printed TOWEL!

£80 or more

+ From the Top T-shirt (Souvenir FULL PACK!)

[1] A personal thank you via text or email from the team and a shoutout on our social media [2] From the Top souvenir FULL PACK (postcard+EdFringe flyer+printed towel+printed T-shirt)

£250 or more

SILVER PATRON

[1] A personal thank you via text or email from the team and a shoutout on our social media [2] From the Top souvenir FULL PACK (postcard+EdFringe flyer+printed towel+printed T-shirt) [3] Two tickets to our show [4] A POST-SHOW DRINK with the team! [5] You will also be honorably mentioned as SILVER PATRON of Victor Fung Dance on our website.

£450 or more

GOLD PATRON

[1] A personal thank you via text or email from the team and a shoutout on our social media // [2] two sets of From the Top souvenir full pack (postcard+EdFringe flyer+printed towel+printed T-shirt) [3] FOUR tickets to our show [4] A post-show drink with the team! [5] You will also be honorably mentioned as GOLD PATRON of Victor Fung Dance on our website.


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