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INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival

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INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival
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INSITU is a unique two day site-specific dance festival with a social mission! It brings dance into the public spaces of a community and engages and empowers people through dance. Through free public outdoor dance performances and a three month community dance workshop, INSITU invites residents and audiences to discover their neighborhood through dance and strengthen the relationship to their community.



INSITU takes place at the LIC waterfront in Queens/NYC (Hunters Point Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, Queensbridge Park) in the summer of 2017, and is produced by KINEMATIK Dance Theater in partnership with Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, Chocolate Factory Theater and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. 

The mission of INSITU is to bring dance into the public, to integrate and create community through the Arts. We strive to make dance accessible, connect with new audiences and raise awareness of the power of movement by bringing it into public spaces of our community. INSITU strives to increase cultural awareness & visibility in Queens, and highlight the artistic excellence coming from our borough. 


15 professional NYC & Queens based dance companies will create original dance work, choreographed in response to a specific site along the festival route. The performances activate the public spaces, leading the audience through the LIC waterfront, setting up a chain of phycisal dance interventions, encouraging the audience to walk around and explore LIC through an artistic and creative lens.


A free three-month community dance workshop preceeds the festival as an initiative to bring the community in LIC together. The worksop is designed for all ages, different backgrounds and with or without dance experience, and strives to bridge the gap between two disparate LIC communities living within one mile apart. Seperated by the Queensborough bridge, one part of the community is experieneing an influx of luxury high rise developments and the other part of the community is home to North America's biggest housing community. Through the workshop we wish to inspire dialogueand encourage residens from both communities to integrate and find a creative common language by dancing together and by developing a performance together to be presented in the festival. 

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We need your suppport to bring INSITU to life. Dream big with us and help INSITU soar! 


Your tax-deductible support allows us to bring this exciting festival to life; to bring dance into the public spaces of our community and to engage and empower residents & audiences through dance. 


Your generous contribution helps fuel INSITU’s growth and success. 


As a supporter, you will receive special treats, invitations, and insider information about the festival.



Support Levels & Benefits


♥ Friend $5+ 

A heartfelt THANK YOU!

Your donation of $5 pays for the printing of one T- shirt for our Volunteers.


♥ Believer $10+ 

A heartfelt THANK YOU and acknowledgment of your support on our social media.

Your donation of $10 pays for one costume for one community workshop participant.


♥ Motivator $25+ 

A heartfelt THANK YOU and acknowledgment of support on our social media, website and newsletter + 2 limited edition festival stickers.

Your donation of $25 pays for 1 hour of rehearsal studio space.


♥ Enthusiast $75+ 

You will receive 1 INSITU limited edition tote bag + Motivator Benefits.

Your donation of $75 pays for one sound equipment rental for one festival day.


♥ Supporter $150+ 

You will receive 1 INSITU limited edition t-shirt + 1 festival poster signed by the cast + Enthusiast Benefits.

Your  donation of $150 pays for half of the costs of the park permits.


♥ Innovator $300+ 

You will receive 2 tickets to one of our fundraiser events (March & May) + an invitation to a VIP meet & greet with the festival artists + Supporter Benefits.

Your donation of $300 pays for half of the costs for the costumes for the workshop participants.


♥ Creator $750+ 

You will receive a private yoga class with a Jivamukti certified yoga instructor OR a private pilates class with a certified pilates instructor OR a private dance class with KINEMATIK Dance Theater + Innovator Benefits.

Your donation of  $750 pays for half of the costs of printing our promotional materials such as flyers, posters & the festival map.


♥ Collaborator $1000+ 

You will receive 1 gift basket of 2kg German Chocolate + Invitation to an open rehearsal of one participating dance company + Creator Benefits.

Your donation of $1000 pays for one participating dance company.


♥ Partner $2500+ 

You will receive an Invitation to a private dinner for four with PURE SIMPLE VEGAN at artistic director Svea Schneider’s home + your logo/name on our printed flyers, posters, banners & festival map + Collaborator Benefits.

Your donation of $2500 pays for one facilitator for the 3-month community engagement dance workshop.


♥ Santa Claus $5000+ 

You will receive a 15 min dance performance for your event/party/business + Partner Benefits.

Your donation of $5000 pays for five participating dance companies.


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