Serious Fun for Survivors

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Serious Fun for Survivors

NYU Skirball is raising funds to help send families from the Greenwich House Children’s Safety Project to our Serious Fun family-friendly performances in spring 2018: Jérôme Bel’s “GALA” and Lil Buck & Jon Boogz’s MAI with “Love Heals All Wounds.”

In the current social and political climate, arts are often cut in order to make room for math, science, and other core subjects. Unfortunately, the arts are widely considered not to be one of those core subjects, but the benefits from exposure to the arts are vital to developing minds. In an effort to close this financial gap, NYU Skirball has created a platform for under-served school-age students to attend kid-friendly arts performances and get the exposure to the arts that they may not be receiving through their formal education curricula.

*Photo provided by © Ian Douglas

Over 60 NYU students support Skirball's programs through their time and talents as student workers and interns. NYU students have also volunteered at family-friendly events, helping children and their families to experience hands-on learning activities in the lobby before each show. Now NYU students, alums, and the community can also help support this important program, "Serious Fun for Survivors", and help through your contributions and through your advocacy!

This campaign will provide an opportunity for under-served children and their parents to experience the educational benefits and creative engagement that live art fosters.

NYU Skirball worked closely with the NYU Office of Civic Engagement to identify a local organization that serves young individuals and their families who would most benefit from this program. This is an essential aspect of NYU Skirball’s mission - to develop sophisticated young audiences for the future of live performance.

The Greenwich House Children’s Safety Project (CSP) was established in 1987 to provide counseling and other support services to children and families that have been affected by physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, and other violent crimes. 

Join us today and help support "Serious Fun for Survivors!"

*Photo of The Hypocrites provided by © Jay Wegman

 

ABOUT THE SHOWS:

“GALA”: Featuring amateurs, professionals and everything in between, the 20 dancers of “GALA” will be cast in NYC from all walks of life. Through their movement, the gentle humanity of each performer lights up this inspired production. Breaking the sanctity of the stage, this is a jumble of joys, failures, and stumbling insights into the uniting power of dance.

*Photo of "GALA" provided by © jeromebel.fr.

 

“Love Heals All Wounds”, an evening-length work by MAI (Movement Art Is), addresses social issues such as police brutality and violence in America while seeking to promote diversity, inclusion, and empathy as a uniting force. MAI (Movement Art Is), co-founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic educational and social impact of dance. Through movement art films, workshops, performances and exhibitions, MAI is resetting the spectrum that defines dance.

*Photo of Lil' Buck provided by © Sharon Bradford

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Make a Difference

All donations, no matter how big or small, help us move toward our goal of bringing students from under-served communities and their families to an educational Skirball performance. Thank you!!

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$15

Student Ticket Sponsor

Get a personal thank you from us!

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$25

Pay It Forward

You’ve just helped pay it forward for a student in need! You’ll get a personal thank you from us and we’ll put you on our email list to be the first to know about volunteer opportunities for our Serious Fun shows.

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$50

Pay It Forward (Again)

You’ve just helped pay it forward for two students in need! Get a social media shout out, a personal thank you from us, and you’ll be the first to know about volunteer opportunities at our Serious Fun shows.

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$65

Skirball Member

You’ve just helped pay it forward for three students in need AND your gift qualifies you to become a Skirball Member! Includes: Insider subscription to NYU Skirball’s e-newsletter; Discounts on NYU Skirball presentations (up to 30% off 2 Member tickets) & events throughout the year; Advance notice of upcoming events; Exclusive pre-sale opportunities; A personalized NYU Skirball Member card; Special discounts and offers at local Greenwich Village restaurants and shops.

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$120

Skirball Friend/Dual Member

You’ve just helped pay it forward for four students in need! Your gift qualifies you to become a Skirball Friend/Dual Member! All of the benefits Members receive plus: Personalized membership cards (2); Complimentary Skirball tote bag or gift; Complimentary ticket exchanges (savings of $5 per ticket); Invitations to Private Dress Rehearsals

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$250

Skirball Partner Member

You’ve just helped pay it forward for eight students in need AND your gift qualifies you to become a Skirball Partner! All of the benefits Friends receive plus: Waived ticketing fees (savings of up to $6 per ticket); Exclusive access and invitations to meet artists; VIP seating for “Skirball Talks”

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$500

Skirball Advocate Member

You’ve just helped pay it forward for eighteen students in need AND your gift qualifies you to become a Skirball Advocate! All of the benefits Partners receive plus: Two complimentary drinks at the lobby café; Complimentary Skirball cup, available at the lobby café; Invitations to opening night parties (2); Private backstage tour

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Skirball Patron Circle Member

You’ve just helped pay it forward for seventeen families in need AND your gift qualifies you to become a Skirball Patron Circle Member! All of the benefits Advocates receive plus: Complimentary companion ticket to each show; Two complimentary drinks at the lobby café; Ability to purchase Skirball’s premium house seats; Dedicated patron line for personalized customer service; Invitation to season launch party & announcement; Invitations to patron night dinners and receptions; Recognition in the Skirball magazine; Invitations to exclusive “Skirball Talks” Meet & Greets

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