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Ellen Cherry's Fundraiser:

REVERSE CASCADE, A PUPPET SHOW ABOUT IDENTITY AND TRANSFORMATION

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Ellen's Photo
Ellen's Photo
Ellen's Photo

BENEFITING: TANK LTD

ORGANIZER: Anna

EVENT DATE: Mar 14, 2016

Ellen Cherry

THE STORY:

My name is ellen cherry and I'm a musician, composer and performer. It is an amazing experience to be asked by puppeteers to contribute live music to their performances.  I have watched Anna work on this show from the beginning and we have performed it at various places over the last few years, but this is a rare opportunity to TOUR this show.  It is a moving piece about distruption and transformation, expressed through visuals, sound and music--no words.  This means that it translates to all audiences, in any language.

Your contribution to my fundraising page covers the cost of my travel to these performances, as well as defraying the cost of an electric cello that will travel easier (cost way less!) than my acoustic cello.  Your contriubtion is tax deductible and comes with an amazing feeling of supporting a piece that is about empathy, pain, suffering, but most of all TRANSFORMATION, CHANGE, and ADAPTATION.  Thank you so much!

 

About the show:

Reverse Cascade is a puppet production about the incredible journey of juggler and circus performer, Judy Finelli. This performance of movement and music tells the story of Judy's incredible talent, and the confusion and frustration that came from what was eventually diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. 

Though this story is based on Judy's life, it is an allegory for the journey of so many people with chronic pain, neurological mysteries, and navigating the sometimes frustrating world of medicine while also trying to come to terms with changing one's own identity. It is a story of an artist who loses her tools, a risk taker who can no longer push through, and a fast moving person who is forced to slow down. And all of this is told without words, only music and objects. We can use puppetry and music to speak to audiences all over the world. The balls and scarves become a character you care for, whose pain somehow becomes your own.

And now we have been invited to share this story with a much bigger and broader audience, but we need your help.

Reverse Cascade has been performed in Baltimore and New England, and has now been invited to perform in New York, Turkey, and Detroit. We need to raise money to help pay for transportation and housing for three weekends in New York for our 7 person cast, and help pay for the costs of travelling to Turkey. All donations are handled by our fiscal sponsor The Tank, an incredible theater in New York City which will be presenting Reverse Cascade from February 26th to March 13th. This means your donations are not only a gift to open this show to more audiences, but are also tax deductible! 

For this tour, the music will be performed by ellen cherry. Puppeteers are Anna Fitzgerald, Emily Hall, Sarah Nolen, Jeanine Padgett, Moira Horowitz, and Sophie Hinderberger.

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To This Fundraiser

$275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ellen Cherry

    $25

  • Bonnie Duncan

    $25

  • Jim Baker

     

  • Erik Kuska

    $50

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  • K.C. Oaks

    $25

  • James Baker

    $50

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8% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,052 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Anna Fitzgerald

Amount Raised

$3,256

 

27% Raised of$12,000 Goal

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Moira Horowitz

Amount Raised

$1,015

 

34% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Sophie Hinderberger

Amount Raised

$911

 

36% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Sara DuBois

Amount Raised

$300

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Ellen Cherry

Amount Raised

$275

 

8% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Jeanine Padgett

Amount Raised

$155

 

8% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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emily hall

Amount Raised

$120

 

6% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Sarah Nolen

Amount Raised

$20

 

1% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

James Baker

James Baker

DONATION: $50

I wish I could see the show. Maybe a video? Have fun and safe travels! 3 years ago

K.C. Oaks

K.C. Oaks

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jim Baker

Jim Baker

Hoping to get you to Texas soon! 4 years ago

Erik Kuska

Erik Kuska

DONATION: $50

Ive seen this show twice. Its amazing, haunting, transcending and beautiful. And that's in large part to Ellen's incredible music. Her cello creates a world of joy, pain, and emotions far beyond what I could type in this comment box. Go see this show. Watch a bunch of talented individuals build and create a performance that says more than any words, books, or movies ever could. Puppetry and storytelling at its finest. GO. 4 years ago

Jim Baker

Jim Baker

4 years ago

Bonnie Duncan

Bonnie Duncan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Ellen Cherry

Ellen Cherry

DONATION: $25

4 years ago