STAGE TUBE: Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles Presents TRAILS

By: Mar. 20, 2014

TRAILS will be a ballet and aerial ballet using projected images from NASA starting outside the earth, from the International Space Station, with views of Earth from space. Then it will diagram our planet in drought, on fire, with torrential rains, then Flooding, and... shaking with earthquakes! The terror we all remember, with a reference to the insanity that is fracking- (no way in CA!). Then Traffic and our lives being affected daily by the packed freeways, the dirt and exhaust, and road rage that builds up from it.... going smoothly into the refuge we love the best in LA, the ocean....underwater, to then discover the wreckage from Fukushima's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor meltdown, lurking there and slowly coming toward us. It will be a real wake up call!

TRAILS will also be an interactive website- --- with a forum/bulletin board to ask questions and offer solutions- where companies, corporations, and homes can go to learn how to green their grounds or buildings; where schools can meet to gather for environmental projects, curriculum, and community service; where artists can show their work on the environment; a place to list exceptional ideas on cleaning up our environment which need funding, and a place for all of us folks to gather to organize meet ups for our own communities. This part of TRAILS will be self perpetuating, and very important to our world, and we are linking through NASA.GOV with Princeton and Yale climate change websites to really spread our ideas around.

Indiegogo has a non profit department which allows a 501-c-3 dance company such as ourselves to crowdfund (not always allowed with other crowdfunder sites) and takes a smaller percentage from us as a non-profit than a regular for-profit group. Also, indiegogo allows us to keep all our percentage of pledges raised, regardless of whether we reach our goal or not- other crowdfunders do not!

Please donate to us! any amount, and as often as desired! The more we raise, the better. That will mean we can present the piece to a broader public.

In just five short years, Luminario Ballet, the little engine that could, has performed for over 30,000 audience members all over SoCal and premiered our Season four rep shows back East last year, opening the 10th Annual Miami Dance Festival to rave reviews.

We have proven ourselves worthy of fine choreographers, presenting Michael Smuin's work from San Francisco Ballet, pieces from Lewitzky Dance, and this past year our guest choreographer was Debra Brown, who choreographed 13 of Cirque du Soleil's 15 shows! Additionally, we support and promote many great CA choreographers such as Josie Walsh, Stefan Wenta, Alexandre Magno, and Judith FLEX Helle. Luminario Ballet is at the forefront of synergizing ballet and aerial dance together on stage, taking this beautiful art form to the next level. Luminario Ballet has done commissions from the LA Philharmonic (Copland's "Rodeo", Ginestera's "Estancias"), International chamber music group Le Salon de Musiques (Schubert's "Winterreise"), Dana Point Symphony (Stravinsky's "Firebird", Tschaikovsky's "The Tempest", and Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries"), and New Valley Symphony (Tschaikovsky's "Swan Lake"). Luminario Ballet is an award-winning, professional ballet and aerial dance company with some of LA's finest stars of the dance and aerial world. Luminario Ballet performed at last October's World Dance Awards and, not only held it's own, but was, according to Broadway's superstar Ben Vereen and movie choreographer Paul Becker, "...the highlight of the show!" Luminario Ballet has proven time and again that the quality of our work is world class, and that we deliver our message to the highest standards around. Your donations will be used wisely- in these budget conscious days, we squeeze every penny three times!


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