Help Adventurous Aerial Dance Company Blue Lapis Light Build a Home

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Blue Lapis Light, a site-specific aerial dance company known for flying off buildings, has been creating transcendent works of beauty for the last 8 years. Their vision is to build a home for themselves and their art form– a custom 3,000 square foot studio space to be used for classes, individual instruction and performances.

As a non-profit our goal is to always give back to the community and do our part to make the world a better place,” says Sally Jacques, Blue Lapis Light Founder.

Blue Lapis Light, the renowned aerial dance company, is thrilled to announce the launch of its first Indiegogo campaign to help with the construction of a new studio space. This space will be a state-of-the-art, green studio designed primarily for aerial dance. The campaign kicked off 11/2/13 with a $18,000 goal – and a plan to reach that goal by 1/1/14.

Blue Lapis Light will be performing two free shows in downtown Austin to celebrate the holidays and promote the campaign on December 7th at 7:40pm and 8:25pm. Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411434382421091/.

Plus, for a limited time, only Blue Lapis Light is offering a special bonus perk: if you donate $1000+ to the campaign you will get to fly like a Blue Lapis Light dancer on the side of the building where the performance will be hosted on December 7th. Learn more here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-blue-lapis-light-build-a-home.

The new studio will not only help with the unique dance company’s intricate rehearsal needs, but it will also enable Blue Lapis Light to host more aerial dance classes, providing more individuals with exposure to this intriguing dance form, and creating an income stream that enables the company to be less dependent on donors.

"As a non-profit our goal is to always give back to the community and do our part to make the world a better place,” says Sally Jacques, Blue Lapis Light Founder. “One way we do this is through partnerships with local social service organizations, such as LifeWorks (http://www.lifeworksaustin.org/). Through this partnership we are able to work with extraordinary youth who have had limited exposure to the arts and dance. Our new studio will provide us with a planning space and potentially a final performance space for this program."

In early 2013 the company lost its rented studio due to growing development in Austin. After much consideration, its solution was to purchase 2.75 acres in South Austin where the company hopes to build a permanent home.

The company hopes to raise $18,000 by 1/1/2014, and invites contributors to use the creative, and easy-to-use Indiegogo program that enables donors to contribute online.

How To Help:

Every little bit helps; if you are not in a place to donate, please help us spread the word. Share our Indiegogo link with your friends, leave us a comment on the page, Tweet it, Facebook it, Pin it, or any other form of social sharing.

What is Blue Lapis Light:

Blue Lapis Light is a site-specific aerial dance company, founded in 2005 by Artistic Director Sally Jacques in Austin, Texas. Our vision is to create transcendent works of beauty that are offered, without religious denomination, as prayers for the planet. Using aerial techniques informed by classical, interpretive and modern dance, Blue Lapis Light is committed to challenging physical limitations and inspiring our audiences with a sense of wonder. In addition to creating large-scale performances and conducting Youth Taking Flight, BLL teaches aerial dance classes for students of all ages and levels year round.

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