* PREDATOR SONGSTRESS ON THE ROAD New York Dates to be announced soon!

* DAE vs CZECH ROCK LEGENDS vs ORCHESTRA DAE in Prague & Seattle!

* DAE ON THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD A massive project for the GB National Monument!

PREDATOR SONGSTRESS ON THE ROAD

2016 was a tremendous year for Degenerate Art Ensemble.  After nearly three years of work, we premiered Predator Songstress in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Seattle at On The Boards to sold out crowds and rave reviews.  The audiences who came out to experience the work were generous, smart, engaging and left us feeling deeply inspired to continue what we do.  Our collaboration with participants from Path With Art (a brilliant organization supporting people recovering from homelessness, addiction and trauma) in Seattle and the Central City SRO Collaborative ( a fierce organization that trains the former homeless to fight for tenants rights ) in San Francisco affected us deeply and confirmed our belief that art can be a valuable source of inspiration, healing and growth.

Predator Songstress has just been booked in New York for 2017! 

This performance really spoke to me because I spent a lifetime being afraid to use my voice, when I tried to speak I felt disregarded and unheard so I remained silent.  There was always someone with more power, more control who told me what I had to say didn't matter or tried to beat my voice out of me.  Looking back and after experiencing this performance I could see that my voice was stolen.  I felt like I was witnessing a metaphorical dramatization of my own life.” - Pam Winter ( Path With Art Participant )

DAE & CZECH ROCK LEGENDS w/ ORCHESTRA in Prague & Seattle

The Czech Rock legends Uz Jsme Doma (UJD) are celebrating their 30th year of making powerful art rock, and reached out to commission DAE’s Joshua Kohl to compose a 90 minute orchestral work inspired by their massive catalogue.  Kohl will conduct his score with the South Bohemian Symphony Orchestra in Prague and České Budejovice along with the UJD quartet.  The concert will also include orchestral DAE songs sung by Haruko Crow Nishimura.

DAE ON THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD

In April, we were sent to Gettysburg, PA by the National Arts Parks Foundation to meet with the heads of the Gettysburg National Monument to discuss the making of a large scale performance work inspired by the site.  We were stunned by the place and are overflowing with inspiration and ideas.  In August we will spend more time at the park with some of our key collaborators and begin to dream up what it would mean for Degenerate Art Ensemble to make work there on the battlefield.  We envision bus loads of people coming from around the country for an overnight performance experience.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Help make DAE's backbone strong while we lean into these projects. We urgently need support for studio rental, scenic storage, administrative support and materials, artist fees, technician fees and ongoing equipment maintenance, scenic materials and video production Costs. 

Your support will make this all happen! Your donation now will help us connect and catalyze the moving parts of these exciting chances to connect with audiences all over the US and the world. This includes Predator Songstress on tour, our collaboration with Uz Jsme Doma in Prague, Seattle and San Francisco and the development of our new site inspired work for the Gettysburg National Monument.

Our whole collaborative team asks for your support today.  If you can give to make these projects possible, please go to:    https://www.gofundme.com/27b2bmnw 

Or contact degeneratejoshua@gmail.com with any questions.

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