Dances Made to Order is a curated, monthly, online dance video series.
Check out the 2012 Philadelphia edition of Dances Made to Order
Curated by d. Sabela Grimes and presented in partnership with Philadelphia Dance Projects.
Niki Cousineau, Gabrielle Revlock and Raphael Xavier have created videos for Dances Made to Order inspired by themes selected by online public: en route and visible/invisible
“Skeleton Skin” by Niki and Jorge Cousineau
“turn out, turn up” by Gabrielle Revlock and collaborators
“Before I Die” by Raphael Xavier and collaborators.
Kingsley Irons, choreographer, filmmaker and Artistic Director of “Dances Made to Order” says: “We firmly believe talented artists should be compensated for their work, and that we need to find new ways of funding the arts. We support the work of emerging artists with unique points of view. The choreographers we feature in our series come from diverse backgrounds: from contemporary, modern, hip-hop, Afro-Latin, belly dance and classical Indonesian. We offer a curated, online program as an alternative to the deluge of un-curated video content on the internet. We recognize that the way audiences consume media is changing. We want dance film/video to have a place in the changing media landscape by presenting it through a forum that is unfettered by the constraints of geography, time and distance.”
Dances Made to Order not only provides a global distribution platform for dance film, DMO also shares its profits :65% of DMO ticket revenue goes back to the artists; an additional 10% goes to each of the curatorial partners.