Sat, Sep 29 2018

Speakeasy; Play Loud,

A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

  • About the event

    COLLIDE will be hosting its fourth annual fundraising event Saturday September 29th at the A-Mill Artists’ Lofts. Our fundraiser will feature silent auction and live auctions, complimentary beverages and appetizers as well as a performance from COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company and guest artists. The largest portion of the annual budget for COLLIDE will be raised at this event.

    COLLIDE is a Twin Cities based non-profit performing arts company dedicated creating original Broadway style jazz dance musicals. The four most important values for COLLIDE is; 1. Maintain accessible and low-ticket prices. 2. Create family friendly programming for audiences of ages 3. Use live musicians and live music for every performance 4. Pay competitive rates to some of the Twin Cities top talents in music, dance and acting. 5. Provide free onsite childcare for all our parent artists. 6. Create equity and inclusion for all of our artists, audiences and community partnerships.


    Why should you sponsor?

    We are asking for your kind consideration and support for this year's fundraising event. The funds raised with your donation will help support local dance, theater and their associative arts, and continue to bring rich dance and theatrical experiences into the vibrant Twin Cities arts community. In exchange for your contribution, all donors will receive brand recognition in our event program, on social media and email marketing campaigns, and our website. We anticipate attendance of 200-250 guests.
    We sincerely thank you for your consideration of a donation.


    Regina Peluso

    “One of the best dance performances I’ve seen in ages.”

    −Anonymous Patron

    “Keep your eye on COLLIDE.

    Their entertaining and engaging style is sure to win over Twin Cities audiences.”

    −Reggie Prim, Twin Cities Daily Planet


    “News Flash!

    “There’s a new company in town...

    And it’s the Real McCoy! Top-notch dance talent, a live band onstage, and a sweet story to tell.”

    −Reviewer Janet Preus of HowWasTheShow.com


    About COLLIDE

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    Our Mission...

    ...is to CREATE original, Broadway-style jazz dance musicals that engage, Entertain, and INSPIRE audiences.

    COLLIDE is a Twin Cities based non-profit performing arts company dedicated creating original Broadway style jazz dance musicals.

    After a career in New York and Los Angeles, founder and artistic director Regina Peluso created COLLIDE to bring the energy and tradition of jazz- dance musical theater to her hometown of Minneapolis.

    Influenced by the work of renowned masters Bob Fosse (creator of “Chicago” and other classic jazz-dance works) and Jerome Robbins (creator of “West Side Story” and many more musical productions), COLLIDE’s work is rooted in this classically American and wholly accessible jazz-dance tradition.

    COLLIDE’s four most important values are 1. Maintain accessible ticket pricing


    Founder and Artistic Director Regina Peluso

    COLLIDE creates two original jazz dance musicals and performs at least five community and outreach events per year. COLLIDE employs over 70 local Twin Cities dancers, actors, vocalists, musicians, and theater technicians per year.

    Our audiences vary in ethnic, cultural, economic, age, special needs, and gender demographics.

    1. Createfamilyfriendlyprogrammingforaudiencesofages

    2. Uselivemusiciansandlivemusicforeveryperformance

    3. PaycompetitiveratestosomeoftheTwinCitiestoptalentsinmusic,danceandacting


    Building Our Community

    Original Productions

    Since founding the organization in late 2013, COLLIDE has created, produced, and performed seven original productions, including:

    Community & Outreach

    COLLIDE partners with various community organizations, schools, and philanthropic groups to engage, entertain, and educate audiences, including:

    • Aegis Foundation

    • Ginger Events

    • Minnesota Girls Are Not for Sale

    • Polo for Philanthropy

    • VDAY Global Movement to End Violence

      Against Girls

    • Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts

    • Apple Valley High School

    • Marcy Arts Partnership

    • Minnetonka High School

    • St Anthony Community Theater

    • St Anthony High School

    • St Paul Conservatory for the Arts

    • Stillwater High School

    • Totino Grace High School

    • Washburn High School 

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  • 101-250 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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