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Ballet Arquitectònic: A film blending dance with Barcelona's iconic architecture.

Support our diverse cast of dancers and help bring this visionary project to life! Spring Fundraiser: Architecture can move you!


The Mission

It is more important than ever to honor the beauty and inclusivity of the arts to uplift our human spirit. Ballet Arquitectònic is a film that showcases the magnificent architecture of Barcelona's Lluis Domènech i Montaner and celebrates his legacy through music and dance.

Domènech i Montaner's buildings stand out for their exquisite design, their feats of engineering, and their commitment to serving the community. A prolific architect of his time, he is almost unknown outside of Barcelona. Ballet Arquitectònic aims to bring his exceptional architecture to the world.

Following the themes of beauty and belonging, our film features a diverse and innovative cast of dancers who are at the top of their fields internationally, including disabled performers.

A cutting-edge delight for the senses, Ballet Arquitectònic shares Domènech i Montaner's enduring values in a universal way. For an idea of the concept, here is a link to our research teaser filmed last year.

We have an exciting opportunity to start the first installment of our film at the incredible Palau de la Música. This beloved Barcelona landmark is the only music hall designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We have some initial funding secured, but we are still looking for an additional $15,000 to cover our costs for the shoot. In particular, we are looking for support to cover travel and artist fees for the amazing dancers in our cast.

We are fundraising for the next four weeks, and all donations to the film are fully tax-deductible with our partnership with the Field!


See our Funding Page for more information.

The Dancers

We have two incredible dancers traveling to Barcelona for this filming: break dancer Samuel "Samuka" Henriques and classical ballerina Nayara Lopes. Coming from opposite sides of the dance world, they represent the diversity of our cast.



Samuka

Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, Samuka's dream was to be a professional soccer player. At the age of 14, he was diagnosed with cancer in his right leg, which had to be amputated. After his amputation, he was introduced to breaking and hip-hop. Samuka has toured over 20 countries, and appeared in several films, music videos, and TV shows.




Nayara

Nayara Lopes is a principal ballerina at Philadelphia Ballet. She is an exquisite dancer, emerging choreographer, and an advocate for inclusivity in the arts, representing black women in classical ballet.











Support Levels

Any amount of giving is welcome, and those supporting us at higher levels will receive recognition as Friends of the Film.


Friend - $250

Silver - $500

Gold - $1,000

Platinum- $5,000 and above


Those funding at the Silver level ($500) will receive acknowledgments on social media related to their support for the film.

Those funding at the Gold level ($1,000) will receive acknowledgment on social media and on the official poster for the film.


Those funding at the Platinum level ($5,000) will receive acknowledgments on social media, the official poster, and in the official credits as Supporter.

Please help us make this happen and share our campaign with your friends. We are grateful for your ongoing support!



Ballet Arquitectònic/Stacey Menchel Kussell is a sponsored artist with The Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Ballet Arquitectònic/Stacey Menchel Kussell are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about The Field, or for our national charities registration, contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906 New York, NY 10038, phone: 212-691-6969. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.




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