For: Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
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GIVE to INSPIRE with DANCE (Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre)
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The Story

Dear Friend, 

Because of the generosity of individuals like you, Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has been giving back to the community for 18 years. Giving to the arts really does make a difference! Notes in Motion has touched audiences with thought-provoking dance theatre productions and inspired over 22,000 NYC school children with vital arts education programs. Arts are the first things to be cut from school budgets.  In fact, many of our partner schools have lost their arts budgets entirely this year.  This is why we need your action.  The arts are an essential fabric of our culture.  Reflecting and resonating the present, the arts create community.  By making a tax-deductible contribution to Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, you are helping to keep the arts alive and inspiring the next generation with the magic of dance. 

Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre, a vendor of the NYC Department of Education, offers arts education programs that foster self-discovery, risk-taking, and making connections between the arts and different areas of study. We are working closely with our growing list of school partners that include PS 78 and PS 112 Bronx, PS 63 Manhattan, PS/IS 323 and PS 312 Brooklyn, The Neighborhood School Manhattan, PS 89 Queens, East Village Community School, and Murry Bergtraum High School. Feedback from our programs has been phenomenal. A classroom teacher at PS 78 X said: “I found that after dance, the students are more enthusiastic about continuing the business of education in other subject areas." 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented 12 evening-length works and 7 shorter pieces in exclusive NYC Seasons as well as in tours and festivals and offers residencies to colleges and universities. We include audiences in the creative process by offering open rehearsals, interactive performances of developing work, and access to videos, photos, and interactive tools on our website We have presented over 60 productions at venues including Mark Morris Dance Group, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Danspace Project, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, John Jay College, and Dance New Amsterdam.  Inside New York: “Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production.”

In order to fund for this year’s  programs and to develop strategic plans for the future, we need your help. As a 501(c)3 organization, all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. With your donation in any amount, you can see to it that the arts thrive. 


Amanda Selwyn
Artistic/Executive Director

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