This year marks our 43rd season, a remarkable achievement for any arts organization, and one for which we are extremely proud. We are so proud of ourselves we have even designated June as EDT Appreciation Month! We hope you agree. No other dance company in Minnesota does what the Ethnic Dance Theatre does.
As we are all well aware, the economic climate is still difficult for everyone. Raising the funds to produce our art and conduct the business of running a dance ensemble becomes ever more challenging. EDT has cut operational expenses to the bare bone, yet we have managed to continue to produce concerts of the highest quality. We are turning to you for a donation because you have supported EDT in the past and we hope that we can count on your support again.
On June 23, 24 and 25, we will be presenting our Spring Concert Series at the EM Pearson Theatre at Concordia University in St. Paul. Our concert--Land of Legends: A Journey Through the Carpathian Mountains--will be augmented by a Q & A with Donald LaCourse and cast members on Friday night, a free master class at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and an audience participatory dancing on stage to live music after the concert on Sunday. Details about the production can be accessed on our website at www.ethnicdancetheatre.com/event/land-of-legends/. We hope that you will be able to attend and enjoy the performance. Another way you can support EDT is to spread the word about the performance so we can fill our shows to the rafters. We have enclosed information cards for you to share. You can also point them to the website page listed above.
Please consider making a donation now. Your support puts you on stage with the artists giving their feet wings! If you would prefer making a donation by check, you may use the enclosed envelope. The traditional cultures we represent evolved over centuries in small villages around the world. We look to our own village of supporters--of which you have been an invaluable part--to help us to continue to tell their stories on stage.
EDT is a non-profit corporation (501c-3) and your donation is tax-deductible. Donate here with your credit/debit card or mail a check to: Ethnic Dance Theatre, 3507 Clinton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408. You can also help us spread the need for support by using the social network sharing buttons on the page for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedinIn, Google+ or via email.