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TO UNA'S RETURN TO THE STUDIO

UNA's mission is to discover and communicate deeply rooted embodiments of human existence through physically powerful dancing and imagery that are evocative and colorful. UNA cultivates a rich creative environment both for the company and community in addition to creating more opportunity for performers, choreographers and other artists.

Founded by Artistic Director & Choreographer Chuck Wilt, UNA is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations to the company are 100% tax-deductible.

UNA's patrons are an integral part of the dance company's impact. Up until 2017, the company was primarily funded by the generosity and vision of our individual donors.

As we expand, our funding sources have diversified to include earned income, grants from foundations including the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, the Kenneth & Kyona Zak Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, sponsorships and in-kind support from small businesses, and corporate-matching including from Bank of America and F'Real Foods.

UNA has multiple tiers of giving, each with unique benefits and meaningful ways to engage with the company - See below to learn how you can give at the level that is right for you.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have: chuckwilt@una.productions

RAISED: $17,500

2021 FUNDRAISER

Our bubble residency this Spring was made possible with support from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, the Kenneth & Kyona Zak Foundation, Kim & Ted Filley, Matrice Kirk, Julie Huffman, Jennifer Richter, Janeen Baylon, Sean Curran, Lynne Scheible, Mary-Louise Albert, Suzanne Schaul, Annette Tolomeo, Razmin Zainudin, Joss Milloz, Sandi Kaplan, Evolution Dance Center as well as UNA's Board Members. Thank you all so much for your contributions and for continuing to support UNA.

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE ARE CALLING UPON PATRONS OF THE ARTS TO HELP US CONTINUE DANCING.

From January to March 2020, we were fortunate enough to be in residence through CUNY Dance Initiative at Brooklyn College, perform excerpts of new work Grass is Green during APAP (NYC), and be in residence at Berkeley Ballet Theater as their second Artists in Residence where we began the creation of new works Two Rivers and M and continued the creation of Grass is Green. We also created a new work for Berkeley Ballet Theater/Post Ballet’s performance Rightfully Ours which celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and was performed at the YBCA Theater featuring the SF Girls Chorus. We were also in residence through LITVAKDance in Encinitas, where we taught workshops and shared a split-bill performance with the San Diego based dance company. 

 

We were scheduled to set repertory on the LINES Ballet Professional Training Program, teach public choreography/repertory workshops in San Francisco, host open showings and workshops in NYC. We were also set to return to Springboard Danse Montreal as a Resident Choreographer, where the company would have created new work for program participants, been in residence creating and performing new work, and toured to Jerusalem, Israel where we would have performed new work - though these opportunities and others were not possible because of COVID-19.

Between May and October, however, we were able to create a collaborative film project with company members virtually, as well as create a new work virtually for NYU Tisch Dance's SADC Senior class. Both of these opportunities were beacons of hope during an unprecedented year.

In 2021, UNA will be returning to the studio. As a bi-coastal, project based company, our operations were primarily shut down throughout the pandemic, without ability to restart because of the level of safety involved and financial stress on the organization. We are hopeful for the capacity to develop safe, concentrated periods of rehearsals in the new year - allowing the company to pick up where we left off a year prior with works-in-progress and creating new work that will be shared in-person and virtually as safety measures permit. 

We will be in residence at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and setting work on the University of Maryland's Dance Department. UNA will also remount our work 'Ebb' on the NYU SADC dancers for their Spring concert and tour to Jerusalem for the Jaffa to Agripas Festival in October 2021.

UNA’s continued work and involvement in the community is primarily made possible through the generosity and vision of our donors. We are excited to announce that we have received support from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, in order to make up for lost income this year, and support our return to the studio.  We are hopeful about this support, though, in order to achieve our goals for our safe return, we need to raise additional funds. We are asking you to join UNA’s community and help us grow our impact through your charitable support.

Every gift matters and helps us reach $20,000

 

UNA has multiple tiers of giving, each with unique benefits and meaningful ways to engage with the company.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of UNA’s family!

Sincerely,

Chuck Wilt

& the Artists of UNA

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  1. Advanced updates on yearly plans

  2. A large signed photo of the company

  3. ​Personal invitation to yearly Gala

  4. 2 Custom Company T-Shirts 

  5. Invitation to select rehearsals (in-person) and live stream rehearsals (long-distance)

  6. Two tickets for all UNA hosted performances in the season

  7. Name listed in performance programs

  8. Name listed on company website

ORGANIZATION'S CIRCLE

ANGELS

$10,000 + per annum

ANGELS

ORGANIZATION'S CIRCLE

$10,000 + PER ANNUM

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  1. ​Personal invitation to yearly Gala

  2. 2 Custom Company T-Shirts

  3. Invitation to select rehearsals (in-person) and live stream rehearsals (long-distance)

  4. Two tickets for all UNA hosted performances in the season

  5. Name listed in performance programs

  6. Name listed on company website

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

VISIONARIES

$5,000 + per annum

VISIONARIES

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

$5,000 + PER ANNUM

  1. 1 Custom Company T-Shirt

  2. Invitation to select live stream rehearsals (long-distance)

  3. Two tickets for all UNA hosted performances in the season

  4. Name listed in performance programs

  5. Name listed on company website

DANCER'S CIRCLE

INVESTORS

$2,500 + per annum

DANCERS' CIRCLE

INVESTORS

$2,500 + PER ANNUM

  1. Two tickets for one UNA hosted performance

  2. Name listed in performance programs

  3. Name listed on company website

LEADERS

$500 + per annum

LEADERS

$500 + PER ANNUM

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Chuck has choreographed and produced two music videos for band Figs Vision one of which is an official selection for the 40 North Dance Film Festival and one dance film which was an official selection for the Festival Of Recorded Movement in Vancouver.

 

Wilt has taught technique, improvisation and set repertory for the NYU Tisch Summer High School Program for two years. Along with UNA company members, Wilt has taught at Velocity Dance Center, Gibney Dance Center, Lowell High School, ODC Dance Commons, SF Arts Institute, LAB Sessions/IATI Studios and Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Additionally, the company has done outreach in NYC including lec-dems and workshops with Williamsburg Charter, Brooklyn International, Beacon High Schools and the Professional Performing Arts School.

 

Additionally, Chuck has performed with Jérôme Bel's The Show Must Go On at the Joyce, Martin Løfsnes/360° Dance Company, Rebecca Margolick/Maxx Berkowitz's birds sing a pretty song in NYC, Vancouver, Sofia, Jerusalem and San Diego, From the Horse's Mouth, MADBOOTS DANCE at the Jacob's Pillow Festival and in Vancouver, Zoe|Juniper, Katharine Hawthorne, Danaka Dance, GroundWorks DanceTheater performing the work of Noa Zuk, as well as Chihiro Shimizu and Artists among others. Chuck has trained at the San Francisco Ballet School, ODC, LINES Ballet, SEAD in Austria, American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Program and Springboard Danse Montreal. He has also studied Ohad Naharin's movement language, Gaga, in San Francisco, NYC, Montreal and Israel and attended Hofesh Shechter's Professional Intensive in London. He is the recipient of the Homer Avila Award and the Jacob’s Pillow School Professional Advancement Award.​

FRIENDS

$100 + PER ANNUM

FRIENDS

$100 + per annum

  1. Name listed on company website

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2020 DONORS

VISIONAIRIES

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

KATHLEEN SCHEIBLE

TED & KIM FILLEY

LEADERS

MATRICE ELLIS-KIRK

FRIENDS

ANNETTE TOLOMEO
KENDRA FESHBACH
SALLY & BOB PRENDERGAST
HENRY ALBERT-MARGOLICK
KURT AHMANN
RAZMAN ZAINUDIN
MARY-LOUISE & MICHAEL ALBERT-MARGOLICK
VINCENT AMBROSELLI
LISA & ALAN KRAVITZ

INVESTORS

DANCER'S CIRCLE

KENNETH ZAK & KYONA BEATTY

THANK YOU

to EVERYONE who has contributed to UNA since we formed the company in 2013! Your generous support has been pivotal in the tremendous growth and opportunities that we have experienced. With your support we have created over 40 works, performed nationally and internationally as well as taught masterclasses internationally. UNA is an ever expanding organization and family, and we thank you for being a part of our mission.

To ALL of our generous donors. THANK YOU!
With love,
Chuck Wilt and UNA Productions
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PARTNERSHIPS

UNA'S WELLNESS PROGRAM

UNA Productions seeks out partnerships with businesses that are forward thinking and wish to support UNA's fresh and innovative work. UNA is excited to partner with other companies, businesses and organizations that share similar values and goals as Chuck Wilt and UNA's team.

UNA works directly with each business to develop a unique benefits package. These benefits may include advertising, association and branding in print and media appearing internationally, as well as exclusive opportunities for the businesses' staff members to engage with and experience the company's work.

To find out more about how your business can become involved, please email: info@una.productions

UNA has PARTNERED with
SYMBIO PHYSIOTHERAPY,
BERNAL HOMEOPATHY and
Village GYROTONIC®
These businesses generously donated their services to keep UNA's dancers strong, healthy and happy! Dancers receive these health and wellness services on a monthly basis. Artistic Director Chuck Wilt is dedicated to the improvement of the dancers' and collaborators' conditions within UNA.