We had some local hoopers come over a few weeks ago and did some filming to highlight the Future Hoop. We were able to acquire two hoops from our awesome Kickstarter campaign in April. We feature Ligia Herrera and Sarah Struck with some songs that our fans may know very well. Stay tuned for more and thanks for checking out these videos. Sit back, get comfortable and enjoy! Hula Hooping has made a major come back!
Our Kickstarter campaign was a major success! Our initial goal was to combine our group funding efforts to raise $300.00 for one future hoop. However, the month was wildly supportive during the campaign and we were lucky enough to raise enough money to purchase two of the hoops for our future ELEVATE performances! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. We have listed the donors below and would like to acknowledge them and their efforts with a grand thank you and a heart felt expression of joy and love. It is because of these people that we are able to continue to grow and add new production elements to our ELEVATE events. You are all beautiful people! We had 19 inspirational backers for this campaign and plan to use Kickstarter for future fund raising to improve our shows for the great people that come out and share in the gift of music and art with us. Thank you so much to our donors from everyone at The Sloping Companion staff!
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Come on out to the House Cafe this evening in Dekalb, IL for ELEVATE III – Listen – Read – Rage!
The Sloping Companion launched a Kickstarter campaign on March 1rst to raise $300.00 for the purchase of a Future Hoop. Check out this video for a taste of what this is all about and read below for details and information on why we are doing this and how you can help raise the money for this while receiving some awesome incentives along the way for your generosity. We are proud to announce that we have exceeded our goal and are now trying to raise $900.00 through to April 1rst so that we may be able to purchase three Future Hoops for our dancers at our ELEVATE multimedia events. Please click the banner and help us get to $900.00 – You are beautiful!!!
Hello! My name is Robert Champion and I run The Sloping Companion - We are a music and art related collective that creates unique items for the music culture that we all love. Much of what we do goes into helping fund a charitable organization called The Mockingird Foundation @ www.mbird.org - This is an organization that is used to raise money for youth music education for children in impoverished areas. One of the ways that we raise money is to host events called ELEVATE in the Chicagoland area. A key component of these ELEVATE events involve a special group of women who run a collective called Circular Energy Hoops. These girls are very talented and offer a unique visual experience for our patrons at shows. Our goal here is to raise $300.00 for the organization through a Kickstarter campaign to purchase a special hula hoop called The Future Hoop. There are several different levels in which you can help fund with a great set of rewards and incentives for helping out. Check out the campaign by clicking on the banner above or you can click here The Future Hoop is a special LED hula hoop that generates amazing patterns in the dark as the artists use it. This hoop will become an instant staple at future ELEVATE events and will help the girls at Circular Energy Hoops elevate their own collective at the same time through their own special efforts and raffle events. Every little bit helps and there are several levels to help fund the campaign.
The Sloping Companion believes in the power of collective thought and we would like to unite with you to realize this visual art medium that will elevate our ELEVATE productions.
The future hoop will be used in choreographed dance sequences at our ELEVATE events and this will in turn further our production elements at our performances to help raise money for youth music education through these dance performances. Throughout the evening these performances will take place during ELEVATE from Circular Energy Hoops. We charge admission at the door for people to witness our multimedia performances and this money is then used to help fund The Mockingbird Foundation. The money is then used to generate items for children in impoverished areas to help them keep their traditions alive. Our dance performances create a key element to our multimedia productions during ELEVATE events and the use of a future hoop will add a crucial element to the visual art that is being created by the dancers, musicians and live art being created by our staff. The use of this hoop will offer an aesthetic to the overall aspects of our performances that will keep the viewers and paid patrons captivated throughout the evening and will generate more money throughout the night as our production value increases with the dancers and their use of the future hoop technology. The goal of this new addition will be to incorporate a new visual art element to our productions and to help raise even more funds through the use of the hoop as our production value increases. Moreover, Circular Energy Hoops is also an additional financial source for our fund raising efforts as they create original hoops and raffle them off at shows with money going to also help fund our mission of music education for children in desperate situations.
Please watch the full video at our Kickstarter campaign by clicking here for all of the details and help us help a great organization that is doing important work for music education in the world. This will add a much needed visual element to our growing productions and you get some great rewards for helping out the project! Check out the video and show your support to the arts.
We only need to raise $300.00 for this awesome device and it will instantly be put to use at all future events. Last year we raised over $1,000.00 for The Mockingbird Foundation and this year we hope to double our efforts to raise over $2,000.00 in 2013. Hopefully we can go even deeper this year with your help and our presence in the Chicagoland area non profit music scene. Visualization is a huge part of what we are trying to accomplish at our live fund raisers and this hoop will be a key element to it all! Help us raise $300.00 today and let’s create a real community! Click here for more information and to help out the kids!
Welcome to episode two of The Extranjero Hour. This episode features Stardog Greg. He sits with us and chooses some songs through his esoteric list and explains how they tie into the theme of the show. You’ll hear some great artists like Jefferson Starship, Phish and Alanis Morisette. You’ll also hear two songs at the end from the Rusty Clearwater projects that I have produced over the years. You’ll hear “Where I Stand” and “The Meaning of a Sign”. Just click the play button above and enjoy.
I have witnessed some unexplained things that have changed me on a cellular level over the years. I could feel things change as I witnessed these events. I am convinced that there are songs in the human landscape that act as communicative efforts to intelligent life in the cosmos. These songs are cool enough on the surface. However, if you listen and allow yourself the freedom to surrender to the flow then a larger message presents itself. The Sloping Companion loves you and wishes you a great journey as you sit with us and enjoy a conversation with Stardog Greg and his passion for the subject of intelligent life here, there and everywhere. You are loved! Listen – Read – Rage and click the player above to listen!
Take care of each other…