2019 is going to be an extraordinary milestone for WaxFactory.
In the New Year, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. As we pause to take it all in, we are keenly aware that we would never have made it this far without you!
With every anniversary, one is prompted to revisit past accomplishments. We feel fortunate to have been able to cross many borders and break disciplinary barriers, continuing to redefine the contemporary performance canon with nearly thirty innovative projects across four continents.
We are grateful to have made it this far, and look forward to entering our third decade as a company with an ambitious line-up of activities in 2019, including a publication of a book
, several celebratory events
, a multimedia exhibition
of our past work, exclusive preview screening of our first film
… And, to top it all off, Erika and Ivan will present a completely re-envisioned take on their first WaxFactory project, celebrating twenty years of their creative partnership, and culminating in a month-long run of LULU XX at 3LD Art+Technology Center in New York City in the Fall of 2019!
As we are facing the big 2-0 as a company, filled with hope and ambitious plans for the coming year, we would like to take a moment to remind you just how irreplaceable your support is. Independent, experimental groups such as WaxFactory are particularly vulnerable in the current economic climate that favors commercialism and the mainstream. Institutional funders are increasingly risk-averse, and with that tidal shift, our existence depends on the generosity of loyal supporters like you more than ever. Thanks to you, we have experienced steady growth in our individual giving in the last five years, with gratitude. But in order to continue producing innovative, ambitious multidisciplinary work, we must double up on our efforts - and, with your help, we will!
THANK YOU for your attention and unflagging support! With best wishes for the holiday season -- we looking forward to staying in touch,