Support The Carol Kaye Project
The Carol Kaye Project has been a huge opportunity and success for BDT. It premiered in Boston in November 2022 and has since been performed at several venues to sold-out crowds. Excerpts have been taught to trainees and in masterclasses—always with an ear towards Carol and her influence.
Interviews with prominent electric bassists have become a highlight of the dance performance itself—educating the audience about Carol’s style, but more so in showing how passionate musicians are about her. One reviewer said:
…tributes not only offered insights into Kaye’s skill as a bass guitarist, but they spoke, in personal and loving ways, about her influence on their own artistic development.
-The Art Fuse: June 13, 2023
“[The Carol Kaye Project] was the best performance I have ever seen” -Audience member from BDT’s recent performances of The Carol Kaye Project at SPACE in Portland, ME
During the next two years, BDT hopes to perform the Project at several other venues, including Harvard University. Each performance would include masterclasses and audience discussions about Carol and her influence.
“This is a beautiful HONOR by this fantastic dance troupe in Boston!!” -Carol Kaye speaking about Boston Dance Theater’s Carol Kaye Project
As a non-profit, we cannot do this without your help!
While our need is much greater, we hope to raise $35,000 in 2023 to support touring the Carol Kaye Project. Will you join us, our supporters in reaching this goal? A gift of:
$1,000 could cover a dancer’s salary for a performance
$500 could provide costumes for a dancer
All that Boston Dance Theater does each year is through the support of foundations and donors like you; the continued success of the Carol Kaye Project depends on you. Please make your donation by clicking here. If you have questions or would like to provide a check, our Director of Development, Bryan Matluk would be happy to help.
Next season, BDT's Founder/Co-Director hopes to expand the Bassists Project she began with her father, Jim Stinnett formerly of Berklee College of Music, by commissioning a new piece about the tumultuous life of Jaco Pastorius and his artistic relationship with Joni Mitchell. This will greatly depend on the success of the Carol Kaye Project.