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Kairos Alive! shares the joy of intergenerational interactive participatory dance and story, and liberates its power to nurture and heal.

Kairos Alive! DANCING VETERANS PROJECT Veterans Dancing Heart™

Dear Kairos Supporters,

Thank you so much to those of you who have been donating to Kairos Alive!’s Dancing Veterans Project on Kickstarter. Due to Kickstarter’s recent security breach, we have decided to continue our fundraising campaign for our Dancing Veterans Project through Razoo. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you will support the Dancing Veterans Project via Razoo.

In 1999, dancer/choreographer/artistic director Maria Genné founded Kairos Dance Theatre, the first intergenerational modern dance company in the Twin Cities, and one of a handful in the country. Since then the vision and scope of Kairos has grown exponentially.

As pioneers and way-finders in participatory art and the Creative Arts and Aging movement, we challenge the status quo and seek innovative and original ways to enrich the lives of participants and create vibrant, livable communities. Our KAIROS dancing heart™ program, a national award-winning, research-based arts program actively engages older adults through the artistic expression of dance, music, and story participation led by professional artists.

As our culture witnesses dramatic changes in attitudes related to aging, community capability and sustainability, KAIROS ALIVE! will continue to unlock the creative potential of participants and increase the health and vitality of individuals and communities.

The Warrior's Dancing Heart™ is a model program that offers veterans ways to take artistic and emotional risks, metabolize hurts of the past and find joy within a community. The program also positively alters family and organizational cultures, and results in measurable physical and emotional health benefits. If applied broadly, it could have profound impact on cost of healthcare savings, personal and community wellbeing, as well as changing how our society values artists, and community artistic participation. Why not do it all?!

While our Dancing Heart™ is recognized as a model program by organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Center for Creative Aging and the American Public Health Association, we are a modest non-profit organization depending upon the support of people like you. This Razoo campaign is seeking "bridge" funding to keep this model veterans program alive, as traditional funding sources have ended and new ones are being developed. Your help during this transition is critical, no matter what size your contribution.

Thank you for your interest!

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