The name for the event is derived from what it is at it’s most basic. 4 Choreographers over 5 days create a full length evening of work on 20 dancers fully staged with lighting in a theater with original music and costumes. But at its core PROJECT 4 5 20 is a choreographic experiment based in the idea of releasing fear for possibility to build skill, push boundaries and challenge everyone involved to access greatness in the creative process. This project is time sensitive and has a lot of moving parts. This is a first for Pushing Progress and it is really stretching our boundaries as artists and people right down to the budget required to pull off this monumental task. This is a special undertaking for us because it brings us back to the reason we all chose dance in the first place. Love. What is most important to us is finding out what we are all capable of when there is nothing but the sheer desire to connect and share in the vision to motivate us! The whole experience from beginning to end will be filmed and edited into a documentary that we hope to have the channels to share with the entire creative world. We hope it serves an inspiration to other artists as to what can get accomplished when you come from a place of contribution, possibility and connection. 


What Your Pledge Supports:   

Your pledge toward our $25,000.00 campaign will go directly to production costs for the project. 


Film crew and editing -                              $13,000
Theater rental and staff -                           $9,000
Costumes (materials and creation) -        $1,200
Food for dancers and crew -                     $1,500
Marketing -                                                  $1,000
Reception -                                                  $300
Graphic Design -                                         $300


Risks and Challenges

The project itself is a risk. This is a huge undertaking that most companies or choreographers have months to create and execute. It will take a lot of man power, long hours and as much support as we can assemble. But the challenges of this project are what make it so worth attempting. We have all chosen to step outside of our comfort zones because we know that if we are comfortable we are not growing. 


We have set a sponsorship goal of $25,000.00 by July 1st, 2016


Online via Credit Card
Once redirected to our sponsored artist page through The Field:
Enter your donation amount > Click “Contribute”



Please include how you would like to be recognized in our program along with your payment in cash or check (made payable to “The Field” with “Pushing Progress LLC” in the memo line) and mailed to:

Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance
35 Kingman Road
South Orange, NJ

Once we receive your donation, a receipt will be sent to you for your records.  All donors will be given a special Thank You in the “Donor Circle” section of our program.

Pushing Progress wholeheartedly thanks you for bringing us one step closer to our goal in fostering the growth of emerging artists and the importance of accessible arts education.  We consider you a valued friend of Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance, and we appreciate your generosity and continued support.

*Fiscal Sponsorship

Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance is fiscally sponsored by The Field

The Field supports organizations within the New York City community that work in the discipline of live performance and enables these artists and groups to receive contributions and grants to assist artistic goals. :pushing progress has been fiscally sponsored by The Field since May 2010. With this sponsorship, :pushing progress hopes to develop relationships within the dance and live performance community through mutual support of like minded artists. Pushing Progress also utilizes The Field to grow their educational programming, The Showcase Series, and the upcoming re-birth of the Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance Company.

The Field is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions made to The field and earmarked for :pushing progress are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 6th Avenue, New York NY 10013. (212)691-6969, fax: (212)255-2053, A copy of The Field's latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.