But we've made a change. We start our project in 12 DAYS!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!? We have added in an additional location in Florida, Biscayne National Park. We will be shooting here on June 28th, and then moving on as planned. It's so soon!!!
There is much to be done, of course. We are still working on permits, having already submitted everything for the next month. We've decided on specific times and locations for our first month of parks, and are moving on on the second month. It's really three months on the whole thing, so we're planned into the second trimester, you might say.
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS TRIP TO START!!! I have loved travel for my entire life, and to be able to combine travel with such a great cause is an incredible opportunity. The national parks need our help and support. If we do not care for them now, they will disappear to the destructive hand of industry, and we cannot let that happen. John Muir, an early champion of our national parks, said "The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and we cannot expect to see the end of it. ... So we must count on watching and striving for these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so surely good and noble to strive for."
Who talks like that? No one, anymore. But it is true; there will always be a battle to preserve and defend our national parks, as there will always be those who see more value in their destruction than their preservation. The same can be said of our youth, that it is far easier to let them become lost in their digital media than challenge them to get out and be physical. Dance is such a great opportunity for people to be up and active, doing something that feels good, is healthy, and is beautiful to watch. It's really a win-win here, help the parks and promote dance and the arts as a way to help develop our future generations.
We still need a ton of help, in supplies, funds, and even people giving their time. If you can do anything to assist us in our herculean effort to bring this project to life, we would great appreciate it. I would greatly appreciate it. As will every visitor to our parks, and everyone whose life is lifted up by art - whether it be music, dance, painting, photography, drawing, or any of the hundreds of disciplines that exist. Our efforts today help support them all. Please visit this link to donate to us today, so that we can keep on Dancing Across the USA!