Some of Wishberry’s Most Successful Dance Crowdfunding Campaigns!

Posted on 8 September, 2016 by Team Wishberry

Opinion on various art forms may be divided among laymen. But no art form demands such unanimous attention, admiration and enjoyment as dance does. Plus, the very fact that all of us at some point have had our brush with dance makes it a perpetual crowd favourite. Perhaps it’s the poetry in motion, perhaps it’s the childhood nostalgia attached with it. Whatever the reasons, when it comes to crowdfunding, dance-based projects are rockstars in their own right.

So far, creative projects from the dance community have successfully raised a total of more than Rs. 56 lakhs.

Take a look at some of the best and most successful dance crowdfunding projects to have come out of Wishberry:

Jugnee Indo-Contemporary Dance Festival

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Jugnee Indo-Contemporary Dance Festival is spearheaded by none other than Terence Lewis. The weeklong festival serves as a platform for national and international dance teachers, along with dance students and enthusiasts to come and share their love for dance. This is Mumbai’s first all-round dance experience for dancers and audience alike. 

It raised Rs. 31,00,000 from 52 backers.

Ignite! Festival of Contemporary Dance

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Held in 2015, Ignite! was an 8-day long dance festival that brought together 80 artistes from 10 countries on one platform to celebrate contemporary dance in India. Spread across 8+ venues, along with masterclasses, workshops, film screenings and more, the festival, held by Gati Dance Forum, brought some of the most unique and cutting-edge performances to the fore.

It raised Rs. 15,11,000 from 102 backers.


World Dance Day Celebration by Sadhya 

In order to commemorate World Dance Day, which falls on 29th April each year, Sadhya – a unit of performing arts, put together a grand show bringing together around 100 artistes of national and international repute. The event saw performances from The Danceworx, Big Dance Centre, Urshilla Dance Company, Banjara School of Dance, and eminent dance gurus like Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan, Guru Ranjana Gauhar and Guru Saswati Sen.

It raised Rs. 3,36,000 from 81 backers.


Evam – Classical Dance Festival

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Evam - a four-day Indian Classical dance festival – organized by RasaBodhi Arts Foundation featured stellar classical dance performances and productions, such as Chitravalli by the internationally acclaimed Rama Vaidyanathan, and Hara by Punyah. The festival also included workshops by prestigious classical dancers from across the country.

It raised Rs. 2,60,250 from 72 backers.


Panchali – From Fire to Fire

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Rasadhwani’s Panchali is a classical dance adaptation of the book “A Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The production portrays Draupadi’s inner turmoil while searching for personal happiness.

It raised Rs. 2,10,500 from 61 backers.


Hyacinth Dance Drama

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Presented by The Humsafar Trust and choreographed by Sandip Soparrkar, Hyacinth is a first of its kind dance drama in India, based on a Greek mythology. Performance art is put to powerful use to send a message that love is not bound by barriers of gender, physicality and laws.

It raised Rs. 2,00,000 from 69 backers.

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