“I am only able to produce my work with the support of our wonderful Creative Circle supporters and Apsaras. They create the space and resources that enable me to develop initial thoughts and inspirations into fully shaped performances that we can take out to audiences around the UK and internationally.”
Shobana Jeyasingh

Become an Apsara

Support Shobana Jeyasingh Dance today as An Apsara and your donation will be doubled!

Apsaras are the heavenly dancers of Hindu mythology. For Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Apsaras are also the donors who support our work with annual gifts between £5 and £499.

They help us create and present innovative and bold dance, reach important new audiences and deepen engagement through our exciting new Learning and Participation programme. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance is a registered charity and, as a small organisation, a gift at any level will make a vital difference.

Until 1 September 2019, all new donations are matched pound-for-pound through ACE’s Catalyst: Evolve scheme. With Gift Aid these gifts will become even greater.

Become an Apsara today and we will keep you closely involved with our upcoming plans and special events.

Donate now or download the attached form.

Thank you for your support during the exciting Catalyst: Evolve campaign.

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The Creative Circle

Gain a remarkable insight into the creation of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s thrilling work from start to finish as a Creative Circle supporter.

Material Men, 2015. Photo: Jane Hobson

The Creative Circle is a new funding programme for gifts over £500 which directly support the creation and production of new works. In return, supporters will receive an unparalleled insight into the intricacies of developing, creating and performing SJD dance. All new donations to this programme will be doubled by the Catalyst: Evolve scheme.

Download the Creative Circle leaflet for more details.

Donate now online (see above) with a gift of £500 or over or download the attached form.

If you would like to talk to someone about how you can deepen your involvement as a Creative Circle supporter, please contact Kate Knight, Head of Development, at kate@shobanajeyasingh.co.uk or 020 7697 4444.

How Your Support Helps

Your contribution will enable us to commission and tour innovative and sophisticated work, as well as lead a range of Learning and Participation projects. All new donations will be doubled by Catalyst: Evolve.

Counterpoint, 2010. Photo: Richard Haughton

With bold collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art and science, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s work is dynamic, precise and sophisticated. Creating new dance works of such a high calibre takes months, sometimes years. Shobana’s initial ideas, inspired by life in today’s bustling cities, can only form, develop and finally bind together in a finished work through a rigorous process of research, rehearsal and collaboration with dancers, composers, designers and the production team.

The costs associated with our ambitious creative plans vary for each production and we set ourselves a minimum target of raising £150,000 each year to support the development of our bold work onstage and our wide reaching learning and participation projects.

You can be part of and share in our creative journey: as an Apsara, Creative Circle supporter, major donor and as an audience member and as an ambassador for dance. Together with us, you can play a vital role in the development of our company as well as of contemporary dance in the UK and internationally.

Our Supporters

We would like to thank the following for their generous support of the company:

“We are immensely proud and privileged to be able to support the development of new work at Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Being even a small part of the creative journey that brings an exciting new performance to the wider audience is fabulous experience.”
The Ulrich Family

Counterpoint, 2010. Photo: Chris Nash


Major Donors

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance is generously supported by The Deborah Loeb Brice Donor Advised Fund at CAF America, The Foyle Foundation, Garcia Family Foundation, Dr. Michael and Anna Brynberg Charitable Foundation and Oak Foundation.

We would like to thank the following for their generous support of the company over the last two years:

Creative Circle Supporters

  • Amanda Cupples & Nick Hoffman
  • Emma Davidson
  • Richard & Janet Martin
  • Penny Parker
  • Samir Savant
  • The Ulrich Family

Apsaras Supporters

  • Nova Dobb
  • Caroline & Simon Clark
  • Alison Duthie
  • Sam Ellis
  • Ruth Glick & Jonathan Green
  • Rachel Harris
  • Nigel Hinds
  • Henrietta Hine
  • Rhian Hughes
  • Alison Kenny
  • Kate Knight
  • Sanjivan Kohli
  • Beatrice Larsen
  • Graham Marchant
  • Anna Nasmyth
  • Clive & Annie Norton
  • Mark & Celia Rodrigues
  • Samantha Scott Wood
  • Amanda Skoog
  • Regina von Planta

And all our donors who wish to remain anonymous