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I am only able to produce my work with the support of our wonderful donors. They create the space and resources that help me develop initial thoughts and inspirations into fully shaped projects and performances. And today we are ever-more reliant on the generous philanthropy of individuals to achieve our ambitions and look to the future with confidence.

— Shobana Jeyasingh

Apsara Circle

We believe that dance has a role to play in talking about the world we live in.

On behalf of all at Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and the arts sector more widely, please help by making a donation. Every small contribution helps.

Donors who make gifts of between £5 and £499 will become part of our Apsara Circle (Apsaras are the heavenly dancers of Hindu mythology) and we will keep you closely connected with our work.

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Creative Circle

We warmly invite you to support our Creative Circle to help us create work that is visceral and stimulating. Your philanthropy is needed more than ever as Covid-19 continues to devastate the arts sector.

The Creative Circle is a philanthropic funding programme for gifts of £500 to £10,000, which go directly towards the creation and production of new works. As a Creative Circle supporter you will become an extended member of our artistic team and you’ll receive exclusive, regular insights from Shobana and we will thank you in our programmes and online.

“The Creative Circle takes you to the very heart of SJD’s creative process. It is exciting to be part of this interesting group of lovers of contemporary dance and a privilege to become closely involved with Shobana, her team and her dancers.” – Beatrice Larsen, supporter of the Creative Circle 

Download the Creative Circle leaflet for more details. Donate £500 or more online or download the attached form.

Please contact Kate Knight, Development Associate, to find out more about what you can expect as a Creative Circle supporter:

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How your support helps

Creating new dance works takes months, even 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 production experts.

We set ourselves a minimum target of raising at least £300,000 each year to support the development of productions and our wide-reaching Learning programme.

With your help, by making a donation of any size, our small company can continue to make dance which challenges the mind as well as the body. And crucially, we can continue to support our freelance dancers, designers, technicians, and musicians, which is critical to the survival of the arts during these challenging times.

“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 extremely important to us.”

Sandi and Jake Ulrich, Supporters of the Creative Circle

Major Supporters

We’d particularly like to thank our major supporters from the past two years: the Dr Michael and Anna Brynberg Charitable Foundation, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, Garcia Family Foundation, Hyde Park Place Estate Charity, Leche Trust, Deborah Loeb Brice Donor Advised Fund at CAF, The London Community Foundation, the Mila Charitable Organisation, Oak Foundation, the Royal Philharmonic Society with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund, and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

And the following people for their generous support over the past two years, as well as our donors who wish to remain anonymous.

  • Creative Circle Supporters
  • Ariane Bankes
  • Primrose Bell
  • Jules and Cheryl Burns Trust
  • Amanda Cupples and Nick Hoffman
  • Nova Dobb
  • Emma Davidson
  • Harriet's Trust
  • The Hochhauser Foundation
  • Mike and Caroline Howes
  • Sanjivan Kohli
  • Beatrice Larsen
  • Graham Marchant
  • Janet Martin
  • Anna Nasmyth
  • Karunesh Ratnam-Evans
  • Louisa Riley-Smith
  • Samir Savant
  • The Ulrich Family
  • Oliver Vicars-Harris
  • Apsara Supporters
  • Valerie Bourne
  • Janine Catalano
  • Kathleen Crook and James Penturn
  • Caroline Clark
  • Rachel Clare
  • Gerald Cinamon
  • Roderick Dunn
  • Katharine Dowson
  • Alison Duthie
  • Sarah and Paul Edwards
  • Martin Evans
  • Chris Felton
  • Susanna Ferrar
  • Farzana Fidai
  • Sylvia Fletcher
  • Joe Foulsham
  • Ruth Glick & Jonathan Green
  • Orlando Gough
  • Rachel Harris
  • Nigel Hinds
  • Monica Ishola
  • Deven Jeyasingh
  • Swaraj Jeyasingh
  • Alison Kenny
  • Debbie Langdon-Davies and Jon King
  • Malcolm Keen
  • Kate and Frank Knight
  • Alastair Levy
  • Michael Latcham
  • Vijee Manuel
  • David McIntosh
  • Annie Norton
  • Claudio von Planta
  • Larissa von Planta
  • Natalie Shipton
  • Rebecca Simor
  • Anne Toovey
  • Courtney Ulrich
  • Mrs M D Wigley-Evans
  • Special thanks to all the wonderful Apsara supporters who made a gift in memory of Regina von Planta

Contact Kate Knight to find out more

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