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Help Arts Stay Alive! फ्री - DUMB!

Danza Performing Arts is a dance school based in Gurgaon since 2008 where we practice jazz, contemporary dance, theater music, yoga and meditation to explore the “self” through creative expression. All ages starting 5 years explore their inner world through arts in regular classes and workshops with us.Our website for more information is here.

To support the practice of performance studies with students, we create Annual Summer Dance Theater Productions every year. Our part works are listed here

This fund raising campaign is to support the 10th Annual Summer Dance Theater Production फ्री - DUMB!

Creation is becoming harder and harder every year since the world is tilting more and more towards materialistic aims. Last year was very hard also as the only theater in Gurgaon shut down its operations and left us in lurch! To raise funds to continue being creative, we reached out to community for help. BEaPUMPKIN! Its great! was a result of crowdfunding.
As time is presenting us with adversity, we use it as opportunity and continue wading against all odds to keep creating. In this process of struggle we found the idea for this years production as well! Its about freedom!

Freedom, a word on everyone’s mind these days but what is it we want freedom from? “Stop suffering your freedom” is the starting point of this inquiry. The production is about realizing that one actually needs freedom from one’s own self, freedom from mindlessness in daily living and hence freedom from the “dumb”! Herd mentality, addiction to mobile phones and hence “restless-bed syndrome”, moral policing, being in toxic relationships even though we can make a choice to leave, losing our own identity and freedom to speak in all this madness, are few ideas we explored with dance and physical theater.

Creativity, getting back to flow energy and un-conditionality of joy, irrespective of what there is, was the answer we have found.


Kids, adults, dancers, actors, musicians, amateurs and professionals, a cast and crew of about 45 members will share the joy of researching life using arts as a tool with you all.

But we need your bit to this much needed energy of फ्री - DUMB! The funds raised from this will be used for rentals, equipment hiring, show videography and photography, properties we need, production costs and creative fee for our fabulous loving collaborators who make the students shine in their explorations of self.

Do contribute generously and share widely. No amount is less and its extremely valuable for us to keep arts alive! We will thank you all (your name) on our social media network (insta and FB), print your name for display on the day of the show and send you lots of love, light and gratitude in helping the most important cause of these times!

We look forward to having you with us in this dance of life and making arts practice possible in this materialistic world by being फ्री - DUMB!

Feel free to get in touch with us in case of questions at danzaextreme@gmail.com

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25th June 2019
Dear people,

Like we had shared with you earlier,  फ्री - DUMB! went very very well. We feel extremely satisfied that our relentless efforts to keep the voice of arts alive is in these tough times is being heard generously. We cant believe that we could yet again add to this ocean of creative expression against all odds, where free speech is suppressed and arts is most certainly suffering!  Your love encourages us to continue walking...errr dancing and creating fearlessly. This was our 10th production and also the most superior. Every single performer was deeply engaged in the creative process and they were all true collaborators and not just dancers! Even a little 5-year-old child was proposing ideas which we integrated with the work. No wonder why the performance was shining because everyone owned it with so much love. You all were a pillar of strength to us and we all, the cast and crew (about 45 of us) would like to deeply thank you for your contribution to this thought of  फ्री - DUMB!  Sharing the behind the scenes film of the work with you. Please stay in touch with us through our FB page and group titled Danza Performing Arts (https://www.facebook.com/Danza-Performing-Arts-230909993614610). You can also subscribe to our youtube channel to keep in touch with our work https://www.youtube.com/user/danzaextreme


Much Love and Light. 
Dear people,

Like we had shared with you earlier,  फ्री - DUMB! went very very well. We feel extremely satisfied that our relentless efforts to keep the voice of arts alive is in these tough times is being heard generously. We cant believe that we could yet again add to this ocean of creative expression against all odds, where free speech is suppressed and arts is most certainly suffering!  Your love encourages us to continue walking...errr dancing and creating fearlessly. This was our 10th production and also the most superior. Every single performer was deeply engaged in the creative process and they were all true collaborators and not just dancers! Even a little 5-year-old child was proposing ideas which we integrated with the work. No wonder why the performance was shining because everyone owned it with so much love. You all were a pillar of strength to us and we all, the cast and crew (about 45 of us) would like to deeply thank you for your contribution to this thought of  फ्री - DUMB!  Sharing the behind the scenes film of the work with you. Please stay in touch with us through our FB page and group titled Danza Performing Arts (https://www.facebook.com/Danza-Performing-Arts-230909993614610). You can also subscribe to our youtube channel to keep in touch with our work https://www.youtube.com/user/danzaextreme


Much Love and Light. 
10th June 2019
Dear Arts enthusiasts, yet again would like to thank you all for your graciousness. Sharing link to a vox pop we conducted on freedom as apart of our performance, फ्री - DUMB! It was amazingly insightful. The discourse on politics is only one part of what freedom can be..its much much much more than that. We attempted to bring that forefront with this vox pop. It was a part of the performance as well. Please have a look and feel free to share. Love and Light.


Dear Arts enthusiasts, yet again would like to thank you all for your graciousness. Sharing link to a vox pop we conducted on freedom as apart of our performance, फ्री - DUMB! It was amazingly insightful. The discourse on politics is only one part of what freedom can be..its much much much more than that. We attempted to bring that forefront with this vox pop. It was a part of the performance as well. Please have a look and feel free to share. Love and Light.


5th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

Our show went very very well. Thanks so much for your love and support. Sharing image of an installation we created in the lobby to thank you all. Wishing you all lots of creativity in your own lives as well. Please find us (danzaperformingarts) on FB and Insta for follow our further explorations. Love and Light.

Entire team, cast and crew of फ्री - DUMB!


Dear Supporters,

Our show went very very well. Thanks so much for your love and support. Sharing image of an installation we created in the lobby to thank you all. Wishing you all lots of creativity in your own lives as well. Please find us (danzaperformingarts) on FB and Insta for follow our further explorations. Love and Light.

Entire team, cast and crew of फ्री - DUMB!


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Rs.84,950 raised

Goal: Rs.200,000

Beneficiary: Danza Performin... info_outline

Supporters (25)

Hashim
Hashim donated Rs.2,500
AN
Atul donated Rs.5,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,000

My friends daughter is performing and love the school. I would hate for it not to be there for her to enjoy and learn

CM
Chirag donated Rs.1,000

Indepen-dance through transcen-dance! :)

SU
SAURAV UPADHYAY donated Rs.200
AW
Aabshaar donated Rs.500