‘Meeraqi’ in Greek is a labour of love - something done with passion, absolute devotion therefore leaving a part of ourselves in it. This project is our combined labour of love to create one such space dedicated to the arts, for the community to explore, engage, evolve with various artistic disciplines.
First up, let's see how we got started and why.
Meeraqi is envisioned as a non-profit, open-for all space that acts as a platform for collaboration and creation for emerging artists and professionals alike. Whether you are an artist who needs a gallery space to exhibit work, need a space to rehearse your dance production, jam with your band, conduct a workshop, host a performance, hold a meeting or co-work with a team, Meeraqi is here to support you achieve your vision. It will also serve as a melting pot of ideas, influences and education, as we will be bringing several well known professionals from across artistic disciplines, to both showcase their latest work, and engage directly with audiences, both through performances/ showings or workshops.
This funding campaign is to generate the funds to help complete the construction of the roof, electricals, flooring and setup the professional sound & lighting infrastructure. The space in itself is about 2000 sq feet, large enough to have a performance with an intimate 120-150 people audience. On most days, you could walk in to Meeraqi, and be sure to discover something interesting, that you would find personally engaging.
We, at Nivesaa Pvt Ltd, a leading dance company in Bengaluru, have taken the initiative towards making this a reality, and we have begun the construction of the space, in Indiranagar, the heart of Bengaluru. We laid the groundwork of the construction with our own hands, and need your support to help finish it.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us at
Aastha ( Trustee ) - 9167435558
Sahiba ( Trustee ) – 8861437687
Sudeep ( Creative Director ) – 9972799116
Amrudesh ( Core team member ) – 9176515468
about how you wish to engage or any suggestions you may have.
Our token of gratitude:
As a token our gratitude to you, you shall receive a "4 classes card" which you can use to attend any of our dance classes and also "2 passes" for one performance that would happen at Meeraqi when you contribute INR 5,000.
Please also see the attached membership packages docket that lists offers including those related to rehearsal and performance, space utilisation offers which may interest you as an artist / an organisation.
Nivesaa, a dance studio created by Sahiba Singh and Aastha Gulati in 2014 has become one of the most well known dance studios in the city and conducts dance, fitness and wellness classes, workshops, shows etc. Meeraqi, the project and the trust which shall run it is an initiative of Nivesaa to expand the horizon.
The Core Team:
Sudeep Bhattacharya is an award winning Photographer and Film maker with over 10 years of experience working with audiovisual arts. With his professional portfolio spanning wedding, advertising and corporate films & photography, Sudeep has worked with national and international brands including Facebook, Bajaj, Wrangler, Westside, Taxi For Sure, Housejoy, Fastrack, Practo among others, and has won awards for his short films, as well as several mentions in leading editorial magazines including Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, and Asian Photography. Sudeep will lead the creative direction and curation at Meeraqi, working directly with artists and institutions, & leveraging his wide artistic experience to further enrich the Meeraqi experience.
Aastha Gulati, a professional dancer and choreographer, fitness and wellness trainer has a decade of experience in performing, training, choreographing dance productions. She is also well known for her wellness workshops and trains people in fitness forms. She has a very wide dance profile including Contemporary, Latin and Belly dance.
Sahiba Singh, a professional dancer, choreographer with over a decade of experience in performing and teaching shall be one of the Managing trustees. She specialises in contemporary dance and has a deep understanding of how the human body moves and how to build and direct it to create movement through meaningful and compelling narratives concerning socio-political debates.