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In March 2018, we held a work in progress sharing, a first look into a project already two years in the making. In this sharing, we demonstrated the basic components of the show at Oddbird Theatre for a select group of Delhi theatre practitioners followed by an in-depth and fruitful discussion.
Since that time, Dastaan LIVE has managed to break new ground in alternative venues in New Delhi and around India. With every show we have reimagined the space that we inhabit with our innovative use of everyday, inexpensive materials and projection mapping, which has the ability to transform any space into a living, breathing character.
We are reaching out to people who understand the value of what we are trying to do (create a new scene for live performing art lovers) and are willing to support us with our vision/ideas/ mission. We want to continue doing what we are doing with support from like-minded people so that they also become an equal stakeholder in our journey. It is our core belief that if inspiring and transformational art is to survive and thrive, it can only do so by being both creatively and financially independent.
 

Your support and encouragement towards this will make us inspire a generation of artists and live-arts practitioners in this region.

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In 2019, our top priority is taking Dastaan LIVE to other cities and towns across India. We are especially interested in alternative venues or black box theatres as they afford us the freedom to transform the space through our innovative set design. We would cherish the opportunity to perform in alternative spaces, conventional stages, proscenium theatres or even peoples living rooms.

 

As a travelling show, Dastaan LIVE is an 11 member team. Your contribution can wholly or in part take care of our travel and/or reasonably priced accommodation and other expenses such as local conveyance (outstation). In our heart of hearts, we want to be able to take this show to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, towns and villages where they probably wouldn’t have access a show of this kind, places which don’t have the necessary infrastructure capable of supporting the show. We are currently planning a pan-India tour which would cost us anywhere between 5-8 Lacs (that includes artist fee, production expenses, travel, lodging & boarding, food and beverage for the duration of our tour). You can help us get there!
 
 
Thankfully, we are not alone in this creative and contemplative journey.  In isolation, it is unlikely that our show will have the desired impact that we’ve worked so hard to ensure. There are many artists who constantly question the status quo around the country. We want to meet them, seek opportunities to create art with them, find the best way of putting it out there and create spaces for that encourage dialogue and dissent / debate.  We are already in the process of  collaborating with the Tadpole Repertory and will be launching the project publicly in September or October 2019. Our doors are always open to new ideas, artforms and collaborations. 
 
We have much more content in the works. Your contribution will enable us in creating this content besides enabling us to work with and pay new and exciting collaborators, expenses that may arise in productions  and help us to organise sharings at different spaces. We somehow managed to produce the last two music videos on our own, but would definitely like to raise funds for the next ones as it becomes difficult experimenting with ideas and forms/formats without any financial resources. Our average expenses per project is anywhere between 3-5 Lacs (which includes production, artist fee, sets, equipment rentals, travel, lodging & boarding, crew f&b). Your support will help us create edgy and relevant content that will further our reach and also help spread the message. 

 

Dastaan LIVE operates out of a small space in Lado Sarai (near Saket metro station). We see a lack of spaces for musicians, theatre and other artists to be able to create work in without great difficulties and encumbrances. We would like to offer the space to like minded artists, for them to use the space to showcase their work, organise screenings, conduct workshops, hold talks etc. Our vision with this Work-in-Progress space is to support the alternative scene and the artists operating in it- A space that is run by artists for artists. 

 

There are very few spaces in Delhi that encourage sharing work-in-progress performance pieces, especially the ones that challenge mainstream ideologies and narratives. We wish to  encourage makers of critical content and if possible, mentor arts-practitioners who want to explore alternative art-forms and innovative performance design. Your contribution can enable us to keep this space running and help it to grow. Our average expenses to keep the space is around 40,000 per month (which includes rent, utilities, overheads). Your support towards the space will help us sustain this space and inspire fellow artists in the city (and beyond) to engage with and see the potential in an artist run collaborative community space.  

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We launched Dastaan LIVE on 20th July 2018, and in just over a year, we have done more than 25 shows in non-mainstream spaces, released two music videos, added more than 15 collaborators in the team, created an arts space for conversations and dialogue, experimented with more than 5 different formats of live performance, performed and de-constructed our one-take video for visual design students, composed and performed 10 original tracks, released one of the tracks across major digital platforms, and will be ending the year (2019) performing at India’s biggest art festival – Serendipity Arts Festival 2019 (Goa) in Dec.
 

We wholeheartedly thank everyone who made Dastaan LIVE reach this milestone.

 

Since this ship is not going to stop now, we would like to encourage people to contribute towards our journey –

small, medium or large.

 
For more info on how to pay/getting in touch, drop in an email to dastaanlive@gmail.com

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5000 / Monthly

  • Takes care of one member's flight flicket
  • Get mentions and shoutouts at every show
  • Hang with us backstage
  • Patron Badge on our website

Standard

5000 / Monthly

  • Takes care of one member's flight flicket
  • Get mentions and shoutouts at every show
  • Hang with us backstage
  • Patron Badge on our website

Standard

5000 / Monthly

  • Takes care of one member's flight flicket
  • Get mentions and shoutouts at every show
  • Hang with us backstage
  • Patron Badge on our website

Standard

5000 / Monthly

  • Takes care of one member's flight flicket
  • Get mentions and shoutouts at every show
  • Hang with us backstage
  • Patron Badge on our website