konverjdans is creating contemporary ballet in collaboration with other artists
25

patrons

$444
per month
Join the konverjdans family!
By pledging a monthly donation of your choice, you can help keep us in the studio creating and collaborating with other artists, producing more showings & performances, and expanding into a bigger company. You would also be getting access to exclusive videos, live streams and the other fun perks & benefits of becoming a Patron of konverjdans.

www.konverjdans.com

ABOUT US:

konverjdans (con-verge-dance) -- a contemporary ballet company founded in 2016 by Amy Saunder, Jordan Miller and Tiffany Mangulabnan, three dancer-creators who hail from Zimbabwe, the United States and the Philippines respectively -- aims to celebrate the convergence of different backgrounds, art forms and experiences by creating dance in collaboration with a diverse array of musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and other dancers and artists, and always performing with live music; performing in a wide variety of spaces and making dance accessible to diverse audiences; and eventually expanding to conduct outreach programs in the United States, Zimbabwe and the Philippines.

We hail from separate parts of the globe and come together (converge) in the hope of creating something meaningful out of our passions, as so many dreaming people do, in New York City. We are all classically trained ballet dancers with years of professional experience dancing in companies like the New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Aspen Sante Fe Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Philippine Ballet Theatre, BalletNext, Richmond Ballet and Eugene Ballet. But we are also artists and thinkers, and while we have deep roots in classical ballet tradition, we hunger for new ideas, diverse thought, collaboration, and creation. (Learn more about us and our past & current projects on konverjdans.com)

WHY WE NEED YOU:

With your support, we will be able to spend the time that we need inside the studio developing ideas, experimenting, discovering, creating, collaborating with other artists, dancers and musicians (always properly paying for the time and talents of any artist we bring in to create, collaborate, play music and dance with us), and eventually performing and producing the work that we create

BASIC NEEDS (BREAKDOWN):

In order to create and collaborate continuously, we need:
  • To rent a minimum of 6 hours of studio space every week (at an average rental cost of $15/hr)
  • To pay guest artists and collaborators for their time creating and rehearsing inside the studio with us (at a minimum rate of $15/hr)

To bring our work to larger audiences, we hope:
  • To present our work, always with the presence of live musicians (with a minimum performance fee of $100 per artist)
  • To rent performance spaces that will allow for diverse audiences to see our work
  • To properly promote these performances
  • To capture on film, make more accessible, and make more enduring an art form that is, by its nature, ephemeral!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
The Firefly
Thank you for becoming one of our patrons and beams of light! Every little bit counts.

You will receive:
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon. You'll automatically be the first to see the updates, videos and photos we post of pieces in creation, films and studio showings!
Pledge $5 or more per month
7 patrons
The Firefly PLUS
Help us out a little bit more and burn a little brighter for us!

You will receive:
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $10 or more per month
7 patrons
The Lovebug
You are now a Lovebug! Welcome to the family.

You will receive:
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos shot from inside the ballet studio, offering you an exclusive look into our creative process
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
The Angelfish
You are officially a sponsor of konverjdans!

You will receive:
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
The Mama-Duck
Quack! Thank you! Your love and support is invaluable to us.

You will receive:
- VIP seating at all of our showings and performances
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 patrons
The Pangolin
Your generosity is rare and appreciated. Know that you are special, just like this pangolin!

You will receive:
- A pair of pointe shoes signed for you by the dancers of konverjdans
- VIP seating at all of our showings and performances
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patron
The Magical Unicorn
You are magical! We thank you endlessly for your gifts and want you to know that everything you do gives us a chance to create art and, hopefully, to bring a little bit of magic and color into the world.

You will receive:
- A chance to commission work (which we would choreograph, and for which one of our musical collaborators would compose) based on a piece of art that you love (it could be your own) - whether it is visual, spoken, literary or otherwise!
- A framed and signed professional photograph of konverjdans (one of your choice, if you like)
- A pair of pointe shoes signed for you by the dancers of konverjdans
- VIP seating at all of our showings and performances
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Goals
$444 of $720 per month
Goal #1: Immediate Creation Needs

$720 is the total monthly cost for:

Studio space
(6 hrs/week at $15/hr)
and
Compensation for one dancer/collaborator
(6 hrs/week at $15/hr)
1 of 2
Join the konverjdans family!
By pledging a monthly donation of your choice, you can help keep us in the studio creating and collaborating with other artists, producing more showings & performances, and expanding into a bigger company. You would also be getting access to exclusive videos, live streams and the other fun perks & benefits of becoming a Patron of konverjdans.

www.konverjdans.com

ABOUT US:

konverjdans (con-verge-dance) -- a contemporary ballet company founded in 2016 by Amy Saunder, Jordan Miller and Tiffany Mangulabnan, three dancer-creators who hail from Zimbabwe, the United States and the Philippines respectively -- aims to celebrate the convergence of different backgrounds, art forms and experiences by creating dance in collaboration with a diverse array of musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and other dancers and artists, and always performing with live music; performing in a wide variety of spaces and making dance accessible to diverse audiences; and eventually expanding to conduct outreach programs in the United States, Zimbabwe and the Philippines.

We hail from separate parts of the globe and come together (converge) in the hope of creating something meaningful out of our passions, as so many dreaming people do, in New York City. We are all classically trained ballet dancers with years of professional experience dancing in companies like the New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Aspen Sante Fe Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Philippine Ballet Theatre, BalletNext, Richmond Ballet and Eugene Ballet. But we are also artists and thinkers, and while we have deep roots in classical ballet tradition, we hunger for new ideas, diverse thought, collaboration, and creation. (Learn more about us and our past & current projects on konverjdans.com)

WHY WE NEED YOU:

With your support, we will be able to spend the time that we need inside the studio developing ideas, experimenting, discovering, creating, collaborating with other artists, dancers and musicians (always properly paying for the time and talents of any artist we bring in to create, collaborate, play music and dance with us), and eventually performing and producing the work that we create

BASIC NEEDS (BREAKDOWN):

In order to create and collaborate continuously, we need:
  • To rent a minimum of 6 hours of studio space every week (at an average rental cost of $15/hr)
  • To pay guest artists and collaborators for their time creating and rehearsing inside the studio with us (at a minimum rate of $15/hr)

To bring our work to larger audiences, we hope:
  • To present our work, always with the presence of live musicians (with a minimum performance fee of $100 per artist)
  • To rent performance spaces that will allow for diverse audiences to see our work
  • To properly promote these performances
  • To capture on film, make more accessible, and make more enduring an art form that is, by its nature, ephemeral!

Recent posts by konverjdans

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
The Firefly
Thank you for becoming one of our patrons and beams of light! Every little bit counts.

You will receive:
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon. You'll automatically be the first to see the updates, videos and photos we post of pieces in creation, films and studio showings!
Pledge $5 or more per month
7 patrons
The Firefly PLUS
Help us out a little bit more and burn a little brighter for us!

You will receive:
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $10 or more per month
7 patrons
The Lovebug
You are now a Lovebug! Welcome to the family.

You will receive:
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos shot from inside the ballet studio, offering you an exclusive look into our creative process
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
The Angelfish
You are officially a sponsor of konverjdans!

You will receive:
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
The Mama-Duck
Quack! Thank you! Your love and support is invaluable to us.

You will receive:
- VIP seating at all of our showings and performances
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 patrons
The Pangolin
Your generosity is rare and appreciated. Know that you are special, just like this pangolin!

You will receive:
- A pair of pointe shoes signed for you by the dancers of konverjdans
- VIP seating at all of our showings and performances
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patron
The Magical Unicorn
You are magical! We thank you endlessly for your gifts and want you to know that everything you do gives us a chance to create art and, hopefully, to bring a little bit of magic and color into the world.

You will receive:
- A chance to commission work (which we would choreograph, and for which one of our musical collaborators would compose) based on a piece of art that you love (it could be your own) - whether it is visual, spoken, literary or otherwise!
- A framed and signed professional photograph of konverjdans (one of your choice, if you like)
- A pair of pointe shoes signed for you by the dancers of konverjdans
- VIP seating at all of our showings and performances
- Credit as an official sponsor on our website: konverjdans.com
- Monthly behind-the-scenes videos that offer you an exclusive look into our creative process
- Exclusive invitations to monthly open rehearsals
- A Facebook shoutout on our official konverjdans page
- Access to all of our posts, both public and private, on Patreon