Celebrating cultural diversity and social harmony through the joyful medium of performing arts!
It’s our birthday in November! Help us celebrate our third nonprofit anniversary with a donation!
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When you donate to Bollywood Dance Scene, you are supporting an energetic, positive group of volunteers. As creative thinkers, big dreamers, and movers and shakers, we aim to change the world - one person, one dance at a time - and have a blast doing it.
Bollywood Dance Scene envisions a society in which the breadth of artistic expression and cultural tradition are celebrated, and all people feel a deep abiding sense of welcome, safety, appreciation, and community.
Bollywood Dance Scene believes art has a huge role to play in fostering social cohesion, understanding, and harmony, both within and between communities; and we know that the more visible and accessible artistic expression is, the more effectively it can build mutual understanding, warmth, and respect. These beliefs and priorities inform everything we do.
What did we accomplish during our first three years as a nonprofit?
We created "MinneUtsav" - the first ever Bollywood Performing arts festival in US. We produced "Love You Zindagi" - A Bollywood dance drama that provided a heartfelt look towards mental health awareness especially in the South Asian community. 50% of the proceeds for 2 of the shows were shared with non-profit orgs that work in the mental health realm.
We created the top selling shows of the 2015 and 2016 MN Fringe Festivals! Family friendly and joyful, our shows offered positive LGBTQ content, and took on the topic of xenophobia. With a multicultural and inter-generational cast of dozens, these shows epitomize our message of social harmony.
We offered low cost/no cost weekly drop-in classes, children’s workshops, and participatory street performances which promote health, well-being, and community.
We created the Hot Indian Dance Off! which engages a new audience, educates the public about Indian dance, and supports the Midtown Global Market community.
We brought a Bollywood flair to our work with other community organisations, creating unique and successful events designed to further both our mission, and those of our partner organisations.
About Bollywood Dance SceneBollywood Dance Scene, creators of the bestselling MN Fringe shows of 2014, 2015, and 2016, is a diverse nonprofit promoting health, well-being, social justice, and cultural understanding through dance. Formed in 2012 by three dynamic Indian dancers, their unique style of optimistic social activism, promoting inclusion and diversity, is both effective and infectious. With 2-4 community based performances monthly, they shine a bright Bollywood spotlight on causes that are in the spirit of their mission. Bollywood Dance Scene brings people of every age, ethnicity, and orientation together and empowers them to get up and dance! Experience the joy and welcome of a Bollywood Dance Scene drop-in class - and be warned: their energy is contagious!