Ardani Artists Mgmt Employee Relief Fund

Ardani Artists was founded in 1990 by Gaia and Sergei Danilian, two of the most innovative and award-winning producers of performing arts in the world. Though their passion for dance and theatre started in Russia, they arrived in America as immigrants with a dream and a vision.

For 30 years they've been integral in discovering, and supporting young talented dancers and choreographers around the globe, and inspiring audiences along the way.

Ardani Artists has had the honor to bring the following companies to stages near you: The Bolshoi Ballet, the Mariinksy Theatre, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Complexions, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Merce Cunningham Company, the Limón Dance Company, Pilobolus, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and The Mikhailovsky Ballet.

The Dancer’s we’ve had the privelege of working with include Diana Vishneva, Natalia Osipova, Maria Abashova, Maria Kochetkova, Ekaterina Shipulina, Polina Semionova, Ekaterina Krysanova, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Roberto Bolle, Marcelo Gomes, Desmond Richardson, Denis Matvienko, David Hallberg, Guillaume Cote, and Ivan Vasiliev. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/arts/dance/meet-the-impresario-who-makes-dance-happen-sergei-danilian.html 


During these unprecedented times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Ardani Artists was forced to cancel multiple tours and performances this year.  All of us who have been an essential part of this family are reaching out to ask for your assistance. The company employs up to 10 people in staff for our touring seasons, while working with 100's of individuals to ensure that we bring you the ballet companies that you have come to love and look forward to each year

These individuals have become like family to us, and we would like to help them to provide for their families. Many are now under financial distress due to these cancelled tours. Your contribution will help us provide much-needed financial support to members of the Ardani Artists staff and crew whose main sources of income are from live performances

From producing dance spectaculars, inspiring our community,  and bringing the joy of movement to you show after show, we have dedicated our lives to help creating the best the dance world has to offer. We’re now in an unimaginable circumstance of relying on the kindness of our local and greater communities to support our team. 

We know this is an extremely challenging time for everyone, and we understand that not everyone who has come to love and cherish the performances we've produced will be able to contribute. If you can’t donate at this time, sharing will cost you nothing but the kindness in your heart, so we kindly ask that you please spread the word about this fundraiser. We are doing our best to keep our heads up and keep the smiles shining as we do every time you see us at our events. Every contribution matters and we hope you can help us through these tough times.

With your help, we can recover after this pandemic and get back to creating and sharing the productions we are known for.  To help the initiative of reaching its goal, Ardani Artists will be supporting this campaign with the following:

TOP  DONORS (Min. 8k donation)

***ALL DONORS NAMES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PLAYBILL FOR OUR NEXT PRODUCTION(S)***

USA OPTION

1.
City Center Theatre Behind the Curtain experience

All-access guided tours of City Center Theatre with Gaiane Danilian.  Including a glimpse into the facilities, rehearsal passes, and tickets to opening night for an Ardani Artist production. Package includes backstage passes and entry into opening night reception party.
(Airfare and living accommodations not included.) (Some restrictions may apply)

2. 
Lincoln Center Theatre Behind the Curtain experience

All-access guided tours of Lincoln Center Theatre with Gaiane Danilian.  Including a glimpse into the facilities, rehearsal passes, and tickets to opening night for an Ardani Artist production. Package includes backstage passes and entry into opening night reception party.
(Airfare and living accommodations not included.) (Some restrictions may apply)

RUSSIA OPTION

1. Bolshoi theatre or Mariinsky theatre Behind the Curtain experience

All-access guided tours of the Bolshoi or Mariinsky theatres with Sergei Danilian. Including a glimpse into the company class, rehearsals, and the theatres museum. A private dinner with Sergei Danilian and a prima ballerina is also included.
(Airfare and living accommodations not included.) (Some restrictions may apply)

2. Eifman Ballet Behind the Curtain experience

All-access guided tour of Boris Eifman's new Dance Academy with Sergei Danilian. Including a glimpse into the facilities, rehearsal passes, and tickets to a performance by the Boris Eifman Youth Dance Company. A private dinner with famed Russian choreographer Boris Eifman and Sergei Danilian is included.
(Airfare and living accommodations not included.) (Some restrictions may apply)

3. Russia's famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Behind the Curtain experience

All-access guided tour to the famed Vaganova ballet academy. Includes a glimpse into the facilities, rehearsal and backstage passes, and tickets to a student performance. A private dinner with famed dancer and director of the academy, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Sergei Danilian is included. (Airfare and living accommodations not included.) (Some restrictions may apply)

4. Behind the Curtain Ballet world cultural guided tour of St. Petersburg or Moscow with Sergei Danilian

The first donor to contribute $7,500 or more, will receive an original 30" X 40" "The Love of Ballet" painting by Tigran Danilian, autographed by more than 60 members of the Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra, including director Yuri Fateev and impresario Sergei Danilian.

$1000+ Signed Limited Edition coffee table book Impresario or Choreographer-Boris Eifman- The man who dared- ($250 value), Kings of Dance DVD, LE Artist post card gift set*. Exclusive green room passes for a season to all Ardani Artists events.
(Some restrictions may apply)

$500+ Limited Edition Artist T-Shirt, Kings of Dance DVD, LE Artist post card gift set*

$250+ Autographed pointe shoes worn by famed ballerina Diana Vishneva , Kings of Dance DVD, LE Artist post card gift set*

$100+ Kings Of Dance DVD and LE Artist post card gift set*

$50+ LE Artist post card gift set*

*Limited Edition post card gift set includes never released photographs from cancelled performances.
(physical goods will not be shipped out until June 1, 2020, please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery)


If you’ve ever had a moment you’ll never forget at one of our shows, please consider supporting the staff who make it happen. We sincerely appreciate every contribution and every bit helps and counts towards the bigger goal.If you’re unable to give financial support, sharing will cost you nothing but the kindness in your heart, so we kindly ask that you please spread the word about this fundraiser.

With LOVE,
Ardani Artists Staff

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Fundraising team: Ardani Artists Family (3)

Tigran Danilian 
Organizer
New York, NY
Gaiane Danilian 
Beneficiary

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