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Please contribute to GUS events
(sliding scale: low–regular–abundant)

In-Depth Talk-Through: $5–$10–$20 USD

GUS Practice:
$10–$25–$50 USD from each site

Meta-Sharing:
$5–$10–$20 USD

Please indicate if it is a site or individual contribution.
Additional contributions are welcome and needed!

Global Underscore (GUS) is made possible through the participation and enthusiasm of thousands of dancers, Site Facilitators, and volunteer coordinators worldwide. Financial contributions from sites and individuals make GUS possible! Each year, people contribute to the Global Underscore in general and for its events: the In-Depth Talk-Through, the main GUS practice, and the Meta-Sharing. Thank you!

Each year, sites and individuals who participate in the Global Underscore donate money to support overall organizing costs, which are related primarily to website, email, and data hosting and maintenance. All funds received directly cover the costs of coordinating Global Underscore.

Our current bank balance is $1543.96 USD. This includes funds raised from kneepad sales during 2021-2022, Aspect Card sales, and 2023–2024 contributions.

Each year, GUS Coordinators volunteer approximately 400 hours to produce the annual Talk-Through, Global Underscore and Meta-Sharing events in collaboration with participating sites. While the primary coordination efforts are volunteered, there are some fixed costs associated with website, email, and data hosting and maintenance that we seek to fund in order to maintain these efforts. Understanding that our individual relationships with time, energy and financial resources are unique, we invite you to support GUS in any way that aligns with your values and capacity. Some examples of how you can support GUS include:

  • Making a donation of any size as an individual or a site.
  • Some sites invite dancers to make a small contribution which is donated to support GUS efforts.
  • Volunteering your time and skills.

We also acknowledge some sites and individuals do not have the capacity to give.

2024 Donors

Nevada City Contact Improv
Northampton, MA Seasonal Underscore
Florence, MA GUS (Sarah Young, Patrick Crowley)
Guangzhou, Guangdong GUS (韩 宇露, Cher Yulu)
Chicago GUS (Chrissy Martin)
John O’Shea (Kent, UK)
Holly Adams (Brooklyn, NY)
Michelle Lefkowitz (Burlington, VT)
Vancouver, BC GUS (EDAM Dance)
Rowan Worth (Australia)
Jared Lencioni (Dublin, NH)
Nevada City GUS  (Nevada City, CA)
Chelsea Cartwright (Belfast, ME)

2023 Donors

Stephanie Thomas
Jennifer Döll
Nikki Lee
Mandoline Whittlesey
Yanael Plumet
Charles Dietrich
Boulder, Colorado USA site (Sue Lauther, Mike Detweiler)
Hong Kong site (Mimi Lo)
Vancouver, Canada site (EDAM Dance, Anne Cooper)
Dublin, Ireland site (Kate Stephens, Laura Dowdall)
Utrecht, Netherlands site (Sebas van Wetten, Lieke van Heck)
Hamburg Germany site (Angela-Mara Florant, Heilke Bruns, Sigrid Bohlens)
Florence, Massachusetts USA site (Sarah Young, Patrick Crowley)

2022 Donors

Colleen Bartley
Patrick Crowley
Sue Lauther
David Leung
Michelle Lefkowitz
Alyssa Lynes
Ken Manheimer
Steffen Middendorf
Sarah Young
Christina Morassi
Britta Schönbrunn
Florence (Northampton), MA USA site
Amsterdam, Netherlands site (Thalia Laric & Sebas van Wetten)
Bruno Garrote Marques
Meta Bobbe
Hong Kong site/Mimi Lo
Tanja Striezel

2021 Donors

Christian Swenson
Sarah Young
Patrick Crowley
Herman Van Cauwelaert
Jeff Bliss
Frederick Landers
London Contact Improvisation (LCI)
Marina Kolokouri
Lynn Stephens
David Koteen
Barbara Bauer
Suzuki Yasuko
Lindsay Forsythe
Basel, Switzerland/Monique Kroepfli, Nathalie Baumann
Maidelise Ríos Medina
Mimi Lo
From Inch Dance
(Yu-Chien Cheng)
Paul Whitlock
Nikki Lee
Laura Dowdall
Margarethe Wäckerle
Kellyn Jackson
EDAM Dance
GUS Guangzhou site/Yijie Chen, yuenjie MARU

2020 Donors

Andrew Solway
Andrew Wass
Triade Tanzforum e.V.
Anna Sedlackova
Anne-Gaelle Thiriot
April Butcher, Chicago Contact Improvisation
Bernadette Divilly
Bonn, Germany GUS site, Tanja Striezel
Brandin Steffensen
Christine Mauch
Colleen Bartley
Dana Galbavy
Danse Orée des Bois
David Leung
Dey Summer
Dolly Huang
Eve Hermann
Florence, MA USA site
Funda Gul
Gretchen Dunn
Hong Kong GUS site
Ian D Allen
Jemima Farwell
Jo Dorado, GUS website genius
Johanna Sellman
Katerina Tzouganaki
Kellyn Jackson
Kristin Horrigan
Leah DelPorto
London Contact Improvisation
Lynn Stephens
Maggie Shollenberger
Margarethe Wäckerle
Marlene M Wong
Maru Yuenjie
Mary Moss
Mimi Lo
Nancy Hughes
Nancy Stark Smith
Neige Christenson
Nikki Lee
Patrick Crowley
Paul Whitlock
Ronja Ver
Saliq Savage
Sarah Young
Sebas van Wetten
Sue Lauther
Sze Wei Chan
Tamsin Haggis
Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands GUS site (Kees Lemmens)