Pedestrian Wanderlust

is creating a Movement Movement
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About Pedestrian Wanderlust

“It's the dance we do in our heads while walking down the street listening to music, brought to life.” -Rami Shafi (Founder & Director)

Pedestrian Wanderlust is #AMovementMovement of improvised dance in public spaces aimed at celebrating freedom of expression and a diversity of people, places, and creative movement. We have currently filmed over 400 video portraits with dancers from all over the world in locations such as New York, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Spain. We also host public improv jams with live musicians and free public dance classes.
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Each film introduces one or multiple dancers interacting with the environment and people in a pre-selected place that has meaning to them. They improvise movement and interaction without music from a starting point to an ending point agreed upon prior to filming.  The resulting footage is sped up to emphasize the overall trajectory and music is added to highlight a unique emotion or tone that was discovered by the footage. All videos in the series are currently shot solely on an iPhone with natural light. The duet between dancer and videographer makes Pedestrian Wanderlust unique. The viewer witnesses a raw emotional journey and the creative process in action. Amongst other things, the films are meant to highlight the choices and movements of dancers as unique to them as a fingerprint.

Our Blind Date Duet series brings two strangers together to see what happens when two people who have never met each other form a relationship through movement before ever exchanging a word.  (

Please take a moment to look at our plans for the future and consider contributing to our cause. Your support will help build this community and give it momentum to grow. For a detailed breakdown of where your money will go, check out the GOALS panel on the left. In addition to supporting the movement you also get REWARDS depending on your tier which you can see on the right. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]

With Love, Light, and Movement,
Rami and the Pedestrian Wanderlust Team
$2 of $2,000 per month
TEAM: Reaching our goal will allow us to hire freelance creatives to help create and manage content, organize events, find collaborative opportunities, and maintain a strong presence. Examples:
- Social Media Manager
- Public Relations & Outreach Manager
 -Event Organizer
-Brand Ambassadors

PROJECTS: Our budget will allow for equipment, talent, and post-production that Pedestrian Wanderlust can use to produce larger scale and higher quality content. Examples:
- Production Equipment (Camera, Lights, Audio)
- Interviews with Industry Professionals
- Location Permits for PW shoots, gatherings and Dance Jams
-Web Series "Wild in the Street"
-Full Length Documentary

GROWTH: Creating a global community is the end all be all of this movement. With our goal met we can expand our movement in the following ways: 
- Travel to new cities to film dancers from other places
- Showcase a wider diversity of people, places, cultures, and dance styles/creative movement
- Marketing to reach and inspire a larger online audience
- Host more dance jams and free dance classes in NYC as well as expanding these events into other cities

*We need your support in order to keep this project going and growing. For further details on how we plan to spend our budget email [email protected]
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