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A foundation for dance, born from dance

3rd International Junior Ballets Festival

19 - 21 May 2022 | BFM Geneva

Ticketing opens in February

From May 19 to 21, 2022, the Dance Area Foundation is organizing the third edition of its international festival of young ballets. An exceptional gathering of young dancers, educators, choreographers and a dance-loving audience.

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The particularity of this unique festival in Switzerland is to present international companies of young dancers ages 17 to 22. This exceptional gathering of talents makes it possible to offer a fantastic synergy between dancers, professors, choreographers and an audience that loves dance.

This dynamic platform offers the possibility of discovering a multitude of educational and cultural approaches, while allowing young dancers to develop a network which will facilitate their access to a wider choice of professional engagements.

MISSION

The Foundation’s main activity is located in and tied to Geneva; the aim is to develop an internationally recognized local dance centre

The Foundation’s goal is to promote choreography, dance education, training, and support for young dancers and artists in Geneva. The intention is to encourage the creation of multi- and trans-disciplinary artistic endeavors involving dance, and to promote dance projects that benefit the health and wellbeing of the local population.

Established in 2016, the Dance Area Foundation is a non-profit, non-profit, public authority under the supervision of the cantonal supervisory authority for foundations.

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CORE VALUES

Rigorous academic instruction
Excellence in arts education
High standards
Open-mindedness and inclusion
Inspiration and healthy competition derived from a multicultural environment
Transmission to future generations

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

All actions of the Dance Area Foundation, in their diversity, tend towards these objectives

The Dance Area Foundation plays an active role in shaping the future of the performing arts. It supports young choreographers by organizing events conducive to local and international choreographic exchanges.

Dancing, joint effort, and gratification are catalysts for wellbeing and health. Open workshops, projects, and coordinated cultural events are organized for the benefit of the general public.

The Foundation promotes diversity and inclusion by building a supportive and welcoming environment.

The Foundation encourages artists to think of themselves as cultural ambassadors who represent Geneva and Switzerland when abroad.

The Foundation raises the funds necessary to implement the above.

Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. (…) It is our appreciation for dance that allows us to see clearly the rhythms of nature and to take natural rhythm to a plane of well-organised art and culture.

Rudolf Von Laban

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