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A foundation for dance, born from dance


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.



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


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