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A foundation for dance, born from dance

MISSION

The activity of the foundation takes place and is linked to Geneva, with the aim of creating a pole of dance there with a local impact and an international influence.

The purpose of the foundation is to promote choreographic art in Geneva, dance education, training and support for young dancers and creators, support for the creation of multi and transdisciplinary artistic projects involving dance as well as dance projects related to the health and well-being of the local population.

Established in 2016, the Dance Area Foundation is recognized as being of public utility, non-profit and subject to the control 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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