Festival Dansez Maintenant - English version
FOR ITS FIRST EDITION AND FROM 26TH OF JUNE UNTIL THE 2ND OF JULY 2017 THE FESTIVAL DANSEZ MAINTENANT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR DANCE
During the day of 1st of July 2017, guest artists and dancers coming from all around the globe will mingle with the people living in Véretz and in the region of the Centre-Val de Loire. In addition to this festival day, a residency for professional dancers will take place during that week, the results of which will be shown on the 1st of July as well.
The Château of Véretz is located in the heart of the Centre-Val de Loire region, one of the most visited of France and Europe. This unique place belongs, for several generations, to the family of Gabriela Gómez Abaitua, the director of the festival.
The goal of the festival is to give contemporary dance a new space for its diffusion and sharing. We want to bring the public and the dancers together outside of the stage. This sharing will take place on July 1st through the conferences, workshops and the friendly spirit of the framework. The spectator will discover several artistic events throughout the whole compound, in the heart of the forest, in the garden and in the lounges of the castle. The day will end with a closing show that will take place in front of the magnificent main façade, as the background scene of the stage.
The dancers inscribed in the residency will develop their creativity, feed on each other's work and enrich themselves with artistic collaborations for a week long.
WHY SUPPORT US?
We hope that this first edition will live up to our ambition. For this we need your support to finance :
1- A technical installation meeting the best quality and safety standards : all the area of the castle will be specially designed for the occasion, with the installation of different dance areas outside for the workshops, as well as a stage of more than 100m2 in front of the main facade of the castle, for the show of the 1st of July.
2- Communication and diffusion of the festival, to promote the event and to reach regionally and internationally as many people as possible. Also, we would like to film this first edition to have a good record of it for the future.
3- Travel costs, salaries and catering service for the guest artists, who will provide the courses, masterclasses, conferences and will ensure the high quality of this first festival's edition.
The budget of this edition adds up to 30.830 euros.
Technical installation (montage of scenes, sound light): 11.500 €
Accommodation and meals: 8.000 €
Transportation: 2.600 €
Communication: 2,500 €
Salaries + charges: 5.500 €
Production costs, supplies: 750 €
To face this expenses :
- We have some expenses covered by the inscriptions of the dancers for the summer intensive and by the ticketing
- We call on potential fundraising and sponsoring companies and on funding by the department, the region and the nation.
- And of course, your generosity !
Our first objective is 6000 euros, this will allow us to cover a good part of the technical installation.
If we exceed this sum, we can approach this first edition serenely with a second landing at 8000 euros. Then we would be able to optimize the layout of the festival and remunerate all the guest artists.