Application deadline : December 20th 2019
About the Festival:
The International Choreographic Festival of Blois (Blois Danse) will take place in Blois, France, from July 1st to 12th.
The Festival aims to bring the art of dance to the city of Blois, France and to democratize this art form by offering performances, dance short-film screenings, master classes, performance workshops and community outreach events.
The first edition of the festival was a tremendous success and the second edition is strongly awaited by many people. The festival Blois Danse is born from a partnership between the city of Blois and the internationally acclaimed dance company AZOTH Dance Theatre, which has held many professional choreographic events in the Loir-et-Cher (French Department) since 2014.
This festival is a platform for companies (both emerging and established) to produce their work and network with other international artists and potential supporters and programmers.
The goal of this festival is :
1. to offer professional and high quality dance performances and other dance events to the citizens of Blois, the Loir-et-Cher and the Region Centre Val-de-Loire.
2. to enable foreign professional dance companies to perform in France in an historical and renowned theatre
3. to present a wide range of dance styles and to democratize this art form by introducing the audiences to these styles
Opportunities and exposure for companies :
Great exposure & media coverage for the companies invited to perform. Last edition included press/TV and radio coverage
Theatre programmers/producers are invited to attend the show, which we hope can lead to further opportunities for the companies
Gala evening organized with sponsors, politics, press and theatre programmers, which offers an opportunity for companies to network
Each company has the opportunity to teach up to 2 master classes in the technique of its choice during the festival and will receive 80% of the revenue created from the master classes
Only 5 companies are selected to perform. This assures great visibility to each company. Companies can rely on the staff and volunteers to help organize their trip to France and to make the best of their participation in the festival (for example with logistic support, translation or any question the companies may have before/during/after the festival). We're here for you !
Each company taking part in the festival receives :
up to 100€/dancer to support travelling costs
Accommodation for all dancers
Pictures and videos from the performances
Press coverage (the 2019 edition of the festival included written press/TV/Radio)
Gala evening with sponsors, press and politics, theatre programmers
Free pass to attend festival events
Opportunity to teach 2 master classes
Performances will be presented on July 3-4-5 2020 at the most prestigious theatre of the city of Blois : la Halle aux Grains
Located in the heart of the city, la Halle aux Grains is a magnificent historical theatre with a large stage and a great number of seats.
Stage : 195 m2
Renowned national theatre
Located in the heart of the city
The festival is looking for 5 dance companies to present their work at the festival.
All dance techniques are welcome. Both emerging and established companies/choreographers can apply.
3 different shows will be presented. The program of the performances will be different each day and companies will have the opportunity to perform at 2 shows and present pieces no longer than 15-20 minutes.
We ask each company to perform a different piece at each show (you will show 2 different pieces during the festival)
How to apply :
Fill out the application :
Pay the 15€ application fee : - French-speaking applicants please pay here :
- International applicants please pay here :
- If you rather make a bank transfer, please transfer the amount
of 15€ to the following bank account :
Account Holder: AZOTH Dance Theatre
Bank: Crédit Agricole
IBAN: FR76 1440 6001 3083 3363 0063 420
Reference for your transfer: BD20 First Name + Last Name
Application deadline : December 20th 2019
We aim to get back to each company within two months, by February 20th 2020
Provisional schedule below. Schedule is subject to change based on the length of the pieces that will be presented at the festival
We ask the companies rehearsing on Wednesday July 1st to arrive in Blois on Tuesday June 30th and companies rehearsing on Thursday July 2nd to arrive on Wednesday July 1st.
All companies check out on Monday July 6th