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Application deadline : December 31th 2021

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June 30 - July 11, 2022

The Festival
The Venue
Application guidelines
Schedule
The Festival
 

 About the Festival: 

The International Choreographic Festival of Blois (Blois Danse) will take place in Blois, France, from June 30th July 11th.

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 previous editions of the festival received a tremendous success and this new edition is strongly awaited by many people. 

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 6 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 ! 

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Each company taking part in the festival receives :

  • up to 150€/dancer to support travelling costs

  • Hotel + breakfasts for all dancers

  • Pictures and videos from the performances

  • Press coverage (previous editions 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 

The Venue
 
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Performances will be presented on July 1-2-3 2022 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.

  • 630 seats
  • Stage : 195 m2 
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  • Renowned national theatre
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • 3 technicians
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Application guidelines
 

The festival is looking for 6 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 25 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 : 

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Fill out the application : 

Pay the 15€ application fee*:  - via HelloAsso (free service) : 

                                                       

                                                       - via Paypal : 

 

                                                     

 - via bank transfer

please transfer the amount of 15€ to the following bank account :

Account Holder: Blois Danse
Bank: Crédit Agricole
IBAN: FR76 1440 6001 5090 0176 9847 769
BIC: AGRIFRPP844
Reference for your transfer: BD22 First Name + Last Name

Application deadline : December 31st 2021

*Why is there a  15€ fee ? : Blois Danse Festival is an independent festival, 90% self-funded (thanks to ticket sales, donations, private sponsors and a great team of volunteers).  Your application fee is a significant contribution that allows the festival to continue to exist and which ensures that we remain an independent and influential platform for the international dance scene. 

Schedule
 

16h 

Performance #3

17h 

Short-film screening #1

11h-17h

Tech & dress rehearsals for all companies performing on that day

10h-12h : company 4

12h-14h : company 5

14h-16h : company 6

Rehearsals on stage

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 to arrive either Tuesday June 28th or Wednesday June 29th.

All companies check out on Monday July 4th

Wednesday 29/06
Thursday 30/06
Friday 01/07
Saturday 02/07
Sunday 03/07

10h-12h : company 1

12h-14h : company 2

14h-16h : company 3

Rehearsals on stage

18h30-19h45

19h50 - 21h05

Master classes

20h 

Performance #1

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19h 

Performance #2

18h30 

Short-film screening #1

21h 

Gala

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