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Application deadline : December 15th 2022

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June 29 - July 8, 2023

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 29th July 8th.

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. Previous editions 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 50% 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 ! 

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Each company taking part in the festival receives :

  • 200€/dancer

  • up to 100€/dancer to support travelling costs

  • Hotel + breakfasts for all dancers

  • Pictures 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 June 30 & July 1-2 2023 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 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 25 minutes.

​We ask each company to perform a different piece at each show (you will show 2 different pieces during the festival)

==> Companies/artists MUST apply with a minimum of 2 pieces.
==> Please note that the maximum duration of each piece is 25 minutes. We will not take longer pieces into consideration.
==> Pieces must be suitable for all audiences (no nudity)
==> Maximum of 4 dancers per company

 apply here : 

Application deadline : December 15th 2022

Schedule
 

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 27th or Wednesday June 28th.

All companies check out on Monday July 3rd.

16h 

Performance #3

17h 

Short-film screening #1

11h-17h

Tech & dress rehearsals for all companies performing on that day

10h-12h : company 3

12h-15h : company 4

15h-18h : company 5

Rehearsals on stage

Wednesday 28/06
Thursday 29/06
Friday 30/06
Saturday 01/07
Sunday 02/07

10h-13h : company 1

13h-16h : company 2

16h-18h : 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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