Get ready - Make residencies for Dutch dance makers possible!
Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) wants Dutch dance makers - from young talent to experienced choreographers - to be able to continue to create new work and share it with you, the audience. Now that performance locations and income for makers are disappearing due to the corona crisis, the support and the stage that the Dutch Dance Festival offers is needed more than ever.
Why this campaign?
This year, the Dutch Dance Festival can mainly be visited digitally. That offers many opportunities, but of course it is a shame that we cannot receive you personally now. Moreover, we miss income from ticket sales. We do not ask you to buy a ticket for this digital edition, but we do invite you to donate. Experiencing what we do now, and donating, means contributing to new development opportunities for dance makers.
Get ready and join us!
This year, you will experience 7 residencies during the Dutch Dance Festival in which we give dance makers the opportunity to develop themselves and their work. We want to continue to do that in the coming year. In fact, we want to emerge stronger from this crisis, together with the dance sector ánd the dance audience, towards a fertile future. Will you help us?
To be able to continue the residency programme in the coming year, we need € 10,000 in additional resources. With your donation you contribute to the co-production of residencies and new work for the 2021 edition of the festival.
Donate now and become part of the future of Dutch dance! Surely you want to have such a unique #dance with me - T-shirt? As a thank you, of course we involve you in creating and showing dance. Meet makers, ask questions and follow the process. Or be exclusively present at an online rehearsal!
What are residencies?
During a residency, the (preliminary) research and the creative process are central, and this is shared intimately with the festival's audience (you!). So you get to see new work having its world premiere and we take you onto a journey as to how the artist created the performance. Exciting for the dance makers, exciting for the public.
In 2020 we will open the residency doors for several dance makers. On the basis of individual conversations with the makers, the research questions are defined and the intended result (for example a performance or presentation of the results) is discussed.
We want to give the available places to a diversity of dance makers. This includes diversity based on the target group for which they work (for example youth), the difference in work practice (for a group or independently) and theme (for example, inclusion). For this edition, on the (virtual) stage will be: Cecilia Moisio, winner of the Prize of the Dutch Dance Days Young Public 2019; David Middendorp; Connor Schumacher, winner of the Prize of the Dutch Dance Days Maastricht 2019. Furthermore, there are productions by the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), Peter Leung & Dutch National Ballet, Ann Van den Broek and Redo & Dominique.