This is our plan:
We want to provide an “access all areas” experience for as many Irish-based dancers and choreographers as possible in 2011. We’d like to guarantee that Irish-based artists performing in the Festival will get to see every show and participate in all workshops and master classes without concern for their budgets.
This is why we think it’s important:
Here at Dublin Dance Festival we understand that what you see and engage with as an artist can have a profound impact on your creativity. From the outset, we’ve been committed to providing professional development opportunities for Irish-based dance artists as part of our programme.
A small group of Irish-based dance artists performs as part of Dublin Dance Festival each year, whether as part of the main Festival programme, or as part of the Re-Presenting Ireland showcase. While the artists represent various stages of career development, they are all among Ireland’s leading lights in the dance world. Seeing the work of and taking classes with international peers, without having to travel abroad, is of huge benefit to choreographers and dancers developing and honing their craft.
Full immersion in the DDF programme would offer Irish-based dance artists a unique chance to see and interact with their international counterparts and further their own work.
The immediate benefits will be recorded by asking the supported artists to create a festival diary on the DDF blog. In this way, the artists involved will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences and give those who supported them a sense of the seeds that have been sown.
This is what it costs to provide an “access all areas” experience:
The value of this package is €350 per artist.
For this investment, one Irish-based Festival artist would have the chance to go to every festival performance and event and take part in all master classes and workshops, as well as spending time with international dancers and learning from guest teachers.
Who knows how deep the impacts of this might be? The value to the artist will be many times greater than that initial €350!
This is why we need your help:
We need your help to provide these packages because performance and workshop tickets don’t come for nothing! Making a contribution, big or small, will have a career-enhancing, creativity-boosting impact on some of the most talented choreographers and dancers working in Ireland today.
This is what we want to achieve in 2011:
More than 20 Irish-based artists will perform in DDF 2011. Our target is to offer an “access all areas” experience to 3 of them, costing €1,050. If you can help us raise even more than that, then more artists will benefit from this incredible opportunity.
A big THANK YOU, in advance, from all of us at DDF!