FUSA | France-USA Dance Festival
by Althea Dance company & Fondation des États-Unis
FUSA is the result of the encounter between Althea Dance Company and the Fondation des États-Unis (FEU). Together, they are creating a socially engaged Franco-American contemporary dance festival. The festival presents a choreographic vocabulary inspired by the crossing of two cultures who meet, nourish each other, and explore together. FUSA, by fostering creativity, promotes and reinforces the friendship between France and the US through movement. The festival offers the selected artists a performance opportunity to freely embody their creative expression.
Althea Dance Company has been in artistic residency at FEU since 2018. They offer an annual contemporary dance workshop – In Motion – designed for semi-professional and professional dancers who wish to develop their technique and creativity. The workshop offers choreographic sessions resulting in the creation of a piece, which will be presented at FUSA, along with the work of the selected artists. The festival performance will take place in the FEU’s Grand Salon on Monday, July 30 at 7:30 pm.
Call for Projects
FUSA is open to professional Franco-American dance companies and/or companies with a strong connection between the two countries. The festival offers a modest financial contribution of 500 euros per company, rehearsal spaces including 3 hours in the performance hall. One choreographer may be invited to give a class as part of the In Motion V workshop.
All choreographic forms are accepted (solo, duo, trio, etc.)
Length: 8-20 minutes
Deadline: Sunday, April 30 at 11pm
Please submit your project proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following:
Your proposal in PDF format (project, company, artists bios, the France-USA connection)
Links to YouTube or Vimeo videos
An extract of the piece if it is a work-in-progress or the full-length video