AUDC European Project 2017

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Arts Umbrella Dance Company has been invited to perform at three prestigious festivals in Europe in June 2017. The invitations to perform are a direct result of the connections and friendships made on tour in 2011 and 2014.

We need your help to bring our Canadian talent to be seen by European audiences. Please donate by clicking here!

Our tours are invaluable opportunities for our dancers to collaborate with major European dance companies, share performances with professional companies and set new creations with professional choreographers. Our students will cultivate contacts for future collaboration and employment and be exposed to the best the dance world has to offer – this is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity!


AS A RESULT OF OUR 2011 TOUR:

• 4 dancers received contracts from Noord Nederlandse Dans, and 2 dancers received contracts with other companies in the Netherlands.
• 4 professional dance artists we met on tour came to Canada to set new choreography for Arts Umbrella, which was presented to Vancouver audiences.
• Choreographers we worked with had pieces commissioned by Ballet BC, including Medhi Walerski.
• 95% of AU graduates from 2011 were awarded professional dance contracts upon graduation from our program.

AS A RESULT OF OUR 2014 TOUR:

• 3 graduates received contracts with Nederlands Dans Theatre II, 1 graduate received apprenticeship with Spellbound Contemporary Dance (Rome) and 2 graduates received a contract with Theater Osnabrück (Germany).
• 2 professional dance artists we met on tour came to Vancouver as guest faculty for Arts Umbrella’s International Summer Dance Intensive.
• 2 choreographers we worked with came to Vancouver to choreograph for AUDC and were commissioned for new work by Ballet BC.
• 90% of AU graduates from 2014 were awarded professional dance contracts upon graduation from our program.

Check out the 2014 tour photoblog here!

WHAT WILL COME FROM OUR 2017 TOUR?

• Invitations to perform in festivals such as Holland Festival, ITS Festival and, Julidans Festival
• Performance opportunity with Codarts School
• Performances, workshops and master classes with Nederlands Dans Theatre, Korzo Dance Festival, and NationaleBalletacademie, among others.

The invitations to perform in Europe in 2017 are a direct result of the connections and friendships made on tour in 2011 and 2014.

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