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Catalan dancers, united against cancer

Professional dance benefit gala (Municipal Theater of Girona, 9.09.2018) with internationally renowned Catalan dancers.

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Dance for health and for a society of peace and culture

On 27th and 28th of July 2017, two very special benefit galas "Dancers from Girona, united against cancer" were celebrated.

Photography: Hayim Heron
Photography: Hayim Heron

Thanks to the support of the public, these galas succesfully raised 7.500€ for the Foundation Oncolliga Girona, a foundation with a long history of helping cancer patients and their families.

The dancers of the gala were so well received by the critics and the public that there was unanimous demand for a similar event to be made the year after. And so here we are!

Final bow from the gala "Dancers from Girona, united against cancer" 2017. El Beso Photography
Final bow from the gala "Dancers from Girona, united against cancer" 2017. El Beso Photography

This year, the gala Catalan dancers, united against cancer will be celebrated on September 9th 2018 at the Municipal Theater of Girona at 7 PM, offering an exciting variety of dance styles: classical, neoclassical, contemporary, folklore, ballroom dance and tap dance.

The gala will present renowned Catalan dancers who are actively performing in international companies, with a program of prestigious choreographers such as Marco Goecke, Kenneth MacMillan, Hans van Manen, John Cranko and John Neumeier, among others. The gala will once again be presented by the charismatic actor and Catalan dramaturg Martí Peraferrer.

This project aims to promote Catalan talent while raising funds for a very good cause. The total profit from the gala will go towards the projects of Foundation Oncolliga Girona.

This gala is one of the events in the "Girona in Motion" benefit festival, with other activities such as dance in the streets, a conference on Dance and Health and an intensive course for young dancers.

The benefit gala "Catalan dancers, united against cancer" forms a part of the "Girona in Motion" benefit week of dance
The benefit gala "Catalan dancers, united against cancer" forms a part of the "Girona in Motion" benefit week of dance

How?

The aim is to create a cultural, artistic and benefit event that will raise funds for the fight against cancer. The total benefit from the gala will be directed towards projects of the Foundation Oncolliga Girona, such as their wig service and psycho-oncology.

Tess Buck Gili. El Beso Photography
Tess Buck Gili. El Beso Photography

Where do your contributions go?

All the contributions will be used to pay for transport, accommodation and expenses of the dancers who will participate in the benefit gala. Even though the dancers graciously perform in this event for free, there is the need to cover these expenses. This Crowdfunding campaign aims to make this event financially possible and so multiplying the profit that will go to help cancer patients.

Virginia Joëlle López. El Beso Photography
Virginia Joëlle López. El Beso Photography

The total benefit of the ticket sales and solidarity contributions will be destined to help cancer patients through the highly experienced Foundation Oncolliga Girona.

Every euro over our target gives greater support in the fight against cancer.

About the rewards

There are a variety of rewards for you contributions, such as VIP tickets to the gala, representation in the credits of the promotional videos and trailer, posters and DVDs signed by the dancers, backstage tours of the Municipal Theater of Girona guided by the actor Martí Peraferrer, participation in a unique dance workshop, a framed professional photo with the dancers of the gala, receiving Honorary Membership of Girona in Motion, access to the general rehearsals and a cocktail party with the artists and organisers.

Luke Prunty and David Rodríguez. El Beso Photography
Luke Prunty and David Rodríguez. El Beso Photography

We will reward the solidarity contributions of enterprises and patrons, with their logo featured at the gala, on the trailer and DVD and in other promotional media.

The principal patrons will have their logo at the photocall in the Foyer of the Municipal Theater and projected onto the stage of the gala.

Solidarity rewarded!

Who are we?

The professional gala "Catalan dancers, united against cancer" is a project by dancer and cultural manager David Rodríguez ( Associació Cultural David Rodríguez ), and coordinated with the Foundation Oncolliga Girona, a foundation with a large history and experience dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families.
This event takes place with the support of the City Hall of Girona and the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia.

After the success of their first collaboration together with "Dancers of Girona, united against cancer" in 2017, a positive, professional and amiable connection has been established between the developer of the project, David Rodríguez, and Ms. Lluisa Ferrer, president of the Foundation Oncolliga Girona.

Schedule overview

The aim is to present the benefit gala "Catalan dancers, united against cancer" on the 9th September 2018 at the Municipal Theatre of Girona at 7 PM. The Foundation Oncolliga Girona will distribute the total raised funds through their varied projects dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families.
Collaborators, donors and patrons will be able to enjoy their rewards of this campaign on the days before the gala and on the 9th September 2018.

David Rodríguez and Sandra Bourdais. El Beso Photography
David Rodríguez and Sandra Bourdais. El Beso Photography

An initial press conference is scheduled for mid July 2018.

+ Info

Fundació Oncolliga Girona
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Teatre Municipal de Girona

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  • Michael Strong

    Michael Strong

    about 1 year

    Wish we could be there! All the best for a wonderful night.

  • Maria Agüera

    Maria Agüera

    about 1 year

    Gràcies a vosaltres!

5€
6 backers
Solidarity Contribution

Want to help make this cultural and benefit project possible? You can give a helping hand! We are very thankful!

You can also make a solidarity contribution of any amount without accepting the special benefits offered!

10€
5 backers
Want to know more? Reservation to the pre-show talk

Specially reserved seat for the pre-show informative talk that will take place before the Gala at the Municipal Theatre of Girona on 9th September at 6pm. Here you can learn more about the different participating dancers, where they work and the stories behind the pieces they will perform. (Does not include entrance to the benefit gala).

25€
5 backers
Participate in the dance workshop!

Reserved spot in a unique dance workshop on Saturday 8th September, given by dancers of the benefit gala. This interactive workshop is for all ages, and a great time is promised! Come and dance with us!

35€
1 backer
Workshop and pre-show talk

• Reserved spot in a unique dance workshop on Saturday 8th September, given by dancers of the benefit gala. This interactive workshop is for all ages, and a great time is promised! Come and dance with us!
• Specially reserved seat for the pre-show informative talk that will take place before the Gala at the Municipal Theatre of Girona on 9th September at 6pm. Here you can learn more about the different participating dancers, where they work and the stories behind the pieces they will perform. (Does not include entrance to the benefit gala).

50€
8 backers
Ticket + workshop + signed program!

• 1 grade A ticket to the gala on Sunday 9th September. Enjoy the best view in the house!
• Reserved spot in a unique dance workshop on Saturday 8th September, given by dancers of the benefit gala. This interactive workshop is for all ages, and a great time is promised! Come and dance with us!
• Program signed by all the professional dancers participating in the show.

100€
5 backers
Ticket + cocktail party = meet the dancers!

• 1 grade A ticket to the gala on Sunday 9th September. Enjoy the best view in the house!
• Invitation to the cocktail party following the show. Includes a drink of your choice and the opportunity to meet the artists and organisers of the gala.
• Program signed by all the professional dancers participating in the show.
• Specially reserved seat to the pre-show informative talk that will take place before the Gala at the Municipal Theatre of Girona on 9th September at 6pm. Here you can learn more about the different participating dancers, where they work and the stories behind the pieces they will perform.

200€
5 backers
2 tickets with cocktail party + behind the scenes access

• 2 grade A tickets to the gala on Sunday 9th September. Enjoy the best view in the house!
• 2 invitations to the cocktail party following the show. Includes a drink of your choice and the opportunity to meet the artists and organisers of the gala.
• Access to the general rehearsals of the gala at the Municipal Theatre of Girona on Saturday 8th September.
• Your name mentioned in the credits of the trailer of the gala.
• A backstage tour during the interval of the gala! Get a glimpse of the interior of the Municipal Theatre and how the dancers prepare themselves. If you are passionate about theatres and what goes on behind the scenes, this package is for you. The back stage tour will be guided by the charismatic actor and presenter of the gala Martí Peraferrer.

500€
0 backers
A unique experience!

For more passionate patrons, this collaboration provides:

• Your name or entity announced as a collaborator and patron of the gala by the presenter.
• 2 grade A tickets to the gala on Sunday 9th September. Enjoy the best view in the house!
• 2 invitations to the cocktail party following the show. Includes a drink of your choice and the opportunity to meet the artists and organisers of the gala.

In addition:

• A backstage tour during the interval of the gala! Get a glimpse of the interior of the Municipal Theatre and how the dancers prepare themselves.
• The DVD of the gala delivered to your address.
• Program signed by all the professional dancers participating in the show.
• Reserved spot in the dance workshop on Saturday 8th September, given by dancers of the benefit gala. This interactive workshop is for all ages, and a great time is promised! Come and dance with us!
• A personalised framed photograph with the dancers of the gala, taken at the end of the show.

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Exclusive Patrons Club

This is a very special collaboration for those patrons committed to the development of cultural management that allows more cooperation between public, private and civil society institutions to make events such as this possible. In addition, these patrons will also receive all the rewards of the “A unique experience!” package as well as their name or logo on the promotional poster and video trailer of the gala.

• Your logo projected onto the stage of the Municipal theatre before, during the interval, and at the end of the benefit gala.
• Your logo featured in the photocall in the foyer of the Municipal Theatre, where the public will take photos with the artists of the gala.
• Your name or entity announced as a collaborator and patron of the gala by the presenter.
• Become part of the Members of Honour of Girona in Motion, to promote dance in the province of Girona.
• 2 grade A tickets to the gala on Sunday 9th September. Enjoy the best view in the house!
• 2 invitations to the cocktail party following the show. Includes a drink of your choice and the opportunity to meet the artists and organisers of the gala.

In addition:

• A backstage tour during the interval of the gala! Get a glimpse of the interior of the Municipal Theatre and how the dancers prepare themselves.
• Program signed by all the professional dancers participating in the show.
• The DVD of the gala delivered to your address.
• Reserved spot in the dance workshop on Saturday 8th September, given by dancers of the benefit gala. This interactive workshop is for all ages, and a great time is promised! Come and dance with us!
• A personalised framed photograph with the dancers of the gala, taken at the end of the show.

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