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News July – August 2020

Photo par Dimitri Tsiapkinis

Heat and emancipation


Our choice to be happy, announced in the previous newsletter, seems to work well… sometimes. But, as a friend told me, when we are happy all the time, is as a a sign of disconnection from reality, as its opposite: being sad all the time.

Omnivion’s preoccupation with living well together, being inclusive and fair, confirms this impulse of artistic action towards emancipation, this ultimate aspiration (?) of human beings.

Our festive General Assembly on July 1st at the Rabouilleuse encouraged us to continue our passion for collective creation. (Photos of the General Assembly here: Flickr AG OMNIVION). Our financial situation is stabilizing thanks to your donations and the subsidies of our partners (DRAC and ARS Centre, City of Tours and Transept37!).
A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION! For those who didn’t have the opportunity to support us, here is once again the direct HelloAsso link : helloasso.com/associations/omnivion/formulaires .

And thank you especially for YOUR DANCES! Our outdoor workshops at the Sainte Radegonde Park have reconnected us to our active embodiment its resourcefulness. (Photos here: Flickr Omnivion St Radegonde) Human warmth, dance, sensitive listening, solidarity and presence make us travel, both far away and closer to ourselves. The viral and ecological storm has motivated us to continue dreaming of a better world. The election results have done us good too: a historic victory for environmentalists in France! :-)


This summer, we will take some time to prepare for the start of the new artistic season and the end of the year with the rescheduling of our canceled activities. We’re working hard to reschedule them all and we’re almost there! We are going to complete Newtopia 8 (Provisional program here) and we have already started working on Newtopia 9 with an exciting theme (a surprise program in 2021!). Newtopia has become an unmissable event in Tours’ associative life and we intend to affirm this effervescence of choreographic creation.

For those who are already looking forward to the new season, the first Newtopia dance workshop will be on September 9th! (Dates for the 1st trimester already online : omnivion.net/atelier-danse-2020-2021

Dimitri Tsiapkinis’ dance workshop in Greece at the end of August has been finaly canceled.  The health crisis does not make the festival’s organization easier for our friends at the Aegean Sea.  Nevertheless, we stay in collaboration with the Milos Dance and Theatre Centre, Cyclades for new projects in 2021.

Have a Newtopian summer!

Warmest greetings from the entire Omnivion team! :-)

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