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Photo of 1923 in California by : Curtis, Edward S.



“Choosing to be happy is an act of political resistance…”




Dear Omnivion team, dear members and dear friends. We are all (?) saturated with information and perhaps concerns about our societies with the SARS COV2 health crisis. We apologize for taking all this time to inform you about our plans for the coming months and we also regret the cancelled workshops.

We are, like many others, going through difficult times. We did not know how to act and we are still questioning the immediate continuity of our choreographic productions. Our April projects have been cancelled due to health emergencies as well as the March 22nd performance at Le Plessis. And those of May and June as well. It will cost us a lot… For the moment, our treasury has lost about 3500€. Any support by donations, through our page on HelloAsso will be enormously appreciated : helloasso.com/associations/omnivion/formulaires )

We have also tried to apply for state aid and we will know, I hope soon, whether we are eligible. Of course, we are not the only ones who have had cancellations. Our network of artist friends is also in danger…

For the moment, we don’t panic. We will choose to be happy (See video link below)! And we intend to reprogram our creative follies. In May and June, we will negotiate hard (and happily) on the possibilities of Neutopian events for autumn – winter 2020.

In the government announcements we are in a grey zone and dance workshops still seem to be banned. Nevertheless, we are looking for solutions to continue transmitting (by May 18th). For example, we could work outdoors and in small groups of 10, as announced for sports clubs. We will keep you informed by mail soon.

Video-conferences courses are still being discussed by our network of artists. We are not yet convinced of the merits of an increased reliance on new technologies. On the other hand, you can (re-)discover our dances through videos published on vimeo : https://vimeo.com/omnivion

While waiting for precise announcements on the possibilities for the dance workshops to continue and on the reprogramming of our performances, here are our..cancelled activities, between May & June and for which there is a lot of uncertainty on their feasibility in 2020 :


– March-June 2020 : Danse workshop at the nursery school of Rochecorbon (37210) Cancelled / SARS-CoV-2 / > reprogrammed in March 2021 ?

– 4-5 April : Shaolin Danse Workshop with Dimitri Tsiapkinis, at the Petit Morier in Tours. Cancelled / SARS-CoV-2 / > automne 2020?

– 12-14 June : Danse workshop and Perceptive Education at the Federation Dance Handicap, Rennes. Cancelled / SARS-CoV-2 / > Reprogrammed in September 2020 !

– May – June : Danse workshop and Perceptive Education at the Confluence, Center of Mental Health, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. Cancelled / SARS-CoV-2 / > Reprogrammed in automne 2020 ?

– 16 June 2020 : Newtopia 8.3, at the Centre Social la Rabière / Joué-lès-Tours (37300) Cancelled / SARS-CoV-2 / > (Reprogrammed for December 2020 ?)

– 20-21 June 2020 : Newtopia 8.5 / Choreographic creation at the Petit Morier, Tours (37000)  (reprogrammed for automne 2020? / SARS COV-2)


Happy epilogue:

In spite of this viral…corona, we’re choosing to be happy and we resist by dancing, even underground if necessary !

We’ll keep you posted on our de-confined dances!

And here’s the link for donations again : helloasso.com/associations/omnivion/formulaires

Warmhearted greetings from the entire Omnivion team!


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