DJELIYA -- un conte en cirque et en musique

Help us create DJELIYA, a musical circus tale, and to reach children who usually don’t have access to the arts.

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DJELIYA -- un conte en cirque et en musique

<p> The circus company Les Errants (The Walkers) is about to begin the creation of its new all-ages performance.</p> <p>  </p> <p> It is time for us to spread our wings and embark on a new adventure by creating an internationally based performance.</p> <p>  </p> <p> We are working on <strong>DJELIYA, a tale-inspired performance where circus (acrobalance) meets dance meets live music</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Three artists hailing from Sweden, Chile and Belgium meet to develop an acrobalance trio which, together with a Belgian musician, will tell a positive and rousing story inspired by tales from all over the world. </p> <p>  </p> <p>                                        <img alt="Rebecka_5" src=""></p> <p> <em>The Bench, acrobalance trio with Rebecka in the centre</em></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Without words, no more borders: <strong>our project consists of creating a tale of movement and music, which goes beyond cultural differences</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Arts for everyone: <strong>our goal is to perform DJELIYA in places where the arts usually don’t go</strong> (remote villages, precarious places, parks, …), and to tell our stories to children (as well as  adults) from all over the world. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_0479" src=""></p> <p> <i>Les Errants (The Walkers) in Kenya, touring with Clowns Without Borders</i></p> <p>  </p> <p> For immemorial times, tales have been used as a vehicle to convey messages that can help us face and overcome obstacles that life throws at us.</p> <p> They offer a perspective for us to persevere and face each of those obstacles with courage. If we believe in this ancestral wisdom, life is an amazing gift which is worthwhile investing in.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> We like this optimism and are basing our piece on it.</p> <p>  </p> <p> During our research for this new piece, we met the Kora, a West-African harp used by griots (custodians of oral tradition) to transmit their knowledge in the form of stories and tales. Therefore to us, the Kora seems to be the music instrument of tales <i>par excellence</i>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>                                     <img alt="Vince" src=""></p> <p> <i>Vincent, the Belgian korafola</i></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Introducing our team:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Rebecka Nord</strong> (Sweden) </p> <p> A circus artist as well as dancer and explorer of the world through humanitarian projects (Clowns Without Borders, HipCirqEurope, …), Rebecka is the project’s leader (<a href=""></a>).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Vincent Wilkin</strong> (Belgium)                 </p> <p> Trained the Kora in Mali and singing in India, currently involved in several projects (folk, singing, dance). His work focuses on the connection between music and bodies (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Catalina Castellano</strong> (Chile)             </p> <p> Flyer and coordinator of Diminuto Circus company in Chile. She organises the South American part of the project by inviting the teamto Santiago de Chile (</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Antoine Dutrieu</strong> (Belgium)              </p> <p> He is a base and a Kora player and coordinates the logistical aspect of the project as well as designing its conceptual shape. (</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//;wmode=opaque&amp;;;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p> <i>Les Errants (The Walkers) – promotional video in the urban jungle of Brussels</i></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Overview of the project’s programme:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>February 2014     </strong></p> <p> Preliminary research in Mali (tales harvesting and deepening of kora skills with internationally renowned master Toumani Diabate)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>May-October 2014             </strong></p> <p> General preparation of the project; funding research, script writing, dossier writing</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>November 2014 </strong></p> <p> First artistic residency in Brussels</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>December 2014  </strong></p> <p> Second artistic residency in Santiago de Chile and four try-out performances in villages on the city’s periphery</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>March 2015          </strong></p> <p> Third and last artistic residency in Uddevalla, Sweden &amp; Premiere of our performance at the Regionteater Väst.</p>

Allocation of funds

<p> Our goal is to create an independent and high quality piece of contemporary circus.</p> <p>  </p> <p> For this, we need your support, because despite working on a low-budget level and within a peer-to-peer economy (exchange work for rehearsal spaces in Chile, living with families while travelling, etc.), some expenses are still inevitable and need to be covered.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Also, in order to guarantee the quality of our work, we are appointing the help of an experienced theatre director from Sweden. His role is not only to spice up our performance but also to act as a wise outside eye. His name is Pelle Hanæus and he specialises in directing shows for children and young people.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Our Kisskissbankbank budget is made up as follows:</p> <p>  </p> <p> - €1000 to cover a part of Pelle’s salary. His total salary is higher but we are combining different sources of funding to pay for it all.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - €500 to hire a rehearsal studio for our artistic residency in Sweden</p> <p>  </p> <p> - €300 for costumes</p> <p>  </p> <p> - €400 marketing of the show (photos , graphic design, printing, …)</p> <p>  </p> <p> - €400 salary for a sound &amp; light technician who will help us finalise the piece in Sweden</p> <p>  </p> <p> - €400 van rental and petrol in Chile: As part of our artistic residency over there, we are planning to have a trial tour across remote villages. In order to be able to travel safely to those places with everyone and all our equipment, we need to rent a small van.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Beyond this, we are aiming to cover all plane tickets with public funding but nothing is guaranteed as of yet. Every pence  that we receive over our set objective here, will therefore help us to pay towards our travels and our food during the artistic residencies.</p> <p>  </p> <p> THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support and see you very soon around a tale!</p>



  • 2 contributions
Thank you so much for your participation. Give us your name as well as a few words which will inspire us to write a tiny tale or poem for you, influenced by our journey through different countries and our discovery of tales from all over the world.

Estimated delivery: April 2015


  • 5 contributions
One small step for the donor, one giant leap for the creator. Once the piece is finalised, we will send you a photo album (PDF file) recounting the different steps and artistic residencies of our work and giving you a 'fly on the wall' view of our best and worst moments. Welcome to our world!

Estimated delivery: April 2015


  • 5 contributions
The flag is nearly planted on the Moon… You will receive our photo album (PDF file) + an original tale or poem composed from elements you give us.

Estimated delivery: April 2015


  • 8 contributions
Our future was depending on you; thanks to your donation it is now wrapped up in optimism and joy! We will send you a postcard from a picturesque place which we will pass by during one of our residencies and it will bring you a personal lucky tale or poem (+ our PDF photo album).

Estimated delivery: April 2015


  • 4 contributions
There, this starts to be a big crunch. Thank you so much! Especially for you, we offer a numbered and signed photo (15 copies) taken during our premiere in Sweden in March 2015 (+ our PDF photo album + a stylish postcard sent from a picturesque place).

Estimated delivery: April 2015


  • 2 contributions
Thanks to you we can do our profession! Come and see our show when our tour comes by your region: we offer two tickets (and our photo album in PDF file and a post card sent from a magical place!)

Estimated delivery: April 2015


  • 3 contributions
You have the gift to send us into raptures! THANK YOU! Here is a link to exclusively listen to and download the tracks of our performance, composed and played by our korafola: Vincent Wilkin + a log book about the composition of the tracks.

Estimated delivery: April 2015


    You have helped us in our research, now it is our turn! We will send you a personal tutorial video revealing some of our acro-balance tricks that you will be able to try at home (available in French, Spanish, Swedish and English).


      Wow. Thank you so much for your support. As a perk, you will receive 12 original prints taken during the creation phase, in 120 format (square silver film).

      Estimated delivery: April 2015


      • 1 contribution
      If you are a business and would like to sponsor us with at least €250, we will add your logo to all of our marketing material (flyers, facebook, posters, …). Thank you!

      Estimated delivery: November 2014


      • 3 contributions
      What a support; you are amazing! As soon as we tour in your country, we will offer you a private performance in your living room, your garden, wherever we can do it (+ our PDF photo album + a stylish postcard sent from a picturesque place with a tale or poem + a link to listen to and download the music of the piece).

      Estimated delivery: April 2015

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