Support artistic emergence and offer a true professional platform to dancers in West Africa.

Project visual FARI FONI WAATI #2
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<p><strong>Fari Foni Waati</strong> is a dance laboratory and festival in Bamako, Mali. The FFW is dedicated to making <strong>original works</strong> and <strong>performances</strong> in Mali ; aiming <strong>artistic emergence</strong> through <strong>dialogue</strong> and <strong>exchange</strong>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Eng-ffw-1506090567" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452783/eng-ffw-1506090567.jpg"></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Laboratory-1506090592" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452784/laboratory-1506090592.jpg"></p><p>International artists are invited to make an original choreographic work during short residencies with local and international dancers.  </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Fest-1506073106" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452692/fest-1506073106.jpg"></p><p>Those works are then shown to a broad audience in theaters and unconventional spaces.</p><p> </p><p><em>The FFW is initiated by <strong>De Ceux Qui company</strong> (Mali) and organized in partnership with the <strong>BlonBa</strong> (Mali), the <strong>Djinné Club</strong> (Mali) and <strong>C'est Comment</strong> (France). The <strong>eeg-cowles Foundation</strong> is one of the main contributors to the event. </em></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/FariFoniWaati">Join us on Facebook !</a></p><p><em>After a <strong>very successful first edition in January 2017</strong>, we wish to help them make the second edition, in January 2018, an even bigger one! All the money you give to the eeg-cowles Foundation through this campaign will go to the organization of the Fari Foni Waati#2. <strong>Help us in helping them!!</strong></em></p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ffw_1-174-1505989738" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452423/FFW_1-174-1505989738.jpg"></p><p><img alt="Banniere-images-textes-eng-1506090657" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452785/banniere-images-textes-eng-1506090657.jpg"></p><p>FFW brings a fresh impulse to the dance scene in Mali by offering a new creative platform and performance opportunities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ffw_1-341-1505989720" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452422/FFW_1-341-1505989720.jpg"></p><p><img alt="Banniere-images-textes-eng2-1506090701" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452786/banniere-images-textes-eng2-1506090701.jpg"></p><p>For the FFW dialogue is at the heart of the creative process for an uplifting artistic development.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ffw_1-184-1505989787" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452424/FFW_1-184-1505989787.jpg"></p><p><img alt="Banniere-images-textes-eng3-1506090719" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452787/banniere-images-textes-eng3-1506090719.jpg"></p><p>FFW is a constructive tool for dance in Mali, participating in advancing dancers' careers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ffw_1-265-1505989962" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452428/FFW_1-265-1505989962.jpg"></p><p><img alt="Banniere-images-textes-eng4-1506090753" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452789/banniere-images-textes-eng4-1506090753.jpg"></p><p>FFW works towards a better integration of contemporary dance in the Malian performance arts scene. FFW works with local networks and develops partnerships with performance spaces and festival to continue building professional opportunities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ffw_1-402-1505989996" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452429/FFW_1-402-1505989996.jpg"></p><p><img alt="Banniere-images-textes-eng5-1506090788" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452792/banniere-images-textes-eng5-1506090788.jpg"></p><p>FFW positions itself as part of a development team aiming to open contemporary dance to the largest audience possible. Performances happen both indoors and outdoors, they are free or purposefully offered for a very small fee.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Banniere-images-textes-eng6-1506090824" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452793/banniere-images-textes-eng6-1506090824.jpg"></p><p>For it's first edition, in January 2017, FFW welcomed internationally renowned choreographers <strong>Serge Aimé Coulibaly</strong>, <strong>Ben Fury</strong> and <strong>Auguste Ouédraogo</strong>. During three weeks they worked together with <strong>16 dancers from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal and France</strong>.</p><p>The short pieces were then performed in front of hundreds of people alongside with <em><strong>PerformerS</strong></em> (Cie Auguste-Bienvenue), <em><strong>Le Cauchemar de Darwish</strong></em> (Ben Fury &amp; Simon Thierrée), <strong><em>Goin’Down</em></strong> (Herman Diephuis &amp; Naomi Fall)... and tons more fun !</p><p> </p><p><iframe src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.vimeo.com%2Fvideo%2F217033202&amp;dntp=1&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F217033202&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.vimeocdn.com%2Fvideo%2F634151162_1280.jpg&amp;key=cb39d84f05d8439bbe96012f078e02b0&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=vimeo" width="540" height="304" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p> </p>

Allocation of funds

<p>This campaign participates in the global funding for this project. FFW benefits from grants, sponsoring, local partnerships, generous donations, and box office income. However most events are free or purposefully offered for a very small fee.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Budget-1506072160" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/452682/budget-1506072160.jpg"></p><p> </p><p><img alt="Expenses-1507741217" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/457481/expenses-1507741217.jpg"></p><p><strong>The total budget</strong> for FFW#2 (laboratory + festival) <strong>is about 90 000€</strong> distributed as follows :</p><p>-PRODUCTION COSTS: 49%</p><p>-STAFF COSTS: 26%</p><p>-COST OF PERFORMANCE &amp; PEDAGOGICAL PROGRAM : 16%</p><p>-COMMUNICATION FEES: 7%</p><p>-MANAGEMENT COSTS: 3%</p><p><img alt="Income-1507741271" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/457482/income-1507741271.jpg"></p><p>The FFW#2 financial plan is as follows:</p><p>- SELF-FINANCING / REVENUES : 39% </p><p>- PUBLIC SUBSIDIES : 18% </p><p>- PATRONAGE &amp; SPONSORSHIP: 34% </p><p>- CROWDFUNDING : 9%</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Whatfor-1507741389" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/457485/whatfor-1507741389.jpg"></p><p> </p><p><img alt="With4000_-1507741659" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/457487/with4000_-1507741659.jpg"></p><p>The campaign <strong>will allow us to pay the dancers</strong> for their hard work during the festival. This year's dancers come <strong>from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal and Togo</strong>.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="More-1507741723" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/457488/more-1507741723.jpg"></p><p><strong>If we go over our goal of 4000€</strong> the money will go towards </p><p>- <strong>inviting more companies from Mali and neighboring countries</strong> to perform during the festival</p><p>- <strong>organizing more street performances</strong> during the FFW#2 and the Festival sur le Niger. The latter is one of FFW's partners, it is inviting one of the FFW pieces to perform in Ségou the first week of February 2018. </p><p>- <strong>shooting a documentary</strong> on the event </p><p>- and finally, adding more meat to our plates !</p>



  • 6 contributions
A huge THANKS + a Guest Pass for the Festival

Estimated delivery: January 2018


  • 7 contributions
A huge THANKS + a FFW badge + all previous rewards (Guest Pass for the Festival)

Estimated delivery: February 2018


  • 3 contributions
A huge THANKS + a Postcard sent from Bamako to your mailbox + all previous rewards (FFW badge + Guest Pass)

Estimated delivery: February 2018


  • 6 contributions
A huge THANKS + a FFW Tote Bag “made in Mali” with wax fabric (color and pattern will vary depending the tailor Djanné's inspiration) + all previous rewards (Postcard from Bamako + FFW badge + Guest Pass)

Estimated delivery: February 2018


  • 17 contributions
A huge THANKS + a FFW t-shirt (available for men and women in different sizes) + all previous rewards (FFW Tote Bag + Postcard from Bamako + FFW badge + Guest Pass)

Estimated delivery: February 2018


  • 1 contribution
A huge THANKS + A hand-made fish from Ségou + all previous rewards ( FFW t-shirt + FFW Tote Bag + Postcard from Bamako + FFW badge + Guest Pass)

Estimated delivery: February 2018


    A huge THANKS + a dancer traditional puppet made by the company Nama from Mali + all previous rewards (Fish from Ségou + FFW t-shirt + FFW Tote Bag + Postcard from Bamako + FFW badge + Guest Pass)

    Estimated delivery: February 2018


      You are GREAT ! A huge THANKS + a VIP pass for the entire festival and special backstage access (airfare not included) + all previous rewards (Traditional Puppet + Fish from Ségou + FFW T-shirt + FFW Tote Bag + Postcard from Bamako + FFW badge + Guest Pass)

      Estimated delivery: January 2018


      • 1 contribution
      You are our HERO ! A huge THANKS + a lunch with FFW Team + all previous rewards (VIP Pass + Traditional Puppet + Fish from Ségou + FFW T-shirt + FFW Tote Bag + Postcard from Bamako + FFW badge + Guest Pass)

      Estimated delivery: February 2018

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