DFW was created in December 2014
I had been thinking for years of a way to use dance for humanitarian purposes. Inspired by “clowns sans frontières”, I decided to gather a group of dancers who would travel to share there art with vulnerable people in crises areas.
I started asking friends in June 2014, and then friends of friends, persons whose human qualities and professional experience would enrich the group and whose empathy and skill would enlighten the trips.
The missions are organised in cooperation with organisations on the field. The organisation is supported by the memberships, foundations and private donations.
Productions are regularly shown in Basel as a window of our humanitarian work. All the participants give their time, talent and energy without any financial compensation. Non-dancers are welcome. Artists from different fields and art lovers joined the association and participate actively to the events and the life of the organisation.