For a fortnight, the strength, richness, diversity and magic of dance and music allow everyone to create their own Grand Bal in a spirit of freedom based on respect and consideration for others. The festivals are supported by regulation to ensure, in particular, collective security and respect for the neighbourhood.
In this six-page document we summarize in part the philosophy and development of the Grand Bal de l’Europe. Read the entire leaflet and its supplements on our website www.gennetines.org. Registration is mandatory. It must be accompanied by the payment which will validate it.
We warmly thank the artists, organizers and participants who have built the Grand Bal de l’Europe and invite you to bring to life and share the 2020 festival with us.
Bernard et Julie Coclet
Registration is compulsory
– Before June 15 by mail via the registration form, accompanied by payment;
– Before June 15 via the online registration page with payment by credit card, or cheque;
– Until July 16 via the online registration page with payment by credit card only.
Check our website https://gennetines.org regularly, especially from 1 June onwards, to check if there is still room or to get the latest advice. You can also subscribe to our newsletter from the home page of our site to receive useful information directly.
Short visits to the festival are discouraged
We advise against short stays. A short visit will not allow you to benefit fully from the festival community, or participate in its organisation, or fully understand its philosophy.
You choose the duration and the dates of your stay, the only constraint is to respect for our organization and our hosting capacity.
No propaganda, no commerce
We are delighted to welcome the many dancers and musicians who are members of our association and contribute to the running costs – but we do not accept any form of commerce, propaganda or recruitment on the festival site, on the campsites or in the parking areas. The sole exception is that of local traders who provide a service in the campsite at set times.
For efficiency and fairness to artists, organisers and participants, we must respect all timetables.
The Association’s aim is that everyone should be able to express their own music and dance with passion and pleasure, and enjoy their own special moments. Respect for and understanding of others are the foundations of Grand Bal de l’Europe.
Dancing with others involves the consideration of real issues, as well as experiencing the irrationality of dance without holding back. The issues to be considered are artistic ownership (always asking artists for permission to record or film), reflections about sources, modes and practices used to transmit dance. It is about allowing oneself to be transported by the music and the dance, adopting a universal language of smile and gesture. It is to attempt to tame the dance.
All our members have the same rights and the same obligations. In creating Grand Bal de l’Europe and setting the essential boundaries, the group’s interest will always come first.
Respecting the codes of conduct and festival regulations is implicit in respecting the work of the Association and all those who carry it out.