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Cirque de Bohème Avignon Debut!

$8,106 of $29,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 14 months
Dear Friends of the Cirque de Bohème! 

 Thanks to you the Cirque de Bohème has grown year after year with a benevolence that has made our adventure a unique artistic achievement.  For years you all have loyally and with fidelity, generosity and enthusiasm, followed and enjoyed 5 years of the Holiday Cirque de Bohème performances.  I come to you today to ask for your help with a project whose seeds were planted years ago.

 The time has come to travel across the ocean!

With your help and support as loyal, enthusiastic guests of our cirque, as well as generous contributions for help to purchase flooring for our tent, we have been able to bring the highest quality performers to our Bohemian House in the intimate comfort of our circus tent.   We cannot thank you enough for your generosity and dedication to our creative endeavor.

Today, at the year 2019, our Cirque de Bohème has the opportunity to return for the first time since its renaissance in California, to the country that is at the center of our creative inspiration – France!

We have recently and unexpectedly been invited to bring our Cirque to the 2019 Festival D'Avignon in the south of France this coming July.  It is something we have dreamed of and I am humbled to have received this prestigious invitation.  Should this adventure succeed, it would provide an opportunity to make our circus debut at one of the most important theatre festivals in the world.

Of course, this invitation is a big financial challenge for our production team.  The costs involved in travel, lodging, production etc., are beyond our ability to undertake alone.  That is why we come to you to consider helping us to achieve this new page in the history of our circus. We are hoping to raise $29,000 by March 2nd, 2019.

The festival D'Avignon is an alternative theatre and live show Festival. It is one of the largest festivals in the world consisting of independent troupes with over 1,530,000 tickets sold in 2016. Year after year, the festival continues its exponential expansion going from 40 performances in the early 1970, to a thousand in early 2000, over 1400 in 2017 and 1580 in 2018 !

In addition, this festival attracts the theatre market where programmers from every country come to make their selections for future events and bookings. This is a chance for our circus to be discovered by the professionals and programmers for other festivals, theaters and TV shows in Europe.

THE VITALS -

Below are the costs we CAN cover at this time -

· Creation of a new show specially designed for this festival
· Production and rehearsals of the show here in California
· Creation of new costumes and sets
· New musical production 
· Travel this winter to scout venue and determine detailed production specifics needed.
· Radio and TV promotion on site at the festival
· Marketing

And here is what we NEED to raise funds for to make it all happen:

· 6 airline tickets for the transportation of artists and some technicians from California to Paris.
· Transportation of a portion of our scene material and costumes indispensable to the realization of the spectacle.
· 6 train tickets for the trip between Paris and Avignon.
· The rental in Avignon of a house for the lodging of our troupe for the duration of the festival.
· Renting a vehicle that can carry the troupe for the duration of the festival.
· The rental of the venues and the salaries of the technicians on site.
· Food
· Production of promotional material. (500 posters + 10.000 Flyers)

 We hope you will consider helping us reach this dream.  Any amount of donation is welcome and most appreciated!  Again, we will need the funding by March 2nd, 2019 in order to secure the performers and flight/lodging arrangements.

Additionally, if your company might be interested in sponsoring this creative bohemian endeavor, we would attach the name to the Cirque de Bohème for the duration of the festival. Recognition would appear on posters, flyers, websites and in local radio and TV interviews.

 THANK YOU for considering a donation to our Cirque de Bohème Avignon Debut!!  We are always grateful for your support.  Please share this with your friends and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc! 

Merci!
Michel Michelis
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Dear friends of the Cirque de Boheme

Today is a special day here in, France.
I finally signed a nice contract to be present at the International Theater and Circus Festival for the 2019 Festival next July with our Cirque de Boheme troupe !
After five weeks of work in Avignon and now in Paris with the support of our great french/american local team, we finalise this long process !
I have the contract on my hand right now !
It's an honor to represent the Cirque de Boheme, Sonoma and California at this unique Festival in Europe with 800 other theater and circus troupe from all over the world !
Thanks to all our support in Sonoma and around since month, thanks to all the artists involved in this project and thank to all the donators supporting this project for 2 years now.
We still need around $8,000 to secure the Cirque de Boheme debut in France this summer. Be free to let your family and friends knows about this creation and all kind of donations are still welcome. We need your help !
The link is
https://www.gofundme.com/cirque-de-boheme-avignon-debut

Merci !
Michel Michelis
Cirque de Boheme
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Tonight is a special night here in Avignon, France.
Our beautiful Cirque de Boheme has the opportunity to sign a nice contract to be present at the International Theater and Circus Festival for the 2019 Festival next July !
After three weeks of work here with our great french/american team, we are almost at the end of the process !
I have the contract on my hand right now !
It's an honor to represent the Cirque de Boheme, Sonoma and California at this unique Festival in Europe with 800 other theater and circus troupe from all over the world !
I need a glass of Champagne tonight and a good night to be ready next week for this magical moment to officially make a signature at the bottom of this special paper !
Thanks to all our support in Sonoma and around since month, thanks to all the artists involved in this project and thank to all the donators supporting this project for 2 years now.
We still need around $15,000 to bring the Cirque de Boheme in France this summer. Be free to let your family and friends knows about this creation and all kind of donations are still welcome.
The link is still
https://www.gofundme.com/cirque-de-boheme-avignon-debut
Merci !
Michel Michelis
Cirque de Boheme
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We are making great progress in our project to take the circus to the #festivaldavignon in 2019. Here are some pictures of potential locations. We are proud for this unique opportunity to be invited to perform in this number one festival in the world and we need your help to make this dream a reality. The link to our GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/cirque-de-boheme-avignon-debut
Merci !!!
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Dear Friends of the Cirque de Bohème!

Please take time to visit our gofundme new circus project.
We are working right now on this project to bring our circus to the Festival d’Avignon in France in July 2018.
We need your help !
We are always grateful for your support.
Please share this with your friends and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc!
https://www.gofundme.com/cirque-de-boheme-avignon-debut

Merci!
Michel Michelis, Cirque de Bohème producer.
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