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Nairobi Slum Ballet Gala Fundraiser

€4,875 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 4 months
We are Julia Bergua(25) and Nick Jones(27), two professional ballet dancers from Spain and The UK who want to share our love and experience of this craft.
We recently started volunteering with Anno's Africa , a children's arts charity running educational arts projects for children living in impoverished conditions in Nairobi, Kenya. They teach a variety of art forms (drama, music, traditional dance, ballet and circus) three days a week in various schools in their community, where children can express themselves and develop their passions in a creatively stimulating environment. 
We will be returning to Kenya in the beginning of July, where we will be organizing and performing in a Dance Gala in collaboration with the children of this program. We have invited some of our friends and colleagues from various ballet companies and we are so looking forward to share and receive an exchange of ideas involving creative expression with the children and people of Nairobi.
In this fundraiser we ultimately want to cover the expenses for everything the organisation requires to put on the performance.
We would like to do two performances on separate nights. The performances will be composed of different duos, solos and a collaborative opening and closing in which all children of the community are welcomed and encouraged to participate in.
Our main goal for this Gala is to share how we use dance to express ourselves and communicate through ballet and in turn wish to learn how the children of the Anno's organization use their physical vocabulary to do the same through their various styles and techniques.
In the end all the proceeds from this event will be donated to Anno's Africa in hopes to continue their strong support of the arts in their community. 

Somos Julia Bergua(25) y Nick Jones (27), dos bailarines de ballet profesionales de España y Reino Unido, y queremos compartir nuestro amor y experiencia en este arte.
Recientemente comenzamos a trabajar como voluntarios con Anno's Africa, una organización benéfica dedicada a las artes infantiles que lleva a cabo proyectos educativos artísticos para niños que viven en condiciones de pobreza en Nairobi, Kenia. Enseñan una variedad de formas de arte (teatro, música, danza tradicional, ballet y circo) tres días a la semana en varias escuelas de su comunidad, donde los niños pueden expresarse y desarrollar sus pasiones en un ambiente creativo y estimulante. 
Volveremos a Kenia a principios de julio, donde organizaremos y actuaremos en una Gala de Danza en colaboración con los niños de este programa. Hemos invitado a algunos de nuestros amigos y compañeros de varias compañías de ballet y estamos deseando compartir y recibir un intercambio de ideas sobre la expresión creativa con los niños y la gente de Nairobi.
En esta recaudación de fondos queremos cubrir los gastos de todo lo que la organización necesita para llevar a cabo la función.
Nos gustaría hacer dos actuaciones en noches separadas. Las actuaciones estarán compuestas por diferentes duetos, solos y una apertura y cierre colaborativo en el que todos los niños de la comunidad son bienvenidos y animados a participar. 
Nuestro principal objetivo para esta Gala es compartir cómo usamos la danza para expresarnos y comunicarnos a través del ballet y, a su vez, queremos aprender cómo los niños de la organización utilizan su vocabulario físico para hacer lo mismo a través de sus diferentes estilos y técnicas.
Al final todas las ganancias de este evento serán donadas a Anno's Africa con la esperanza de continuar su fuerte apoyo a las artes en su comunidad.
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Hi everyone! We already came back from Nairobi. It has been a wonderful experience and we are very greatful to everyone of you who made this possible. Here you have a little preview of the gala. Coming soon you will see more photos and videos of the event.
Hola a todos! Ya hemos vuelto de Nairobi. Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa y estamos muy agradecidos a cada uno de vosotros que ha hecho esto posible. Aquí tenéis una pequeña muestra de la gala. Próximamente podréis ver más fotos y vídeos del evento.
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Mathare slum in Nairobi. Here you can see the warm welcome that the children gave us and also how it looks outside the school's window.
Aquí podéis ver la calurosa bienvenida que nos dieron los niños y también las vistas desde una ventana de la escuela.
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Nairobi Slum Ballet Gala Fundraiser has reached 52% of its goal. Thanks to all of you who donated. Keep the momentum going!
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Here's a few snapshots of the last time we were there in January for you to see how the organisation works with these amazing children.
Aquí tenéis unas fotos de la última vez que estuvimos ahí en enero para que veáis cómo trabaja la organización con estos niños maravillosos.
Warm up
Teacher Artulo helping the kids
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