With Dadodans, choreographer/dancer Gaia Gonnelli creates associative, intimate and stimulating multidisciplinary dance performances for young children (2 to 8 years old) and their parents/supervisors.
With very young children as a target group, Gaia distinguishes itself in the current dance field. She uses dance to give shape to a personal, free world of imagination that appeals to children. She uses dance to give shape to a personal, free world of imagination that appeals to children. Working with materials and primary elements (shapes, colors and sounds) plays an important role in all Dadodans performances. Dadodans also develops educational projects for primary schools, whether or not connected to a performance.
The name of the foundation is Stichting Dado.
The objective of the Dado Foundation is to promote dance as an art form and means of communication and to promote choreographic work by Gaia Gonnelli for the widest possible audience (1 – 100 years old) as well as to promote and stimulate creativity and imagination through dance, also in combination. of other art forms such as music, drama, visual arts and visual arts, all in the style of Gaia Gonnelli in the broadest sense of the word.
Board of Directors
Peter van der Hoop (chair)
Sanne Boersma (treasurer)
Judith van Hemert (general member)
Dadodans receives a multi-year subsidy from Fonds Podiumkunsten (FPK) and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) during the arts plan 2021-24 and is supported by project subsidies from FONDS21, Janivo, VSB fond, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.