or Die Foundation (established in 2021) is registered as a nonprofit organisation (Stichting) at the Chamber of Commerce of The Netherlands (Kamer van Koophandel, KVK).
Dance or Die Foundation has the status of Cultural ANBI (Culturele Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling).
Foundation (Stichting) under the Dutch law
Stichting Dance or Die
Dance or Die Foundation
Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
NL85 INGB 0009 5724 87
Buikslotermeerplein 1832, 1025XL, Amsterdam
Telephone number +31 (0) 614041244
Jacqueline De Jongh-Moolenaar (Chair)
Samantha van den Doel (Treasurer)
Hitomi Shibuya (Secretary)
Dance or Die Foundation contributes to cultural and social causes by
The Supervisory Board and the Artistic Director define a Policy Plan in collaboration.
The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising the execution of the Policy Plan and the general business of the Foundation.
The Supervisory Board offers counsel to the Artistic Director.
The Artistic Director is responsible for execution of the Policy Plan.
Remunerations of the Artistic Director are determined by the Supervisory Board.
Members of the Supervisory Board receive no compensation. Expenses made during the performance of their duties may be reimbursed.
The Foundation and Artistic Director Ahmad Joudeh have the following vision for the activities in 2021-2022.
International Friend for SOS Children’s Villages, Ahmad Joudeh will attempt to
organise a charity show for raising awareness and funds for children under
alternative care in collaboration with the Dutch organisation of SOS Children’s
Villages (provided that the current pandemic 2021 makes this possible).
mentioned above Ahmed Joudeh is an International Friend for SOS Children’s
Villages and will attempt to organise workshops for children under the care of
SOS Children’s Villages in various parts of the world in collaboration with the
corresponding local organisations, provided that the current pandemic situation
becomes under control. He will also support traumatized children and their
relatives in the Netherlands, from various origins with various trauma to
strengthen their coping mechanism.
For dancers: “Dance to feel alive”
• Discover how to be moved by feelings and emotions, and find support in life by dancing
• Learn how to trust your own body and how to trust others
• Dance and live in peace and harmony.
Ahmad Joudeh has successful experiences in holding this type of workshops. He plans to bring his message to a wider audience.
3.2. For choreographers: “Bring Arabic elements in your dance with respect”
Ahmad Joudeh wishes to develop a new method to incorporate Arabic elements to the Western dance disciplines. Ahmad Joudeh has a formal training in classic ballet, contemporary dance and gymnastics. As he is originally from Syria, he has studied various types of Arabic dance styles. Ahmad Joudeh wishes to create a method to bring Arabic elements to the established Western dance styles with proper respects to Arabic culture. It is envisaged that this method should be used by other choreographers in creating their own work. For this end, Ahmad Joudeh plans to develop a new workshop curriculum for choreographers.
Supporting The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR),
Ahmad Joudeh will be engaged in activities on request by UNHCR.
4.2. For Palmyra - cultural heritage under threat - raising awareness
Ahmad Joudeh has his roots in Palmyra, a UNESCO’s World Heritage.
The Roman Theatre of Palmyra was the first stage where Ahmad Joudeh had his first dance performance. In 2016, he danced on this stage for the souls of those who lost their lives in the civil war in Syria, which was the last art performance on this stage before the stage suffered a sever damage by the extremists. Ahmad Joudeh wishes to contribute to the restoration of Palmyra through his work.
4.3. On Commission
Due to the pandemic, there are only few commissions in 2021. It is expected, however, there will be again commissions, once the pandemic is under the control.
4.4. Own shows
Ahmad Joudeh wishes to take the advantage of this “break”. He should like to use this period for preparation for his own shows that can be offered to theatres both nationally and internationally.
4.5. Collaborations with other artists
Possibilities for collaboration with various artists will be explored. For the
Euro-vision Song Contest 2021 Ahmad did already work with different artists.
4.6. Creation of new dances
Ahmad Joudeh plans to enrich the repertoires
- by choreographing his dances himself
Adagio, Euphoria, Dream,
Arabian Dance (Nut Cracker)
- by hiring choreographers
who can explore the potentials of
Ahmad Joudeh as a dancer
Possibilities to be investigated
The foundation was registered at the Chamber of Commerce on 25 May 2021. It is planned that the foundation should start its fundraising activities in September 2021.
The goals of the foundation in 2021 – 2022 are:
1. To establish its administrative system
2. To establish the method for collecting donations via crowdfunding
3. To pursue fund raising activities
4. To realise creation of new dance repertoires
5. To make concrete plans for creating the shows organised by Artistic Director Ahmad Joudeh
6. To organise and run workshops for children and youth with challenges
The following sources of income are envisaged for 2021-2022.
· Transfer of other funds that have collected donations for Ahmad Joudeh such as The Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam
· Donations via crowdfunding
· Donations from companies
· Fees for dance performances (fund raising activities)
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