Austria - City of Vienna
The Viennese Ball has a long tradition and is an integral part of the cultural life of the city of Vienna. In order to promote Vienna internationally, the city has been participating in about 40 Viennese balls around the world every year for more than 40 years. These social events make Vienna known to the world as a city of music.
The Viennese balls help to forge new networks and deepen existing cultural and economic contacts as well as promote friendly relations between cities. We are pleased that the City of Vienna supports the introduction of Viennese balls in the Geneva society.
Switzerland - City of Geneva
Geneva is a multicultural city, a city that hosts organizations promoting peace; so is Vienna. Thanks to the association “Friends of Viennese Ball Music”, this Austrian custom has taken root on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The City of Geneva is therefore proud to be associated with this event and it is on its behalf that I thank its organizing committee.
Founded in 1888, Bucherer is one of Europe’s most traditional watch and jewelry companies and has built a reputation for exclusivity over the past 130 years with an exceptional range of jewelry and award-winning designs. Its boutiques also offer a wide selection of luxury watches from famous brands to an international clientele. Bucherer has 34 boutiques in exceptional locations in Europe, including 17 in Switzerland, 10 in Germany, one in Vienna, one in Paris – which incidentally is the largest watch and jewelry store in the world – one in Copenhagen and six boutiques in London.
In January 2018, Bucherer acquired U.S. luxury watch distributor Tourneau, which had 28 boutiques in the United States. In the summer of 2018, it was the Baron & Leeds brand and its four luxury watch and jewelry boutiques in Hawaii that passed into the Bucherer fold. Today, the company is managed by the third generation of Bucherer, in the person of Jörg G. Bucherer, the company has more than 2,400 employees. Its headquarters are still in Lucerne.
As the oldest, if not the only, social and international dance club in the Lake Geneva region, the Caper Club is very pleased to support the Bal Viennois de Genève. The Caper Club meets four times a year in an elegant setting to dine and dance to the live music of renowned bands. The atmosphere is similar to that of the Viennese Ball, and the attire is equally formal (tuxedo for men, evening or cocktail dress for women).
Everyone is welcome, from beginners to ace ballroom dancers; all you need is enthusiasm. Each evening usually includes a wide range of dances – from timeless classics like the Tango, Waltz and Fox Trot, to the Latin rhythms of Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba, to disco favorites like Salsa, Disco Fox and Bachata.
The youth dance on time. A school that develops the creativity of its students, sometimes recalls the most beautiful traditions. The Moser School is proud to support the Viennese Ball in Geneva. As Molière said, “There is nothing so necessary to men as dancing”.
Association Fêtes Costumées
Founded in Geneva in 2000, the association brings together people who are passionate about the history of costumes and dances. The association has been asked to participate in the 400th anniversary of climbing, the tercentenary of the birth of J-J. Rouseau or in 2018 the tribute to Sisi. Finally the “Fêtes Costumées” participate in balls, or organize balls in Switzerland and abroad.
Passionate about couple dances, Audrey and Pierre-Yves like to transmit their enthusiasm in the practice of these dances. Competitors in sports dances since 2012, they currently compete in the S category (the highest category in Switzerland) in Latin and standard dances. Silver medal 10 dances Senior I 2022, Silver medal Latin Senior I 2021, Swiss Champions Standard Senior I 2019, Swiss Champions 10 dances Senior I 2018. In 2022, they had the honor of choreographing and teaching the opening dance of the Geneva Viennese Ball to beginners. They are looking forward to repeat this experience in 2023 at the Ariana Museum.
Beau-Rivage Geneva, an extraordinary place, a timeless escape. Exceptionally located opposite the Geneva water fountain and resolutely in tune with continuity and modernity, Beau-Rivage Geneva promises a unique experience in the heart of the World City. Welcome to the elegance and refinement of a period building that has been passionately preserved for over 150 years.
L’Atelier des Couleurs
Your floral partner – L’Atelier des couleurs offers a service dedicated to Companies, Hotels and Restaurants as well as a ‘VIP’ service for individuals. We are specialized in floral subscription, event decoration and wedding universe.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Genève
Both historic and contemporary, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva offers an exclusive introduction to this legendary city. Located in the city center and offering superb views of Lake Geneva, this luxury hotel is just steps away from iconic attractions such as Mont Blanc. The guest experience is equally impressive, from the warm welcome with chocolate products to the personalized service, artistic design, original restaurants and exceptional amenities.
Founded at the end of the 19th century by Gustave Revilliod (1817-1890), a generous patron of the arts from Geneva, a great traveler and scholar, the Ariana Museum was designed from the outset to house his encyclopedic collections. Upon his death, Revilliod bequeathed his museum, all his collections, the vast surrounding estate that stretched as far as the lake, and a large part of his fortune to the City of Geneva.
Today, the Ariana is the Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass – and one of the most important of its kind on an international scale – and offers a thematic and historical journey rich in discoveries of the arts of fire. Temporary exhibitions and multicultural activities for all our audiences await your visit in an exceptional architectural setting and a warm atmosphere.
Wiener Silber Manufactur
The Vienna Silver Manufactur stands for quality and respect for a great tradition. The roots of the company go back to the year 1882 and now include an archive of 11,000 original designs, mainly from the time of the Vienna workshop. Here were masterpieces that are among the classics of design history. As an innovative traditional company with a passion for Viennese craftsmanship and enthusiasm for contemporary design, it is a pleasure to support the “Friends of Viennese Ballroom Music” in Geneva in building the cultural bridge between Vienna and Geneva.