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Cannes Dance Festival, Cannes

One of the most prestigious dance festivals in the world

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Celebrated every two years, this festival showcases mainly contemporary dancing, inviting not only internationally renowned companies, but also new and promising talents. Since 2009, it offers free rein to a big name in the dancing world to create their own personal programme.

Created in 1984, the Cannes Dance Festival is another expression of the city's close relationship with the dancing world, especially after the opening in 1961 of the 'Centre de Danse Rosella Hightower'.

For the 2015 and 2017 editions, the artistic direction has been left in the hands of Brigitte Lefévre, director of the Paris Opera Ballet until 2014. 2015 will see acts performed by the National Dance Company of Korea, the 'Ecole de Danse de l'Opera de Paris', or the National Dance Company of Spain among many others.

For a full programme and to purchase tickets, please check the website. Most of the shows take place at the Palais des Festivals.

Event Details


Palais des Festivals

Dates for this event


  • Address
  • Boulevard de la Croisette
  • 06400