CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVALS
The World Wide Directory


This is a directory od contemporary dance festivals. It is organized first by countries and then in alphabetical order within those countries. It also has a submission form so that you can share or promote the festivals you know.


Just keep in mind that this is a website about contemporary dance. Festivals about other dance genres or competitive events will not be included in the list.

We hope this page helps you find some useful information. Please, pay it forward by sharing the existence of any other festival of which you are aware.

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ARGENTINA

Ola Danza Festival Internacional (Mar del Plata) Workshops + Muestras + Intervenciones + Foro. Idea y Dirección: Andrea Berutti.


AUSTRIA

Impulstanz (Vienna)


BELGIUM

IDILL (International dance online short film festival) 


CANADA

Canada Dance Festival

Dancing on the edge (Vancouver)

Festival Transamériques (Montréal)

Guelph Dance (Ontario)

Vancouver International Dance Festival (Vancouver)


COLOMBIA

Al Borde. Festival de Danza Contemporánea (Medellín)

Bienal Internacional de Danza de Cali

Impulsos (Bogotá)


CROATIA

Dance & non-verbal Theater Festival (San Vincenti)


FINLAND

Full Moon (Pyhäjärvi)

Kuopio Dance Festival


FRANCE

Biennale de la Danse (Lyon)

Festival d’Avignon

Festival de Marseille. Danse et Arts Multiples

Les Étés de la Danse (Paris)

Montpellier Danse

Quartier d’Été (Paris)

Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Sant Denis

Vaison Danses (Vaison-La-Romaine)


GERMANY

Internationale Tanzmesse (Düsseldorf)

Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival (Stuttgart)

Movimentos (Wolfsburg)

Tanz im August (Berlin)

Tanztage Berlin

Tanzwerkstatt Europa (Munich)


HUNGARY

Budapest Dance Festival


INDIA

Avayava - Contemporary Dance Festival (Pune) Intensive International Workshops | More than 30 hours of Dance | Screening of Dance on Film | Performances 


IRELAND

Dublin Dance Festival


ITALY

La Biennale di Venezia


LITHUANIA

AURA (Kaunas)


MEXICO

Lila López


NETHERLANDS

CADANCE (The Hague)

Holland Dance Festival (The Hague)

JULIDANS (Amsterdam)


NEW ZEALAND

Tempo (Auckland)


PANAMA

Prisma 


PALESTINE

Ramallah


ROMANIA

Explore (Bucharest)


SERBIA

Belgrade Dance Festival


SINGAPORE

da:ns Festival (Singapore)


SOUTH AFRICA

Dance Umbrella (Johannesburg)


SPAIN

Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada

Grec. Festival de Barcelona

International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, MASDANZA

Madrid en Danza

Mes de Danza (Sevilla)

Temporada Internacional Dansa València


TANZANIA

Visa2Dance


TURKEY

Dans Kamera Istanbul


U.K.

Big Dance (London)

Dance:Film (Edinburgh)

DanceLive (Aberdeen) DanceLive is an annual festival celebrating contemporary dance, and is Scotland’s only festival exclusively presenting contemporary dance. The Festival aims to present the best contemporary dance in the North East, and to provide a platform for new work, particularly that of local choreographers and dancers, whilst raising the profile of contemporary dance and engaging with audiences of all ages. The Festival was recognised in Creative Scotland’s Dance Sector Review and won Creative Cultures Scotland Award for Best Festival 2012 (public vote).

Dance Umbrella (London)

International Dance Festival (Birmingham)

Move It (London)


U.S.A.

American Dance Festival

Boost Festival (Seattle, WA)

Boston Contemporary Dance festival

Chicago Dancing Festival

Chop Shop (Bellevue, Washington)

Cultivate (New Hampshire)

Dance Camera West (Los Angeles)

Dance Salad (Houston)

Harvest Chicago

Jacob’s Pillow (Becket, MA)

Laguna Dance Festival (Southern California)

newMoves (Pittsburgh)

Salt Dance Fest (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Seattle International Dance Festival

Young Choreographer's Festival (New York City)




I hope our directory is useful for you. Remember that it is continuously under construction. If there’s any information you think that should be included, just let me know.

Also, if you prefer your festival to be removed from our list, just contact me and send me the message.


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