Begining in 2002 by its founder Artistic Director Catherine Nunes, the Festival’s ambitions have been big and brave.
The festival only became an annual event in 2008 after the attention and growth it has gained over the 6years since its beginning.
The direcrtoe ship has since passed to Julia Carruthers who lead the 2012-2015 festivals. This years director will be Benjamin Perchet.
International choreographers and dance companies come along to the event along with artists from Ireland and abroad to look and celebrate at the classics and to discover some freh new talent.
Their platform is "for Irish choreographers to develop their work in an international context, premiering major new Irish works during each Festival and providing key networking opportunities. Each year the Festival attracts many prominent dance promoters from overseas for whom Dublin has become an exciting place to discover new dance."
Dublin Dance Festival’s vision is to present the best of international contemporary dance within a festival context.
The 2018 festival promises to present a dynamic mix of incredible dance, visual theatre, live music, video interactions, personal testimony and much more. In addition to performances, Dublin Dance Festival will also offer film screenings, free family outdoor events, exhibitions, discussions and workshops.
This festival is one of the largest in Dublin and will be running from the 2nd of May 2018 until the 20th May 2018. It will be held in many locations throughout Dublin and there are also performers who stay here in The Castle Hotel so be sure to get your room early!
There is always something for everyone during this festival :)