The Cannes Dance Festival has become one of the world’s most important dance festivals. Every two years it presents new talents and inventive works by international dance companies.
This year’s event runs from 20 to November 29, 2015 and is directed by Brigitte Lefèvre, who was director of the Ballet of the Paris Opera for 20 years. Classical dance, contemporary dance, international troops, French premières are on the programme, but also a ball, meetings and master classes.
The festival opens with the national dance of Korea, a rare troupe company. The French première of “Vortex” by choreographer Tero Saarinen is a mix between dance contemporary and traditional dance. Another headliner is the Lyon Opera Ballet’s evening devoted to Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián (recommended – see the video).
The Hervé Koubi company will present Les Nuits barbares ou Les premiers matins du monde, another French première. The Spanish National Dance Company, directed by José Martinez, will present a new version of Carmen by Johan Inger. Worth noting also is the Ballet du Capitole’s La Bête et la Belle by Kader Belarbi.
The Festival will also feature master classes, a seminar and movie sessions.
For details, visit the Cannes Dance festival website
There are hotels available for the duration of the festival from just under €400 (at the time of publication).