Cannes festival de danse 2013

This year’s Festival de Danse in Cannes (Nov 19-24, 2013) looks like being a vintage. Under the artistic direction of Frédéric Flamand, the festival will feature a very strong international programme of contemporary dance. Audiences can enjoy 16 dance companies, one world premiere and five French premieres.

Festival de Danse de CannesIn the words of Frédéric Flamand: “In 2011, I suggested a theme for the Festival de Danse de Cannes: new mythologies – or how ancient myths have returned to our modern world with the emergence of new technologies and the dominance of the image.  It was also the moment to reflect, across very diverse choreographic works, on what makes us human, on dance as a way to take back ownership of our bodies at a time when our sense of identity is following the changes in spatial organisation.”

Highlights of the biennial event include works by Shen Wei (US), Marie Chouinard (Canada), Blanca Li (Spain) and Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker (Belgium – her first time in Cannes).

events around the Cannes Dance festival

In addition to a very high-caliber selection of performances, the Festival de Danse will also extend itself into the town as well, as numerous encounters and workshops are foreseen. There will also be special school programmes. Given the variety of styles, this is a festival that really does have something for everyone. From the surprising robots of Blanca Li to the hypnotic febrility of Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker and not forgetting the movie-like panache of Frédéric Flamand’s “Titanic” (photo by Pino Pipitone), it is a festival with a strong link to the outside world.

Details and reservations

Festival de Danse de Cannes 2013
November 19-24
Palais des Festival, Cannes.

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During the Festival, the Rosella Hightower International Dance Academy is offering people a pretty unique opportunity to participate in Master Classes with the participating  dance companies in the festival.


Monday November 18th – 04 PM to 05.30 PM : Shen Wei Dance Arts
Tuesday November 19th – 11 AM to 01 PM : Victor Hugo Pontes
Tuesday November 19th – 03 PM to 04.30 PM : Marie Chouinard
Wednesday November 20th – 11 AM to 01 PM : Jonah Bokaer
Thursday November 21th – 11 AM to 01 PM : Virgilio Sieni
Saturday November 23th – 11 AM to 01 PM : Igor Shyshko (Rosas)

Registration fees for a Master Class: €12

Access: 5 Rue de Colmar – 06400 Cannes
Contact : Agathe Castelain – 04 92 99 33 96

2 comments to “Cannes festival de danse 2013”
2 comments to “Cannes festival de danse 2013”
  1. Held at Duke University in Durham, N.C., since 1977 and with roots dating back to the 1930s, the festival opens next week with a gala starring North Carolina’s own Mark Dendy , Scottish Dance Theatre , Martha Clarke , African American Dance Ensemble (led by Chuck Davis, who hosts Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s annual DanceAfrica show) and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago .
    Clarke returns to the festival July 18-20 for a commissioned world premiere on a bill with a revival of Twyla Tharp’s 1996 work, Sweet Fields.

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