Extraordinary artists will present world-class dance at Dublin Dance Festival coming to town 17th – 28th May.

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar, bringing together dance artists and choreographers from around the globe each May to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. The 2016 edition will feature work from the U.S.A., Canada, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, France and the UK, as well as showcasing and celebrating contemporary dance from Irish artists.


This is the first festival programmed by new DDF director Benjamin Perchet, who promises 2016 audiences 'an inspiring journey of aesthetic pleasure and intellectual stimulus', offering unique and eye-opening experiences of dance, via world premieres, film screenings, exhibitions, discussions, master classes and more.

Highly anticipated highlights of this year’s programme include:

Spectacular contemporary ballet at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from legendary US ballet master Alonzo King

The European premiere of critically acclaimed new dance-theatre work by Olivier Award-winning Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite and pioneering playwright/performer Jonathon Young

The world premiere of a new piece featuring renowned step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland, co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland

An energetic piece by Greek choreographer Patricia Apergi that melds diverse dance traditions with hip hop and street dance.

Discover full Festival programme and book tickets at dublindancefestival.ie