What: International dance festival featuring a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Founded in 1994, Cannes Dance Festival takes place every two years and the next event will happen during the two weekends in December. Artists from across the world (France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Uruguay, and more) will offer a mix of classical and contemporary performances.

Where: Various theatres in Cannes, Cannes la Bocca and Mougins (details below)

When: 8-17 December 2018

How much: Between €10 and €30, depending on the performance.

What’s on:

8 December, 6pm: Another look at memory by Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (Théâtre Croisette – Hôtel JW Marriott)

8 December, 8:30pm: Don Quixotte by Ballet Nacional Sodre, Uruguay (Palais des Festivals – Grand Auditorium)

Ballet Nacional Sodre, Uruguay
Ballet Nacional Sodre, Uruguay (c) Santiago Barreiro

9 December, 6pm: Compact and Quintette by Compagnie Burnout (Théâtre de la Licorne – Cannes la Bocca)

9 December, 8:30pm: Yama by Scottish Dance Theatre (Palais des Festivals – Théâtre Debussy)

Scottish Dance Theatre
Scottish Dance Theatre (c) Brian Hartley

10 December, 3pm: Four member companies of the Plateform Studiotrade network: STILL(here) by Silke Z. / RESISTDANCE (Germany); A Moment by Sandman (Netherlands); Between Us by Culture Comp (Iceland); Hope Hunt by Oona Doherty (Ireland) (Auditorium des Arlucs – Cannes la Bocca)

10 December, 6pm: Oh Louis… we move from the ballroom to hell while we have to tell ourselves stories at night so that we can sleep… by Robyn Orlin (Théâtre Croisette – Hôtel JW Marriott)

10 December, 8:30pm: Three ballets performed by Opera of Rome BalletL’Arlésienne by Georges Bizet; La Rose malade by Gustav Mahler; Carmen by Georges Bizet (Palais des Festivals – Grand Auditorium)

Opera of Rome Ballet
Opera of Rome Ballet (c) Sienne di Roland Petit/Yasuko Kageyama

14 December, 8:30pm: Kaleidoscope and TraffffiC by Angers CNDC school (Scène 55 – Mougins)

CNDC Angers
CNDC Angers (c) Arnaud Hie

15 December, 6pm: Trio ConcertDance by Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo (Théâtre Croisette – Hôtel JW Marriott)

15 December, 8:30pm: Beach Birds and Inlets 2 by Angers CNDC school (Palais des Festivals – Théâtre Debussy)

Compagnie CNDC-Angers
Compagnie CNDC-Angers (c) Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

16 December, 6pm: Professor by CCN Orléans (Théâtre La Licorne)

16 December, 8:30pm: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (Palais des Festivals – Grand Auditorium)

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève - Carmina Burana
Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève – Carmina Burana (c) GTG – Gregory Batardon

17 December, 3pm: Cannes Jeunes Ballet (Théâtre Croisette – Hôtel JW Marriott)

Cannes Jeune Ballet - Cyrano
Cannes Jeune Ballet – Cyrano (c) NSternalski

17 December, 6pm: bal.exe – Mechanical ball on chamber music by Company Par Terre (Palais des Festivals – Théâtre Debussy)

17 December, 7:15pm: Looping Pop participatory ball (Palais des Festivals – Salon des Ambassadeurs)