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19th Dance Biennale

Programme and ticketing in march 2021 !

Pending fresh Government guidelines based on the deconfinement plan, the Dance Biennale team has decided, in conjunction with all the public partners that support the event – Lyon Métropole, the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC), the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and the participating municipalities – to postpone until 2021 the next edition of the Dance Biennale, which was initially scheduled from 11 September to 2 October this year.
La Biennale de Lyon thus proposes to postpone the event until May-June 2021, alongside the Défilé, which had already been postponed to this period. Talks are continuing between Lyon Métropole, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and the DRAC, with the aim of still staging a 19th Dance Biennale that is demanding yet inclusive, and open to all.

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19th LYON DANCE BIENNALE
NEXT EDITION ADDS NEW COMMUNITY STRAND

The next Dance Biennale will hold its 19th edition, celebrating African creativity and the young artists’ scene worldwide. This edition will also feature a new community strand, Les Lyonnais font la Biennale (“Lyon citizens do the Biennale”) with inclusive danceworks headed by international artists. On stage and in public space, an array of shows, performances and digital offerings will lead us towards tomorrow’s art.
Twenty-one world and French premieres will generate this edition’s momentum. 

History

The Dance Biennale spans 17 editions and projects led by Guy Darmet and then Dominique Hervieu. Retrace its history from 1984 to now...

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