Dublin Dance Festival

Dublin Dance Festival champions the potential of the moving body to unlock new perspectives on our changing world.

‘Hard To Be Soft’ by Oona Doherty at DDF2018 © Luca Truffarelli

Working locally, nationally, internationally and virtually, Dublin Dance Festival acts as a vital interchange between contemporary dance artists and audiences; creating and sharing extraordinary dance experiences, generating opportunities for artists and deepening engagement with Dance in Ireland.

We work year-round to curate excellent, relevant and daring dance for a growing and diverse audience, both in person and online, culminating in an annual festival in venues and spaces throughout the city each May.

‘Fallen From Heaven’ by Rocio Molina at DDF2022 © Simone Fratini

We generate opportunities for artists through residencies, commissions and partnerships and by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance.

DDF actively seeks-out, establishes and evolves collaborations with like-minded organisations, venues and strategic partners to create opportunities year-round for audiences and artists, exploring new models for producing and touring dance.