To present an inspirational, international dance festival that promotes the best of contemporary choreography, supports artists and develops audiences.


Dublin Dance Festival’s vision is to present the best of international contemporary dance within a festival context. We aspire to:

  • promote excellent and innovative dance
  • reflect the diversity of dance
  • increase access to the art of dance

We believe that Ireland can be an international focal point for artistic exchange and collaboration. We have a role in nurturing and supporting Irish choreographers in practical ways. Through the work of the Festival, we aspire to create increased opportunities for audiences to experience and be inspired by the non-verbal and universal emotions that can be uniquely expressed by choreographers.


The Dublin Dance Festival actively seeks to embody the following tenets, inherent to our organisational philosophy and fundamental to our decision making.

  • We value creativity
  • We value originality
  • We value integrity
  • We value diversity
  • We value critical reflection
  • We value artists
  • We value our audiences
  • We value commitment and dedication
  • We value partnerships and collaboration
  • We value financial responsibility