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The 17th Dance Biennale will take place from 14 to 30 September 2016. Three weeks to discover 37 shows, including 23 creations, 2 performances in the public space ... A festival both popular and experimental! Experience the Biennale : free dance lessons , performances in public spaces , days of debates, exhibitions, conferences , meetings with artists ... Discover the full program and book your tickets online , on site at the Tourist Office Place Bellecour, or by telephone: 04 27 46 65 65

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[2016 project]

Highbrow/popular: the trail

Between pop culture and contemporary creation

Much contemporary choreography draws inspiration from folk dance, club dances and dance styles from musicals, cabaret and counterculture. These porous boundaries between highbrow and popular dance will be one of the main themes of the Lyon Dance Biennale 2016.

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[2016 project]

Emblematic Dancers: the trail

Dance's stars under the spotlight !

The 2016 Dance Biennale turns the spotlight on the heirs to the master choreographers of the late 20th century, as they carry contemporary dance forward. Not to be missed!

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20 JUNE - 1 SEPT 2016

Dance is often associated with a space for freedom.

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[Défilé 2016]

Le Défilé 2016: together!

Sun 18 Sept. at 4pm, Stade de Gerland

Twelve groups totalling 4,500 amateurs, overseen by 250 artists from Lyon, the Métropole and the Region, for Europe’s biggest choreographed parade. Do not miss the huge party of the Biennale Défilé!

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Project 2016

Dominique Hervieu presents the Biennale

The Biennale has three core missions: supporting the production of new work, showing the aesthetic diversity of dance, and helping the public to gain its bearings and thus find its way around this teeming creativity.

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National conference

Mon 19 Sept at Université Catholique de Lyon

What new bonds can be forged between artists and the general public, so that culture can “make” society?
Libération, the Métropole de Lyon, the Lyon Dance Biennale and Maison de la Danse are organising a national conference to examine this issue and explore the functioning of our cultural institution.

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Shows and sensory experiences to share as a family.

The Biennale offers a selection of shows to share as a family, for all ages! Discover also moments to share as pre and post-shows sessions. Remember: youth under age 26 pay half price, except for single-price shows.

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Professionals registration

In order to access to the professionnal online space, and to the booking of shows at a preferential rate, please register. 

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Biennale clip


Advantages of the Biennale Pass! 
Get special rates when you book three or more shows ( 25% DISCOUNT on all shows)


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Le Défilé of the Biennale

Back in video on the 10th edition of the Défilé of Biennale de la danse. Remember to come on Sun 18 Sept at 2pm from Terreaux to Bellecour for the upcoming Défilé of the Biennale!