The Institut français in London has launched FranceDance UK, a nationwide festival of contemporary dance by French and France-based artists and choreographers. It has been jointly created with artistic directors of institutions and festivals around the UK, with performances that stretch from Belfast to Bristol, Glasgow to Brighton. It will bring several French artists to the UK for the very first time.

The initiative, which has internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and future Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet Carlos Acosta as its Honorary Patron, aims to strengthen Franco-British relationships and encourage cultural collaboration.

  • Over 50 performances
  • By 14 top French and France-based artists
  • In 9 UK cities
  • At 16 leading institutions and festivals

The British Council is proud to support the creative collaborations and new connections resulting from FranceDance UK. Working with our counterparts at the Institut français, we hope that we can stimulate dialogue and reciprocity that will cement links for the future.

Read more and find out about the full programme.