History of the festival

Created in 1985 by the City of Cannes, the Dance Festival is undoubtedly one of the biggest international festivals. The creation of this Festival is part of a historic relationship between the City of Cannes and the world of Dance, thanks in particular to the dynamic created by the opening of the Center de Danse International Rosella Hightower in 1961. Since 1993, at the rate of a biennial, the event has managed to find its identity, relying on numerous creations presenting new talents from the choreographic scene and the work of major international companies.