• Maxyme G. Delisle
  • Kirsten McTernan
  • About us

Dance is an amazing art form. One that continues to astonish and inspire us in the work we do.

And Cardiff is home. It's where we live. It's where we seek to make connections between artists we respect and admire, and the people who give this city its heart and its complexity.


We started the festival with the desire to help build a rich ecology for dance. There are many ways to do that, some of which festivals are particularly good at. For us, collaboration and partnership have remained the cornerstones of all we have sought to achieve, a way to amplify possibility.

Over the three festivals we've held we've presented some exceptional work by some wonderful artists. You can find information about all of them in our archive section. This page, gives a full listing of all the different projects and performances we have been involved in.

We've also been very fortunate to have the support of many partners in the city. This group has grown to include Chapter, g39, Groundwork, National Dance Company Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Rubicon Dance, University of South Wales and Wales Millennium Centre. We couldn't have done half of what we have without them.

All being well, the next Cardiff Dance Festival will be in autumn 2021. We will do all we can to make it adventurous, celebratory, and rooted in the concerns of our time. Integral to it will be our firm commitment to equalities and diversity. We know there is more we need to do about both, and we are determined to further address some of the urgent issues our society faces.


Chris Ricketts
Co-founder and festival director 



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Images above:
Yellow TowelDana Michel (CDF15)
Dawns Ysbrydion (Ghost Dance)Eddie Ladd and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (CDF15)
WrongheadedLiz Roche Company (CDF17)
OUTRachael Young (CDF19)
The Elsewhen SeriesLeah Marojević and Theo Clinkard (CDF19)