University of South Wales — BA Dance course closure

Cardiff Dance Festival's Board of Directors were profoundly disappointed to hear the news about the closure of the University of South Wales's BA Dance degree. Course leaders and students have been hugely supportive of each edition of the festival. Click here to read a statement from the Board.   


CDF19 programme 

Lots more information now online about our programme for this year. Performances by Jan Martens, National Dance Company Wales, Aby Watson, Rambert2, Rosalind Crisp, Siriol Joyner, Second Hand Dance and Leah Marojević and Theo Clinkard all included. Final events will be announced over the next week. Really looking forward to seeing everyone here.



We are partnering with the University of South Wales on a Scratch event as part of CDF19. Open call now open. Closing date for submissions: midday on Friday 4 October 2019. Click here for more information.



Tickets on sale now as well for Swish at the Dance House on 22 and 23 November. We're really looking for to seeing Tereza and Filip here with this smashing piece. Gwych.



Tickets now on sale for SWEAT BABY SWEAT at the Dance House on 9 November. Presented in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre. Super to have Jan back in town.


Dates announced and first events on sale

Delighted to announce CDF19 dates as 8—24 November. First events now on sale - National Dance Company Wales at the Dance House and Rambert2 at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Tickets for Jan Marten's SWEAT BABY SWEAT coming soon too.

Great to have the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama involved as a partner for the first time. Thanks to Chapter, National Dance Company Wales and Wales Millennium Centre for their continuing commitment to the festival.



Good news. We've heard from the Arts Council of Wales that we've secured support towards CDF19 in November. Delighted to be back with a third festival. Information about dates, lead partners and the first events to go on sale will be announced in early July.

Updated 14.6.2019




Thanks to all of you who've so brilliantly supported CDF17. Artists, audiences, partners, funders and everyone at the venues where events took place. We'd have been nowhere without you.


Ways of Being Together

Just a few tickets left for Jo Fong's Ways of Being Together on Sunday 19 November. Click here to book.


BBC Radio Wales Arts Show

Festival launch night tonight and Preethi Athreya and Siriol Joyner are joining Nicola Heywood Thomas on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show this evening at 6.30pm. Preethi and Siriol are both involved in Interruption, the UK India Year of Culture project we are running in collaboration with Basement 21.


Limited availability for Poggle performances

Poggle's adventure in the woods is proving very popular. Limited tickets available. Click here for event information.



Preview of Tina Pasotra's film But Where Are You From? and Q&A

Delighted that we've been able to add a screening of Tina Pasotra's short film But Where Are You From? to the festival line-up. It's at Chapter at 4.30pm on Tuesday 14 November followed by a Q&A with Tina and Alice Burrows.


Morning Class with Groundwork Pro all now confirmed

Teachers for the Morning Class sessions we're running with Groundwork Pro have all now been confirmed. Classes start on Tuesday 7 November led by Preethi Athreya. Click here for more information.


Tickets on sale

Tickets now on sale for all performance events. Artists and companies include Liz Roche Company, Jo Fong, National Dance Company Wales and maribé - sors de ce corps from Québec/Canada. Check out the full schedule here.


Dates announced for CDF17

We've announced the dates for this year's festival. 8 to 19 November 2017. Programme news in June. Read the press release here.