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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, of course, and some things festivals are particularly good at. For us, through all we've done, collaboration and partnership have remained the cornerstones of what 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.

We're working now on what the next edition of the festival will look like, and when. We will do all we can to make it adventurous, celebratory, and rooted in the concerns of our time. 

Integral to our planning and programming will be firm commitments to anti-racism and to work created by disabled artists. We've presented some wonderfully diverse work, but we know there is much more we could do to support artists who experience racism and disabled practitioners, particularly here at home.  

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Chris Ricketts
Co-founder and artistic 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)