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Lyon Dance Biennial | May 26 - June 16, 2021

After its postponement until 2021, the 19th edition of the Lyon Dance Biennial will take place May 26 to June 16, in-person.

 The Biennial 2021: It is 55 creators from four continents

With highlights on African creativity with Africa 2020 and a new project -- the Fagor experience.

Creative luminaries of the international contemporary scene, such as Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Dimitris Papaioannou, Robyn Orlin with the singer Camille, and France-based artists such as Nach, Francois Chaignaud with Akaji Maro, Mathurin Bolze, Yuval Pick, Josef Nadj, Collectif La(Horde), Thierry Thieu Niang, Noé Soulier Olivier Dubois,  and more compagnies, are bringing their latest pieces to Lyon 

The Focus Danse, the 4-day platforme for professionals from all over the world coordinated by Institut français and Onda, is taking place Online from June 8 to June 11: the registrationis open


Choreographers from the African Continent: 

The 2021 Dance Biennale is part of the Africa2020 season coordinated by Institut français. It supports new work by prominent and emerging artists from 16 African countries such as Qudus Onikeku and Serge Aimé Coulibaly.

The Experience Fagor

The Lyon Dance Biennale is introducing a new strand called The Experience Fagor. Eleven creators have agreed to reach out to young people across greater Lyon and together explore new experiences that are often cross-disciplinary, collective and close to the grass roots. 

The 2021 Défilé: A high point of the africa2020 season

With Germaine Acogny and Fatoumata Diawara as honorary patrons, a reinvented africa2020 défilé wlll  take place at the Roman theater of Fourvière see for three days:  More here

"I am honoured and touched to be the honorary patron of the Dance Biennale Défilé, as part of the Africa2020 Season dedicated to Africa and youth. All my thoughts go to those who welcomed me when I took my first steps in France, and to those who continue to support me in this magnificent city of Lyon. It's the America of dance, where all dreams of success are permitted. I say to you: Dare, Dream, Sing and Dance. Dance is a peaceful weapon able to break down barriers imposed by religion, language and territory. Thank you and bravo for continuing to sustain the tradition of a Dance Biennale and Défilé without borders, focused on the future and peace."
Germaine Acogny-Vogt