We believe in the power of dance to move, connect and inspire change. With so much of Ireland’s culture tied up in the past, dance has a unique power to explore and express what it is to be human, right now.
Each year in May, DDF presents the best Irish and international dance performances in venues throughout the city to a growing and evolving audience.
DDF is a vital platform for artists and the creation of new work. We generate opportunities for artists, both nationally and internationally, through residencies, commissions and partnerships and by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance.
DDF actively seeks-out, establishes and evolves collaborations with like-minded organisations, venues and strategic partners to create opportunities year-round for audiences and artists, exploring new models for producing and touring dance.