10th Belgrade Dance Festival

The 10th Belgrade Dance Festival, which this year takes place from 5th to 19th April, includes performances of the world’s greatest choreographers and dance companies, but also support local dancers, educators, choreographers and young ballet talents. In 2006, the festival was declared to be a leading dance project in Southeast Europe by UNESCO. Celebrating a decade of existence this festival is considered as one the best Dance events in Europe.

The Festival was founded by the initiative from the International Dance Council CID UNESCO from Paris, and the program selector is Aja Jung, a ballet dancer and choreographer from Belgrade.

In the last 10 years Belgrade has become known as an important place for some of the world’s top ballet dancers, like: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet from Saint-Petersburg, with choreography of George Balanchine, the Paris Opera Ballet with choreography of William Forsythe, Rudolf Nureyev and Maurice Béjart, National Dance Company from Madrid (Compañía Nacional de Danza) with creations by famous Nacho Duato, Netherland Dans Theater I and II with choreography of Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Cullberg Ballet with works of Mats Ek and Johan Inger, the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company with choreography of Mauro Bigonzetti, Monte Carlo Ballet with choreography of Jean-Christophe Maillo. Other important guest performances were performed by the national ballets from Sofia, Thessaloniki , Athens , Lyon, Skopje, Maribor , Prague, Biarritz, Tulsa Ballet, Marseilles, Sao Paolo.

Belgrade audiences have been able to attend the premieres of more than 120 top performances, meet the most important contemporary choreographers, and discover dance productions at the same time as other major cities.

The 10th Belgrade Dance Festival this year takes place on the stages of Belgrade Sava Center, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Opera Madlenianum, Terazije Theatre, Yugoslav drama theatre as well as in theatres in Novi Sad and Pančevo. The programme includes performances of: Vienna State Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, Ballet Preljocaj, Ballet Jazz Montreal, Beijing Dance Theatre, MaggioDanza, Ultima Vez, Alias, Peeping Tom, Danish Dance Theatre and Niv Sheinfeld Company.





April 5th, 20h | Sava Centar

Les Ballets Jazz de Monteral, Canada

Zero In On, Cayetano Soto

Fuel, Cayetano Soto

Zip Zap Zoom, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Night Box, Wen Wei Wang


April 6th, 20h | Opera Madlenianum

Danish Dance Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Love Songs, Tim Rushton


April 6th, 20h| Cultural Centre, Pančevo

April 7th, 20.30h| Belgrade Drama Theatre, new stage

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor Dance Company, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ship of Fools, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor


April 8th, 20h | Yugoslav Drama Theatre

Ballet Preljocaj, Aix-en-Provence, France

What I call Forgetting, Angelin Preljocaj


April 9th, 20h | Theatre on Terazije

Peeping Tom, Brussels, Belgium

For Rent, Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier


April 12th, 20h | Sava Centar

Wiener Staatsballett, Vienna, Austria

Windspiele, Patrick de Bana

A Million Kisses to My Skin, David Dawson

Le Souffle de l’Esprit, Jiri Bubenicek

Glow Stop, Jorma Elo


April 13th, 20h | National Theatre, Belgrade

Ballet of National Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia

The Autumn Flowers, Marie-Claude Pietragalla

Step Lightly, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Léon

Six Dances, Jiří Kylián


April 14th, 20h | Opera Madlenianum

Beijing Dance Theater, Beijing, China

Haze, Wang Yuan Yuan


April 15th & 16th, 20h | Belgrade Drama Theatre

Alias, Geneva, Switzerland

The Weight of Sponges, , Guilherme Botelho


April 17th, 20h | Opera Madlenianum

April 18th, 20h| Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad

MaggioDanza, Florence, Italy

2 x Stravinsky, Francesco Ventriglia, Andonis Foniadakis


April 18th, 20h | Belgrade Drama Theatre

Ultima Vez, Brussels, Belgium

Booty Looting, Wim Vandekeybus


April 19th, 20h | Sava Centre

Cullberg Ballet, Stockholm, Sweden

A Study of Entertainment, Alexander Ekman



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