November 9, 2021

25th International Dance Theatre Festival

The jubilee edition of the International Dance Theatre Festival will be held on November 10-21. This year, the special guest of the Festival will be Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

The programme includes, among others, performances from Germany, the Netherlands, Belarus, Italy, France, Spain and Poland, and also presentations of short dance forms by young artists. The performances are accompanied by dance workshops, films and concerts, meetings with artists and discussions with the audience. Tickets have been available from November 4. More about the programme can be found on Centre for Culture in Lublin, the Organiser’s website. Detailed information and registration for the workshops are available on

The festival was inaugurated in 1997. Today, it is among the flagship cultural events in Lublin and one of the leading dance art festivals in Poland and Europe. The idea of the event is encounter and mutual inspiration with cultural diversity in parallel with the exchange of experience between Poland and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and other parts of the world. The originators of the festival underline its universal dimension and remind us that contemporary dance is a special medium of communication: it is a fully democratic art conveying emotions fueled by a strong intellectual message. The aim of subsequent editions has been to present the most interesting artistic productions by professional dance theatres from around the world and to promote Polish artists seeking to engage in performances and discussions. The festival also serves the exchange of experience and encourages mutual inspirations by artists representing distinct fields of art.