This Biennial event brings together over 750 artists from some twenty countries, performing in many locations throughout Lyon, and takes place every two years, just after the summer holidays, in September and October.
Each edition has a different theme, which sets the pace and determines the type of shows and dancers. Yet there are no biases, and all types of dancing are given the place of honour in shows: contemporary, classical, jazz, urban and flamenco.
For over a month, the whole of Lyon is up and dancing: flash mobs, dancing lessons in town squares, open-air shows, and a highlight event in the form of a great parade.
This Biennial event celebrates creativity in all its forms, young talents or stars of dance, in an enthusiastic and festive spirit that shoots through the city like a spark set to a trail of gunpowder!