On #InternationalDanceDay, we are thrilled to be able to announce news of the return of the city’s signature festival, dedicated to celebrating, sharing and shining a light on the region’s amazing dance offer, offering an incredible opportunity to connect people in a joyful, inspiring, celebration of dance and togetherness.
Produced by DanceXchange, the exciting two-part festival brings an entirely new dimension to BIDF, with an online summer edition from 3-13 June featuring new film world premieres and digital screendance commissions, followed by an autumn edition, 21 September – 3 October, featuring a live outdoor programme.
In collaboration with ZOO, which pioneered online presentations at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, BIDF is launching a new online platform BIDF TV as the ‘venue’ for the digital summer edition of the festival.
The full programme featuring new screendance commissions, workshops, dance classes and panel discussions will be announced in May and includes:
The summer edition of BIDF will also host an impressive programme for dance professionals from across the world and features Outdoor Dance Collection 2021 (ODC21).
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