20th Biennale de la Danse

10 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
Lyon, France

La Biennale de Lyon is a cultural enterprise that alternately devises, produces and holds two major international events: the Dance Biennale and the Contemporary Art Biennale. In doing so it supports, promotes, develops and spreads their values.

Led by a management team of two co-directors and an executive director, La Biennale de Lyon is a non-profit body built around two main synergies:

  • between two major festivals, staged by the same team. This management of two alternate events generates some highly positive effects: audience cross-pollination and growth, cross-disciplinary dialogue, motivated and high-quality staff, development of specific event-production know-how, and enhanced efficiency vis-à-vis media partners, contractors and philanthropists (two complementary events, continuous activity);
  • and a highly beneficial synergy between events and institutions (Maison de la Danse for the Dance Biennale, and (macLYON) for the Art Biennale), via La Biennale de Lyon's co-directors, who also head the corresponding institutions.

This makes it possible to: have top-flight figures who are actually based in Lyon; sustain an ongoing event/history dialogue; develop and enrich each event’s audience; generate a virtuous two-way flow rather than a sterile rivalry that stunts the development of both the institution and the event; and facilitate inter-team collaboration.

Practical info

Main target group

12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o


City center , Suburbs

Average attendence per day

Above 10.000 attendees

Art disciplines

Contemporary Dance

Support for disabled people