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Open Stage Dance Festival


from 5 to 7/06/20

‘‘ Dance in all forms!

The ultimate event for dance in all its forms!


The ultimate dance event in the Hautes-Alpes: culture, festivities, diversity and conviviality, it’s all here in Serre-Ponçon! This is the 9th year, that the town of Embrun is providing an opportunity for everyone to discover dancing in all forms through free shows, introduction classes, dance balls, courses, workshops, outdoors on the squares in the centre of the old town. Each edition represents more than 20 disciplines including dances from around the world, urban, modern, traditional and folk dances as well as dancing for couples and ballroom dancing.



A few figures

• 40 events over 3 days.
• 8 professional companies including G.U.I.D Preljocaj, Centre National Chorégraphique d’Aix en Provence (National Choreography Centre), companies from the Rhône-Alpes and Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur regions, dancers competing in the acrobatic rock and roll world championship, aerial dance, several live musicians and much more…
• 25 dance schools from the Hautes-Alpes with more than 500 dancers performing in Embrun for the flagship event on Saturday, 18 May.
• 3 dance nights in one: salsa, flamenco and folk on Saturday 18 May.
• 6 dance courses open to all.
• More than 4000 people during the festival.
• 1 film projection on the theme of dance in partnership with Le Roc Cinema on 14 May.


A sensation-filled 2019 programme


Friday 17 May from 9 p.m.

  • SHOWS by professional companies – town centre streets

Saturday 18 May

  • Group warm-up – Jardin du Roc
  • Buffet-meal provided for the dance schools – Jardin du Roc
  • DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTRODUCTION by dance schools – town centre streets
  • Professional SHOWS – town centre streets
  • Great DANCE NIGHT – town centre streets


Sunday 19 May

  • INTRODUCTORY COURSES varied dances
    Throughout the day: In the dance hall


Partner projects :

  • From 12 to 22 July: Artistic residency and public rehearsals Alexandra N’Possee Co.
  • As part of the Festival, Le Roc Cinema is screening a preview of YULI – a film by Iciar Bollain. The destiny of Carlos Acosta, lead dancer, from the streets of Cuba to London’s Royal Ballet. Tuesday 14 May at 8:30 p.m.
‘‘ "Our goal is above all to make you love dance and make you want to dance !"
Lydia (organisation)
‘‘ "Dancing is questioning yourself, searching deep within yourself"
Marie-Claude Pietragalla - danseuse, chorégraphe