About the Festival

Image video 2023: Rajnai Richárd - Lessz

Image video 2022: Hetesko Stúdió

Image video 2021: Hetesko Stúdió

Image Video 2020: Kerekes Photo

Being a complex art form with a universal language dance has always played a crucial role in the history of European Capitals of Culture. Building on the diverse dance traditions of Pécs, Ballet Pécs launched a new and progressive dance festival in 2007 as an official event of the Pécs 2010 - European Capital of Culture programme series. The Pécs International Dance Festival was created and founded by Vincze Balázs.

The festival is funded by the National Cultural Fund and the Ministry of Human Capacities




Foreign performers since 2007:

Ballet Moscow (Russia)
ELKELAM Hellenic (Greece)
Jozef Nadj (Serbia-France)
Croatian National Ballet (Croatia)
Dance Works Rotterdam (Holland)
Slovak National Ballet Bratislava (Slovakia)
Dansegroep Amsterdam (Holland) 
Hiroaki Umeda (Japan)

Motionhouse (UK)
Ballet Maribor (Slovenia)
DanzAbierta (Cuba)
Ballet Preljocaj (France)
Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Canada)
Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)
Serbian National Ballet Novi Sad (Serbia)
European Dance Caravan
Kamea Dance Company (Israel)

Karma Dance Project (France)

The aim of the festival is to attract dance companies both from Hungary and abroad, to create active cooperation with them in the long term and to show as many dance genres to the public as possible. It is our mission to show locals and guests how colourful and powerful dance traditions are in our Borderless City and also how many various styles and forms there are in the international world of dance. 
We wish to contribute to making Pécs a high-standard festival town by creating the Pécs International Dance Festival, that has become a significant dance event of the region over the years. 

Hungarian performers since 2007:

Ballet Pécs
Ballet Company of Győr
Szeged Contemporary Dance Company
Budapest Dance Theatre
Hungarian National Ballet
Yvette Bozsik Company
Compagnie Pal Frenak 
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
Duna Art Ensemble 
Duna Dance Workshop
Ballet Miskolc
Honvéd Dance Theatre/Hungarian National Dance Ensemble
Central Europe Dance Theatre
Kecskemét City Ballet
Rita Góbi
Feledi Project
Body Language Project 
Ádám Fejes
KFKI Chamber Ballet
Zsuzsa Hágen
Mariann Gaál
Mecsek Folk Dance Ensemble
Tanac Folk Dance Ensemble
Misina Folk Dance Ensemble
Hungarian Art of Movement Company
Urban Dance Theatre
Madách Musical School
Pécs Secondary Special School of Arts
Enemy Squad
GG Dance Eger
Duda Éva Dance Company - Movein Mission