The Festival takes place in the heart of Vaison-la-Romaine's Théâtre Antique. An artistic celebration that fuses the timeless beauty of dance with the majestic and historic setting of the ancient theater.

Organized by the town of Vaison-la-Romaine, the famous international Vaison Danses festival is back for its 28th edition from July 10 to 24.

Whether you love dance a little, a lot, passionately or madly, this festival is for you! As night falls, the stage of the Théâtre Antique is decked out in its finest artistic performances!

Open your eyes, listen carefully and enjoy these fabulous shows. This magical place will take you down memory lane! Exceptional companies honour the festival and look forward to sharing these evenings with you!

. Wednesday, July 10 :
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Cie Eastman (Belgium)

. Saturday, July 13 :
Soul Chain
Sharon Eyal - Tanzmainz (Israel / Germany)

. Wednesday, July 17 :
Circus Machine (Canada)

. Saturday, July 20 :
The best of the repertoire by Paris Opera dancers
Les Italiens de l'Opéra (France / Italy)

. Wednesday, July 24 :
Boxing Boxing Brasil
Mourad Merzouki / Cie Käfig (France / Brazil)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Cie Eastman (Belgique)
Soul Chain
Sharon Eyal – Tanzmainz (Israël / Allemagne)
Machine de Cirque (Canada)
Le meilleur du répertoire par des danseurs de l’Opéra de Paris
Les Italiens de l’Opéra (France / Italie)
Boxe Boxe Brasil
Mourad Merzouki / Cie Käfig (France / Brésil)
A diversified program of five exceptional evenings featuring dancers of national and international renown, offering a variety of artistic styles and expressions. The Vaison Danses Festival honors dance through the region's cultural heritage, creating an unforgettable experience for all lovers of the performing arts.

PRACTICAL INFO Ticket sales open on April 2, online, in the usual sales outlets and at the tourist office (Vaison Festivals box office currently open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.15pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm / ticket office closed on May 1 and May 20).
  • Dates and times are updated regularly More info at:
Festival Vaison Danses

In partnership with Les Amis de Vaison Danses, the festival offers two exceptional shows at the Théâtre du Nymphée:

  • Show 'Cannes Jeune Ballet - Rosella Hightower' on 16/07 at 9pm :
Following their masterful performance at the Carolyn Carlson evening in 2022 at the Théâtre Antique, the young artists from Cannes' Pôle Supérieur de Danse are back. They present three pieces: 'Un Momento di felicità' by Renato Zanella - 'G/S<L (Gently/Sick<Love)' by Francesco Nappa and 'Amber' by Lukas Timulak.

  • 'Scène partagée : Jérémy Alberge and Nacim Battou' on 23/07 at 9pm:
Two very promising choreographers present one of their creations. The first, Jérémy Alberge, presents 'Agapé', a piece which won him the Trophée Sobanova in 2023. In the second half, the audience will be treated to Nacim Battou's latest creation, performed by young dancers from the Danse Mouvance school in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Tickets: €10/show (€5 for under-25s) on sale on the Friends of Vaison Danse website HERE and at Montfort bookshop.
"Le Nymphée, un tremplin pour les chorégraphes émergents et les jeunes danseurs professionnels que nous retrouverons dans le futur sur la scène du Théatre Antique."
— P-F. Heuclin

Vita Danse
PLEASE NOTE: as a prelude to Vaison Danses, on July 9 at 9pm, local talent (Vita Danse, Badaboum, the winners of Printemps des arts urbains 2024 and schoolchildren from the Cité Scolaire) will dance on the stage of the Théâtre du Nymphée. Free tickets available from the tourist office from June 10.