A Celebration of the Contemporary Dance Spirit

A Celebration of the Contemporary Dance Spirit

Over the course of the next four months, guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can watch one of over 60 performance pieces being put on by exciting, young dance companies participating in a festival called ArtDanThé. Starting January 29, 2013 and ending on April 25, 2013, the Festival ArtDanThé is bringing together talented dancers and musicians in a vibrant Parisian setting.

The festival kicks off with offbeat performances such as 'This Land Is Your Land,' a performance piece developed in New York City that combines ideas of pop culture and consumerism with minimalist and repetitive movements. The similarly themed 'Seat' is also debuting on January 29th for visitors interested in exploring the psychical mechanisms and psychological links demonstrated by our relationships with domestic spaces.

In February, more traditional -- yet still very contemporary -- dance pieces will be performed, such as Ben Aïm's 'Valse en trois temps' ('Waltz in Three Movements'). However, experimental dance is still the predominant genre explored as dancers play with various kinds of styles, costumes, themes and music.

Participating dance companies hail from countries across the world, as well as France, and they are able to present their unique visions of their craft thanks to the Festival ArtDanThé. The festival is organized at the Théâtre de Vanves, which is easily accessible from central Paris by taking Line 13 of the metro and getting off at Malakoff-Plateau de Vanves.

The first ArtDanThé festival was organized in 1999, with only 12 dance companies participating. Since that time, the festival has only grown in size and importance, revealing the exciting new ideas developing within the contemporary dance community.

Théâtre de Vanves

12 rue Sadi Carnot, 92170 Vanves

+33 (0)1 41 33 92 91