Pic. Motionhouse, ‘Captive’. C. Mark Simmons Photography

NEWS: Dance will be happening differently at this year’s BHF. We would like to thank all the artists, partners, funders, participants and audiences for helping us make amazing things happen. You have been awesome!

Please visit http://www.bristolharbourfestival.co.uk for updates.


Dance Village is a vibrant and inspirational platform of dance that reflects the richness and diversity of dance today from leading national, local and regional artists.

Taking place annually at Bristol Harbour Festival, Dance Village is the biggest free dance festival in the South West, attracting audiences of over 60,000 to watch, enjoy and participate in dance.

We programme diverse dance for today’s audiences, showing a snapshot of the best of contemporary dance performance across site and stage from national, regional and local artists. Celebrating different people dancing, we curate across genres, ages and cultures to show work that inspires, surprises and engages.

Dance Village 2017 takes place as part of Bristol Harbour Festival 22 & 23 July

For details of 2016’s programme please see here.

Dance Village is produced by ReStaged and is supported by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council. 

Kind thanks to 2016’s supporting partners: Theatre Bristol, The Island Artspace, Swindon Dance, Arnolfini, Trinity Arts and Pavilion Dance South West.