Dance in Luxembourg A passion worth sharing
In Luxembourg, people are very passionate about dance. Audiences and creators have been subject to constant change for some time now. The dance programmes in theatres and cultural centres offer national creations as well as international shows. Artists are in residency and training courses are available for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Luxembourg Centre for choreographic creation - TROIS C-L
The TROIS C-L is THE platform for contemporary dance in Luxembourg! It is funded by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg, and has two main missions:
- Support Luxembourg's choreographers in their creation process;
- Raise the general public's awareness of contemporary dance.
The '3 du Trois' of the TROIS C-L is a unique opportunity for you to discover the sphere of choreography under various angles, as well as a multi-disciplinary programme. As part of these evenings – on the 3rd of each month – at the 'Banannefabrik' in Bonnevoie, visual arts, music, performances, shows and conferences intertwine like in a motion research lab.
The innovative project 'Les Émergences' of the choreographic creation centre encompasses a support programme for contemporary creation and a set of performances open to the public. The aim is to put choreographers in the limelight and create bridges between creators and the audience.
The TROIS C-L is a member of the Aerowaves – Dance across Europe network, which gives young choreographers the opportunity to showcase their creations on the stages of many European cities. In collaboration with the neimënster – Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center, the TROIS C-L organises the Aerowaves Dance Festival Luxembourg, which is devoted to the promotion of these labelled works.
A wide range of shows and performance venues
Dance is very much alive on stages all around the country. You will find a list of event venues and 'motion based' projects attached hereto.
You can even discover wonderful dance stories at the cinema. For example, the Bolshoi Ballet appears on the big screen with Giselle's thwarted loves, Corsaire's exotic adventures, the Nutcracker's magic or Swan Lake's tragedy.
Dance classes of all styles and levels
'I don't know how to dance!' No worries! Anyone can learn how to dance!
Whether it's afro dance, partner dance, dancesport, traditional or contemporary dance, or even urban dance, a large number of private dance schools or public institutions offer lessons to the young and old alike.
Classical, jazz or contemporary dance classes are available at the 'Conservatoire'. In-depth training is possible through secondary training in music, dance history, kinesiology or body expression.
Social dance lovers can take a peek on the website of Swing Dance Luxembourg! This organisation's aim is to promote Lindy Hop and other swing dances in Luxembourg by organising dance classes, parties and workshops in various locations across the city.
The Ministry of Culture's strong support
In 2019, the Ministry of Culture launched the aid scheme for the structuring of recognised dance companies, whose objective is to support the professionalisation of the sector, alleviate professional creators in terms of administrative tasks and facilitate planning in the longer term.
With the Ministry's support, choreographic and theatre productions can take part in Avignon's OFF Festival. The festival took shape around Avignon festival, one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world. Each year, it transforms the city of Avignon into a pool of culture and creation.
The 'Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis', a bi-annual Luxembourgish dance prize that has been awarded since 2011, which is aimed at encouraging contemporary choreographic creation or the artistic merit of a young dancer. In 2019, the prize was increased from 5,000€ to 10,000€ and the age limit of 35 years of age was abolished.