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Digital International Festival for Dance Academies (IFDA) 

Dates: 18 - 21June 2022 (Saturday - Tuesday) 

Coven+ | Photo: Mickael 'Marso' Riviere 





















Between 18 and 21 June 2022,

Enter a virtual global stage to watch a series of hour-long performance screenings every day and on-demand viewing access to students’ original works. Dive into stimulating live online discussions as participating dance academies and their students discuss the latest ideas for dance and technology and explore new opportunities for future long-term collaborations.  


Connect with us virtually for an exhilarating four-day celebration of dance performance screenings and more, showcasing the freshest global dance talents!


Festival Highlights

This year, the festival reconnects with 15 dance academies and partners from over 10 cities and areas in Asia and Europe to present screenings of original dance films, electrifying stage performances and innovative digital projects performed and created by some of the best dance students in the world.

Coven+ | Photo: Mickael 'Marso' Riviere 

Academy Performance 

14 Academy performances


Student Dance Film Screening

Daily screenings of over 20 students created dance films from 10 institutions

Student Forum

Students will discuss and share proposals of creative ideas with paired up institutions.

Spotlight Screening

3 Premiere screenings of commissioned dance films

Initiatives of IFDA

Launched in 1986, IFDA offers crucial global cultural exchange platform for dance academies to stay connected and spearhead the collective development of dance education through performances, workshops and more. The festival also empowers dance students around the world to discover new cultural perspectives and further develop their education and artistic practice.


Pure Comedy | Photo: Camilla Greenwell;10 degrees | Photo: GregoryLorenzutti;Drum | Photo: Liu Sheung Yin;In Your God | Courtesy of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts;Round Trip (Excerpt) | Courtesy of NAFA Dance Programme;VIGOUR | Photo: Andreas Etter