19.04 – 01.05.2022

The DDD - Festival Dias da Dança emerges from the desire for connection that can be established, through dance, between the cities of Porto, Matosinhos and Gaia

Held annually around the International Dance Day, the DDD develops, since 2016, a programme that demonstrates the aesthetic and thematic diversity of Contemporary Dance and promotes the wandering between several performance venues and the public space in the three cities of the Atlantic Front. 

The largest international festival of contemporary dance in Portugal is organized by the Teatro Municipal do Porto / ÁGORA - Cultura e Desporto, E.M., co-organized by the City Halls of Matosinhos and Gaia, and relies on BPI /  Fundação "la Caixa" as patron.

DDD has as coproducers the Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery, Balleteatro, Fundação de Serralves, Coliseu do Porto Ageas and Teatro do Noroeste - Centro Dramático de Viana, also with important presentation partners such as Teatro do Bolhão, Auditório Municipal de Gaia, Armazém 22 and mala voadora.

Between 2016 and 2019, DDD - Festival Dias da Dança was divided into various sections: DDD IN (national and international performances in the venue), DDD OUT (Corpo + Cidade DDD OUT; performances that occupy the public space in a partnership with Balleteatro), DDD PRO (parallel programme of contemporary dance workshops for performative arts professionals and students), DDD EXTRA (set of activities that complement the performances) and DDD FESTAS (which enlivened the nights after the performances).

In 2020, the DDD - Festival Dias da Dança was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2021, still in a pandemic context, DDD - Festival Dias da Dança is reinvented for its 5th edition. DDD  ON STAGE / AT HOME presents a mixed format (face-to-face and online) that brings to different audiences performances, talks, masterclasses, artistic residencies, documentaries and online parties.