Dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form, specifically through the support and promotion of quality choreography, this festival includes a choreography competition, outreach projects, workshops, residencies and a Lifetime Achievement Award presentation.

Since 1998, the Festival has presented 761 original pieces of choreography and awarded over $800,000 in prize money.

“It has been enormously emotional to travel from Spain to this unknown place, and be able to connect deeply with such a warm audience. We really loved performing for them. Their generous response made us feel at home and allowed us to relax and have fun. Winning the Grand Prize award at such a prestigious event is a strong validation for the commitment we made. We are grateful to Palm Desert Choreography Festival for trusting and supporting us in bringing Te odiero back to life and on stage.”  

-Arthur Bernard-Bazin/HURyCAN, 2023 Grand Prize Award

Photos & Videos from 2023 Palm Desert Choreography Festival