Innovative twists on today's dance programming.
March 11th - 14th, 2021
YOU CAN'T STOP DANCE!
Thursday, March 11th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bouschet & Ballet- Three-course prix fixe meal tailored for festival attendees prepared by Chef Tig.
VIP Opening Exhibit I 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Enjoy seeing the newly built Palm Springs Dance Academy while live Jazz & Latin Jazz Vocalist Leanna Rodgers entertains you. Additionally, meet featured dance photography panelists, Michael Childers, and Geoffrey Moore. Open discussion about the works by Michael Childers, photographer of the Hollywood Stars, and Geoffrey Moore with his "5th Position" series featuring dancers of San Francisco Ballet, along with the producers of the Palm Springs International Dance Festival in this celebratory evening of dance.
Plus get the first glimpse of the photography exhibit's six semi-finalists!
Friday, March 12th | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
at the Palm Springs Dance Academy
Join us for a self-guided tour to witness the six photography semi-finalists:
Los Angeles, California
Buena Park, California
Plus see works by Michael Childers, photographer of the Hollywood Stars, and Geoffrey Moore with his "5th Position" series featuring dancers of San Francisco Ballet.
DANCE FILM SERIES
Saturday, March 13th | 7pm - 8:00pm
(includes a charcuterie box and a champagne toast)
Presented on our big screen in Downtown Palm Springs under the starry sky in front of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains.
With an international reach of 5 different countries and 18 U.S. states, the Palm Springs International Dance Festival panel has narrowed down from 65 short film submissions to only 12 features. These 12 films will compete not only for the panel's vote but also the audience's vote! Ballet, modern to broadway, these films showcase many unique forms of dance.
Virtual Festival Experience
Sunday, March 14th | downloadable video released
Can't attend one of our events? Join us virtually with a documentary-style film that features the photography exhibit and international dance film series!
The Palm Springs International Dance Festival (PSIDF) is a program of Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD), a registered non-profit 501c3.
Since 2013, NRD has been bringing dance to Palm Springs through educational programs that commission internationally recognized educators to make a lasting impact on youth here in Palm Springs by exposing them to the art of dance and providing further opportunities to those who wish to pursue dance as a professional career or a forever love. We aim to produce programs within the festival that have low or no cost to serve our greater desert communities at large and orchestrate performances that feature world renowned dance companies of all cultural and artistic backgrounds.