The Festival Nouvelles is held every spring and follows the major trends in dance and related arts

The modern dance scene has, over the last few years, seen an influx of new artistic expression and techniques, with new patterns in choreography and innovative technologies. The Festival Nouvelles – Danse – Performance, organised by Pôle Sud, takes a close look at these trends and is one of the highlights of the dance season at the centre. The Festival is held in May and features some 20 companies from several countries.

The different events take place all across the city, in public and private rooms and in the city's theatres and concert halls, while some are also held in the open air, helping to establish close contact with the public in a friendly, offbeat atmosphere that still commands rigourous aesthetic standards.