12 JULY 2017 / The association Ascen’ Dance presents the 11th edition of the Vertical’été festival in France, with the SNF support.

On July 15th & 16th, the association Ascen’ Dance organizes the 11th edition of the local festival Vertical’été in the Hautes-Alpes department in France, within the Vauban fortifications of Mont-Dauphin, registered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Partially supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this 2-day contemporary dance event will present eight programs and mobilize 35 artists who will attract a significant number of people and will establish a strong link between the audience, the dancers, the choreographers and the volunteers.

Created in 2006, this innovative festival democratizes dance by offering performances for all age groups. In addition, it allows local and national artists to develop their dance creations in a majestic setting with the involvement of the population. This event supported by the local authorities as well as our grantee Centre des Monuments Nationaux, has a significant cultural and economic impact for this mountain region.