In the summer of 1991 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam and Jaap van Baasbank and Luuk van Eijk initiated Julidans with three foreign dance companies. Julidans has evolved to a highly acclaimed international dance festival. The festival has a varied program with contemporary dance performances of all different kinds. Julidans is looking for productions of a high artistic level with a theatrical feeling to them. The festival presents a selection of controversial, unconventional and surprising performances and has introduced a sumptuous amount of productions for the first time in The Netherlands. Not only the big names are invited; also new talents are presented in the various venues.

Nowadays the programmer of Julidans is Anita van Dolen (Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam).

In 1997 the collaboration with the pop-temple Paradiso started and the following year Theater Bellevue joined the festival. After that, two other venues were added: Vondelpark Open Air Theatre and multicultural centre Melkweg Theater (Milkyway). In 2007 Bijlmerparktheater (formerly Krater Theater) located in Amsterdam South-East was added. Here dance performances are staged and workshops are organized. Since 2010 Podium Mozaïek is also a location and partner of the festival.
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