The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival was established in 2012 to celebrate contemporary dance in Boston. The festival, produced by Urbanity Dance, brings a diverse array of contemporary dance artists together from across the United States, inviting the greater Boston community to experience this art form at its finest. Participants and audience members are invited to meet and mingle with critics, producers, photographers, and leaders in the national dance community, all while exploring contemporary dance as a site of social change and progress. Last summer, BCDF 2018 presented work of over 50 dance companies/artists from around the nation (as well as Japan!) at the Boston Center for the Arts with Doug Varone & Dancers as the headliner.