The Bienal de Dança do Ceará started in 1997 in the capital of Ceará State, Fortaleza. During its 10 years and 6 editions (held uneven years), it has helped to bring a great change in local ideas on dance. The biennale consists of residencies, seminars and courses. Discussions take place and there is a great opportunity to exchange information, provide local artists with venues to produce their work. During its last edition, director David Linhares and Artistic and Teaching Coordinator Andrea Bardawill expanded its program. They visited a number of cities in Ceará State.