The FID (International Dance Forum) was created in 1996 as an international festival by choreographer Adriana Banana and managed by producer Carla Lobo and another member of the Brazilian International Dance Festivals Circuit. Since 2001 FID has combined a local program at the capital Belo Horizonte, with a state program to reach other parts of Minas Gerais and has an international festival calendar spread throughout the year. The festival also promotes training, research, creation and productions. International and national companies perform during the festival. The festival is a fantastic place to see dance works performed and events take place.