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Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2017

Geneva, Switzerland | Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2017

Wednesday 1 February, 2017 — Saturday 4 February, 2017

Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2017
Geneva, 1 - 4 February 2017

18 performances, 1 film, 12 venues and a four-day showcase of Switzerland’s vibrant contemporary dance scene: the 2017 edition of the Swiss Contemporary Dance Days will take place from 1 to 4 February 2017 in Geneva.

In the run-up to this celebration of contemporary dance, which is held every two years in a different Swiss city, a jury comprising five leading figures from the world of dance has watched more than 140 productions over the last 12 months. The winning 19 entries will be presented at 12 theatres across Geneva, which have joined forces especially for the occasion. In doing so, they, alongside Reso – Dance Network Switzerland, provide a tangible demonstration of their commitment to the art of choreography and dance in Switzerland. The Swiss Contemporary Dance Days, which are also open to the public, are aimed at professionals – journalists, festival directors, programmers – from both Switzerland and abroad. This biennial festival not only offers an insight into the latest developments and activities of the Swiss contemporary dance scene, but also serves as a platform for artists to showcase their work in the best possible conditions and to forge the contacts needed to drive their projects forward and ensure that their creative output reaches both established and new audiences. For the general public, this exceptional festival provides them with the chance to discover Swiss contemporary dance in all its incredible aesthetic diversity: its relationship with the human body, with the visual, with new technologies, with the history of dance and with society, as well as its desire to engage, in a two-way process, with the public, particularly the very young. The 2015 edition in Zurich attracted more than 180 programmers from 30 countries and gave the artists concerned an invaluable opportunity to bring their work to a wider European and international audience.

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Programme 2017

Cindy Van Acker et le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève  - Elementen III - Blazing Wreck
La Ribot - Another Distinguée
Ruth Childs - Pastime, Carnation, Museum Piece (recreation of three soli by Lucinda Childs)
Anne Delahaye and Nicolas Leresche - Parc National
Beatrice Fleischlin and Anja Meser - I just wanna fucking dance oder Begeisterung und Protest
Thomas Hauert - inaudible
Foofwa d’Imobilité - Histoires Condansées
Kaori Ito - Je danse parce que je me méfie des mots
Tabea Martin - Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys
Rudi van der Merwe - Trophée
Jasmine Morand - MIRE
Lea Moro - (b)reaching stillness
Schick, Gremaud, Pavillon - 60 MINUTES
Adina Secretan - Place
Nicole Seiler - The Wanderers Peace
Gregory Stauffer - Walking
József Trefeli and Gábor Varga - Creature
Lucie Tuma - On the Rocks (miniature)
Gilles Jobin  - WOMB (3D-film)

With project presentations of
Simone Aughterlony, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jessica Huber, Yasmine Hugonnet, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Ioannis Mandafounis, Eugénie Rebetez, Martin Zimmermann


Jury 2017: La Ribot – choreographer, Mona De Weerdt – dramaturge Südpol Luzern, Joëlle Smadja – director Pôle Sud Strasbourg, Patrick Müller – director Südpol Luzern, Claude Ratzé – director adc Geneva


For more information: Noémie Delfgou, Presse, Reso – Tanznetzwerk Schweiz / +41 (0)43 317 16 37 / /


The Swiss Contemporary Dance Days are organized by The association for the realisation of the Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2017 gathered by adc (Association pour la Danse Contemporaine), Festival Antigel, TU – Théâtre de l’Usine, Théâtre du Loup, Théâtre du Grütli, Théâtre du Galpon, Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Service culturel de Vernier.


In cooperation with Théâtre Am Stram Gram, Théâtre Pitoëff, Salle du Faubourg, Palladium, Casino Théâtre, Point Favre and Théâtre du Centre des arts de l’Ecole internationale de Genève.


With the support of: Pro Helvetia, City Geneva, Loterie Romande, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung and Reso – Dance Network Switzerland.