Zürich tanzt is a biennial dance festival taking place across the city of Zürich. Supported by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and the City of Zürich, Spring Forward 2013 took place within this frame.

The companies presented in the Spring Forward programme all submitted applications to Aerowaves in 2012. The Aerowaves Partners met in Cyprus in October of that year to watch extracts of works and select a Priority List of 20 companies – many of whom were presented at the festival.