During the same period, the Federal Office of Culture also invites submissions for the third award for innovative dance involving young people, in association with the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation (STJS). For information and regulations, see: www.bak.admin.ch/dance
Following last year’s successful collaboration, promotion of the Swiss Dance Awards at the Kunsthaus Zofingen continues as part of the exhibition “Bodenlos II”, which runs from 5 November to 18 December 2016. The theme is dance, art and generations, centring around a Swiss Dance Collection oral history project on dance heritage in Switzerland. All the videos of the 2013 & 2015 winners of the Swiss Dance Awards will also be on display.
Out of seven projects submitted last autumn for Dance as Cultural Heritage 2016, the Federal Dance Jury has selected three: a historical recreation of the works of Sigurd Leeder, a meta-catalogue on dance in Switzerland, and a publication on the three MonteDADA symposia.
Interviews with all the winners of the last edition have been published in four languages on the Swiss Dance Awards website. They can be read, printed out and downloaded in PDF format from www.tanzpreise.ch/en.
Two further Swiss Dance Awards promotional measures – the Schläpfer portrait “Feuer bewahren – nicht Asche anbeten” and an update to the Dance it! app – are announced to coincide with the dance festival.
The call for submissions for the second season of the Current Dance Works competition will be issued in autumn 2016. The next competition for the June Johnson Dance Prize will be launched at the same time.