Dance - Latest news - 2016

Requiem Konzert Theater Bern © Paul Zinniker

Swiss Dance Competition 2017 – call for submissions

Current dance works can be entered for the Swiss Dance Competition 2017 between 5 September and 5 November 2016 via the FOC website. For information and regulations, see:
Daniel Hellmann © Gregory Batardon

June Johnson Dance Prize 2017 – call for submissions

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:
Alain Berset & Gilles Jobin © Adrian Moser

Swiss Dance Awards return to the Equilibre in Fribourg on 12 October 2017

In 2017, for their third edition, the biennial Swiss Dance Awards will once again be presented at the Théâtre Equilibre in Fribourg. The award ceremony takes place on Thursday 12 October 2017.
Filmstill Jean Deroc (1925-2015)

Swiss Dance Awards return to the Kunsthaus Zofingen from 5 November to 18 December 2016

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.
Sigurd Leeder, Mouvement de danse en plein-air, Collection suisse de la danse

Dance as Cultural Heritage – projects selected for 2016

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.
Monte Dada, Tanz auf den Dada Bühnen

Third MonteDADA symposium on 14 May in Zurich

The third MonteDADA symposium entitled “Dance on Dada Stages” takes place on 14 May at the Cabaret Voltaire as part of the “Zürich tanzt” dance festival.
Gilles Jobin © FOC / Gregory Batardon

Interviews with the 2015 award winners

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
Tanzfest Haselbeck, Schlegel, Yellow Martina © Aline Feichtinger

2015 award winners at the 2016 Tanzfest dance festival from 12 to 16 May

Following the great success of the tenth anniversary festival last year, the collaboration between the Dance Awards and Tanzfest is to be continued.
Dreharbeiten Schläpfer © Lennart Speer

Further promotional measures: Schläpfer film and update to the Dance it! app

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.
MIR Compagnie Bits C 128Hz © Ismael Lorenzo

Next calls for submissions in autumn 2016

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.