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Tanzfest 2019

Dance festival presents winners of the 2017 Dance Awards in “Triptyque”

This year’s Tanzfest dance festival on the first weekend in May will once again feature winners of the Swiss Dance Awards 2017. The 3D photographs by Antonello & Montesi will be on show for a second time at some of the venues.

Creature TrefeliVarga

Swiss Dance Awards go Tanzfest: appearances by 2017 winners

A number of the winners of the Swiss Dance Awards 2017 will be appearing at this year’s Tanzfest: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou & Tamara Bacci, AiEP, Martha Krummenacher, József Trefeli and Gábor Varga, as well as Yasmine Hugonnet.

Etüden Sigurd Leeder

Tanzfest take three: dance heritage projects

A number of projects that were selected for Dance as Cultural Heritage as part of the Swiss Dance Awards over recent years will also be on show at Tanzfest in Basel, St. Gallen, Winterthur, Yverdon and the Vincenzo Vela Museum in Ticino.

Break'in Hearts reloaded MIR Cie

“kulturerbe, tanz!” festival from 14 to 16 June at Südpol Lucerne

The “kulturerbe, tanz!” project, one of the winners in the FOC’s 2018 Dance as Cultural Heritage call for submissions, in which seven groups from all over Switzerland dance works from the repertoire of Swiss choreographers, will be performed from 14 to 16 June at the Südpol in Lucerne.

Swiss Dance Awards 2017

Swiss Dance Awards presentation ceremony on 17 October 2019 and Dance Forum

This year’s edition of the Swiss Dance Awards takes place on 17 October, once again at the Equilibre in Fribourg. During the day, the scene will be gathering for the Dance Forum. All the award winners will be announced in advance by the FOC in mid-September.

Tanzgeschichte(n) Ursula Pellaton

Dance as Cultural Heritage – next calls for submissions

The next calls for submissions for Dance as Cultural Heritage take place in the autumn. Projects on dance history of national importance can be submitted for grants to be paid out in 2020.

La Ribot

Swiss Grand Award for Dance 2019 goes to Maria Ribot

The Swiss Grand Award for Dance 2019 is presented to La Ribot in recognition of her many years of innovative work as a choreographer, dancer and artist.

Dominique Martinoli

Special Dance Award 2019 goes to Dominique Martinoli

The Special Dance Award goes to Biel-based dance mediator Dominique Martinoli for her outstanding contribution to contemporary dance outreach and networking in the Jura and Bernese Jura.

Edouard Hue

Outstanding Female / Male Dancer: Marie-Caroline Hominal & Edouard Hue

Marie-Caroline Hominal and Edouard Hue each receive an Outstanding Dancer award for their technical excellence and exceptional reach.

«Speechless Voices» Compagnie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker

Four Current Dance Works honours in the Swiss Dance Competition

The Federal Dance Jury has selected four outstanding works from the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons from the 76 entries in the Current Dance Works competition. They are: “Vicky setzt Segel” by Teresa Rotemberg/Company Mafalda, “Flow” by Compagnie Linga, “Hate me, tender” by and with Teresa Vittucci, and “Speechless Voices” by Cindy van Acker/Cie Greffe.

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