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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.