Nine more Swiss Performing Arts Awards

Further Swiss Performing Arts Awards go to Frida León Beraud, Marco Berrettini, Sophie Gardaz, Geschwister Pfister, Paola Gianoli, Yann Marussich, Mike Müller, Susanne Schneider/BewegGrund, and Ticino is Burning.

The federal theatre and dance juries have honoured a broad spectrum of creativity in the performing arts.
Frida León Beraud (b. 1970), a trained puppeteer and scenographer, works on projects at the social and economic periphery with her Zurich-based Dalang Company. Choreographer and dancer Marco Berrettini (b. 1963) and his *MELK Prod. company in Geneva have been working since 2002 on projects outside the contemporary mainstream. Actor Sophie Gardaz (b. 1962) has headed the Petit Théâtre in Lausanne since 2005, where she maintains an important network that extends beyond children’s theatre in French-speaking Switzerland. From their base in Berlin, the musical cabaret known as Geschwister Pfister put together perfect programmes that are often aimed at a non-theatre-going, and also queer audience. Paola Gianoli (b. 1963) grew up in Poschiavo and has for many years been bringing dance to this peripheral region of Switzerland, which has no theatre infrastructure of its own. Dancer Yann Marussich (b. 1966) from Geneva has been creating his own, immobile style of performance art since the 2000s. Mike Müller (b. 1963) convinces as a versatile actor on stage and on TV. Dance educator Susanne Schneider (b. 1965) is a pioneer of inclusivity in dance within Switzerland, through her Bern-based group BewegGrund. Ticino is Burning are five artists who are building a visionary network from their base in the Italian-speaking canton.

Last modification 18.04.2023

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