Performing arts heritage – five projects selected in 2023

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From 15 entries submitted in the autumn of 2022, five projects have been selected to receive support: “Premiers théâtres suisses”, “Les souffleurs de temps”, Oskar Eberle (1902-56), “Choreographers at Work!” and the festival “cultural heritage, dance!”.

The first, entitled “Premiers théâtres suisses”, is a conference to be held at the University of Lausanne on 14–15 September 2023 to explore early theatrical practices in all of Switzerland's language regions from 1450 to 1650. The second, “Souffleurs de temps”, reveals forgotten stories from the archives through documents and objects from the collection of the SAPA Foundation (Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts). The third is a travelling exhibition on the work of Oskar Eberle (1902–56). Eberle was a theatre expert, director and exponent of the professionalisation of Swiss theatre in the 20th century. The exhibition is based on research findings and will open on 18 August 2023 in Schwyz  before visiting various locations in Switzerland. The fourth is the documentary series “Choreographers at Work!”, which is dedicated to working practices in contemporary dance. Eight portraits have already been produced with support from the FOC. Additional film portraits, which can be viewed on the website, at festivals and in universities will follow. And finally, the festival cultural heritage, dance! seeks to keep Switzerland's dance heritage alive. The third edition of the festival will take place at the Théâtre du Jura in Delémont from 9 to 11 June. More details on all the projects can be found at:  Performing arts heritage (

Last modification 12.04.2023

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