This year’s Swiss Grand Award for the Performing Arts / Hans Reinhart Ring goes to the theatre and stage director Barbara Frey. She directs productions on prestigious German-speaking stages and is also regarded as an astute institutional head.
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.
Awards go the dance production “La Peau de l’Espace” by Yasmine Hugonnet and the theatre production “Manuel d’exil” by Maya Bösch and her company sturmfrei. The June Johnson Newcomer Prize goes to the collective InQdrt.
The hashtag for the Swiss Performing Arts Awards on Instagram, Facebook and now also TikTok is #swissperformingartsawards. Coverage of the current awards will continue until the partner events in spring 2023.
Winners in the dance category of the Swiss Performing Arts Awards will be showing their work around Switzerland at Tanzfest. They include the Ballet Junior, the Groove’N’Move festival, Jasmine Morand, Mirjam Gurtner and 2019 Dance Awards winners Marie-Caroline Hominal, Edouard Hue, Cie Greffe/Cindy van Acker, and Cie Linga.
The Swiss Theatre Encounter will feature Martin Zimmermann, winner of the Swiss Grand Award for the Performing Arts / Hans Reinhart Ring 2021, along with Mathieu Bertholet, Béatrice Fleischlin and Nicole Seiler.
The MIMOS Swiss Performing Arts yearbook on the winner of the Swiss Grand Award for the Performing Arts / Hans Reinhart Ring 2021, Martin Zimmermann, is being published to coincide with the Theatre Encounter.