In common with all cultural events, the 2020 Tanzfest dance festival has been cancelled. The “Swiss Dance Awards on Tour” promotion will therefore focus on the 2021 edition. Ad hoc alternative online program: #DisDance with, among others, a Flashmob by Edouard Hue
Interviews with all the winners of the Swiss Dance Awards 2019 have been published in four languages on the Swiss Culture Awards website. They can be read or downloaded in PDF format from www.schweizerkulturpreise.ch/dance
Of the seven projects submitted last autumn for Dance as Cultural Heritage 2020, the Federal Dance Jury has awarded four: Die Rote Kapelle, Tour de Bal 2021–22, Hybride Geschichte(n) – Publishing Swiss Oral Dance History, and Zeitgenössische Choreograf*innen bei der Arbeit
As announced in the Culture Dispatch 2021–2024, from 2021 the Theatre Awards, including the Kleinkunstpreis, will be merged with the Dance Awards and presented annually under the umbrella of the Swiss Performing Arts Awards in autumn.
As part of the realignment to create the Swiss Performing Arts Awards, the June Johnson Newcomer Prize and the Cultural Heritage call for submissions will be expanded to include the performing arts. Entries for the 2021 awards can be submitted between 6 October and 3 November 2020 on the FOC support platform.