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This year's edition

From 6 to 9 February 2019 in Lausanne, the 10th Swiss Dance Days will showcase the winning performances selected by the jury from over 150 entries. The programme offers a snapshot of the trends that are currently inspiring Swiss choreographers and dancers.

History

Swiss Dance Days was founded in 1996. It was modelled after the Rencontres chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, a pioneering festival that’s been dedicated to contemporary choreographic creation since 1969. Swiss Dance Days made it their mission to create a platform for the promotion of the Swiss choreographic arts in a context that facilitates the encounter between dance professionals, the audience and both national and international programmers. Co-organised by Reso – Dance Network Switzerland since 2006, the event takes place every two years in a different Swiss city. Unique in Switzerland, it represents an exceptional opportunity to discover remarkable dance pieces from across the country that have been created in the two years prior to each new edition. Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Lugano, Lucerne, Zurich: Swiss Dance Days has taken place in many of Switzerland’s largest cities as well as in its three principal linguistic regions. After the great success of the last edition in Geneva in 2017, professionals and dance enthusiasts alike are ready to head to another Romandy city for the highly anticipated 10th edition. A leading city for performing arts with an extremely active and diverse choreographic scene, Lausanne will give its all for dance from the 6th to the 9th of February for Swiss Dance Days 2019.

Co-organized by Reso - Dance Network Switzerland

Reso is a network of organizations from the professional dance creation context. Reso realizes a vision of a coordinated and extensive system of dance support with funding agencies. It strengthens local and regional initiatives in the areas of infrastructure, audience development, production, diffusion, observation and analysis of practices. This networking creates a center of competence that fulfills needs with national relevance. Every two years Reso co-organizes the Swiss Contemporary Dance Days together with the partners of the host city. You find further information on reso.ch.