Around Swiss Dance Days

Exhibition on Sigurd Leeder – Tracing dance’s legacy

Dance is an ephemeral art form and yet the traces it leaves behind can be profoundly enduring.
Parallel to Swiss Dance Days 2019, the SAPA Foundation (Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts) invites the audience to plunge back into the history of dance alongside Sigurd Leeder (1902 -1981), a dancer, professor and internationally acclaimed choreographer. SAPA, which conserves and enhances Switzerland’s performing arts heritage, has teamed up with the museum of design in Zurich for an unprecedented exhibition.


SAPA Lausanne
Avenue Villamont 4, 1005 Lausanne

Special opening hours for the Swiss Dance Days:
Tue–Fri — 9h–17h

You have the possibility to book a guided tour:
Thu 7 — 10h30 in French

Fri 8 — 10h30 in English


Prix de Lausanne

Created in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an annual international competition for dancers aged 15 to 18. Its goal is to discover, promote and support the young talents. It represents – for more than 45 years - a unique experience for a yearly selected group of youthful talents to nurture their skills and step towards a professional career. The competition takes place from February 4th to 9th, parallel to the Swiss Dance Days.

Daily livestreaming and
Classes and coaching sessions open to the public from Monday February 4th to Thursday February 7th, 2019. Daily pass: CHF 10.-
Selections on Friday February 8th, 2019, 9h30 & 14h30 — CHF 20.-
Finals on Saturday February 9th, 2019, 14h30 — CHF 25.- to CHF 115.-
Contact / +41 (0)21 648 05 25 /


Reso – Dance Network Switzerland annually organizes Performing Arts Manager Meetings, intended to facilitate an exchange of expertise of Performing Arts Managers. During Swiss Dance Days 2019, Noémie Delfgou, project manager for Reso – Dance Network Switzerland, will examine the idea of marketing strategies. As a practical workshop informed by exchanges with the participants, the afternoon will offer an opportunity to discuss different possible marketing tools specifically adapted to the performing arts.

Special guest: Victor Leclère, La Magnanerie Paris

Target Audience: This forum is intended for marketing and PR professionals active in the fields of dance and theatre.
Thu 7 — 16h–18h
L’Octogone – Théâtre de Pully

Registration required:!/0