Swiss Dance Days

Swiss Dance Days’ tenth edition will take place from 6 to 9 February 2019 in Lausanne. An event offering the opportunity of discovering the different trends and aesthetics in today’s Swiss dance scene.

Co-organised by the Swiss Dance Network Reso and in partnership with Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne, Arsenic, Théâtre Sévelin 36, l’Octogone-Théâtre de Pully, la Manufacture and the AVDC (Association vaudoise de danse contemporaine), Swiss Dance Days is a biennial platform which promotes the Swiss choreographic scene.

The four-day programme includes 15 Swiss productions from different regions of the country, which have been created over the past two seasons. During the Swiss Dance Days you will be able to see: Cie Philippe Saire, Teresa Vittucci, Neopost Foofwa, Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit, Lea Moro, Marco Berrettini, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Daniel Hellmann, Cie Yasmine Hugonnet, Compagnie Nicole Seiler, Cie Greffe, Tabea Martin & Simona Bertozzi, Compagnie 7273, Cie Gilles Jobin and Price .

Some of the principal features for programmers at the Swiss Dance Days are:

Schedule for professionals
The schedule for professionals allows programmers to maximize the productions to see during the four days of the festival.

The Artists’ Salons
Eight choreographers, who have been selected by the jurors and the organizers of Swiss Dance Days 2019, will present their future projects to international programmers. The artists will be accompanied by a jury member or an artistic director who has followed their work closely. The Salons will take place this year in the studios of La Manufacture – Haute Ecole des Arts de la scène. Open to programmers upon registration.

Professionals’ Brunch
Programmers are invited to participate in the Professionals’ Brunch with the artists of Swiss Dance Days 2019 on Saturday 9 February, 11 am to 2.30 pm. Open to programmers and artists upon registration.

Opening ceremony, aperitifs and party
Opening night on 6 February, 6 pm to 7 pm, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Aperitif sponsored by Reso – Danse Suisse Network on 7 February, 6 pm to 7.30 pm, L’Octogone – Théâtre de Pully: Each year, Reso organises a Performing Arts Manager meeting which promotes exchanges of between producers and the dissemination of live performances. The discussion will be followed by an aperitif to which programmers are welcome. Open to programmers upon registration.
Festival parties
on 8 February from 11 pm, Théâtre Sévelin 36 / 9 February from 11 pm, Arsenic). Open to all.

Please make a reservation in advance as places are limited in some venues (first come first served).
Information and reservations for professionals: Noémie Delfgou (

Full programme on: Swiss Dance Days