Edition 2019

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


Vincent Baudriller Director of the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Anneli Binder Managing co-director and artistic director of the dance & performance programme, Dampfzentrale Bern
Patrick de Rham Director of Arsenic – Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Catja Loepfe Director of the Tanzhaus Zurich
Philippe Saire Choreographer and artistic director of Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne
Stefano Tomassini Dance advisor at LIS/LAC Lugano and assistant professor at IUAV University, Venice


Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain
Théâtre Sévelin 36
L'Octogone - Théâtre de Pully
La Manufacture - Haute école des arts de la scène

Finale Auswahl

Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit

Everything Fits In The Room

Ian Douglas

Hooks, rope, chains, pliers. Between underground encounters and ordinary domestic tasks, Simone Aughterlony and Jen Rosenblit imagine an abrasive performance that encourages cracks and leaks inside its own architecture while maintaining a complex relationship with order. A freestanding wall, a roaming kitchen island and bodies in decomposition create a disruptive ecology that demands constant readjustment. The objects and the multitude of ways in which they may be used are impervious to what or who should grab on to them. A chair is hoisted in the air, a ladder, bones, witches in situ, skins, and room temperature grapefruit zest… All to the rhythmic sorcery of Miguel Gutierrez and Colin Self. With «Everything Fits In The Room» it is no longer necessary to get rid of elements that might suspend or delay the on-going process. It’s curious to see how everything will fit.


Simone Aughterlony
Supported by the cities of Zurich and Berlin, Simone Aughterlony works predominately in dance and performance contexts. For more than fifteen years she has been conceiving and producing choreographic works that play with representation and saturation and embrace a phenomenology of misrecognition and the absurd. After «Supernatural» (2015) and «Biofiction Trilogy» (2016-2018) - which continue to tour in Europe and the United States - her next production «Maintaining Stranger» will be coproduced by Gessnerallee in February 2019.

Jen Rosenblit
An Insel Hombroich fellow (2013) and recipient of a Bessie Award for Dance and Performance (2014) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), Jen Rosenblit brings seemingly impossible architecture, bodies and ideas to the stage. After «Clap Hands» (2016) and «Swivel Spot» (2017), her next piece «I'm Gonna Need Another One» is being coproduced by the Sophiensaele (DE) and the Chocolate Factory (NYC).


Not suitable for young audiences under 16


Concept/Performance Simone Aughterlony, Jen Rosenblit

Composition/Soundbody/Performance Colin Self, Miguel Gutierrez

Guest performer Niall Noel Jones

Dramaturgical advice Jorge León, Joshua Lubin-Levy, Anna Mülter, Saša Bozic

Music kitchen sculpture Nik Emch

Light installation Florian Bach

Technical director Marie Prédour

Stage Manager Hugo Cahn

Early sound research Tami T

Administration Karin Erdmann

Production management Sina Kießling

A commission and co-production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

Production Verein für allgemeines Wohl

Coproduction ssnerallee Zürich, Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain.

Support Tanzhaus Zürich, ImpulsTanz Wien, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fête de la Danse - Genève, District Berlin, George and Jenny Bloch Foundation. In the period 2018-2020, Simone Aughterlony receives subsidies as part of the cooperative funding agreement between the City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich Fachstelle Kultur and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. Created in the frame of "Utopian Realities", a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of "100 Years of Now", curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Thanks to Rosie Management, Uferstudios Berlin, Sandrine Ligabue (Deputy Head / Cultural Department of Consulate General of Switzerland in New York), Ruth Childs, Zuzanna Ratajczyk


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