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


Where Do You Wanna Go Today (Variations)

Karolina Miernik

An androgynous fictional character born out of the sea of information that currently surrounds us, Price explores the personal disorientation of a generation that has grown up with mass culture and the omnipresent Internet. By probing the mechanisms at work in mainstream pop culture and the way that music is perceived today, Price plunges the audience into the depths of their own being. As if waking up from a hazy sleep, he acts quite like a child left to their own devices would, he confides in the invisible: his feelings, his fear, love and disillusion. The performance is like a secret you’re free to explore, an invitation into the intimate confidentiality of one who’s looking for something. Between his wandering around and his songs, his evolution within the space is both mental and physical; each item of clothing he puts on is another facet, like the different emotions that traverse his body and his songs. As the performer gradually becomes aware of the audience’s presence his manner of discourse and address evolve. He interrogates, accuses and shares while always ensuring the audience have absolute freedom of interpretation.


Mathias Ringgenberg (Zurich), aka Price, is a transdisciplinary artist who juggles between performance, music, visual art and video. His work explores the emotional conditions of contemporary life and tackles questions related to identity and affect in an era of disorientation resulting from globalisation, neoliberalism and the ever-growing role Internet plays in our lives. The musical performance «Where Do You Wanna Go Today» may be adapted for different venues - be it a gallery or club – making it so that each «variation» will be open to totally different interpretations. The artist won the Swiss Performance Art Award 2018.


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Concept & performance Price (Mathias Ringgenberg)

Dramaturgy & character coach Mira Kandathil

Movement research Ivan Blagajcevic

Voice coach Katarzyna Sitarz

Costumes Barragán

Music Price

Music producer Alban Schelbert, Modulaw

Foto documentation Karolina Miernik

Foto editorial Senta Simond

Administration Mathias Ringgenberg

Coproduction Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Leuven

Support Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Ernst Göhner Foundation

Thanks to Tanzhaus Zürich, Workspace Brussels, Montevideo Marseille and Mario Winkler Company GmbH


Arsenic Studio
Rue de Genève 57, 1004 Lausanne
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