Edition 2017

In the run-up to this celebration of contemporary dance, which is held every two years in a different Swiss city, a jury comprising five leading figures from the world of dance has watched more than 140 productions over the last 12 months. The winning entries will be presented at 12 venues across Geneva, which have joined forces especially for the occasion through the creation of an association and a small team.

In doing so, they, alongside Reso – Dance Network Switzerland, provide a tangible demonstration of their commitment to the art of choreography and dance in Switzerland. The Swiss Dance Days, which are also open to the public, are aimed at professionals ­– journalists, festival directors, programmers – from both Switzerland and abroad.


La Ribot, Mona De Weerdt, Joëlle Smadja, Patrick Müller, Claude Ratzé


adc (Association pour la Danse Contemporaine), Festival Antigel, TU – Théâtre de l’Usine, Théâtre du Loup, Théâtre du Grütli, Théâtre du Galpon, Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Service culturel de Vernier und Reso - Tanznetzwerk Schweiz.

In cooperation with

Théâtre Am Stram Gram, Théâtre Pitoëff, Salle du Faubourg, Palladium, Casino Théâtre, Point favre und Théâtre du Centre des arts de l’Ecole Internationale de Genève.

Media reviews

16.12.16, Le Courrier, La danse en effervescence, Cécile Dalla Torre PDF
16.12.16, Le Courrier, L’histoire continue de s’écrire, Cécile Dalla Torre PDF
22.01.17, Le Matin, La danse à dévorer du regard, Mireille Descombes PDF
25.01.2017, Les, La fluidité du mouvement, Vanesa Dacuña Rodriguez et Anastassia Issakova PDF
25.01.2017,, Espace, chorés et 3D… signés Gilles Jobin PDF
30.01.2017, Tribune de Genève, Genève, plate-forme suisse du mouvement, Katia Berger PDF
1.02.17, Tribune de Genève, Genève, ville de danse !, Jean-François Mabut PDF
2.02.17, Tribune de Genève, Cindy Van Acker brise les digues, Katia Berger PDF
3.02.17, Le Temps, Le grand bal des chorégraphes, Alexandre Demidoff PDF
2.02.17, Le Temps, L’ode maritime sublime de Cindy Van Acker, Alexandre Demidoff PDF
3.02.17, Le Temps, Comment Genève s’est mise à chérir la danse, Alexandre Demidoff PDF
3.02.17, Le Monde, Montée de sève chorégraphique à Genève, Rosita Boisseau PDF
3.02.17, Tribune de Genève, Lea Moro dilate l’instant, Katia Berger PDF
3.02.17, Le Courrier, Gabor Varga. Fonceur sans borne, Cécile Dalla Torre PDF
4.02.17, Le Temps, Video, La danse contemporaine racontée en image, Alexandre Demidoff VIDEO
6.02.17, Tribune de Genève, Huit stations pour un chemin de croix érotique, Katia Berger PDF
7.02.17, Le Courrier, Danser la contestation, Cécile Dalla Torre PDF
6.02.17, SRF 2 Radio, Kultur Kompakt, Maya Künzler, ab Minute 5:26 PODCAST
21.02.17, Danser canal historique, Genève, capitale de danse, Gérard Mayen PDF
22.02.17, Suíça propõe programa de intercâmbio cultural com a América Latina - Cultura - Estadão, Helena Katz PDF
23.02.17, I/O Gazette, La Suisse prend position, Marie Sorbier PDF
6.03.17, ballroom, Voyage en Suisse PDF
7.03.17, SRF Kultur, Journalismus im Wandel - Traumberuf Kritikerin? Nein, danke., Julia Voegelin PODCAST
10.03.17, Magazin tanz, La Ribot & Fleischlin/Meser, Arnd Wesemann PDF
06.04.17, Revista Revol Brazil, Swiss Dance Days 2017, Maria Lavandera, VIDEO
01.05.17, Magazin tanz, Thomas Hauert, Lilo Weber PDF

Final selection

Jasmine Morand / Cie Prototype Status


Celine Michel

The audience can choose how they want to watch MIRE. Prone on the ground, they can observe the piece reflected in a giant mirror positioned above the dancers. Standing up, they can peek through the slits in the partitions of the set. What will they see? A corporeal kaleidoscope that produces images reminiscent of the optical illusions once created by zoetropes, devices which used the persistence of vision to make it look like pictures were moving. With its 12 naked dancers, this performative installation is anything but an invitation to the audience to indulge in any voyeuristic tendencies they may have. By adding layer upon layer of naked images, all viewed from different angles, the piece forces us to reflect on and question our relationship with the naked body. It is a baroque performance in which beauty and crudeness blend to create a complementary and harmonious whole.


Jasmine Morand, who trained in Geneva and Monaco, began her career with prestigious classical dance companies in Nancy, Zurich and Ljubljana. On her return to Switzerland in 2007, she settled in Vevey where she founded her own company, Prototype Status. Winner of the 2013 Dance Award from the Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture, her works, which number over 12 to date, have been performed in Europe, the United States and South America. Her most recent pieces are highly topical, exploring the relationship between the body and new technologies.↗

Further productions available for touring

PÔLE, 2016, 1 Performer, 7.5 x 7 m, 35 min
Lui & Artemis, 2015, 2 Performer, 7.5 x 7 m, 45 min
Playground, 2013, 3 Performer, 10 x 8 m, 30 min
Underground, 2012, 2 Performer, 5 x 5 m, 30 min
Perspective d'une existence fictive, 2012, 1 Performer, 7.5 x 7 m, 15 min
Caso & Casos, 2010, 1 Performer, 7.5 x 7 m, 25 min
Frozen, 2003, 1 Performer, 7.5 x 7.5 m, 8 min


Concept and choreography Jasmine Morand

Performer Céline Fellay, Claire Dessimoz, Elodie Aubonney, Jasmine Morand, Luisa Schöfer, Valentine Paley, Fabio Bergamaschi, Marco Volta, Mickaël Henrotay Delaunay, Ismael Oiartzabal, Krassen Krastev, Philippe Chosson

Collaboration choreography Céline Fellay, Claire Dessimoz, Géraldine Chollet, Valentine Paley, Fabio Bergamaschi, Philippe Chosson

Stage design Neda Loncarevic

Light design Rainer Ludwig

Music Enrique Gonzalez Mülller, Jasmine Morand, Patrick Conus

Construction decoration Thierry Bessire

Photos Céline Michel

Administration Marianne Caplan

Production Cie Prototype Status

Coproduction Le Reflet - Théâtre de Vevey, Festival Images Vevey, Dansomètre, Vevey

Support Stadt Vevey, Kanton Jura, Loterie Romande, Fonds Culturel Riviera, Fondation Nestlé pour l'art, SIS.

Booking contact Valentine Kuntschen,


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2.2.2017, 11:30—12:15
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2.2.2017, 15:30—16:15
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3.2.2017, 11:30—12:15
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3.2.2017, 21:30—22:15
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3.3.2017, 15:30—16:15
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