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

Anne Delahaye and Nicolas Leresche / Cie de Genève

Parc National

Emmanuelle Bayart

A monumental and magical nature photograph takes over the stage. For a full 60 minutes, Anne Delahaye, enveloped by a supernatural light and submerged under an enigmatic soundscape, performs a horizontal dance in a single uninterrupted phrase. Nothing, not even a machine rolling by seems able to crush the desire to commune with the physical objects, music, lighting and landscapes which together make up this piece. So many substances which, when exposed to art, mutually enrich their qualities in what the creative minds behind this project call “a continuous chain of humans and non-humans”. Is the human race truly the final frontier of humanity? Parc National endeavours to answer this question through a polysemous dance performance that traces the outlines of a new collective ecosystem.


Anne Delahaye initially trained as a ballet dancer before studying contemporary dance at the Conservatoire national supérieur in Lyon, France. Nicolas Leresche is a professional circus performer who first trained at the Scuola teatro Dimitri in the canton of Ticino (Switzerland); he later joined the National Circus School in Montreal. In 2008 they founded their own company Cie de Genève, and their first production won a SACD Rising Star Award (Circus category). Since then, they have developed a host of new projects and have gone on to work with other artists like theatre director Maya Bösch.

Further productions available for touring

Le corps du trou, 2011, 1 Performer, 16 x 8 m, 75 min


Concept and Choreography Anne Delahaye, Nicolas Leresche

Performer Anne Delahaye

Music Rudy Decelière

Light design Bruno Faucher

Sound design and concept machine aphael Raccuia

Dramaturgy Sébastien Grosset

Scientific support Serge Margel

Costumes Julia Studer et Vincent Deblue

Construction decoration Ferronerie des Gares, Vincent Deblue

Realisation image Emmanuelle Bayart

Œil extérieur Christophe Jaquet

Production Groupe J.M.a.n (Cie de Genève)

Coproduction adc Genève, Migros Pour-cent culturel – Prairie.

Support Stadt Genf, Loterie Romande, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fonds Mécénat SIG, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Fonds d’encouragement à l'emploi des intermittents genevois, la Collection suisse de la danse – Prix de documentation vidéo.

Booking contact Tutu Production - Véronique Maréchal,


Théâtre du Galpon
Route des Péniches 2, 1213 Petit-Lancy
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2.2.2017, 14:00—15:00
Théâtre du Galpon
3.2.2017, 14:00—15:00
Théâtre du Galpon
4.2.2017, 17:00—18:00
Théâtre du Galpon