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

Gregory Stauffer / Le cabinet des curiosités


Chloe Tun

As a child, Gregory Stauffer roamed the region of Val d’Hérens in his native Valais along with his mother, who taught him to identify different plants, understand the rhythm of the seasons and discover the wonders of nature. These unforgettable moments bathed in love, sensitivity and beauty permeate this solo piece, which the choreographer created as a tribute to the journey from birth to death. By exploring the multidimensional act of walking, an action which developed in response to falling and a lack of balance, Gregory Stauffer takes this fact of life and strips it right back to its very core. Walking is a poetical and metaphysical ramble through several states of consciousness, whereby the landscape, the soul and the body come together in musical harmony.


Born in 1980, Gregory Stauffer lives in Geneva, where his company Le cabinet des curiosités is also based. Between 2006 and 2013, he surrounded himself with musicians, artists and actors to create a series of in situ performances that furthers the dialogue between the body and architecture. These works have been performed in theatres, festivals and art galleries. In 2015, he began a research cycle on walking, with which he confesses to having “an experimental and passionate relationship”.

Further productions available for touring

Introducing Schaffter and Stauffer, 2014, 2 Performer, 10 x 10 m, 70 min
2/3, 2011, 2 Performer, in situ (12 jours de création en amont), 40 min


Choreography and Performer Gregory Stauffer

Dramaturgy Marius Schaffter

Stage design and costumes Jérôme Stünzi und Gregory Stauffer

Light design Antoine Frammery

Sound assistance Ariel Garcia

Graphic design and edition Jérôme Stünzi

Photography Chloé Tun Tun

Administration and diffusion Tutu Production

Production Le cabinet des curiosités

Coproduction TU-Théâtre de l’Usine, Genève, Reso - Tanznetzwerk Schweiz.

Support Pro Helvetia, Reso – Tanznetzwerk Schweiz, Stadt und Kanton Genf, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art.

Booking contact Pauline Coppée, Genève,


Rue du Stand 3BIS, 1204 Genève
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1.2.2017, 23:00—00:00
2.2.2017, 20:30—21:30
3.3.2017, 16:30—17:30