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

Gilles Jobin

WOMB (3D-Film)

Gilles Jobin

The latest work by Gilles Jobin is an augmented artistic experience, the like of which has never been seen in the world of dance before. WOMB is a 3D short film which marries stereoscopic images, dance, visual art and music. It is an existential tracking shot, an abstract analogy of life’s journey that draws on the depth of space and the volume of bodies to trigger a contemplative and emotional response. The Swiss choreographer invited a number of leading contemporary artists to join him on his innovative adventure: the artist Sylvie Fleury, the Belgian clothes designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard, and Franz Treichler, the Young Gods frontman. The project is supported by Pro Helvetia as part of its “Digital Culture” programme.


Of all Swiss choreographers, Gilles Jobin is undoubtedly the artist who has made the greatest and most lasting impression on the international contemporary dance scene. To date, he has created 21 works, all of which have been widely performed. A true trailblazer, the projects he develops are as remarkable as they are numerous, blending dance with visual arts, electronica, science and even new technologies. His studios in Geneva are not only somewhere where dancers can learn and hone their craft; Jobin has also made them a place for the recognition of contemporary dance in Switzerland and a stimulating environment for international exchanges.

Further productions available for touring

A+B=X, 1997, 3 Performer, 10 x 10 x 6 m, 50 min
QUANTUM, 2013, 6 Performer, 14 x 12 x 8 m, 50 min
Força Forte, 2016, 2 Performer, 12 x 12 m, 50 min


A film by Gilles Jobin

Music Franz Treichler

Decoration Sylvie Fleury

Costumes Jean-Paul Lespagnard

Director Photography Patrick Tresch

Choreography Gilles Jobin

Performer Susana Panadés Diaz, Gilles Jobin, Martin Roehrich

Assistant direction Camilo De Martino

Production Cie Gilles Jobin

Coproduction Théâtre Arsenic, Lausanne

Support Research and development in collaboration with Cinéforom and the support of Loterie Romande. The projet of cooperation WOMB is supported by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Fondation in the frame of «Digital Culture». The Cie Gilles Jobin is supported by the City and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Fondation.

Booking contact Cie Gilles Jobin, Genève,


Ciné 17
Rue de la Corraterie 17, 1204 Genève
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3.2.2017, 11:15—11:50
Ciné 17
3.2.2017, 18:15—19:20
Ciné 17
3.2.2017, 19:00—19:40
Ciné 17
3.2.2017, 19:45—20:20
Ciné 17