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
As the sole artist sitting on the jury, Philippe Saire will have the opportunity to present one of his own works during the Swiss Dance Days.


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

Final selection

Cie Nicole Seiler

Sekunden später…

Gregory Batardon

With «Sekunden später... zog sich die Gestalt in die Schatten zurück» Nicole Seiler continues her exploration of danced language and our memory of movement. In a set that is as minimal as it is imposing, two performers and their shadows – created through 3D video technology – lead the audience into a poetic spatial-temporal spiral in which reality, time and memory form a single entity. After the shadow play in «Wilis» (2014), «Sekunden später…» illustrates the following observation: when we watch a performance we won’t see the same things nor will we have the same memories of what happened. The movement of an instant – the one happening before our eyes – mixes with the memory of that moment that is generated as we watch. By drawing on the suggestive potential of audio description, Nicole Seiler delivers a thoughtful performance that harnesses the power of evocation and enlivens the spectators’ imaginations.


Nicole Seiler Trained at the Vlaamse Dansacademie (BE) and Rudra Béjart, she explores the complexity of the various links between two essential elements of performance: image and sound. Her research has led to the creation of singular and innovative pieces: scenic performances, video and site-specific work, as well as choreographic performances and installations. Founded in 2002 in Lausanne, her company has toured internationally and received various honours notably in the domain of video dance. In 2009 Nicole Seiler won the Dance Prize from the Fondation Vaudoise for Culture.


The performance will be presented in French on Wednesday 6.2.2019 and in English on Thursday 7.2.2019.

 We 6.2 The Collectif (c)ouverture invites you to an informal talk with the artists 20 min after the show.


Concept and choreography Nicole Seiler

Performance and choreography Anne Delahaye, Christophe Jaquet

Performance and text Séverine Skierski

Light, set design and video Stéphane Gattoni

3D technology and video Moritz Köhler

Music Stéphane Vecchione

Costumes Claude Rueger

Assistant Audrey Cavelius

Administration Laurence Rochat

Coproduction Cie Nicole Seiler, Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain

Support Ville de Lausanne, Etat de Vaud, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council


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6.2.2019, 20:00—20:55
7.2.2019, 17:00—17:55