Edition 2022

From 2 to 6 February 2021 in Basel, the 11th Swiss Dance Days had showcased the winning performances selected by the jury from almost 150 entries. Due to the pandemic the Swiss Dance Days of 2021 had to be cancelled, the selection (see archive) was retained and could be shown to a wide audience in 2022. The programme offered a snapshot of dynamic, humorous and powerful physical studies and autobiographical works full of performative joy and the courage to question virtuosity. A special focus is on several powerful works from the younger generation of Swiss choreographers.


Dr. Adriana Almeida Pees, Künstlerische Leiterin und Kuratorin Tanz, Theater Freiburg
Selina Beghetto, Dramaturgin, Luzern
Rares Donca, Leiter L’Abri, Genf
Foofwa d’Imobilité, Choreograf 
Sandro Lunin, Künstlerischer Leiter, Kaserne Basel
Als einziger Künstler der Jury, verfügte Foofwa d’Imobilité über die Möglichkeit, ein eigenes Werk an den Swiss Dance Days zu zeigen.


Junges Theater Basel

Kaserne Basel

ROXY Birsfelden

Neues Theater Dornach

Theater Basel

Vorstadttheater Basel

Final selection

Neopost Foofwa / Foofwa d’Imobilité


Part process, part performance and living exhibition – most of all, however, the piece FAUNE is a search. Is the earth which has buried the faun of Mallarmé, Debussy and Nijinsky contaminated? A choreographic extraction is required, taking feminist, ecological and post-modern perspectives into account.

FAUNE is a movement. Searching for our ‘humanimality’. Searching for the physical link between onanism and onirism. Instilling creativity again to embody the life force. To free desire to express it fully. Searching for the original to find the original?

FAUNE is a statement. May absence allow a moment of solitary pleasure. May our fetishes become joyful games. To go through the flesh and the object to enjoy the world.

FAUNE is a manifesto. Democratize the roles! Let everyone imagine themselves as Faun! Let everyone become a nymph! Let everyone transform into a musical reed!


After engagements as a dancer at the Stuttgart Ballet and the Merce Cunningham Company, and having won several awards, Foofwa d’Imobilité founded the Compagnie Neopost Foofwa in Geneva in 2000 in order to implement various artistic projects, for example the Dancewalk. This journey in dance, which has already been presented in 35 regions of the world over a distance of more than 800 kilometres, enables encounters, collaborations, dialogue and human adventure. As a jury member of the 2021 Swiss Dance Days, Foofwa received carte blanche and created the piece Faune together with Alex Landa Aguirreche and Alizée Sourbé.



Direction Foofwa d’Imobilité

Dance Alex Landa Aguirreche, Foofwa d’Imobilité

Local adaption in collaboration with Johanna Sofia Heusser

Lights Laurent Schaer

Music CDJ Vu

Production Neopost Foofwa

Support Ville de Genève, Canton et République de Genève, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Dance Days 2021/22, Open Look Festival Saint-Petersburg, Chacun.e son paradis - Espace d’art Genève, Fête de la Musique Genève, OVNI - Centre culturel Fribourg, Association Danse Neuchâtel, Centre de culture ABC – La Chaux-de-fonds, Théâtre Benno Besson

Thanks Anouck Genthon, Veronika Tikhonova, Oxana Grigoryeva, Ana Dragić


Kaserne Basel / Rossstall
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4.2.2022, 22:00—23:00
Kaserne Basel / Rossstall
5.2.2022, 16:00—17:30
Kaserne Basel / Rossstall