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

Cie des Marmots & Collectif Ouinch Ouinch


Julie Folly

The Hype Call is an interactive concept from the Krump culture, a dance born in the 1990s in the suburbs of L.A. During a Hype Call, dancers encourage each other forcefully through digs to the ribs or other blows, accompanied by loud utterances, all of which are meant to induce an emotionally charged state. This is the point of departure for HAPPY HYPE, which offers its own kind of Hype Call. This performance unfolds a powerful, palpable trance or euphoria, manifesting the entire expressive power of human bodies. Accompanied by the fast rhythms of live music by DJ Mulah, glances, gestures and onomatopoeic exclamations animate the audience to join a universal, utopian dance consisting of simple rhythmical steps. The audience may decide how it wishes to participate in this colourful parade, which conveys an exuberant joie de vivre with great earnestness.


Friendship at first sight was the reason the graduates of the contemporary dance programme of Lausanne’s Manufacture decided to found the Collectif Ouinch Ouinch and the Compagnie des Marmots in 2015 resp. 2019. They share a predilection for folkloristic and urban dances, for ecstatic bodies and immersive stage situations – and have created Mon Luga and Molecutrio in this spirit.


Choreography, Direction, Performance Marius Barthaux, Karine Dahouindji, Nicolas Fernando Mayorga Ramirez, Simon Crettol, DJ Mulah

Performers Marius Barthaux, Karine Dahouindji, Elie Autin, Adél Juhász, Collin Cabanis

Live Music Maud Hala Chami aka Dj Mulah

Administration, Production and Diffusion Anna Ladeira - Le Voisin 

Support Fondation l’Abri, Le FAR Nyon

Coproduction Belluard Bollwerk Fribourg 2021


Klybeckstrasse 241/K104, 4057 Basel
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2.2.2022, 22:30—21:25
5.2.2022, 23:00—23:00