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

Clara Delorme


Philippe Weissbrodt

White and exposed. Solo for a white body on a white background. A pulsating body in an empty space. The body of an animal; impossible to know whether it is being born or intoning its swan song. For a moment, some will recognize a bird, an insect, a serpent, in a characteristic movement of a wing, pupil or tail. Others will reckon they are seeing a piece of meat on a block, nothing but bones, muscle and sinew. A clear and powerful performance at the interface of choreography and dance, by no means taking place inside a bubble, but on a white square outside of time and space. L’albâtre (Alabaster) is a score of immobility and silence, of a body holding its breath, removed from daily life and distanced to the point of absurdity.


Clara Delorme trained with the junior ensemble Cie Marchepied in Lausanne. Following various engagements with the companies Alias, Judith Desse, Yasmine Hugonnet, Mark Lorimer and Yann Hermenjat among others. Since 2019 she is associated artist at the Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne where she created L’âlbatre  in 2019 and Malgrés  in 2021. The first two parts of her work on monochromy. With Malgrés she won the first prize of Premio 2020. Since 2021, her work has been supported by the annual grant of the Fondation Nestlé pour l'art. She is currently working on a new project in collaboration with Claire Dessimoz and Louis Bonard.


Choreography and Performance Clara Delorme

Light Design Léo Garcia

Technical Support Xavier Weissbrodt and Grégory Gaulis

Outside Eye Nicole Seiler

Photos Joséphine Pittet, Philippe Weissbrodt and Cynthia Ammann

Production Cie Racine

Coproduction Théâtre Sévelin 36

Support Direction de l'enfance, de la jeunesse et des quartiers de la ville de Lausanne


Junges Theater Basel
Kasernenhof 11 bisher, Kasernenstrasse 23, 4058 Basel
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2.2.2022, 19:00—19:15
Junges Theater Basel
2.2.2022, 21:45—22:00
Junges Theater Basel