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 Moost / Marc Oosterhoff

Promises of Uncertainty

Mat Santa Cruz

Innocent and adventurous, he balances on the narrow ledge between tension and looseness, risk and caution, humour and earnestness, coincidence and calculation, improvisation and control. Marc Oosterhoff examines the moment of shared empathy between audience and performer, that playful but insecure balancing act between accomplishment and failure. In his second solo, Promises of Uncertainty, he plays a naïve discoverer in a world full of its own laws and cosmic sound, which is performed live by Raphael Raccuia. He toys with the threads of fate and the banana peel on the floor – the result is a bizarre, risky roller-coaster ride, a transdisciplinary performance oscillating between physical dance and circus.


Marc Oosterhoff studied at the Dimitri Theatre Academy and at La Manufacture Lausanne. His practice also includes parkour and martial arts. His artistic research lies at the crossroads of dance, theatre, contemporary circus and performance. His first solo, Take Care of Yourself, created in 2016, won two prizes and is still touring. With Cédric Gagneur he created two outdoor pieces. He developed Promises of Uncertainty in 2019 as a Young Associated Artist at the Kaserne Basel. His next project, Lab Rats, will premiere in March 2021 at the Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne.


Choreography, Direction, Performance Marc Oosterhoff

Music Raphael Raccuia

Lighting design Joana Oliveira

Lighting engineer Leo Garcia/Filipe Pascoal

Dramaturgy and Outside Eye Pauline Castelli

Outside Eye on tour Latifeh Hadji

Set Design Léo Piccirelli

Administration Mariana Nunes

Communication Maryke Oosterhoff

Diffusion Tutu Production – Lise Leclerc

Studios L’Abri, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Studios de l’ADC, Maison du Grütli Salle Caecilia, Comédie de Genève

Coproduction L’Echandole, Emergentia, Le Castrum, Cie Moost

Support État de Vaud fond pluridisciplinaire, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, CORODIS, Fondation suisses des artistes interprètes SIS


Vorstadtheater Basel
St. Alban-Vorstadt 12, 4052 Basel
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3.2.2022, 20:00—20:55
Vorstadtheater Basel
4.2.2022, 17:30—18:25
Vorstadtheater Basel