Dear spectators,


The pandemic has upended society, bringing the 2020 Steps Dance Festival to a standstill in its wake. Now we are dancing our way back – step by step – to everyday life.


Steps is Switzerland’s most important contemporary dance festival. It has been held every two years since 1988, making an impressive programme of dance productions accessible to a wide public. In addition to working with internationally renowned dance companies to produce the festival, the Migros Culture Percentage also works with Swiss dance companies that appear at around 40 venues throughout Switzerland. From 2022, Steps will give further emphasis to supporting Swiss dance production.


The essence of Steps since its beginnings has been diversity and inclusion. How could it be otherwise? The art of dance thrives on crossing stylistic boundaries, on moving together and on mutual inspiration.


The invitation to dance is open to all.


Alain Berset

Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA



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