Dear spectators,

dear dancers,


Contemporary dance dazzles us with its virtuoso playfulness, and touches us with its straightforward immediacy. It shows us the potential of what we can experience when we are in touch with other people, dramatically and emphatically.


For more than 30 years, Steps has been showcasing how contemporary dance has time and again broken with convention and integrated new influences. The festival understood early on that diversity is valuable and that everyone should have access to dance – on stage and in the audience. Contemporary dance is as multifaceted as our society.


Steps is special in that it brings contemporary dance to people in all regions of Switzerland. It also stages shows in areas outside the urban centres, where the number of venues are few, and forms a bridge between the Swiss dance scene to the international one. Swiss dance would not be where it is today were it not for the Steps Dance Festival sponsored by the Migros Culture Percentage.


Dance shows us what happens with people and between people – and everything that could happen. Enjoy the show.


Alain Berset 
Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs



Photo © Gaetan Bally – Keystone