The team of Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps is treading new ground. Valeria Felder is taking over as the festival's overall director. Valeria already played a decisive role in determining the success of the 2022 event, as codirector and as the person responsible for the organisation and the tour planning.
The Steps 2024 programme will be developed by an artistic direction team. This will comprise Selina Beghetto, Marine Besnard and Frank Fannar Pedersen, three up-and-coming representatives of the Swiss dance scene. Together, they will bring different perspectives from both Switzerland and abroad, from the institutional as well as the independent dance scene. They have experience with all aspects of dance and are well acquainted with socially important issues such as diversity and sustainability.
The artistic direction members already have links to the biennial event: Selina Beghetto in her role as dramaturge of the 2022 edition; and Marine Besnard as the person responsible for the fringe workshops for professional dancers in 2020 and 2022.
Isabella Spirig, the festival's artistic director from 2000 to 2022, will maintain her links with Steps, acting as an advisor to the artistic direction team until December 2022.