In 2020, we had to cancel the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps – all that remained was our promise to stage our co-productions in the next theatre season.
Steps kept its word: Ioannis Mandafounis gave fantastic performances of his impressive and charming solo “Faded” already in October 2020. The evening “I am who I am”, with three strong choreographies by Jasmine Morand, Ella Rothschild and Caroline Finn for Tanz Luzerner Theater had its premiere a few weeks later. And on 12 June 2021, after several postponements, "Nothing Left" by Tabea Martin finally found its way onto the stage in a highly acclaimed premiere in Basel. The one regret: the tour of the Belgian Anton Lachky Company in April 2021 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to travel restrictions.
Without the loyalty, openness and curiosity of our audience, and without the determination and the ingenuity of the artists, theatres, of everyone involved on and behind the scenes, none of this would have been possible. Thank you very much for this joint effort for the Swiss dance scene.
The next festival edition is already on the horizon. From 28 April to 22 May 2022, there will be dancing all over Switzerland again. Save the date!