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Zurich Tanzt Dance Festival 2024

3 May - 12 May

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Zurich will be the home to a city-wide festival of dance in May. Held from 3 to 12 May, Zurich Tanzt assembles some of the finest contemporary dancers in the Swiss city, to display their innovative dance routines and practices.

Zurich Tanzt involves original works as well as an extensive programme of courses that everyone can join in.

Held since 2013, the programme includes plays, participatory productions, films and site-specific events, as well as workshops and parties.

It is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur and various other sponsors. This is a spectacular explosion of dance in the heart of Switzerland and an occasion that is well worth joining in, if you happen to be in Zurich in May.

Zurich Tanzt
Interactive and innovative, c. Markus Mathis

Zurich Tanzt 2024 Programme

The 2024 programme will appear here.

More than a dance festival

Zurich Tanzt is more than a dance festival as the organisers wish to make a bridge between the performing arts and social issues. At Tanzhaus Zurich, artists will contemplate contemporary social issues through dance on the Contemporary Stage, while the Playground is a space where young and old can experiment with dance in an intimate and interactive setting.

Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims © Mathieu Doyon

Alternatively, why not try the Venice Bienniale?

When is Zurich Tanzt 2024?

3 to 12 May, 2024.

Dance Festival Venues

The dance festival is held at various venues across Zurich. A list of the venues will be found here.


You can purchase tickets for the festival here.

Things to do in Zurich

For ideas on what to do in Zurich from sampling the beer to its crazy customs, visit the official tourism site.

More information on Zurich Tanzt

For more information on individual performances, visit Zurich Tanzt’s Facebook page or website. Cover photo, Kumkrete Ball ©Valerie Reding


3 May
12 May


Wasserwerkstrasse 93
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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