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Zurich Tanzt Dance Festival 2019

May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Zurich Tanzt

Zurich will be the home to a city-wide festival of dance in May. Held from May 3 to 5, Zurich Tanzt assembles some of the finest contemporary dancers in the Swiss city, to display their innovative dance routines and practices.

Now in its seventh year, Zurich Tanzt takes place over three days with original works as well as an extensive programme of courses that everyone can join in. Last year’s festival attracted over 20,000 people with performances in some 30 venues across the city. 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 during the first weekend in May.

Zurich Tanzt
Interactive and innovative: Zurich Tanzt, c. Markus Mathis

Zurich Tanzt 2019 Programme

Dean Hutten from South Africa, Claire Cunningham from Scotland and American Jess Curtis will all be performing at this year’s festival, which will include 160 dance courses focusing on innovative contemporary dance practices. Andrea Boll will host her outdoor dance tours, and the main Zurich railway station will be transformed into a dance floor for ‘Showtime station’. St Jacob’s will become a creative relaxations space, and the Dynamo will showcase some of the most original dance performances, including Uganda breakdance.

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, which starts in May 2019?

When is Zurich Tanzt 2019?

3 to 5 May, 2019

Zurich Tanzt Venues

These include: Kosmos, Tanhaus Zurich and St Jacob Church.

Flights to and Accommodation in Zurich

If you are looking for either flights to Zurich or accommodation in the city, then try our Flights and Hotel Booking portal that compares prices between all the major booking sites.

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



May 3, 2019
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