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Zurich Tanzt Dance Festival 2021

May 7 - May 30

Zurich Tanzt

Zurich will be the home to a city-wide festival of dance in May. Held from 7 to 30 May, Zurich Tanzt assembles some of the finest contemporary dancers in the Swiss city, to display their innovative dance routines and practices.

Now in its eighth year, Zurich Tanzt takes place over three days with original works as well as an extensive programme of courses that everyone can join in. 2019’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 in May.

Zurich Tanzt
Interactive and innovative, c. Markus Mathis

Zurich Tanzt 2021 Programme

The 2021 programme is available here. Confirmed performers include: Gaetano Sibilia, Natassia Gili, Rachida Aharrat, Teresa Vittucci and the Collectif du Feu de dieu.

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 2020?

When is Zurich Tanzt 2021?

7 to 30 May, 2021. The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Zurich Tanzt Venues

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

Flights to and Hotels 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 7
May 30
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