Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps


Every two years the Migros Culture Percentage stages the biggest festival of contemporary dance throughout Switzerland. Since 1988, national and international dance companies have toured the entire country for a three-week period. With around 70 performances in over 30 towns and villages, the festival attracts a total audience of 30,000 across every region of Switzerland.

Group of dancers in the mountains in Steps 2020 campaign visual

Visual Steps 2022 © Fluxs Artwork

Steps 2024

The next edition of our dance festival will take place from 25 April to 19 May 2024. In January 2024, the website steps.ch will be available again in a new design and with the program of the 19th edition. It will be exiting! We'll be happy to keep you updated until then - follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


© Javier Rodriguez Cobos

Steps 2024: Frank Fannar Pedersen, Selina Beghetto and Marine Besnard (first, third and fourth from the left) form the new artistic direction team and are responsible for the Steps stage programme. Valeria Felder is in charge of the festival direction (second from the left).


© Fluxs Artwork

Throughout Switzerland: Steps brings contemporary dance to all regions of the country. From the countryside to the city, in the German- and French-speaking areas and in Ticino – with the support of our more than 30 partner theatres, we reach all parts of the country.

4_Steps2016_CandocoDanceCompany© ChristianAltorfer

Candoco Dance Company, Steps 2016 © Christian Altorfer

Inclusion: we have been programming productions by and with people with and without disabilities since 2006. Steps is recognised with the «Kultur inklusiv» label.


Visual Steps 2022 © Fluxs Artwork

Sustainable: we have been strategically managing the environmental impact of our festival since 2022.


Workshop 2022 Dickson Mbi © Claudia Toggweiler

Inspiring the Swiss dance scene: our workshops, led by well-known choreographers, inspire dance professionals in Switzerland.


Workshop Baar © Christoph Riebli

Mediation: we are committed to getting the Swiss population excited about contemporary dance, for example, with the «Dance with your Association» mediation program in 2022.

Impressions Steps 2022

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«Oüm» Compagnie Massala © Elian Bachini


«Room with a View» LA(HORDE) avec le Ballet national de Marseille © Aude Arago


Portraits in Otherness: «Duende» Dickson Mbi © Julien Martinez Leclerc


«Wonderful World» Martin Zimmermann / Kinsun Chan / Tanzkompanie Theater St.Gallen © Caroline Minjolle


«8» Cie. La Ronde © Caroline Minjolle


«RUNthrough» CocoonDance © Caroline Minjolle


«Probabilities of Independent Events» Needcompany © Caroline Minjolle

15_Steps2022_Annie Hanauer©CarolineMinjolle

«A space for all our tomorrows» Annie Hanauer © Caroline Minjolle


«Almost Home» Tanzflug © Caroline Minjolle


Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

Contemporary Dance for All of Switzerland

Photo/stage: Steps 2022: «Oüm» Compagnie Massala © Elian Bachini

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