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.
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.
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).
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.
Inclusion: we have been programming productions by and with people with and without disabilities since 2006. Steps is recognised with the «Kultur inklusiv» label.
Sustainable: we have been strategically managing the environmental impact of our festival since 2022.
Inspiring the Swiss dance scene: our workshops, led by well-known choreographers, inspire dance professionals in Switzerland.
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
Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps
Contemporary Dance for All of Switzerland
Photo/stage: Steps 2022: «Oüm» Compagnie Massala © Elian Bachini