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Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

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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 80 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

Steps 2020: Group of dancers in the mountains in campaign visual

Teaching the art of dance

In addition to stage performances, Steps organises an accompanying programme with opportunities geared toward the public. Swiss dance professionals are also among those to benefit: during the festival, the visiting choreographers and dancers share their knowledge and skills in masterclasses.

Impressions

The dance company Theater St. Gallen on stage in different black costumes and red lipstick.

Steps 2022: Martin Zimmermann and Kinsun Chan, Wonderful World, © Caroline Minjolle

Annie Hanauer and other dancers on stage.

Steps 2022: Annie Hanauer, A space for all our tomorrows, © Caroline Minjolle

Two dancers from the "Cie. La Ronde" company

Steps 2022: Cie. La Ronde, 8, © Caroline Minjolle

Dancer and smoke in Steps 2020 Nothing left by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2020: Nothing left, © Caroline Minjolle

Dance duo Tabea and Martin in Steps 2020 Nothing left by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2020: Nothing left, © Caroline Minjolle

Dance photo in Steps 2018 Take off for heaven’s sake by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2018: Take off for heaven’s sake, © Caroline Minjolle

Dance photo in Steps 2018 Maqamat Dance Theatre Beytna by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2018: Maqamat Dance Theatre Beytna, © Caroline Minjolle

Dance photo in Steps 2018 Lev Love Chapter Two by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2018: Lev Love Chapter Two, © Caroline Minjolle

Dancer airborne in Steps 2018 Gauthier Dance Streams by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2018: Gauthier Dance Streams, © Caroline Minjolle

Dancer lying down in Steps 2018 Compagnie Wang Ramirez Everyness by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2018: Compagnie Wang Ramirez Everyness, © Caroline Minjolle

Dancer with tyres in Steps 2018 Goeteborgsoperans Danskompani Noetic by Caroline Minjolle

Steps 2018: Goeteborgsoperans Danskompani Noetic, © Caroline Minjolle

Four dancers on stage in Steps 2016 Eastman Fractus V by Christian Altorfer

Steps 2016: Eastman Fractus V by Christian Altorfer

Dancer in action in Steps 2016 Candoco Dance Company Set Reset by Christian Altorfer

Steps 2016: Candoco Dance Company Set Reset by Christian Altorfer

Dancers holding on arm aloft in Steps 2016 Ballet Junior de Genève Fierce by Christian Altorfer

Steps 2016: Ballet Junior de Genève Fierce by Christian Altorfer

Dancer with crutches in Steps 2016 Candoco Dance Company Notturnino by Christian Altorfer

Steps 2016: Candoco Dance Company Notturnino by Christian Altorfer

Three dancers in Steps 2016 Eun me Ahn Dancing Grandmothers by Christian Altorfer

Steps 2016: Eun Me Ahn Dancing Grandmothers by Christian Altorfer

Group of dancers in Steps 2016 Ballet Junior de Genève Fierce by Christian Altorfer

Steps 2016: Ballet Junior de Genève by Christian Altorfer

Dancer and robot in Steps 2016 Huang Yi Kuka by Christian Altorfer

2016: Huang yi Kuka by Christian Altorfer

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