Grüetzi from Zürich

Switzerland is a relatively small country, but with three official languages it is a country with layered identities. This can also be said for the various contemporary dance scenes throughout the country. Chatting with Catja Loepfe who runs Tanzhaus Zurich got the gears in my head going about what it means to be a place that invites international artists to play a central role in the development of a local scene. However, what was most fascinating was experiencing the contrast between the ûber-polished urban setting of Zürich as a municipality, and the sense of friction and unrest currently going on in the contemporary dance scene. Definitely a place to come back to after a few years to see how the dust settles.

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