Classical dance companies, contemporary dance, associations for training and festivals: Lausanne is full of places to recommend for dance fans.

Events

Prix de Lausanne - © Gregory Batardon

46th Prix de Lausanne

From 28th January to 4th February - The brightest hopes in classical and contemporary dance from around the world are in Lausanne. The Swiss city of dance, Lausanne plays host to the rising stars of this athletic, artistic discipline every year for the famous Prix de Lausanne. For a week in January-February, the event is a springboard for young talented dancers while at the same time promoting their art.

46th Prix de Lausanne
Les Urbaines Festival - © Nelly Rodriguez

Les Urbaines

Interdisciplinary and often undisciplined, Les Urbaines provides free access to a selection of innovative contemporary productions.

Les Urbaines
Fête de la danse - © Philippe Weissbrodt

The Dance Festival

The Fête de la Danse (Dance Festival) in Lausanne is a few days in which to discover dance in theatres, cultural centres and public spaces. Shows, entertainment, parties, disco kids...

The Dance Festival
Printemps de Sévelin - ©  Printemps de Sévelin

Printemps de Sévelin

A festival blending shows of international stature and Swiss creations. Mainly revolving around the Sévelin 36 theatre, but also involving other partner venues, this fresh and eclectic season of productions will allow you to discover different trends in contemporary dance and to appreciate their rich variety.

Printemps de Sévelin
Béjart Ballet Lausanne - ©  Nathalie Sternalski

Béjart Ballet Lausanne

During his time in Lausanne, the famous choreographer Maurice Béjart created his company “Béjart Ballet Lausanne”. The BBL has performed to great acclaim all over the world, even after Béjart’s death in 2007 but remains loyal to Lausanne with very popular twice yearly performances. The BBL performs in various venues in Lausanne every May or June and December, allowing audiences to discover the choreography of Maurice Béjart, but also new ballets created for the company by Gil Roman, the current artistic director, before travelling all around the world.

Béjart Ballet Lausanne
 

Dance locations

 
Béjart Ballet Lausanne - ©  Nathalie Sternalski

Béjart Ballet Lausanne

During his time in Lausanne, the famous choreographer Maurice Béjart created his company “Béjart Ballet Lausanne”. The BBL has performed to great acclaim all over the world, even after Béjart’s death in 2007 but remains loyal to Lausanne with very popular twice yearly performances. The BBL performs in various venues in Lausanne every May or June and December, allowing audiences to discover the choreography of Maurice Béjart, but also new ballets created for the company by Gil Roman, the current artistic director, before travelling all around the world.

Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Philippe Saire - © Philippe Weissbrodt

Compagnie Philippe Saire

Based in Lausanne, the Compagnie Philippe Saire develops its creative work and is part of the flourishing contemporary dance scene all over French-speaking Switzerland, bringing it to the attention of an ever-increasing audience.

Compagnie Philippe Saire
 
Dancer prix de Lausanne - © Gregory Batardon

All the dance locations

List of all the dance locations in Lausanne

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