It is with great regret partners are forced to announce that the current coronavirus situation does not permit them to hold the Swiss Dance Days in Basel from February 3-7, 2021 in a meaningful way. Instead, the partners are considering postponing the event by a year, to February 2022.
Statement from organizers
Organizers of Swiss Dance Days in Basel published the following statement:
"It is with great regret that we are forced to announce that the current coronavirus situation does not permit us to hold the Swiss Dance Days in Basel from February 3-7, 2021 in a meaningful way. Instead, the partners are considering postponing the event by a year, to February 2022.
Extremely limited audience numbers, even the threat of closure of all cultural institutions make it impossible for our partners in Basel to plan with confidence. High numbers of infection in Switzerland and international travel restrictions will keep international programmers and presenters from traveling to Basel, which makes one main purpose of this special festival impossible to attain.
The goal of the Swiss Dance Days is to help outstanding new and independent Swiss dance productions find engagements at international festivals and theatres. Much of the festival is designed to facilitate personal exchange between artists and programmers, to support international and national networking and thereby enable Swiss dance productions to tour more extensively and achieve greater dissemination. There will be no online version of the festival. Just like networking, dance requires physical encounters and threedimensionality."
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