Award ceremony 2015

Chair of the jury Esther Sutter Straub, Markus Baumer © Adrian Moser / BAK
Current Dance Works Competition: «souffle»: DA MOTUS! /Brigitte Meuwly and Antonio Bühler; Antonio Bühler, Brigitte Meuwly © Adrian Moser / BAK
"Special Dance Award": Claude Ratzé / ADC Genf; Bertram Müller, Claude Ratzé © Adrian Moser / BAK
Current Dance Works Competition: "bits C 128Hz": miR Compagnie / Béatrice Goetz; Béatrice Goetz © Adrian Moser / BAK
"Die Kunst der Fuge", Luca Tomasoni and Naomi Kamihigashi © Adrian Moser / BAK
“Outstanding female dancer”: Simone Aughterlony © Adrian Moser / BAK
June Johnson Dance Prize: «Requiem for a piece of meat», Daniel Hellmann / 3art3 company; Mirjam Eglin, Daniel Hellmann, Daniela Lehmann, Markus Baumer © Adrian Moser / BAK
‟Swiss Dance Award“: Gilles Jobin; federal councilor Alain Berset, Gilles Jobin, Markus Baumer © Adrian Moser / BAK
“Outstanding female dancer”: Simone Aughterlony; Simone Aughterlony, Karin Hermes © Adrian Moser / BAK
“Outstanding Male Dancer”: Ioannis Mandafounis; Patrice Delay, Ioannis Mandafounis, Markus Baumer © Adrian Moser / BAK
Current Dance Works Competition: ”Requiem”: Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern / Nanine Linning; Nanine Linning, Estefania Miranda © Adrian Moser / BAK
“Outstanding Male Dancer”: Ioannis Mandafounis © Adrian Moser / BAK
The winners of the second Swiss Dance Awards © Adrian Moser / BAK
"Swiss Grand Award for Dance": Gilles Jobin; Gilles Jobin, federal councilor Alain Berset, Markus-Baumer © Adrian Moser / BAK
Current Dance Works Competition: «Orthopädie or to be»: Kilian Haselbeck / Meret Schlegel; Kilian Haselbeck, Meret Schlegel © Adrian Moser / BAK
"Special Dance Award": Claude Ratzé / ADC Genf; Claude Ratzé, Markus Baumer © Adrian Moser / BAK
"Loop", Toschkin Schalnich, Chantale Sieber © Adrian Moser / BAK

Award ceremony on 16 October 2015 at the Théâtre Equilibre in Fribourg

 

The Federal Office of Culture presented the second Swiss Dance Awards on 16 October 2015 at the Théâtre Equilibre in Fribourg, in the presence of Federal Councillor Alain Berset. The Swiss Grand Award for Dance went to Gilles Jobin, choreographer and head of the eponymous company in Geneva. At the same event, the Outstanding Female and Male Dancer accolades were presented to Simone Aughterlony and Ioannis Mandafounis, respectively, while Claude Ratzé and Association pour la danse contemporaine (ADC) in Geneva received the Special Dance Award. The Federal Dance Jury also selected four winners in the Current Dance Works competition, and the June Johnson Dance Prize was presented to Daniel Hellmann and 3art3 Company. In addition to the presentations and film tributes, miR Compagnie from Basel performed the breakdance duo “Loop” and two Bachelor students from the Zurich University of the Arts danced a duet from Martin Schläpfer’s “Kunst der Fuge”. The tribute to Gilles Jobin took the form of a film portrait, as the company was performing abroad on the day of the ceremony.