The Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps is unique in Switzerland: once every two years since 1988, this international contemporary dance festival has invited around a dozen dance companies, from all around the world, on a tour through Switzerland.
Thus, for a duration of about one month, around 90 events take place on 40 stages, whereby numerous performances are Swiss premieres. Steps is wholly committed to diversity and presents a broad spectrum of styles within contemporary dance. Every two years, the festival reaches over 30,000 spectators. The supporting programme includes introductions to pieces and talks with artists before and after the performances, workshops for students and for professional dancers, and also a symposium.
The festival and its supporting programme are conceived by the Migros Culture Percentage and realised in close cooperation with numerous partners all throughout Switzerland.
The Migros Culture Percentage is a voluntary initiative by Migros, incorporated in its articles of association that demonstrates the company’s responsibility towards society. Migros is committed to providing a wide access to culture and education for the general public, allowing the company to interact with society and empowering people to participate in social, economic and cultural changes. Key elements of this commitment are culture, society, education, leisure and economy.