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Tanzprojekt Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth

The Swiss-based Tanzprojekt Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth consists of choreographer, dancer, professor of dance Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth, designer Martin Schaefer, and director Jochen Heinrich. In cooperation with other artists the Tanzprojekt creates powerful and uniquely expressive interdisciplinary dance theater solos, which have been performed throughout Switzerland, in Germany, Austria, Mexico, India, the United States, and at various national and international festivals.

We created and performed six feature-length dance theater solos, The Red Book, Lichtungen, amourire, noa, millefeuille and KörperSand enchanting the audience and receiving enthusiastic reviews. Lichtungen was honored in the Annual Review of the New York Times 2004. Bitz'n Pieces is a collection of shorter duos, trios and group works created together with other artists.


We strongly believe in the impact of dance. Therefore we collaborate with choreographers, dancers and artists around the world and created the successful series DanceXchange, in which students share an evening with professional dancers and choreographers. 

Our partners
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Faith Jensen-Ismay | Jean Isaacs | Teboho Moloi | Renuka Kumar | Irene Loebell | David Howard | Beat Escher | Alice Thaler | Roy Mantel | Thomas Eckert | Norbert Servos | Tatjana Orlob | 

Thanks for support

American Dance Festival | C & A | Corymbo Stiftung | Dr. Adolf Streuli Stiftung | Ernst Göhner Stiftung | Familien Vontobel Stiftung | Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art | Genossenschaft Migros Aare | Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz | Genossenschaften Migros Zürich | Hamasil Stiftung | IG-4-11 | Jubiläumsstiftung der Schweiz. Landesausstellung | Jubiläumsstiftung der SVB | Kanton Bern | Kanton Solothurn | Kanton Zürich | Kulturamt Kanton Thurgau | Kulturstiftung Winterthur | Kunststiftung Winterthur | Landis & Gyr Stiftung | Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn | Migros Kulturprozent | Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund | Otto Gamma Stiftung | Präsidialdepartement d. Stadt Zürich | Präsidialdepartement der Stadt Zürich | Pro Helvetia | Schule und Kultur | Schweizerische Autoren-Gesellschaft SSA | Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung | Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung | Stadt Bern | Stadt Frauenfeld | Stadt Winterthur | Stadt Zürich | Stiftung der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung | Stiftung für die Frau | Stiftung zur Förderung der darbietenden Künste | SUISA | Volkart Stiftung

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