Through her book «Darkness», Nina Edwards has written a cultural-historical account of darkness, thereby providing the inspiration for this year’s festival theme. In her keynote, she will show how the idea of darkness permeates art, literature, religion and aspects of our everyday language. To kick off Tanz in Bern, her input relates to the main thematic arc of the following two and a half weeks.

Nina Edwards will not be present on site.


Masks mandatory. Admission only with Covid certificate (Swiss Covid certificate or EU/EFTA Digital Covid Certificate) and official ID (ID, passport, driving license). Further information here.