The festival Tanz in Bern is cancelled!

Dampfzentrale and all theatres in the canton of Bern will be shut down until the 23rd of November. This includes the cancellation of all performances.

We were looking forward to our yearly ray of light and to getting together with you, our audience. Until the last possible moment we were hoping that Tanz in Bern could happen. «Dear Darkness» caught up with us on the evening before the opening. 

Further information will follow at a later stage. 

«Shall we give a little party in complete darkness?» Our answer to Virginia Woolf’s question is the «Night of the Owls». Since some people are larks and others are owls. The latter stay awake and enjoy the night, seeing it as a time of day to be active, productive and creative. The «Night of the Owls», which ends in a party, is dedicated to them. I mean, what is a dance festival whose main theme is «Darkness» without a party in the dark? Look forward to a long, dark night full of programme highlights.

Night of the Owls - Guided night-time tour in Tierpark Dählhölzli

When the visitors leave the zoo in the evening, things turn quiet. The animals are left to their own devices. While some settle down for a good night’s rest, others are just starting to wake up. On the guided night-time tour we discover a completely new, no less exciting side to the animal kingdom and observe dancing animals at night.


Please note the general obligation to wear masks at all indoor events of Tanz in Bern. Further information here.