Founded in 1995 by Philppe Saire, the aim of the Théâtre Sévelin 36 is the development and recognition of contemporary dance at the centre of the local and regional cultural environment.
Initially the home of the Cie. Philippe Saire, the theatre swiftly became involved in promotional activities for contemporary dance in general. It brings a major contribution to the diffusion of international scale works by registering with a netword of dynamic auditoriums in the vanguard of current choregraphy. It promotes the development of local companies by including young choregraphers to its program.
Théâtre Sévelin 36 reinforces its identity as a dance venue by offering shows with demanding artistic qualities, by supporting youthful creative choregraphy by creative residences and studio hosting, as well as by developing a mediation program.
In March 2012, Théâtre Sévelin 36 has brought together the events formerly known as Printemps de Sévelin andFestival International de Danse de Lausanne, in order to form a single event, a highlight for contemporary danse at the beginning of the year.
This renewed event called Les Printemps de Sévelin are an opportunity to show the audience the demanding, sensitive new work of both nascent and experienced artists, be they Swiss or international. It takes place at Théâtre Sévelin 36 and also in other partner venues in the Lausanne region.