Cie József Trefeli


The József Trefeli Company was founded in 2005 in Geneva. His creations have toured in Africa, Asia, Australia, South, Central and North America, Europe, Russia and Switzerland.







a project in the #Traces series created in collaboration with Évidanse and 21 children of the Noirmont Primary School and presented at the Centre Culturel du Soleil in Saignelégier with the company's repertory work LIFT.

The osteopath/hypnotherapist & the dance of the bones

Jozsef was invited to create a new work for the project “la Beauté du Geste”. Jozsef created a solo inspired by his meeting with the osteopath and hypnotherapist Thomas Lamassonne. The work was presented in March 2019 at the Brétigny Theatre's Dedans/Dehors season (Brétigny-sur-Orge, FR).


A residency in three cities in the canton of Valais. The Théâtre du Crochetan in Monthey, le TLH in Sierre and the Zeughauskultur in Brig coproduce #Valais in collaboration with the canton of Valais and Reso – Réseau Danse Suisse, for the project “Residance – artistic residency in the Valais”.


Jozsef Trefeli, Australian of Hungarian origins, Victoria Chiu, Australian of Chinese origins and Rudi van der Merwe, South African now based in Geneva, together create a new choreographic work. The creative process will explore the themes of history, patriarchy, superstition and epigenetic inheritance by means of personal histories. Residencies in Australia, France, Germany and Hungary.


A commission from Provincial Dances Theatre in Ekaterinburg, choreographing for the dance ensemble of the Russian theatre, with opening night in September.




A creation in collaboration with Mike Winter in the series #TRACES. The premier takes places at the ADC, Genève, between 18 and 28 January 2018. A third volet of #TRACES aura lieu à Zürich.



#Aventure en Royalland

A creation in collaborations with Mike Winter, in the serie #TRACES #Jura and in collaboration with Évidanse in Tavannes.



Programmed at the Swiss Dance Days.



An Indo–Swiss collaboration with Vijay Sekhon Mumbai-based artist and Gyula Cserepes from Budapest




Creation in collaboration with Gábor Varga; co-productions and residencies with Centre Nationale de la Danse CND Paris, Ballet de Lorraine Nancy, Arsenic Lausanne, Tanzhaus Zurich, CCNR Lyon and the ADC of Geneva




Creation in collaboration with Mike Winter at the ADC, Geneva and presented in 13 theatre in Switzerland




Creation in collaboration with  Mike Winter for the Festival des Printemps Carougeois Currently touring



Mutant Slappers & The Planet Bang

Creation in collaboration with Kylie Walters & KMA Rock band, Geneva, Switzerland


Point zéro

Commissioned by the Festival des Printemps Carougeois, as well as performed at the official opening of the Fêtes de Genève, Switzerland



JINX 103

Created in collaboration with Gábor Varga

Selected as an Aerowaves Priority Company for 2013, more than 160 performances in 75 cities in 21 countries. Currently touring.


pas de danse du XVIIIe

Festival des Printemps Carougoise, Switzerland.


Kabaret Galaktika

In collaboration with Kylie Walters for Geneva's Antigel Festival




Performances in Switzerland, Australia, Estonia, Germany, and Albania


ça passio passion

Festival Poetry in the city, Geneva, and Neuchatel, Switzerland




Choreographic competition (RE)connaissance, Meylan, France.



Opened in France’s Festival « Dansez ! » of Relais Culturel Château Rouge, with tours in Switzerland, Hungary, Germany and Albania


Solo. Performances in Switzerland and Europe



Real Life Wrong

Performances in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Awarded prize for best choreography, International Festival Baia Mare, Romania.



Tu Me Prêtes ta Brosse à Dents?

Commissioned by the ADC, Geneva, Switzerland.


Fresh Ingredients – Points of Suspension...

Performances in Switzerland and Bulgaria.


Solo ONE

Performances at Come and Dance Festival, Wales, UK.


Supports : Pro Helvetia, DIP Département de l'Instruction Publique de l'Etat de Genève, DC Département de la Culture et du Sport de la Ville de Genève, La Loterie Romande, Corodis, SSA Bourse chorégraphique, RESO Reseau Dance Suisse, Swiss Dance Days 2013, 2015, 2017, Aerowaves 2013, Culturescapes, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Swiss Contributions, Angyalföldi Vadrózsa, ADC - Association de la Danse Contemporaine de Genève Switzerland, Château Rouge Annemasse France, Pôle Sud CDC Strasbourg France