Finnish Dance on Tour February–May 2019
In the spring 2019 you can get to know contemporary dance from Finland in central Europe and Italy – as well as in Houston, Texas USA, and in Perth, Australia. See where Alpo Aaltokoski, Susanna Leinonen Company, Sonya Lindfors, Sonja Jokiniemi, Johanna Nuutinen, and Tero Saarinen Company perform.
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“Adopting a new posture allows you to embrace a new attitude” – Evaluation shows that dance can have an impact
The Break the Fight! – Breakdance Against School Bullying project developed by Arja Tiili has been the object of unusually close scrutiny. The Finnish Youth Research Society used action research methods and got out and about amongst young people to see for itself what the workshops involved and what the young participants had to say about the dance performance.
“The development of emotional skills and movement support one another – and this is particularly important during puberty,” explains researcher Sofia Laine, who is herself a keen dancer. “What’s more, the discussions held after the dance and movement sessions led to those involved opening up in a completely different way.”
The research highlighted that there is a need for multiform, art-based education in our schools.
Tero Saarinen Company: Breath
Ko Shan Theatre, Hong Kong
Pichet Klunchun: I Am A Demon
WHS Teatteri Union, Helsinki
Antti Lahti & Mikko Makkonen: Hybrid Momentum
Jaakko Toivonen & Kinga László: A Real Prince
Sandrina Lindgren: Requiem for vacuum cleaners
Barker-theatre, stage for independent art in Turku, Turku
In Between – a Light Comedy about Abortion and Euthanasia
Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL), 10412 Tallin, Estonia
Zonk’a: Essence & Mira Kautto: Station to Station to Station
Oulu Music Festival | Compañia Kaari & Roni Martin: KILL Carmen
Areena Oulu, Oulu
Reetta-Kaisa Iles & Eero Turkka: Bolka – Ode to endorphines