“Curiosity towards development and gazing into the future” – International dance encounter Stretch 2019 takes place in Turku, Finland
Stretch 2019 is organized in the footsteps of Keðja – a meeting platform for the professional Nordic–Baltic dance community since 2008. Stretch 2019 stretches beyond the Nordic region and invites all dance professionals and students to network, discuss, and share best practices in October 2019.
Dance Info Finland in TPAM, Yokohama
Dance Info Finland’s Project Manager Riitta Aittokallio will be in TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) on 9-17 February.
Save the date: Performing HEL showcase is coming again!
Arranged for the first time in 2018, performing arts showcase Performing HEL will take place on 29th of August – 1st of September 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.
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.
Johanna Nuutinen re-makes her ‘X-it’ for West Australian Ballet this season
Johanna Nuutinen made her international breakthrough with the multi-award-winning dance film Me – Story of a Performance and her contemporary solo called Hatched. Now the former Finnish National Ballet dancer and choreographer is setting her strong, very visual and physical choreography X-it for the West Australian Ballet.
Side Step Festival challenges our notions of gender, sexuality and identity
In 2019 Side Step Festival, organised annually by Zodiak Center for New Dance, takes place on 1-9 of February. The festival program’s performances, workshops, discussions and open lectures happen at Zodiak and in the cultural…
Contemporary dance together with live music on stage – Highlights of the Kuopio Dance Festival’s 50th edition in June
The biggest dance festival in Nordic countries, Kuopio Dance Festival celebrates its 50 years anniversary in June 12–18, and presents an exciting programme with Tero Saarinen Company premiere and Hofesh Shechter’s acclaimed Grand Finale.
“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 resulting research provides a wide array of background material for decision-makers to use when exploring how best to implement youth work in schools and municipalities – as well as tools and results showing what, how and where dance can have an impact.
The Head of Marketing and Communications at Dance House Helsinki appointed
Noora Kykkänen, an experienced professional in marketing and communications (M.A., Organisational Communication), has been appointed as the Head of Marketing and Communications at Dance House Helsinki.
Tero Saarinen’s Morphed and Borrowed Light on Mezzo
Tero Saarinen Company‘s works are being featured on Mezzo. The global culture channel is broadcasting recordings of Morphed and Borrowed Light.
Faith, hope and love – Myrskyryhmä creates three dance films with the elderly
Outside the windows of Myllypuro Comprehensive Service Centre, the tops of trees can be seen swaying in the fierce grip of an autumn storm. The furniture in the lounge area on the Centre’s third floor has been moved aside, and a number of the Centre’s residents are now sat in the middle of the room in their wheelchairs. A black and white Finnish film is playing on the TV.
Stretch expands Keðja – Dance professionals’ next encounter in October 2019
STRETCH brings together dance professionals from the Nordic and European countries and aims to tackle some of the urgent structural and professional issues in the field. Stretch encounter will be organised in Turku, Finland, 17th to 20th October 2019. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.
Dance Info Finland @ CINARS 2018
Meet Dance Info and other dance people from Finland @ Nordic Square – Booth 224 – with other performing arts professionals from the Nordic countries. Don’t miss the famous NORDIC PARTY on Wed 14 November…
Searching for flow – What dancing means to you. Kati Kallio’s dance films tour the world
Finnish filmmaker, dancer, choreographer and the artistic director of Finnish dance film festival Loikka, Kati Kallio’s short dance film Time subjectives in objective time will be seen at Light Moves festival in Limeric, Ireland on 11th of November. In the film three people inside an old factory dance from room to room affirming moments of stagnation in endless time.
An experience that demands action – Valtteri Raekallio adapts his Oneiron to Iceland
Valtteri Raekallio’s unique site-specific – and somewhat immersive – dance performance Oneiron will be programmed at Ice Hot Reykjavik event in December. In Finnish Dance in Focus magazine, our editor Maria Säkö writes about how the usual passive role of the audience changes into participants, which gives them a new awareness of their own agency, its possibilities and its limitations.
Auraco’s dance piece for visually impaired rewarded at FITC and touring in Spain
Finnish Dance Theatre Auraco’s dance piece Tuntu, created for those with a visual impairment, was shown at The International Theatre Festival for Children „100, 1.000, 1.000.000 stories” (FITC) in Bucharest, Romania, in October 2018. In November Auraco’s Tuntu will be touring in Spain.
Finnish dance presented in St. Petersburg, Russia
Kannon Dance, a dance school and center based in St. Petersburg organises a two day festival for Finnish dance. Look @ Dance Finland’s program presents Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s Anna Karenina and Susanna Leinonen Company’s Nasty at the new stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre on 1-2 December.
Dance House Helsinki is looking for a new kind of artistic programme team
Programme planning recruitment will be reopened—instead of one person, Dance House Helsinki is looking for a team responsible for programme planning.
Elina Pirinen – crazy sensitive corporeal painter of psychological states
Elina Pirinen’s roots are in a small town on Finland’s eastern border. Now her maverick art is bringing choreography to audiences around the world – lately her show was seen in Seoul, South Korea. Elina Pirinen was interviewed for the Finnish Dance in Focus magazine last summer, when she was working on her new creation Brume de Mer, now being performed in Helsinki. Elina Pirinen will present her creation at Ice Hot Reykjavik More More More session in December.
Reykjavík hosts the biggest contemporary dance event in the Nordic region
This biannual contemporary dance showcase and networking event has been held in four of the Nordic capitals, starting in Stockholm in 2010, Helsinki 2012, Oslo 2014, and the most recent one in Copenhagen 2016. Reykjavík…