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…
Sonya Lindfors gets the International ANTI Live Art Prize
“Her practice is of vital importance to its immediate contexts and Lindfors works to allow others to work, to create spaces of exchange and dialogue where previously they were missing. Her contribution to arts and culture is quickly becoming essential, foundational to the sets of social discourses around equality, diversity, gender…
Moving in November challenges audience to see the artistic potential of the moving body
When the festival Moving in November first started in 1980’s it provided a platform for Finnish contemporary dance when the infrastructures of dance were almost non-existent. After that the festival has become an important window into the international dance scene bringing the key figures of the international dance scene to Finland. In 2018 Moving in November takes place on 3. – 10.11. in Helsinki.
Meet Dance Info Finland at PAMS 2018 and CINARS 2018
PAMS 7–12 October, Seoul Come and say hello to us @ Nordics Combined booth: Riitta Aittokallio, Project Manager Dance Info Finland tel. +358 40 779 8115 firstname.lastname@example.org Johanna Rajamäki, Head of International Relations Tero Saarinen Company…
Baltic Circle festival’s program radiates intimacy and the fragility of life
The international theatre festival Baltic Circle takes place in Helsinki again November 13-18, 2018. The program consists of premieres from Finnish theatre reformers, international guest performances and co-productions from Australia, Canada and Russia, poetry and spoken word as well as performative club nights.
Jarkko Mandelin starring Jon Hopkins’ new music video “Singularity”
Finnish Choreographer and Dancer Jarkko Mandelin and French Dancer/Singer/Actor Aliashka Hilsum are dancing together on Hopkins’ new music video for the title track off his current release, Singularity.
Finnish Dance companies on international tours
September & October W A U H A U S : Fluids (collaboration between the Finnish Wauhaus& Estonian Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL). Estonia, Tallinn: 21st and 22nd September 2018 Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava Russia, Moscow: 26th and…
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival brings play and games to the streets of Kuopio
The 17th ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018 in Kuopio, Finland. This year the festival’s focus is on play and gaming. The artistic programme offers experiences to audiences of all ages. Internationally celebrated, award-winning artists from around the world will present projects engaged with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming.
Finnish Dance in Focus 2018 dances in the snow
In the latest issue of FOCUS we take a look at what it is like making art ‘elsewhere’, away from metropolises and artistic bubbles, and even north of the Arctic Circle. FOCUS is an English language magazine about artists, phenomena, and ideas on the dance scene in Finland – and elsewhere.
Finnish-born Samira Elagoz awarded at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Samira Elagoz won the Total Theatre & Theatre Deli Award 2018 for an Emerging Artist. Her performance Cock, Cock… Who’s There? disrupts the traditional theatre form and uses film and unmediated presence of the performer.