Helsinki will host the next Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform in 2022
Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 will present cutting-edge Nordic contemporary dance to hundreds of presenters from around the world in February 2022.
Eetu Huhtala’s Another won the light art work competition at Tanssin talo’s Event Square
Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo, Tanssin talo and Finnish Light Art Society FLASH invited Finnish artists and artists permanently living in Finland to take part in the competition to create a permanent light artwork at Tanssin talo’s foyer Event Square. Eetu Huhtala’s timeless and modifiable proposal “Another” was chosen as the winner of the competition.
Blondes Selected for Aerowaves 2021
Aerowaves network makes connections between European dance artists, programmers and audiences who would otherwise never have found each other.
Niki Matheson Appointed Director of Dance House Helsinki
The Board of Tanssin talo ry has selected Niki Matheson as the new Director of Tanssin talo, effective from January 2021. Matheson joins the Tanssin talo team from her current position as Director of Korjaamo Culture Factory.
Susanna Leinonen Company’s Nasty tours Sweden in exceptional circumstances
The dance group is touring to perform the work in Sweden. The tour is done in collaboration with Dansnät Sverige.
Dance from Finland @ CINARS Web virtual event in November
CINARS Biennial goes this time virtual on November 9–13. Dance Info Finland and other Nordic organizations, artists and companies take part in the event with their common virtual exhibition booth – the Nordic Square.
Finnish-Russian Dance Exchange programme goes online
As corona pandemic hits hard international exchange and touring, we are happy to announce that five projects in the Finnish-Russian dance programme are now taking place online or remotely.
Brian Fuata is the 2020 winner of ANTI festival international prize for live art
Brian Fuata was announced as the 2020 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art on Saturday 31st October in Finland.
Staff changes in Dance Info Finland 2020
We are happy to announce that Anni Leino, former producer & communications officer at Dance Info Finland, has taken the responsibilities of the executive producer for Performing HEL showcase as Riitta Aittokallio steps to new…
Lonely in the Rain – Contemporary Dance Festival in Eastern Finland
The versatile program of the Alone in the Rain Contemporary Dance Festival will conquer Joensuu at the end of November 26-29, 2020.
Moving in November is now a series of performances
Finland’s oldest contemporary dance event, the Moving in November festival held in Helsinki since 1986, will exceptionally sprinkle performances of its repertoire from November 2020 until spring 2021.
Every year, the International Festival presents contemporary dance that opens up new perspectives in its program.
Interaction and togetherness play the main role at Baltic Circle Festival 2020
Baltic Circle is an international festival for contemporary theatre and performance organised in November 20-28, 2020 in Helsinki and online.
It’s time to get ready for Performing HEL 2021 – the showcase dedicated to Finnish performing arts
Performing HEL is the one and only showcase dedicated to Finnish performing arts – circus, dance, theatre and everything in between. The third edition of the showcase will be held September 2-5, 2021 in Helsinki, Finland in tandem with the Helsinki Festival.
Dance as activism – the new Finnish Dance in Focus magazine lights sparks of hope
What can dance do in the face of the world’s major problems? What are the hot topics in dance, and what’s going on in Finland? Finnish Dance in Focus 2020 issue is out, get your copy from us.
How to dance against climate change
In his essay Teemu Mäki depicts the environmental impacts of art and suggests ways to reduce them. You can dance against climate change by creating pieces with bodily language that is an antidote to the dominant consumer capitalism and its human image, the body of the gladiator, he writes.
Music inspired Carl Knif to explore the contradictions and affiliations within a performance
Fast, light, precise, crazy, playful. This is how choreographer Carl Knif describes Fugue in two colours, his new choreography created to the piano music of Shostakovich.
The connection between the body and nature vibrates through Tero Saarinen’s new piece
The theme of Tero Saarinen Company’s and Skånes Dansteatern’s co-production Transit is the rapid disappearance of nature’s diversity. The choreographer wants to draw attention to the environmental emergency we are facing.
The new house for dance in Helsinki restores its obvious name – Tanssin talo
Earlier this year the future Dance House Helsinki launched its new brand name ‘Form’ that proved controversial amongst the artistic community. The name was abandoned and the new building will be called Tanssin talo that means ‘dance house’.
The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra presents an exceptional autumn season with four Finnish choreographers – available online!
The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra opens the autumn season with a sinfonietta-sized ensemble. The concerts offer series of premieres, where a musician and a dancer create a duet piece together.
Digital technologies and choreography – the e-journal Critical Dialogues includes Finnish Simo Kellokumpu’s contribution
Critical Dialogues is a platform for the promotion of creative research and exploration of practice undertaken by those working in choreography. It’s published by Critical Path, the Australian centre for choreographic development.