PRAGMA Helsinki announces its first clients
It’s been busy but exciting five months for the producers working for Dance Info Finland’s and Circus Info Finland’s development project for mediator and international operations. The Producers of the project: Sanja Kulomaa, Anni Hiekkala and Nea Granlund started working in May, published their name ‘PRAGMA Helsinki’ in August and now, in October, they are ready to announce their first clients from the Finnish dance and circus field.
Follow the live stream from STRETCH Turku 17.-19.10.2019
Can’t be present at Stretch Turku? No problem! The programme’s keynotes and panel discussions will be streamed online through the Keðja Facebook page.
Finnish dance in PAMS in October
Come and get the latest dance news from Finland at the Nordic booth at PAMS – Performing Arts Market in Seoul. Dance Info Finland will be in PAMS with dance artists and companies from Finland together with CircusInfo Finland and other performing arts professionals from the Nordic countries.
Dance from Finland at WOMEX Tampere, October 23-27
We warmly welcome WOMEX for the first time in its history to Tampere, Finland. Dance from Finland will be represented at the stand no 3.5 by four companies.
More than 70 presenters took part in the showcase Performing HEL
Arranged for the second time in the end of August, performing arts showcase Performing HEL attracted the interest of more than 70 presenters and programmers. During the four days’ event 27 Finnish artists and companies presented their work through project pitches, demos and performances.
Moving in November 2019 opens up different ways of being in the world
The festival brings internationally interesting, enlightening and topical dance works to Finland. This year Moving in November festival dates are 2–10 of November.
On tour from Finland September-November 2019
September AB Dance Company: A Real Prince Switzerland, Zug: September 11 @Young Dance Festival Zug October Tero Saarinen Company: Zimmermann Trio Belgium, Brussels: October 10 @Bozar Tero Saarinen Company: Zimmermann Trio Belgium, Bruges: October 11 @Concertgebouw Hanna…
The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader features Oblivia from Finland
The Finnish performance group Oblivia has been selected to feature in the The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader -book. The compilation covers extensively dance, theater, music, performance art and activism.
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2019 brings death to public spaces
The 18th ANTI Festival will take place between 10th and 15th of September in Kuopio, Finland. The artists engage with public spaces, creating access to explore and experience art in the middle of everyday life.
This Autumn dance professionals gather to Turku – check out the full programme of Stretch 2019!
The full programme and schedule of Stretch Turku is now online. The theme of the international dance encounter happening in Turku, Finland on 16-20 October is “expanding professionalism” and it’s designed for all dance professionals, from artists and dancers to producers, managers and pedagogues.
Dance film Second Illusion awarded at Scandinavian Film Festival
A dance film that dismantles stereotypical female roles was awarded at the category of Best Experimental Film in Helsinki Central Library Oodi in August 2019. Completed in early 2019 Second Illusion has also been recognized at Changing Face International Film Festival in February 2019.
The new artistic director of Moving in November is Kerstin Schroth
The Dance Arena board has appointed Kerstin Schroth as the new artistic director of Moving in November festival for a 3-year fixed-term position. Schroth will curate the festival programme of 2020–2022.
Dance profession is changing – Stretch 2019 Turku helps dancers to find new skills and new perspectives to work
Keðja presents: Stretch 2019 Turku is an international encounter in October, open for dance professionals from Nordic, Baltic and European countries. The focus is on capacity building and acquiring new skills, new working models and better communication about dance.
Companies touring internationally
Dance companies from Finland can be seen on three continents in the next months. Alpo Aaltokoski is in the EdFringe programme, Susanna Leinonen’s provocative Nasty is shown in México. Tero Saarinen Company’s World Premiere takes place in Italy, and Kill Carmen by Compañia Kaari & Roni Martin conquers audiences in Russia. See below the tour dates.
Full Moon Dance Festival brings contemporary dance in the countryside
Choreographer Alpo Aaltokoski leads the Full Moon Dance festival known for its strong communal ambiance and unusual natural environment. The festival presents contemporary dance from Finland and all over the world. Full Moon Dance takes place in Pyhäjärvi Finland July 31st – August 4th 2019.
Kuopio Dance Festival turns 50 this year – Tero Saarinen Company’s new fusion of Monteverdi and contemporary dance gets its Finnish premiere
The biggest dance festival in the Nordic countries, Kuopio Dance Festival takes place in June 12–18, and presents an exciting programme of international contemporary dance with live music on stage. In the meantime, a smaller festival shows dance from Eastern Finland in various places in the city, and Finnish dance professionals gather to their annual forum.
Dance Info and CircusInfo joined forces to create more sustainable working conditions to Finnish performing art field
Dance Info Finland and CircusInfo Finland have launched a two-year development project, which aims, among others, to meet the challenges of internationalization and develop new production models to Finnish performing art field.
Dance House Helsinki programming will be planned by a team that combines experience from Singapore, Germany and Finland
Three experienced performing arts professionals have been selected for the team responsible for planning the programme of Dance House Helsinki: Faith Tan from Singapore, Mikael Aaltonen from Finland and Pia Krämer from Germany. They all have extensive experience in programme planning, production understanding, international networks and vision.
Dance artists Sonya Lindfors and Esete Sutinen as part of the Finnish exhibition in La Biennale di Venezia 2019
Lindfors and Sutinen are part of Miracle Workers Collective’s (MWC) exhibition in the Finnish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, opening in May.
Love, Respect and Trust – Jarkko Mandelin’s Kinetic Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new festival
Choreographer, dancer and teacher Jarkko Mandelin makes use of every possible technique in his works, where the dancers fly with a dog and dangle from the tops of tall poles. In March 2019 the Union of Dance and Circus Artists in Finland awarded Mandelin and his company Kinetic Orchestra for their dedication and ambition towards movement exploration. In the end May 2019 Kinetic Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary with a five day Spring Break festival.