Finnish dance and dance films on tour in December
Where can you see Finnish dance during the rest of the year 2022? At least in Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Macao and France.
Performing HEL 2023 looks to the future
The fourth edition of Performing HEL showcase takes place August 31 – September 3, at the same time as the Helsinki Festival – the largest arts festival in Finland. The showcase presents the full range of performing arts, including circus, dance, and theatre, also delivered in exciting yet difficult-to-define combinations.
Ukrainian dance group in residency in Helsinki
Dance Info Finland’s Finnish-Russian dance exchange programme turns to Ukraine. With the remaining funds, three dance artists from Ukraine were invited to a three month residency in Finland, implemented in collaboration with the Artists at Risk organization.
CircOpera 2.0 is a breathtaking journey into the world of circus, dance and opera
Two great art forms have come together at the Finnish National Opera, as the entire Opera House has turned into a giant circus arena. CircOpera 2.0 also presents the first virtual artist in the history of the company: the singing and dancing avatar The Diva.
Taking steps towards sustainable international live events – minimizing carbon footprint and protecting bats
How sustainable can big international events be? What can organisers learn from one another? What kind of challenges do they meet?
Sonya Lindfors received the State Award for Public Information
Sonya Lindfors is a Cameroonian–Finnish choreographer and artistic director who also works with facilitating, community organizing and education. The state awards are granted for major information publication work in the field of scientific, artistic and technological information dissemination.
Latai Taumoepeau won the 2022 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art
Latai Taumoepeau was revealed as the 9th winner of the prestigious prize during the ANTI Prize Party in Kuopio, Finland. The prize – worth €30,000 – is the world’s only international prize dedicated to live art.
Finnish science and art collective Fern Orchestra rewarded in Canada
The founder of the group, lighting designer Vespa Laine and sound designer Markus Heino have been awarded at the World Stage Design exhibition in Canada. Why is photosynthesis important, and what can biodiversity teach us? Vespa Laine was interviewed in Finnish Dance in Focus magazine 2020-2021.
Mikko Niemistö’s new piece is inspired by trance, dreams, poems and emotional political texts
Mikko Niemistö is a choreographer, performance artist and curator with a professional background in various styles of movement and contemporary performance practices. His work centers around areas that exist in the outskirts of physical realities and linear time – like dreams and digital realms. Niemistö was interviewed in Finnish Dance in Focus 2022 magazine.
Finnish dance on tour!
Where can you see Finnish dance this fall? At least in Spain, Denmark, Tanzania, Lithuania, Estonia, France and Sweden. See the international touring schedules here.
“The art impacts people through a shared experience” – Sanna Kekäläinen goes under the skins of humans and the earth
“Climate issues and big themes have always been a part of my work, though perhaps not explicitly. Now it is such an acute, burning question that I couldn’t, as an artist, continue without bringing this…
Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 was a success
The Nordic Contemporary Dance Platform, organised this time by Dance Info Finland in June–July, succeeded in bringing together more than 450 artists, curators, producers, and programmers to Helsinki.
Circus and Dance Info Finland come together
The new Circus and Dance Finland will be operational from the beginning of next year, and the old associations will be dissolved. The purpose of the merger is to create a more effective and stronger…
Explore dance from Finland at Tanzmesse!
What’s up with Finnish dance? Come and find out at International Tanzmesse NRW! Dance Info Finland and a fabulous group of Finnish dance artists and companies will be presenting their work at booth 61.
Helsinki is the Capital of Nordic Contemporary Dance at the end of June
Ice Hot Helsinki brings 200 Nordic dance professionals and almost 300 theater and festival directors from around the world to the capital of Finland. The main venue for the event is the brand new Dance House Helsinki.
Final call to register to Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform in Helsinki, June 29–July 3, 2022
The unique summer edition of the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform takes place in a month in Helsinki. There is only a week left to register!
Kuopio Dance Festival appoints new executive director
Salima Peippo who is mainly known from the circus field, will lead the largest and oldest dance festival in Scandinavia.
URB22 Festival celebrates living encounters and reunions – June 3–June 12
URB is an annual festival for street art and culture produced by Kiasma Theatre since year 2000. This year the festival takes place from June 3 to June 12.
The Full Moon Dance Festival 2022 delves deep into the basics of humanity
The pieces selected for the Full Moon Dance festival of 2022, organised in July, emphasize the message of basic human needs, the facts that make life meaningful and valuable, worth fighting for. The connection between humans, and love. Human rights. Not forgetting the sore spots of being human.
Dance House Helsinki brings three top groups in European contemporary dance to Finland
Rosas, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Lyon Opera Ballet will open the international guest artist series at Dance House Helsinki.