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.
The international history of Finnish contemporary dance
Dance has always been international. But what has the flow of influences between Finland and other countries meant in the field of dance? Where have Finnish dance artists drawn inspiration from, who have been the prominent figures, and what are the important milestones in the journey of Finnish contemporary dance from the first decades of the 20th century until the present?
Spring tours of Finnish dance
Go and see current Finnish dance performances and dance films this spring in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia and Canada. Check the schedules here!
Kuopio Dance Festival program is out!
The festival will feature works by Israeli choreographers Emanuel Gat and Adi Boutrous, Norwegian Alan Lucien Øyen, and a South Korean avant-garde artist Eun-Me Ahn – among others. Kuopio Dance Festival will be held from 15 to 21 June.
Dancers for the Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2022 selected
The Selection Committee chose 81 applicants from 20 countries to enter the competition – eight of them from Finland. Now held for the ninth time, the competition will take place at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet from 31 May…
Next Generation EU supports Performing HEL to develop digitalization
With the grant, Performing HEL looks to the future. The main goal of the project is to increase the international visibility of Finnish performing arts, to develop its international distribution, and to increase the opportunities for artists.
Kiasma art museum’s ARS22 includes a wide selection of live art and events
Kiasma’s international exhibition ARS22 has live programme, which emphasizes on encounters and bringing people together. The idea has gained more weight during the era of the pandemic and world crisis. The live programme is exceptionally wide, presenting Finnish and international artists seen in Kiasma Theatre as well as in the gallery spaces.
Helsinki Art Museum’s diverse exhibition deals with movement and dance in the Visual Arts
Can dance be captured in a work of visual art? How does one suspend a moving body or moment in a painting? The Dance! Movement in the Visual Arts 1880–2020 exhibition is looking for answers to these questions by exploring more than 140 works by 50 artists.
Johanna Nuutinen delves into the importance of physical presence and senses – “Performing arts provide an opportunity to reconnect with our own body”
Johanna Nuutinen’s new choreography Hz dives deep into sound waves. The piece will be premiered in Dance House Helsinki on 31 March, with a new interpretation of choreographer Tero Saarinen’s solo HUNT. The article was originally published in Finnish Dance in Focus 2022 magazine.
Participants for the first Digital Leap module selected – First module in Prague postponed to April
Digital Leap is an international two-year project that offers dance and circus professionals learning opportunities for deepening their understanding of digital environments and their possibilities in performing arts.
La Biennale di Venezia: Silver Lion to Finnish-born Samira Elagoz
Samira Elagoz is a filmmaker and performer, who entwines Egyptian and Finnish origins, and is the author of original and abrasive docu-performances.
“We need art now more than ever” – Finnish Dance in Focus is out!
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Choreographer Milla Koistinen: A crowd is a sensitive thing
“The corona crisis is bound to change the audience, the artists, and the way of working. You could imagine that locality will be viewed differently after this.” Read an interview with Milla Koistinen, originally published in the Finnish Dance in Focus magazine.
Helsinki International Ballet Competition – Open call for dancers until 20 March
The ninth Helsinki International Ballet Competition will be held at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet from 30 May to 6 June 2022. The competition program consists of both classical and modern repertoire.
The live-streamed premiere of Swan Lake opens the centenary celebrations of the Finnish National Ballet
The Finnish National Ballet’s story began exactly a hundred years ago; Director of the Finnish National Opera Edvard Fazer had an interest in dance, and professional performers were needed for the operas’ dance scenes. The first full-length ballet to grace the stage in Helsinki was Swan Lake on 17 January 1922.