Companies and choreographers

Here you can get to know dance companies and choreographers based in Finland. For more information please visit the artists’ websites and social media – the links can be found in the contact cards.

29 items in category Companies / Dance Theatre

Circles (kor. Urmas Poolamets) © Seilo Ristimäki

AB Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Aurinkobaletti (AB Dance Company) is known as a constantly evolving, high-quality contemporary dance group, which is not afraid to venture over the limits of its own genre. AB’s repertoire includes productions for both adults and children.

www.aurinkobaletti.fi

Tango Noir © Martin Heslop

As2wrists tanssiryhmä

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

The company is driven by the desire to explore new horizons in kinesthetic technology and emotional communication. It has pushed the boundaries between the personal and the shared, between the lived experience and audio visual representation in performance and education.

www.as2wrists.fi

Mr Kookaburra & Kukkaroo © Miia Kota

Auraco

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Auraco is a unique and visual dance and mime theatre that produces both stage and site specific works for all audiences. Auraco is one of the most international Finnish dance companies.

www.auraco.fi

KILL Carmen © Janne Mikkilä

Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Internationally awarded Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin open-mindedly renews flamenco by combining flamenco technique to the freedom of contemporary dance creating a seamless wholeness of music and dance.

www.compania.fi

ILTA © Matti Kivekäs

Dance Theater ERI

Dance Theatre

Dance Theatre ERI was founded in 1989 by the well-known Finnish dancer-choreographers Tiina Lindfors, Lassi Sairela and Eeva Soini. The group is known for their original and impressive dance performances, both in Finland and abroad.

www.eri.fi

Talvisirkus Muisti © Joona Pettersson

Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth

Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Hurjaruuth is a dynamic dance theatre company, founded in 1981. The productions combine contemporary dance with e.g. visual arts, circus and music. Hurjaruuth has become familiar with a large audience thanks to its spectacular Winter Circus.

www.hurjaruuth.fi

Myrsky-Storm © Harri Hinkka

Dance Theatre MD

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Ranging from dazzling dynamics to warmhearted comedy, Dance Theatre MD has become known from 1997 for its high-class choreography and versatile performers. The broad repertoire features shows from classic fairy tales for children to contemporary dance pieces for adults.

www.tanssiteatterimd.fi

Dance Theatre Minimi

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Dance Theatre Minimi is a multi-disciplinary performing arts community, that produces physical performances challenging genre borders and searching for new ways to push ideas in motion.

www.minimi.fi

Hui Kauhistus © Matti Rajala

Dance Theatre Raatikko

Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Dance Theatre Raatikko makes dance theatre for young audiences. Raatikko´s performances are often interactive and comic, mixing dance and theatre. Raatikko has about 30 000 spectators per year in its own theatre and on tours.

www.raatikko.fi

Leiblied © Kari Vainio

Dance Theatre Rimpparemmi

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Ethnic & Folk Dance

Finland’s northernmost professional dance theatre, Rimpparemmi, offers a unique mix of Finnish folk dance and contemporary dance. The group produces dance theatre pieces for all ages and performs on tour regularly.

www.rimpparemmi.fi

© Miika Karttunen

FlowWowProductions

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

Nadja Pärssinen is a choreographer and performer based in Finland. In her project there has been strong focus in music, language and interactions between interdisciplinary art forms. Since. 2018 Pärssinen has been the initiator of FlowWowProductions.

www.npflowwow.com

Omnipotens @ Ilpo Vainionpää

Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Glims & Gloms fascinates its audience with mythical, symbolic and fantastic subjects. Its works are characterised by stylish and inventive visuals, multi-layered themes, and visual harmony. The theatre directs its performances to a wide public – from children to adults.

www.glimsgloms.com

Pieniä pääosia © Marko Mäkinen

Helsinki Dance Company

Dance Theatre

Helsinki Dance Company was founded in Helsinki City Theatre in 1973. Half of the group perform only in HDC’s touring repertoire while the other half perform in the City Theatre’s other productions too. The artistic director of the company is Jyrki Karttunen.

www.hkt.fi/hdc/company/?lang=en

Anamorphic Variations © Sakari Viika

Ismo Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo blends art and dance with new concepts. His agenda touches on body politics and the aesthetics of movement. He explores the spectrum of visual culture. For him, dance is a way to perceive, describe, and be within the world.

www.ismodance.fi

Dinosaur © James Medcraft

Janina Rajakangas Projekti

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Janina Rajakangas Project is an always renewing group of artists called to complete each project.

janinarajakangas.blogspot.fi/

Jotakin kuin Grey Gardens © Aino Kannisto

Jenni Kivelä & Kind People

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Since 2002 this company creates dance performances that combine features from dance and theatre, which moves between the conceptual and the concrete. Jenni Kivelä has a strong and recognisable choreographic style.

www.jennikivela.com

Diva Vulva © Lilja Lehmuskallio

K&C Kekäläinen & Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

The mission of K&C is to promote dance as an intellectual art form with political and poetic potential. Artistic director, choreographer-dancer Sanna Kekäläinen’s works combine conceptual thinking with highly original movement language.

www.kekalainencompany.net

La Máscara © Mervi Van Veldhoven

Katja Lundén Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

Katja Lundén Company, a leading Nordic flamenco group, has introduced numerous barrier-breaking dance performances, including Edvard Munch – The Dance Of Life, La Máscara, La vida de Una Elefante, Shadowplay, Machina Flamenco and AfterMachine.

www.katjalunden.com

Fanni Tutek Hajnal

Klever Dance

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Ballet

Klever Dance is a new Finnish production based dance company, featuring the work of award winning choreographer Kristian Lever.

www.kleverdance.com/

©Jetro Stavén

Lappeenranta Dance Theater

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

Lappeenranta Dance Theater includes a group of professional artists in dance, theater and music. Lappeenranta Dance theater was founded in January 2017. There was no professional dance theater activity in South Karelia before this. Also it started from passion.

www.lappeenrannantanssiteatteri.fi

BabySauna © Dorit Salutskij

Loiske Ensemble

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Loiske Ensemble creates dance productions for small children. Loiske Ensemble was established in 2006 from the need to give the under 3-year-old viewers experiences through the art of dance.

www.loiske.info

© Pekka Kuismanen da Silva

Mamia Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

Mamia Company´s performances communicate through contemporary topics, human condition and society. Company works with a wide array of genres in the field of performing arts with no barriers. Languages: english, swedish and finnish.

www.mamiacompany.fi

Raisa Punkki © Pak Han

punkkiCo

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre

punkkiCo Dance Company seeks to create artistically rewarding and inspiring performances through collaboration with artists from different disciplines in order to transform emotion into motion.

www.punkkiCo.com

POST (C) Ia Samoil

Routa Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

ROUTA (lit. permafrost) is a Kajaani-based independent company for contemporary dance. The aim of the company is to produce high-quality, unique dance performances which are rooted in the ground of the Kainuu.

www.routacompany.fi

Rule of Capture 2 Fallen © Jefunne Gimpel

Saine Ensemble

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Produces 2-4 creations and concepts per year in collaboration with artists from different art genres. Works are multidisciplinary including dance, music, visual arts and dance films. Artistic Director is Annatuuli Saine.

www.saineensemble.fi

Love for the tree © Kirsi MacKenzie

Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna Company (SKSCOMPANY)

Dance Theatre|Young Audiences|Ethnic & Folk Dance

SKS Company provides freshly innovative art with strong visual performance: combining interaction, dance&visual arts, with deep connection to nature&world culture. It brings solos and group choreographies to everyday situations, as well as, to big stages.

www.karlsson-sutisna.com

Vieraskirja © Anna Fioretti

Sivuun Ensemble

Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Sivuun Ensemble is a multidisciplinary collective. Ensemble’s performances are intensive conversations between different art forms, opening seminal interpretations to current issues, significant for individuals and communities alike.

www.sivuun.net

Kahdeksasta neljään (c) Philippe Luickx

Tanssiteatteri Liikeri

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Dance Theatre Liikeri is a contemporary dance company from Tampere, Finland. We want to share dance experiences filled with movement and playfullness. We produce 1-2 new productions each year and perform also outside of traditional theatre spaces.

www.tanssiteatteriliikeri.weebly.com

Kake - Tiellä tähtiin © Mikko Mäntyniemi

Tsuumi Dance Theatre

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Ethnic & Folk Dance

Tsuumi Dance Theatre in Helsinki, draws strength from archaic rootstock and gets inspiration from the surrounding world. It creates diverse performing arts focusing on the synthesis of movement and rhythm.

www.tsuumi.com