Are you interested in the Finnish dance scene? Here you will find information about dance education, festivals and events, residencies, venues, regional dance centers, and professional organisations and unions in Finland.
Helsinki Flamenco Festival
The biggest flamenco festival in Nordic countries presents exciting international and Finnish names in the flamenco art.
Side Step Festival
Side Step is a cutting-edge contemporary dance festival, which includes international performances, lectures, artist talks and workshops. Organized by Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki in February.
International theatre festival for children and young audiences held every second year in Helsinki metropolitan area.
Dance Month Festival
Dance Month Festival is an international dance festival organized annually in April in Pori by Pori Dance Company.
Festival of Instant Choreography (FIC)
The FIC Festival brings together new aspects of performance dramaturgy and challenges traditional ways of making and thinking about choreography.
Loikka Dance Film Festival
Loikka is Finland’s only dance film festival. International programme includes films, lectures, workshops and events. The festival is organized in Helsinki in April.
Ruutia! Dance Festival for children and young audiences
Ruutia! is a festival for dance and movement based theatre from Finland and abroad. The festival is hosted by Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth.
Tampere Dance Current – Contemporary Dance Festival
Tampere Dance Current features Finnish contemporary dance by renowned choreographers and interesting new talents. The festival is organized in Tampere by Dance Theatre MD.
Kaktus Dance Festival
Kaktus dance festival is an urban contemporary dance festival, held every second year in Helsinki in June.
Kuopio Dance Festival
Kuopio Dance Festival is one of the oldest and biggest international dance festivals in Northern Europe. The festival is organized annually in Kuopio in June. The program consist of performances, courses and public events.
Paikallisliike festival presents local choreographers and their work from Eastern Finland. The festival is arranged by The Regional Dance Center of Eastern Finland and it coincides with the Kuopio Dance Festival in June.
Pispala Schottische is an international folk dance and music event organized every second year in June in Tampere.
Full Moon Dance Festival
Full Moon Dance Festival presents interesting and experimental Finnish contemporary dance and especially its young talents. The festival, organized annually in July in Pyhäjärvi, Northern Ostrobothnia, is also well known among international presenters.
City festival for different art forms: concerts, non-verbal theatre, dance, a children’s programme.
Kaustinen folk music festival
The largest folk music event in the Nordic countries- all the music and dance you can handle in a week!
Tampere Flamenco Festival
Tampere Flamenco Festival is the biggest and oldest flamenco festival in the Nordic countries. Over the years, they have hosted many first-class Spanish and Finnish flamenco artists. The festival is organized in Tampere in July.
URB Festival of Urban Art
The urban art festival URB is produced by Kiasma Theatre and it showcases Finnish and international young artists and practitioners in dance, theatre and visual arts. The festival is held annually in Helsinki in July-August.
Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in Finland. The festival features classical and world music, dance, thetre and urban events and it’s organised annually in Helsinki in late summer.
Lappeenranta Ballet Gala
The Lappeenranta Ballet Gala is known for its enticing international repertoire that combines both classical and contemporary ballet. The gala is arranged in July in Lappeenranta.
Tampere theatre festival
The programme of Finland’s main international theatre festival includes new drama, modenised classics, dance theatre, contemporary circus and street theatre.
Tehdas Tanssii -festival
Tehdas Tanssii -festival is an annual dancefestival taking place in Hämeenlinna. Festivalweek offers performances and workshops in august. Organizer is Hämeenlinnan Tanssin Tehdas ry.
Anti- Contemporary Art Festival
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific performances in public spaces. ANTI Festival presents live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting artists, festival takes place in Kuopio in September.
Factory Festival Manifest
Manifesti is a multi-diciplinary festival with performing and visual arts.
Kokkolan talvitanssit/ Winter dance in Kokkola
A four-day event, full of contemporary dance and dance theatre.
OuDance Festival presents contemporary dance in its all variety and other physical performing arts. The program also includes films, panels, discussions and workshops. OuDance is arranged in September in Oulu.
Time of Dance Festival
Time of Dance Festival features Finnish contemporary dance in traditional theatre venues and in puclic spaces in Jyväskylä in September.
Lonely in the Rain?
Lonely in the Rain? is a festival for contemporary dance, performance and improvisation. The festival, arranged by The Regional Dance Center of Eastern Finland, presents topical currents of performing arts annually in Joensuu in October.
New Performance Turku Festival
New Performance Turku Festival is an international performance and live art festival. The festival invites artists from various countries to present their works in theatres, museums, galleries and city spaces around the city of Turku in October.
Pispala Schottische Dance Mania
Dance Mania is a training and concert event for new folk dance and music. The event includes courses and seminars and it represents new folk dance productions. Dance Mania is arranged in October in Tampere.
Baltic Circle is an international festival for contemporary theatre organised annually in Helsinki in November. The festival is a platform for new phenomena and it represents also contemporary dance.
Moving in November
Moving in November is a contemporary dance festival organised yearly in the Helsinki area. The festival is an invitation to come together. To experience artistic works from the local scene and abroad.
Tanssin Voima festival
Contemporary dance festival organized every two years. Double and triple bills by Finnish dance companies and choreographers.