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.

In the programme from Finland:

Secret Charm. Photo © Teemu Kyytinen

Anu Sistonen: Secret Charm ›
Choreographer Anu Sistonen and dancer Jonna Aaltonen

Susanna Leinonen Company: Nasty © Jonas Lundqvist

Susanna Leinonen Company: Nasty ›
Choreography Susanna Leinonen

Sankari Moilanen & Eve. Photo © Harri Hinkka

Samuli Roininen: Sankari Moilanen ja Eve (‘The Hero Moilanen and Eve’) ›
Choreographer Samuli Roininen
For young audiences

Forest Ballet © Vespa Laine

Routa Company: Metsäbaletti – Forest Ballet ›
Concept: Saku Koistinen Choreography: working group

Secunda Prattica Photo © Harri Hinkka

Dance Theatre MD: Secunda Prattica ›
Choreography: Mari Rosendahl

… and artists and performances from elsewhere:

Ferenc Fehér: Imago (Hungary)

Wayson Poon: Vortex  (Hong Kong)

Carmen Werner: De parte de ella (Spain)

The spirit of Fullmoon Dance festival is well known in Finland and abroad.  The unusual enthusiasm for dance in this municipality of only seven and a half thousand inhabitants is known as the “Pyhäsalmi Miracle”. Almost all the major figures in modern dance in Finland have come here to perform and teach.