Finland at CINARS 2022

Meet the Finns at CINARS 2022! A delegation of Finnish dance and circus professionals will be attending Biennale CINARS in Montréal, November 7–12, along with our Nordic friends.

🕺💃🔥 Don’t miss the famous NORDIC PARTY! 
When? Tuesday Night, November 8th, 20:00 – 00:00
Where? At Foufounes Electriques, 87 Ste-Catherine E. Montreal, H2X 1K5 (Google map >)

Come and get Finland’s latest dance & circus news at the Nordic Square BOOTH 124–127.
A great number of artists, producers and companies will be there with the Dance Info and Circus Info representatives:

Sara Hirn

Managing Director
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin ›

In the Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s art, contemporary flamenco, strong visuals and different musical styles from funk to Balkan music merge into a unique and artistically uncompromising union.

Minna Korpimies

PR and Marketing Manager
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin ›

In the Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s art, contemporary flamenco, strong visuals and different musical styles from funk to Balkan music merge into a unique and artistically uncompromising union.

Jaakko Toivonen

Dance Theatre Raatikko

After 25 years in the Netherlands, Jaakko moved back to his native Finland and leads now Dance Theatre Raatikko, one of the oldest dance companies in Finland. Raatikko makes dance theatre for young audiences.

Iiris Autio

Managing Director
Tero Saarinen Company

Tero Saarinen Company’s mission is to create, perform, present and teach powerful and engaging contemporary dance at the highest level of artistic excellence in Helsinki, Finland and internationally. The Company has toured at leading venues in 40 countries on all continents. Three yearly seasons at Dance House Helsinki feature new works by Tero Saarinen and other choreographers along with international visiting performances and the group’s own classics.

Tero Saarinen

Dancer / Choreographer
Tero Saarinen Company

Tero Saarinen has had a distinguished international career both as a dancer and a choreographer. He has made more than 40 creations, for Tero Saarinen Company and other prominent dance groups. As a choreographer Saarinen is known for his unique movement language, ’an inventive mixture of grotesqueness and beauty’ that plays with balance, and off-balance. His internationally acclaimed choreographies have often been described as total artworks.

Mimosa Lindahl

Artistic Director / Choreographer
MimoArt Company

MimoArt Company is a performing art group based in Helsinki, creating visual and physical contemporary performances in the field of dance, theatre, circus and contemporary art. MimoArt´s interdisciplinary and holistic stage works combines contemporary dance, physical mime and -theatre, butoh, clownery, visual arts and soundscapes in an extraordinary way.

Salla Kurronen

Head of Production
Pragma Helsinki

Pragma Helsinki is a production house working in the field of performing arts in Finland and abroad. At Cinars 2022, Salla represents two of Pragma’s artists, Red Nose Company and Nuua Company.

Sari Lakso

Producer / Managing Director
Kallo Collective

Kallo Collective is an award-winning ever-expanding physical theatre and contemporary circus company focused on non-verbal tour-ready productions with comedy at their core. Also producing the NouNous Festival, an international physical comedy festival in Helsinki.

Kadja Manninen

Lumo Company

We combine circus, movement and different art forms to create highly visual performances. Company’s new contemporary circus production #FINELINE will premier in February 2023.


Sanna Soni

Aura of Puppets

Aura of Puppets is the largest and most notable puppetry collaboration network in Finland. The completely artist-led network has received multiple awards, organises two festivals (mini festival and international puppetry festival TIP-Fest), mediates performances and puppeteers, promotes, represents and connects Finnish independent puppet theatre professionals.
Sanna will be in the pitch session on November 9th at 10:30 – 12:00 Hôtel Bonaventure

Kalle Lehto

Circus artist / Director
Race Horse Company

Kalle Lehto is an award-winning circus artist/director and one of the founding members and artistic directors of Race Horse Company, which has toured internationally with shows like Petit Mal, Super Sunday and O’DD. Kalle has created a highly personal style and worked across the contemporary circus, dance and theater art fields.

Riia Kivimäki

Artist / Choreographer

Riia Kivimäki is representing RISA – Riia Kivimäki & Saku Mäkelä, Helsinki-based Circus/Dance Artists and Choreographers.
We have been working broadly in the fields of Dance, Circus, Theater and Movies. We have created and developed a new kind of movement language of partnering, that combines dance and acrobatics in a unique way.


Joonas Martikainen

Managing Director
Silence Organisation

Joonas Martikainen represents the Silence Organisation and Piste Collective from the Northern Finland. Joonas has extensive and long-term knowledge of the performing arts in Finland and internationally, special expertise in the operating methods, culture and development needs of the performing arts in Finland, and a broad view of the arts scene outside the capital region, especially Lapland.


Inka Pehkonen

Circus Artist / Artistic Director

Inka Pehkonen is a circus artist, founder and artistic director of the contemporary circus company “Sisus”. For 9 years, company has been successfully touring Europe with their outdoor show “Mosh Split”. In 2022, they premiered with 2 new productions, ‘Memoirs of mud’ and ‘Toisin tein’-artistic short movie. Besides Sisus, Inka works as a freelance artist in different companies, e.g. Clowns without borders, Agit Cirk, etc.

Anni Leino

Executive Producer
Dance Info Finland
+358 40 1823 722

Lotta Nevalainen

Head of International Development
Circus Info Finland
+358 50 303 8339