Helsinki Butoh Festival

Contemporary dance

The audience is invited to experience over 15 butoh performances by Helsinki based and international artists.

The Helsinki Butoh Festival program includes two to three performances every day created by butoh artists in collaboration with musicians, actors, performance and visual artists from Finland and other countries.

During the Festival there will also be an opportunity to taste and experience butoh dance in flesh – at the butoh workshops led by different teachers, as well as at the parties taking place on two last days of the Festival.

On the first day (11th of November) and the last day (15th of November) the audience is invited to meet the artists and the Festival crew at a moderated discussion.

The Festival is supported by the City of Helsinki.

Ticket prices:
20€/10€ a day
30€/40€ – personal Festival pass with access to all the performances every day

Performances start at 7 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Wednesday 11.11.

And I Followed by Minja Mertanen
The Taste of Remembrance by Katia Skylar & Laura Martin
Beginning – Alku by Maanväki (Anthoni Levonsaari & Juha Kuurajärvi)

Thursday 12.11.

Imprints / Jäljet by Jaakko Kuikka
Tirgonen Pitch by Meri Karhu
Matoyo – I efface I by Rhythmos Noir, Madar

Friday 13.11.

Rakka by Sonja Kilpeläinen
Korpin Kulku / Raven’s Pass by Santeri Vikström
The Flower of Emptiness / Tyhjyyden kukka by Ruusu

Saturday 14.11.

Jodo 静動 – Silence of Movement by Tuuli Malla, Mari Mäkiö & Yukina Yamamoto
Syrjän seudut – Peripheria by Anton Vartiainen
Mystery of Existence / 存在の謎 / Sonzai no nazo by Ken Mai

Sunday 15.11.

Lähellä / Close by Aino Aleksandra Johansson
Recreation of a Dream by Julie Becton Gillum & Alek
Reborn: choreography by Ken Mai

Helsinki Butoh Festival

David Uriegas


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