Finnish-Russian Dance Exchange Programme

In 2014 Dance info Finland together with the Embassy of Finland in Moscow started the project, which aims to establish a more intensive cooperation between Russia's and Finland's contemporary dance scenes.


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Finnish contemporary dance presented in St. Petersburg in December 2018

Cooperation opportunities and Open Calls can be found on the programme’s website: www.finrusdance.com

Finnish-Russian dance exchange programme has increased the collaboration between Finnish and Russian dance companies, organizations and dance artists, for example in sharing information and know-how, education and dance events.

The events for meeting each other and networking have been arranged for Finnish and Russian dance companies and artists, which have led to long-term cooperations.

During with the programme new partners interested in cooperation have been found both in Finland and Russia. In addition,  suitable places and organizations have been mapped out for organizing workshops, choreographer exchanges and open discussion sessions .

By the end of the year 2016 collaboration has been carried out in six cities: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kostroma, Yekaterinburg, Omsk and Krasnoyarsk. In 2017 the collaboration is continuing with Telovidenie Festival in Kazan, Diversia Festival in Kostroma, Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Centre of Contemporary Arts in Yekaterinburg, Moscow’s ZIL-centre, Kannon Dance and ByeByeBallet. The programme is also looking for new partners.

Finnish-Russian dance exchange programme is carried out by Dance Info Finland in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland in Moscow with the support from Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

More information:
Coordinator of Finnish-Russian dance exchange programme
Anita Parri, anita.parri@danceinfo.fi


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11.2.2016 Results of Finnish-Russian contemporary dance collaboration