The scenic landscapes of Pyhäjärvi provide the stage for the leading lights of Finnish and international contemporary dance. The programme will also include dance courses, workshops and discussion events.
|Festival address||Pyhäsalmi Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 44 767 8789|
|Office||PL 15, FI-86801 Pyhäsalmi|
Dance Mania is a major event of new folk dance and music that highlights the latest and most interesting works of folk dance, while providing training courses, concerts, encounters and memorable experiences. The Finnish folk dance refinery seminar will provide an opportunity to express views on the evolution of folk dance.
This spectacular event remains one of the most important regular celebrations of dance art in the Nordic countries. In addition to dance performances, the festival week will feature dozens of dance courses, street events, club evenings, parades and other attractions. The Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival is the leading dancer and choreographer Jorma Uotinen.
For a full six days Dance Current presents artists from the pinnacle of Finnish contemporary dance in a thorough review of the present state of this art form. Besides impressive stage productions, the programme includes dance video presentations, public discussions, a club event series, and specially commissioned city performances by the Dance Current Dance Artist of the Year. The festival will celebrate its 20th birthday in 2017.