Spring Holiday Festival to be held at the store in May

Hosted by Stoa Dance performance of the Spring Holiday Festival from May 9th to May 15th. Movement is at the heart of the annual contemporary dance event. This week-long dance festival includes three works by renowned Finnish dance and circus experts.Dance artist Mia Jaatinenof Red dessertContemporary Dance Company Kinetic Orchestra error Modern circus company RaceHorse Company’s Odd.. All works and their creators are linked by an uncompromising desire to study movement and its numerous ways to reflect humanity.

The Spring Holiday Festival is produced by the Kinetic Orchestra, a contemporary dance company based in Helsinki. In addition to purchasing tickets for individual performances, you can also purchase joint tickets for the festival, which includes all three performances (€ 40/30).

Red dessert

In the red desert of Mia Jaatinen, performers focus on studying illustrations of various physical symptoms of aggression and femininity. In performance, aggression is approached in all of its diversity as a physical event and as a universal and dynamic phenomenon that echoes the performer’s own experience.The work is inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estes‘ Book Women Running with Wolves: Wild Women Archetype Myths and Stories (1992).


Kinetic orchestra mistakes reveal the essence of on-stage mistakes and uncertainties. The work approaches failure as creativity, exploring the essence of wrong choices, mistakes, and bad taste in dramatic art. The brilliant movements of the five dancers and the amazing sounds played live by the three musicians are combined by ridiculously humorous ideas. It has an energetic and delicate atmosphere.The choreography is by an award-winning dance choreographer Jarco Mandelin..


Race Horse Company’s O’DD is a modern circus performance inspired by the world of science fiction, which seeks to change by the hands of greater power than humanity and individuals.Directed and written by a master trampoline Lauri DarbergThe work takes the viewer to the futuristic dream reality of the modern circus.

The starting point for performance is the human desire to aim for a better tomorrow through regeneration. Can a person ever start from a clean state when he is already a continuation of mankind at birth by default? The world of circus and physical expression, which combines martial arts and contemporary dance, collides with bangs in works that break this barrier.

For more information:

Spring Holiday Festival May 9-15, 2022
Store Culture Center
Turunlinnantie 1, Helsinki

Red dessert

May 9th (Monday) 19:00
Tuesday, May 10th 19:00
May 11th (Wednesday) 19:00

Tickets: € 18.50 / 11
Recommended age: 10 years and over
Time required: 60 minutes
Choreography: Mia Jaatinen and Workgroup
Performer: Sanni GiordaniWith Mia Jaatinen Elisa Tuovila
Sound design: Josu Mämmi
Light design: Riikka Karjalainen
Producers: Mia Jaatinen and Kinetic Orchestra


Thursday, May 12th 19:00
Friday, May 13th 19:00
Saturday, May 14th 13:00

Tickets: € 18.50 / 11
Time required: 50 minutes
Recommended age: 7 years and over. Note: The work contains partial nudity.
Choreography: Jarco Mandelin and Workgroup
Performers: Sanni Giordani, Mia Jaatinen, Anni Koskinen, Kalle Lähde, Oskari Turpeinen
music: Jeanne Hasto, Eero Tikkanen, Petricout
Sound design: Janne Hast
Light design: Jukka Huitila
producer: Sophia Suomalainen
Produced by: Kinetic Orchestra and Jojo-Owl Dance Center


May 15th (Sun) 17:00
Tuesday, May 17th 19:00 (not part of the actual festival program)

Ticket: € 20/15
Recommended age: 12 years and over
Time required: 60 minutes
Concept and direction: Rauli Dahlberg
Choreography: Jarco Mandelin
Performers: Lauri Darberg & Milo Mantele
Music and Sound Design: Milo Mantele
Light design: Jere Mönkkönen & Eero Alava
Set design: Jere Mönkkönen & Rauli Dahlberg
Costume design: Tiina valve
producer: Anti Suniara
Production: Racehorse company

Source: Helsinki City Ministry of Culture and Leisure Spring Holiday Festival to be held at the store in May

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