X Dance Festival 2018 – Dreams and Imagination

8. 6. – 10. 6.2018 – 3 days, 3 stages! 

Festival Program 2018 

(The program is subject to change).

Merikaapelihalli, Kaapelitehdas
19:00: (DEMO) TOO MUCH, TOO YOUNG: Liisa Pentti & Co.

A playful afternoon with dance for kids and families. Small performances, open dance workshops and activities, DJ and café. Outdoor event.

TREMULOUS SUMMER TOAS: Dance, music and visual art in the Annantalo garden. Works are made during kids’ art summer camp. Production Sanna Kuusisto/Annantalo, HAM and Band School of Northern Helsinki.

WHERE ARE MY BOUNDARIES? Dance group Ihanat: workshop and performance. Choreographer Riina Hannuksela.

ROUTE 6353 excerpts & workshop. Choreography: Favela Vera Ortiz, Dancers: Titta Court & Julie Cleves

Merikaapelihalli, Kaapelitehdas
10:00-12:00: CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB: INVALID:DATED with Matt Shilcock (AU) and working group
14:00-15:00: PANEL DISCUSSION – Meet the choreographers; Liisa Pentti, Matt Shilcock (AU), Favela Vera Ortiz, Georgie Goater (NZ), Elina Sarno and Annika Silander
15:30-17:00: CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB: ROUTE 6353 with Favela Vera Ortiz and working group
17:15-18:00 DANCE FILMS: The Eye Of The Norm (SE), INterRupt: Lau Lukkarila (AT), INterRupt: Sally Davison (FI)

Zodiak Stage and Lobby, Kaapelitehdas
19:00: TOO MUCH, TOO YOUNG (premiere): Liisa Pentti and Co.(40 mins) @Stage
19:50: URBANTURE: Choreography: Ilona Kenova, Dancer: Marjukka Savolainen, Scenography: Jenny Olkkonen (10 mins) @Lobby
20:15: PATELLA – FLOATING BONE: Kaaos Company (50 mins) @Stage

Merikaapelihalli, Kaapelitehdas
12:00 -13:00 DANCE FILMS: The Eye Of The Norm (SE), INterRupt: Lau Lukkarila (AT), INterRupt: Sally Davison (FI)
13.00-14.30: WORKSHOP: Dances to a Beat: Kati Korosuo
15.00-17.00: KAAOS KOLLEKTIIVI WORKSHOP: Improvisation workshop followed by an improvised performance with members of Kaaos Kollektiivi.

Zodiak Stage and Lobby, Kaapelitehdas
19.00: ALKEMIK KONNECTIONS (premiere): Choreographers & Performers: Matt Shilcock, Melinda Tyquin & Kaaos Company (40 mins) @Stage
19.45: CAN I SEE YOU: Choreographers & Dancers: Annika Sillander, Nanna Rahikainen & Eeva Simons (10 mins) @Lobby
20.10: ROUTE 6353 (premiere): Choreography: Favela Vera Ortiz, Dancers: Titta Court & Julie Cleves, Scenography: Lotta Esko, Sound Design: Johanna Storm. (45 mins) @Stage

Ticket Prices
Festival Pass: 2 Day: 30€ // 1 Day 20€
Choreographic Labs / Workshops 7€ each (discount 5€ to participate in all).
Evening Performance Program: 15€/12€ concession (Both Evenings 25€/20€ concession), Groups above 10:10 € per person.

TICKETS WILL BE FOR SALE FROM 11.05.18 at our Holvi Shop (

X Dance Festival 2017 (Photo: Jonna Lehto)


Kaaos Kollektiivi for professionals starts 24.2.18

Kaaos Company is pleased to announce a new initiative in 2018 called Kaaos Kollektiivi. The aim of the Kollektiivi is to provide professional development possibilities for dancers and choreographers (with and without disabilities) who are interested in working in the field of inclusive dance. The event will happen once a month in Zodiak B2 at Cable Factory, first time on Sun 25.2. at 16-18. Read more –>

Photo Mikko Keski-Vähälä