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X Dance Festival 2018 – Dreams and Imagination


DanceAbility Finland and Kaaos Company would like to dedicate this year’s X Dance Festival to Tuuli Helle who passed away on 29th May. Tuuli was a pioneer in the inclusive dance field beginning dancing at 60 and who served as an inspiration to all who met her. Tuuli embodied a sense of adventure towards life and it is an honour for us that she was involved in our work.
Thank you Tuuli your spark shines on!

Festival Program 2018

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

xdf2017_jonnalehtoX Dance Festival 2017 (Photo: Jonna Lehto)

*******Thursday 7.6.18 CANCELLED**********************************’

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



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 ja Julie Cleves

Saturday  9.6.18 Merikaapelihalli and Zodiak – Cente for new dance, Cable Factory
Merikaapelihalli, 10:00-18:00

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 19:00-21:00

TOO MUCH, TOO YOUNG (premiere): Liisa Pentti and Co.(

URBANTURE: Choreography: Ilona Kenova, Dancer: Marjukka Savolainen, Scenography: Jenny Olkkonen (10 mins) @Lobby


Sunday 10.6.18 Merikaapelihalli and Zodiak – Cente for new dance, Cable Factory
Merikaapelihalli, Kaapelitehdas 12:00-18:00

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 19:00-21:00

ALKEMIK KONNECTIONS (premiere): Choreographers & Performers: Matt Shilcock, Melinda Tyquin & Kaaos Company

CAN I SEE YOU: Choreographers & Dancers: Annika Sillander, Nanna Rahikainen & Eeva Simons (10 mins) @Lobby

ROUTE 6353 (premiere): Choreography: Favela Vera Ortiz, Dancers: Titta Court & Julie Cleves, Scenography: Lotta Esko, Sound Design: Johanna Storm.

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, please contact emmi@danceabilityfinland.com).

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