Kaaos Company is an integrated Finnish dance company based in Helsinki. The Company was founded in 2010 to present work from different artists, performers and choreographers. The aim of the Company is to present work that dissolves distinctions and transforms concepts between able and disabled by presenting art that is enriched through difference. Since our inception in 2010 our performances have been seen by over 2500 people. Dancers from the Company are also involved in the INFORMANCE events DanceAbility Finland is offering elementary schools in Finland. The INFORMANCEs have been seen by over 1500 school children.
Kaaos Company produces improvised performances as well as repertory work collaborating with different artists from Finland and overseas. Our performances have been seen in theaters, schools, homes, site specific and on the street. The members of Kaaos Company are not fixed and we work with different performers for each project. In the future we hope to maximize our potential through residencies, choreographic lab projects, collaborations and networking and to allow more people the possibility to develop skills as dance artists.
We are interested in cultivating accessible audiences so we can provide people with disabilities the same possibilities to attend performances that everyone else has. This is not always possible because of the architecture of buildings or because of the social etiquette around how audiences should behave. To address this we also intend to produce events in venues that may not necessarily be connected to dance. To bring people of difference into different social settings providing everyone with new experiences of how and where art is viewed. We are also interested in presenting our work to different audience demographics and cultivating diverse audiences.
We have influenced a theatre in Helsinki to have more wheelchair accessible places in the audience. We hope by continuing to increase accessibility for the audience more people can have the opportunity to attend performances and through seeing dance can realise they also have the possibility to dance.