Dancing in the moonlight

Kenneth Kvanström's Destruction Song

Kenneth Kvanström's Destruction Song

FULL MOON DANCE FESTIVAL is the most significant contemporary dance festival in Finland. This year, Pyhäjärvi, located in the southernmost corner of Oulu, will welcome national and international choreographers alike from 21 to 25 July.

The rich selection of Finnish contemporary dance will shine on the big stage by male choreographers Tommi Kitti and Jyrki Katttunen with their internationally praised group pieces Riff and Situation Room. Artist professor Kenneth Kvarnström is making his coming back as a choreographer with the premiere of his Destruction Song, exploring the relationship between the individual and society.

The female choreographers’ works will show an interesting and personal view of women’s role in today’s society through Liisa Pentti’s Mabel or the Queen of Bones, Johanna Tuukkanen’s Huippusuoritus – Outstanding Performance, and the premiere of A Friend of the Pianist by the multi-talented choreographer Elina Pirinen.
This summer’s programme presents an interesting opportunity to observe and reflect on the impact of gender on the choice of topic and realisation.

Internationally recognized as a high-standard dance festival, Full Moon Dance is a must-go experience to everybody who is connected with the dance field or simply enjoys the sublime magic of dance and body language.

Further info & programme:

Susan Fourtané – Helsinki Times
Image: Urban Jören


About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.
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