Atelier “Dissemination and Creation” in Helsinki · Sneak preview

3-5 FEBRUARY 2016

The atelier will focus on best practices of international co-operation from the viewpoint of creation and dissemination. Presentations and discussions will present and propose models of co-production between EDN members but also between EDN and other networks. What are the current and future strategies and models of co-production to best support artistic creation and its international dissemination and touring?

Through case examples in the Nordic countries, the Atelier will encourage dialogue between Northern and Southern European dancehouses, to share practices, similarities and differences.

The Atelier is organized during the Sidestep Festival and will take place at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, which is where the Dance House Helsinki will be built.


Tanssin Talo ry / Dance House Helsinki in collaboration with the European Dancehouse Network.


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CALENDAR  * The program may be changed

Wednesday 3 February

18:00 – 19:00 h. Welcome.

19:00 h. Sidestep Festival program: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdottir, Blind Spotting (At Zodiac Stage, Cable Factory).

21:00 h. Sidestep Festival program: Jarkko Partanen, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, Elina Pirinen, By the Pool (At Zodiac Stage, Cable Factory).

22:00 h. After performance get together.

Thursday 4 February

10:00 – 12:00 h. Morning session. Touring and co-production.

Presentation of case examples (Dancenet Sweden by Carina Noree, Concert Centre Finland by Kari Vase, modul-dance, Kedja Wilderness by Jesper de Neergard, Turnenetværke by Ib Jensen).

12:00 – 12:30 h. Coffee break.

12:30 – 14:00 h. Afternoon session. Workshopping and discussion.

– Workshop 1. Moderated by Isto Turpeinen (regional artist). In Finnish.

– Workshop 2. Moderated by Pirjetta Mulari (manager of international affairs). In English.

14:00 – 15:00 h. Lunch.

15:00 – 16:30 h. Cable Factory tour & studio visits. Hosted by Kai Huotari (managing director of Cable Factory).

17:00 – 18:30 h. Panel discussion. Creation and dissemination. Moderated by Virve Sutinen (director of Tanz im August festival).

19:00 h. Sidestep Festival program: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdottir, Blind Spotting (At Zodiac Stage, Cable Factory).

21:00 h. Sidestep Festival program: Ivo Dimchev, P Project (At Hurjaruuth, Cable Factory).

22:30 h. After performance get together.

Friday 5 February

9:00 – 10:00 h. Morning coffee. At Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Hosted by Minna Sirnö (director).

11:00 – 13:00 h. Feedback and discussion of the results and proposals of the workshops.

13:00 – 14:00 h. Lunch.

14:00 – 16:00 h. Meet and mingle with the artists. At Cable Factory.

15-20 selected Finnish artists working in contemporary dance will give 5 minute presentations of their works and projects.

19:00 h. Sidestep Festival program: Ivo Dimchev, Fest (At Hurjaruuth, Cable Factory).

21:00 h. Sidestep Festival program: Anna Borralho & João Galante, sexyMF (At Pannuhalli, Cable Factory).