RBTH presents five troupes that can compete with those of Pina Bausch and Martha Graham.

From June 29 to July 9, the XIX International St.Petersburg Dance Festival "Open Look" traditionally gathered the most influential representatives of contemporary dance from all over the world at the New Stage of Alexandrinsky theatre.

The headliner of the festival Tero Saarinen Company opened the international programme with the piece Morphed on 30th of June.

Raekallio Corp. performs at the Kazan International Festival of Dance Performance Telovidenie.


For the first time Finnish dance was presented in Kazan at the International Festival of Dance Performance Telovidenie. For the ninth time the festival was organized by a camber ballet Panthera, which is the only professional contemporary dance company in the Republic of Tatarstan.


Add News Story herAB Dance Company (Aurinkobaletti) will present their piece Beauty and the Beast at the Dance 4 Kids festival 26.3.-1.4.2017. Organized in Saint Petersburg for the fifth time, the festival gathers performing children and youth groups from all over Russia.e


From 8 to 14 December 2016 for the second time Finnish contemporary dance will be presented in Skorohod-venue, St.Petersburg. This year the curators of the festival had a task to choose the most diverse, but at the same time easily approachable program.

Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki presents MA Choreography programme in ZIL Cultural Centre, Moscow


Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki presented its MA Choreography programme on the first and largest palace of culture in Moscow, ZIL Cultural Center.  

The MA  Choreography programme emphasizes a historically conscious, yet critical, open, and research-based take on choreography. The aspects of Finnish dance teaching system are interesting for Russian colleagues from contemporary dance field.

One day programme included 2 solo performances by choreographers Jenni-Elina von Bagh and Sara Gurevitsch , 2 group demos and lecture by Kirsi Monni.


As part of the Finnish-Russian dance exchange programme, the dance education programme in the North Karelia College in Outokumpu and Dialogue Dance school from Kostroma, Russia, organized mutual visits during this autumn.


During one week Finnish dance educators were teaching workshops in Kostroma, and later Russian teachers were invited for a week to Outokumpu to teach local Finnish students.  

In the end of January 2016 a Finnish choreographer Kimmo Alakunnas kept a two-days workshop devoted to a movement and dance in films.

Kimmo was invited by the Moscow Film School, which is a unique educational center aimed at training specialists for all areas of film industry — preproduction, production, post production and film distribution. Moscow Film School's system of assuring academic quality as well as experience of the leading world film schools, constant collaboration with professional community and teaching conducted by experienced professionals are key elements of the learning environment in the school. The school trains specialists, whose knowledge and skills match the requirements of modern film industry.

Here you can see some pictures and read about the workshops (in Russian):


In November-December dance from Finland tours all over the world, from South Africa to Ural. Several companies perform in France and in Russia.



28.11. Yekaterinburg, Na Grani (On The Edge) VII Contemporary Dance FestivalTango Theatre Kiukkarainen: Chess Piece


3.-6.12. St Petersburg: SKORO Finnish Dance festival:

Arja Raatikainen & Co: Startplay
Sonja Jokiniemi: Hmm    
Favela Vera Ortiz: L'AUTRE
Alpo Aaltokoski Company: Deep    
Nadja Pärssinen: LAND(E)SCAPES    
NotaBene: Post simple tense...    
Carl Knif Company: RED

More about the tours on pages


News about the Finnish-Russian collaboration on Dance Info Finland pages. In Finnish only. 


Дуэт из Финляндии Pori Dance Company привез работу Wanha в постановке самого известного финского современного хореографа Теро Сааринена. Танцовщик компании Теро, арт-директор компании Pori Микко Лампинен вел этот дуэт как великолепно оснащенный танцовщик. 


But there are individuals with an inimitable hand in contemporary dance art. In the music of one of the Finnish biggest composers Esa-Pekka Salonen, by which he was inspired, choreographer heard and managed to express through his dancers the spirit of Scandinavia. It is especially valuable as it felt  as a matter of course and almost spontaneous. Being drawn into the severe ritual of powerful but clearly and distinctly hewn forms of dance you can’t be mistaken: it is created by an inhabitant of the country by the shores of the severe sea. Creator reaches harmony and integrity of the epos. 

Registration to the Conference

October 2015

Открытая конференция посвященная российско-финскому сотрудничеству в области современного танца пройдет в Москве в понедельник 5 октября в Посольстве Финляндии. 

July 2015

A Finnish translation of the article by Ekaterina Vasenina from the Teatral-online magazine.


Article tells about her experience during the Full Moon Dance Festival in Pyhäjärvi, Finland. 

July 2015

Oleg Zincov writes about his experience in Pyhäjärvi, Finland during the Full Moon Dance festival.

Contemporary Dance In Russia (by Ekaterina Vasenina)


Contemporary Dance in Russia is about the same age as Gorbachev’s Perestroika. To a great that was because of Perestroika that Russian contemporary dance was called into being and proved to be in tune with it: demolition of classical dance traditions through contemporary dance echoed in demolition of totalitarian state body. While construction of new elites, communities and aesthetics were undergoing under direct influence of the political climate. Gorbachev's Perestroika and Derrida's deconstruction that came into Russia one after another, became the cornerstones for contemporary art dissemination in in the country.

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