13.-20.6.2018

Artistic director Jorma Uotinen

Professional dancers / Dance students

Online registration begin on March 1st 2018.

If you have payed your course before 4th of May 2018 you will get the festival pass. The festival pass holders have an opportunity to purchase last minute tickets on the day of the show for a discount price (discount tickets are sold in the City Theatre Box Office at 12.00–18.00 for shows that have free seats left, discount is valid for tickets over 15€). You can claim your festival pass from the Festival Shop & Info located in the City Theatre, opening hours 13.-19.6. at 10.00–18.00.

Ballet morning class

Date & time: 13.-18.6.2018 at 9.30-11.00
Venue: Hermannin Salit, 3rd floor
Teacher: Virve Varjos
Price: 100,00 € the whole course / 15 € one lesson
Please note that individual lessons are paid at the course site, they can not be bought in advance.


Contemporary dance morning class

Date & time: 13.-18.6.2018 at 9.30-11.00
Venue: Lumit - Kuopio Senior High School of Arts
Teacher: Tony Vezich
Price: 100,00 € the whole course / 15 € one lesson
Please note that individual lessons are paid at the course site, they can not be bought in advance.

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Tony Vezich studied contemporary dance in the New Zealand School of Dance, and then went on to spend the next decade and a half working as a dancer and choreographer in Germany. While living in Germany, Tony formed the Temper-Temper Dance Company and was its artistic director and choreographer. Tony currently has more than 40 choreographies to his name. Tony devised and developed the “Release The Beast” dance technique, which he has taught throughout Europe and Scandinavia. He is currently on artistic leave from the position of head lecturer of contemporary dance technique in the Iceland Academy of the Arts, to pursue his independent artistic wishes, and to simultaneously and secretly reform Temper-Temper.​ Since the year 2000, Tony has been a regular guest teacher of his self devised contemporary dance technique (Release the Beast) and guest choreographer, throughout Europe and Scandinavia. He accepted a fulltime position in ArteZ as lecturer of contemporary dance and choreography in 2006-07. Tony then went on to hold the position of head lecturer of contemporary dance and choreography in the Listaháskóli Íslands, from 2007 – 2011. He is currently enjoying an Artistic leave of absence to follow his freelance ambitions.​ Read more here.

Jazz for dance teachers

Date & time: 16.-17.6.2018 at 17.30-20.30
Venue: Kuopion Tanssistudio
Teacher: Reija Wäre
Price: 90,00 €


Release The Beast workshop

Date & time: 13.-14.6.2018 at 11.30-13.30
Venue: Lumit - Kuopio Senior High School of Arts
Teacher: Tony Vezich
Price: 80,00 €

”I spent many years developing a dance vocabulary for my choreographies. The base of which is extremely physical. As the vocabulary solidified a hazardous side effect appeared. Injuries. From that moment on I began to develop exercises that would help protect my dancers and I from serious injury. It has developed into a complete technique, which I believe can be used for far more than the original intention. I have named it "Release the Beast" technique. There is a heavy emphasis on floor-work and a certain sequential order of the body in relation to the origin of movement initiation. Another defining factor is how to find a powerful centre, how to use this powerful centre to move greater distances within space, especially in relation to the floor and the lower region of dance space.​” - Tony Vezich

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Tony Vezich studied contemporary dance in the New Zealand School of Dance, and then went on to spend the next decade and a half working as a dancer and choreographer in Germany. While living in Germany, Tony formed the Temper-Temper Dance Company and was its artistic director and choreographer. Tony currently has more than 40 choreographies to his name. Tony devised and developed the “Release The Beast” dance technique, which he has taught throughout Europe and Scandinavia. He is currently on artistic leave from the position of head lecturer of contemporary dance technique in the Iceland Academy of the Arts, to pursue his independent artistic wishes, and to simultaneously and secretly reform Temper-Temper.​ Since the year 2000, Tony has been a regular guest teacher of his self devised contemporary dance technique (Release the Beast) and guest choreographer, throughout Europe and Scandinavia. He accepted a fulltime position in ArteZ as lecturer of contemporary dance and choreography in 2006-07. Tony then went on to hold the position of head lecturer of contemporary dance and choreography in the Listaháskóli Íslands, from 2007 – 2011. He is currently enjoying an Artistic leave of absence to follow his freelance ambitions.​ Read more here.

Kinetic Orchestra Repertoire workshop

Date & time: 19.6.2018 at 14.30-16.30
Venue: Puistokoulu
Teacher: Jarkko Mandelin
Price: 40,00 €


Carl Knif's workshop for professionals

Date & time: 16.6.2018 at 11.30-13.30
Venue: Puistokoulu
Teacher: Carl Knif
Price: 40,00 €


Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal workshop

Date & time: 17.6.2018 at 11.30-13.30
Venue: Puistokoulu
Price: 50,00 €


Kinetic Orchestra training session

Date & time: 14.6.2018 at 14.30-17.30
Venue: Lumit - Kuopio Senior High School of Arts
Teacher: Jarkko Mandelin
Price: 30,00 €


WiseMotion for professionals

Date & time: 16.-17.6.2018 at 14.30-16.30
Venue: Element Studio
Teacher: Hanna Poikonen
Price: 60,00 € whole course / 35,00 € one lesson*
Please note that individual lessons are paid at the course site, they can not be bought in advance.