13. – 19.6.2018

Artistic director Jorma Uotinen

GALA

Hosted by Jorma Uotinen




Atte Kilpinen, Finland
A SOLO FROM WORK BALLET PATHÉTIQUE

Ballet Pathétique is a contemporary piece based on classical ballet, choreographed by Jorma Uotinen. Now a young, promising dancer Atte Kilpinen performs a solo part from this piece that has become a phenomenon in Finland. Kilpinen has been a member of the Youth Group of the Finnish National Ballet since 2015.

Alena Shkatula and Denis Klimuk, Estonian National Ballet
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, pas de deux
SILENT MONOLOGUES, duets "Lamentate" & "Pari intervalo"
The Estonian National Ballet principal dancers will dazzle our Gala audience with their classical pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. Their second number is duets from a neoclassical work Silent Monologues. Both Shkatula and Klimuk have studied and started their career in Belarus. Now they are stars of the Estonian National Ballet.

Iron Skulls Co, Spain
SINESTESIA
This piece  takes us to a post-apocalyptic world, where a group of survivors is formed and begins a journey to a safe area. The company’s dance style merges  hip hop, acrobatics and contemporary dance to create a language where the human and the animal are combined.

Valerio De Vita, Emiliano Perazzini, Italy 
ScontrINcontri

Valerio De Vita has created the choreography of this unique work. It won the 2nd prize for choreography at the esteemed choreography contest Premio Roma Danza in 2015. As a choreographer, De Vita seeks to discover and reaffirm desires, diversity, expectations and mediations, through a body language which is continuously connected with the soul.

Dada Masilo and her dancers, South Africa
An excerpt from GISELLE

The world renowned choreographer Dada Masilo combines classical ballet with African dance in her works. Giselle will be seen in its full length June 19 & 20 at the Kuopio Dance Festival, click here for further information.

Sami and Jutta Helenius, Finland
VIVA EVITA!
TANGO
A Finnish professional ballroom dance couple Sami and Jutta Helenius will perform choreography called Evita and a tango. The couple is best known for their appearance in TV show Dancing with the Stars, Finland, but they also have a long and respectful career in dancesport both as amateurs and professionals.


 


Programme may be altered.

Main photo Alvaro S./ Iron Skulls
Other photos Jutta & Sami Helenius, Valerio de Vita & Emiliano Perazzini/Photo Giovanni Bocchieri, Ballet Pathetique, Ilya Botov/Photo Sakari Viika

 

DIFFERENT PERFORMERS

Atte Kilpinen, Finland
A SOLO FROM WORK BALLET PATHÉTIQUE

Alena Shkatula and Denis Klimuk, Estonian National Ballet
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, pas de deux 3rd act
SILENT MONOLOGUES, duets "Lamentate" & "Pari intervalo"

Iron Skulls Co, Spain
SINESTESIA

Valerio De Vita, Emiliano Perazzini, Italy
ScontrINcontri

Dada Masilo and her dancers, South Africa
An excerpt from GISELLE

Sami and Jutta Helenius, Finland
VIVA EVITA!
TANGO
 

PERFORMANCE AND TICKETS

17. & 18.6. at 18
Kuopio Music Centre, concert hall
Duration approx 120 minutes, incl. interval

Tickets from 53,50€