Welcome to Kuopio Dance Festival and have fun at the dance courses. We have a wide collection of courses from beginners to professionals. You can choose from street styles to classical ballet, body welfare to ethnic dances and much more. Find your favorites and register now!
The online registration is now closed. For courses that are not full, you can sign up directly at the course venue (cash payment) during the festival. For the majority of courses you can also participate to individual lessons.
Unique story of Kuopio Dance Festival is a pearl among dance arts. These photos cover decades of dance.
Kuopio already had the pedigree of a cultural town. Ballet had been teached in the city since 1950s, so the atmosphere was right
Exercise is considered as effective treatment to ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Ballet has also been the target of research.
New time of the year and time to start something new. How about dance?
Kuopio City is beautiful lakeland harbour town in Eastern Finland. Surrounded by lake Kallavesi, Kuopio offers wonderful lake views.
Kuopio Dance Festival and Genelec have united forces. Dance art and sound are natural part of each other, but for these companies collaboration means much deeper understanding.
Here you can find our event calendar considering whole festival week. You can easily print the pdf-file.
Kuopio Dance Festival gives you an opportunity to experience something totally new. Our hybrid project in Helsinki is now looking for volunteers. Fill the form and apply!
Building an event like Kuopio Dance Festival wouldn't be possible without wide network of sponsors and associates.
Hofesh Shechter's Grand Finale is a piece of work that tours around the world. However, it ain't easy to build a work in this scale. Read more and find out what bubble machines has to do with all this.
Siegfried Rössert (electric and double bass, live-electronics, composition) and Ulrich Mueller (guitar, live-electronics, composition) explore the boundaries of improvised and composed music, composing experimental radio plays as well as music for theatre and dance.
In January 2017 Hofesh Shechter company worked in Villa Nappi and Marche Teatro Ancona in Italy for a month of residential research time. This intense period was a coming together for them all following time away on sabbatical (Hofesh), some extended leave (many of the dancers) and a regrouping as two new dancers (one from France, one from America) joined us.
Spanish Iron Skulls achieved a huge success few years back at Kuopio Dance Festival. Now they are back!
Pál Frenák is not afraid to bring up even difficult subjects in his works. His choreograph LUTTE is visiting Kuopio Dance Festival this summer.
#Orpheus#Eurydice is Antiquity's love story brought in today's world. Couple faces totally new challenges in this modern world.
Festival week offers various courses targeted to all. No previous experience required.
Kuopio Dance Festival organizes a weekend course including different dance and wellbeing classes and dance performances with Element Studio.
Choreographer Saarinen explores radical shifts in values and perspectives – beautifully mirrored in Monteverdi’s revolutionary madrigals.
Kuopio Dance Festival and Sydney Dance Company are both celebrating 50 years in 2019.
Kuopio Dance Festival anniversary Gala is full of virtuosity of different dance styles. Program contains flamenco, Finnish traditional dance, contemporary dance and classical ballet.
Jorma Uotinen’s 17 years as an Artistic Director is culminated in Au revoir -gala.
Grand Finale is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy.
Jacopo Godani together with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company comes to Kuopio with an exhilarating triple bill.
Now, Eurydice will be expelled to the hell of our present world.
Ticket sales for Kuopio Dance Festival anniversary program has started.
Kuopio Dance Festival Finland has announced full festival programme. Dance week is filled with dance events.
Kuopio Dance Festival and Finnish Dance Schools Association STOPP ry invites Dance Schools to apply to perform at the 50th Kuopio Dance Festival.