Photo: Petri Laitinen
Photo: Petri Laitinen
Photo: Petri Laitinen
Photo: Petri Laitinen

Dance Schools On Stage 2020

Apply to perform at Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland !

Kuopio Dance Festival and Finnish Dance Schools Association STOPP ry invites Dance Schools to apply to perform at the 51st Kuopio Dance Festival. Purpose of this event is to present diversity of dance – different styles, different aged dancers, groups from Finland and abroad. 

Performances at Kulttuuriareena 44 (addr. Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio)

10.6. at 3pm       Basic syllabus dance students & other amateur groups
11.6. at 3pm        Extended syllabus dance students
12.6. at 3pm       Extended syllabus dance students

Conditions
- Performers should be aged 7–20 years, no professional dancers
- Group size min. 4 dancers
- Free choice dance style
- Duration of performance max. 10 minutes
- Flexible technical solutions (2–3 basic light situations)

Financial conditions
- Kuopio Dance Festival will pay a travel grant for each performing group. Amount will be announced later.
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Application period for Dance Schools on Stage 2020 will begin on 1 November 2019 and it lasts until 31 December 2019.


Kuopio Dance Festival
PREMIERE
10.6.2020 Kuopio City Centre

Kuopio Dance Festival will produce contemporary dance performance with dance schools bringing  together large group of dance students. This work will create temporary architechture inside the Kuopio cityscape. Anyone can experience dance at unusual environments and the city will show itself from totally new perspective. Premiere is part of the the festival opening on 10th of June in 2020. Choreographer is Mr. Riku Lehtopolku, the Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival.

Dance schools can apply to this performance. Please read the information below. 

After the selection process, Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools in Finland and other Nordic Countries and teach the concept and the movement language of the work. During the spring, participants should study the piece independently at their own schools.

Another rehearsal round will be carried out before the final joint rehearsal (on 9th of June). Performance is on 10th of June in 2020. 

Apply to perform
- Apply via e-form (application period 1.11.-31.12.2019)
- Shortly desribe your dance school and performing group. 
- Contact person information (name, telephone number and email).
- Video of your rehearsals or performance (Vimeo or YouTube), we are not able to handle applications without video material. 

Conditions
- Extended syllabus dance students and advanced dance students
- Minimum age limit: 15 years.
- Minimum group size: 10 persons.

Financial conditions
- Participants will be responsible of their own travel and accommodation expenses
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements.
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Schedule
Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020. Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools and teach the concept and the movement language of the work during the spring 2020.
9.6.2020  Final rehearsal, Kuopio
10.6.2020 Premiere, Kuopio

Please notice that you can apply both Dance Schools on Stage and Premiere with the same form. Read instructions carefully before sending. 

Application period for Premiere is during the 1st of November and 31st of December. Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020.

Apply for Dance Schools on Stage and Kuopio Dance Festival Premiere is open!

Application form

For more information:
Kuopio Dance Festival
production(at)kuopiodancefestival.fi
p. +358 (0) 50 313 4949

Dance Schools On Stage 2020

Apply to perform at Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland !

Kuopio Dance Festival and Finnish Dance Schools Association STOPP ry invites Dance Schools to apply to perform at the 51st Kuopio Dance Festival. Purpose of this event is to present diversity of dance – different styles, different aged dancers, groups from Finland and abroad. 

Performances at Kulttuuriareena 44 (addr. Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio)

10.6. at 3pm       Basic syllabus dance students & other amateur groups
11.6. at 3pm        Extended syllabus dance students
12.6. at 3pm       Extended syllabus dance students

Conditions
- Performers should be aged 7–20 years, no professional dancers
- Group size min. 4 dancers
- Free choice dance style
- Duration of performance max. 10 minutes
- Flexible technical solutions (2–3 basic light situations)

Financial conditions
- Kuopio Dance Festival will pay a travel grant for each performing group. Amount will be announced later.
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Application period for Dance Schools on Stage 2020 will begin on 1 November 2019 and it lasts until 31 December 2019.


Kuopio Dance Festival
PREMIERE
10.6.2020 Kuopio City Centre

Kuopio Dance Festival will produce contemporary dance performance with dance schools bringing  together large group of dance students. This work will create temporary architechture inside the Kuopio cityscape. Anyone can experience dance at unusual environments and the city will show itself from totally new perspective. Premiere is part of the the festival opening on 10th of June in 2020. Choreographer is Mr. Riku Lehtopolku, the Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival.

Dance schools can apply to this performance. Please read the information below. 

After the selection process, Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools in Finland and other Nordic Countries and teach the concept and the movement language of the work. During the spring, participants should study the piece independently at their own schools.

Another rehearsal round will be carried out before the final joint rehearsal (on 9th of June). Performance is on 10th of June in 2020. 

Apply to perform
- Apply via e-form (application period 1.11.-31.12.2019)
- Shortly desribe your dance school and performing group. 
- Contact person information (name, telephone number and email).
- Video of your rehearsals or performance (Vimeo or YouTube), we are not able to handle applications without video material. 

Conditions
- Extended syllabus dance students and advanced dance students
- Minimum age limit: 15 years.
- Minimum group size: 10 persons.

Financial conditions
- Participants will be responsible of their own travel and accommodation expenses
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements.
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Schedule
Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020. Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools and teach the concept and the movement language of the work during the spring 2020.
9.6.2020  Final rehearsal, Kuopio
10.6.2020 Premiere, Kuopio

Please notice that you can apply both Dance Schools on Stage and Premiere with the same form. Read instructions carefully before sending. 

Application period for Premiere is during the 1st of November and 31st of December. Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020.

Apply for Dance Schools on Stage and Kuopio Dance Festival Premiere is open!

Application form

For more information:
Kuopio Dance Festival
production(at)kuopiodancefestival.fi
p. +358 (0) 50 313 4949

Dance Schools On Stage 2020

Apply to perform at Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland !

Kuopio Dance Festival and Finnish Dance Schools Association STOPP ry invites Dance Schools to apply to perform at the 51st Kuopio Dance Festival. Purpose of this event is to present diversity of dance – different styles, different aged dancers, groups from Finland and abroad. 

Performances at Kulttuuriareena 44 (addr. Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio)

10.6. at 3pm       Basic syllabus dance students & other amateur groups
11.6. at 3pm        Extended syllabus dance students
12.6. at 3pm       Extended syllabus dance students

Conditions
- Performers should be aged 7–20 years, no professional dancers
- Group size min. 4 dancers
- Free choice dance style
- Duration of performance max. 10 minutes
- Flexible technical solutions (2–3 basic light situations)

Financial conditions
- Kuopio Dance Festival will pay a travel grant for each performing group. Amount will be announced later.
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Application period for Dance Schools on Stage 2020 will begin on 1 November 2019 and it lasts until 31 December 2019.


Kuopio Dance Festival
PREMIERE
10.6.2020 Kuopio City Centre

Kuopio Dance Festival will produce contemporary dance performance with dance schools bringing  together large group of dance students. This work will create temporary architechture inside the Kuopio cityscape. Anyone can experience dance at unusual environments and the city will show itself from totally new perspective. Premiere is part of the the festival opening on 10th of June in 2020. Choreographer is Mr. Riku Lehtopolku, the Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival.

Dance schools can apply to this performance. Please read the information below. 

After the selection process, Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools in Finland and other Nordic Countries and teach the concept and the movement language of the work. During the spring, participants should study the piece independently at their own schools.

Another rehearsal round will be carried out before the final joint rehearsal (on 9th of June). Performance is on 10th of June in 2020. 

Apply to perform
- Apply via e-form (application period 1.11.-31.12.2019)
- Shortly desribe your dance school and performing group. 
- Contact person information (name, telephone number and email).
- Video of your rehearsals or performance (Vimeo or YouTube), we are not able to handle applications without video material. 

Conditions
- Extended syllabus dance students and advanced dance students
- Minimum age limit: 15 years.
- Minimum group size: 10 persons.

Financial conditions
- Participants will be responsible of their own travel and accommodation expenses
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements.
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Schedule
Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020. Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools and teach the concept and the movement language of the work during the spring 2020.
9.6.2020  Final rehearsal, Kuopio
10.6.2020 Premiere, Kuopio

Please notice that you can apply both Dance Schools on Stage and Premiere with the same form. Read instructions carefully before sending. 

Application period for Premiere is during the 1st of November and 31st of December. Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020.

Apply for Dance Schools on Stage and Kuopio Dance Festival Premiere is open!

Application form

For more information:
Kuopio Dance Festival
production(at)kuopiodancefestival.fi
p. +358 (0) 50 313 4949

Dance Schools On Stage 2020

Apply to perform at Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland !

Kuopio Dance Festival and Finnish Dance Schools Association STOPP ry invites Dance Schools to apply to perform at the 51st Kuopio Dance Festival. Purpose of this event is to present diversity of dance – different styles, different aged dancers, groups from Finland and abroad. 

Performances at Kulttuuriareena 44 (addr. Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio)

10.6. at 3pm       Basic syllabus dance students & other amateur groups
11.6. at 3pm        Extended syllabus dance students
12.6. at 3pm       Extended syllabus dance students

Conditions
- Performers should be aged 7–20 years, no professional dancers
- Group size min. 4 dancers
- Free choice dance style
- Duration of performance max. 10 minutes
- Flexible technical solutions (2–3 basic light situations)

Financial conditions
- Kuopio Dance Festival will pay a travel grant for each performing group. Amount will be announced later.
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Application period for Dance Schools on Stage 2020 will begin on 1 November 2019 and it lasts until 31 December 2019.


Kuopio Dance Festival
PREMIERE
10.6.2020 Kuopio City Centre

Kuopio Dance Festival will produce contemporary dance performance with dance schools bringing  together large group of dance students. This work will create temporary architechture inside the Kuopio cityscape. Anyone can experience dance at unusual environments and the city will show itself from totally new perspective. Premiere is part of the the festival opening on 10th of June in 2020. Choreographer is Mr. Riku Lehtopolku, the Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival.

Dance schools can apply to this performance. Please read the information below. 

After the selection process, Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools in Finland and other Nordic Countries and teach the concept and the movement language of the work. During the spring, participants should study the piece independently at their own schools.

Another rehearsal round will be carried out before the final joint rehearsal (on 9th of June). Performance is on 10th of June in 2020. 

Apply to perform
- Apply via e-form (application period 1.11.-31.12.2019)
- Shortly desribe your dance school and performing group. 
- Contact person information (name, telephone number and email).
- Video of your rehearsals or performance (Vimeo or YouTube), we are not able to handle applications without video material. 

Conditions
- Extended syllabus dance students and advanced dance students
- Minimum age limit: 15 years.
- Minimum group size: 10 persons.

Financial conditions
- Participants will be responsible of their own travel and accommodation expenses
- Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements.
- Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.

Schedule
Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020. Lehtopolku will tour chosen schools and teach the concept and the movement language of the work during the spring 2020.
9.6.2020  Final rehearsal, Kuopio
10.6.2020 Premiere, Kuopio

Please notice that you can apply both Dance Schools on Stage and Premiere with the same form. Read instructions carefully before sending. 

Application period for Premiere is during the 1st of November and 31st of December. Selected schools will be announced by the end of January 2020.

Apply for Dance Schools on Stage and Kuopio Dance Festival Premiere is open!

Application form

For more information:
Kuopio Dance Festival
production(at)kuopiodancefestival.fi
p. +358 (0) 50 313 4949


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