Kuopio Dance Festival is the largest and most versatile annual contemporary dance event in Nordic countries.
We bring world class dance art to Finland every year. The high quality of our programme attracts professional dancers, beginners and dance enthusiasts from everywhere in the world.
Our activities are always transparent and ethical. We want to promote a diverse and equal art sphere. We have a zero tolerance for all discrimination – dance art and our festival belong to everyone!
We strive to be a social contributor that unites different people from different backgrounds and creates a safe space where it is possible for us all to have collective experiences of community and belonging.
We are proud to have a great tradition and history. Simultaneously we are dynamic and able to reform as the world around us evolves. Each year we offer new, unprecedented experiences.
We are proud to be a Kuopio-based international festival. We wish a warm welcome to festival quests from everywhere in the world. Come here to fall in love with dance art and the unique atmosphere, the people and hometown of the festival - Kuopio.
From the very start, we have stayed loyal to our mission to operate in favor of art and education.
By showcasing world class dance art, we invigorate the local culture, increase people's awareness of art and impact the development of dance art and well-being of people. Thus we also create financial benefits, resources for producing art.
Photos: Petri Laitinen
Karttunen Kollektiv & Eero Hämeenniemi (2012). Lacrimae.
Aterballetto (2016). LEGO. Chor. Giuseppe Spota.
Dada Masilo (2014). Swan Lake. Chor. Dada Masilo.