For the last five decades, the festival and the culture of its hometown have developed hand in hand.
We at Kuopio Dance Festival aim to create a more vibrant cityscape through the combination of world class dance art and unforgettable atmosphere. We strive to be a social contributor that unites people from different backgrounds and creates a sense of community and belonging.
Kuopio is located in Eastern Finland in the region of North Savo and it has a population of around 120 000 people. Kuopio is easy to reach from Helsinki and other neighbouring cities. The city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Thus it boasts a beautiful nature, in addition to the high quality of cultural offering.
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Festival opening in 1970's. Photo: Jukka Nykänen
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The Kuopio airport is located 15 km from the centre of Kuopio.
Kuopio has a great selection of hotels and hostels to choose your accommodation from.
The City Centre