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Kuopio Dance Festival: October 9 - November 21

Kuopio Dance Festival takes place this year in a few event parts during the whole autumn.

Cristiana Morganti, a long time soloist of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, brings to Kuopio on October 9-10th her solo work Jessica and Me. During the same days we can see the performance "Dance schools on Stage" in Kulttuuriareena.

On October 11-12th Belgian Peeping Tom visits Kuopio with the performance Kind. English group`s Shobana Jeyasingh Dance work Too Mortal is made for church conditions. On October 13th we may see their performance in Iisalmi, in the Holy Cross church, and on October 15-16th in Kuopio in Männistö Catholic church.

Spanish GN | MC brings their work Set of Sets on October 31-November 1. The new performance Salema Revisited by the Greek Andonis Foniadakis Dance Company comes to Kuopio on November 10-11th. Caleb Teicher & Nic Gareiss and their work Caleb & Nic, which we may see on November 19-20th, is a fascinating union of sound, movement and body agreement.

The Genelec-Gaala comes on November 20-21 and it contains, among others, the cooperative performance of the contrabass artist Juho Martikainen and the American star of modern step Caleb Teicher.

”In this moment feels important to remind, by the way of dance, that there is still something else in this world, except pandemia. Peeping Tom and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance take us to surprising and original worlds, which subconscious sights lead”, tells the Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival Riku Lehtopolku.

”Cristiana Morganti, Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss bring to Kuopio their performances identified by humanity and soft humour. Virtuosos GN | MC and Andonis Foniadakis Dance Company remind about an amazing human`s body”, continuous Lehtopolku.

Performance schedule:

9.-10.10. at 3 pm
Dance schools on Stage
Kulttuuriareena 44
Additional information:

9.-10.10. at 7 pm
Cristiana Morganti (IT) Jessica and Me (first time in Finland, the former PIna B`s soloist)
City Theatre, Maria-stage

11.-12.10. at 7 pm
Peeping Tom (BE):KIND
City Theatre, Minna-stage

13.10. Iisalmi, Holy Cross church at 7, 8, 9 pm
15.-16.10. Männistö Catholic church at 7, 8, 9 pm
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (UK): TooMortal
With the Finnish dancer Noora Kela

31.10 at 1 pm
Dance movies in Kino Kuvakukko

31.10.-11.11. at 7 pm
GN MC (ES): Set of Sets
City Theatre, Minna-stage

10.-11.11. at 7 pm
Andonis Foniadakis: Salema Revisited (GR)
City Theatre, Minna-stage

19.-20.11. at 9 pm
Caleb Teicher & Nic Garess (USA)
Kulttuuriareena 44

20.-21.11. at 6 pm
Genelec-gaala (in the program, among others: flamenco artist Patricia Guerrero and her musicians, modern dance, classical ballet an the Genelec Brand Artist - Juho Martikainen and Nic Gareiss)
Kuopio Music Center

The autumn program and more information: