Kuopio Dance Festival


50th Kuopio Dance Festival June 12th – 18th 2019
Kuopio Dance Festival proudly presents: half a century of moving experiences

The 50 years of Festival events have seen hundreds of worldclass choreographers and performers and almost two million participants; spectators, dancers, students, volunteers, employees, and partners.

The Anniversary Year will reach its zenith with visits from the Australian Sydney Dance Company, the British Hofesh Schecter Company, the German Dresden-Frankfurt Dance Company, Compagnie Pál Frenák and Zoltán Grecsó & Beatrix Simkó from Hungary and the Finnish Tero Saarinen Company. There will also be 50th Anniversary Galas, and the outgoing Artistic Director Jorma Uotinen’s Au Revoir Gala.

As always, the children and the young people, dance courses and free events will play a strong role.

50 years of dance will be presented by our Anniversary publication. At the end of the Festival week, Riku Lehtopolku will take the helm to steer the Festival into the next decade.

Please find out more about the Festival programme and our partners from the Festival media site www.kuopiodancefestival.fi .

Thank you for celebrating with us – and welcome!

Jorma Uotinen, Artistic Director
Anna Pitkänen, Festival Director