Artistic Dance from Turku x 2

The cultural life of Turku includes dance, theatre and dance-theatre. Here are some of Turku’s excerpts from the field of dance.

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1AB Dance Company

AB Dance Company’s home stage is located on the River Aura shores, in Manilla, a bright yellow former factory building with cultural and historical value. Here, contemporary dance is alive and kicking! 

Originally, the group’s repertoire was representative of contemporary ballet, but nowadays AB Dance Company is known as a versatile and high-quality contemporary dance group, which strives to bring contemporary dance to everyone. AB Dance Company’s artistic director is dancer-choreographer Urmas Poolamets, but every year audiences can also enjoy pieces from guest choreographers.

2Dance Theatre Eri

In Dance Theatre Eri, the dance, art and music combine to deliver a totally enveloping experience. The theatre is known, both home and abroad, for its impressive and original dance productions, and the founders Tiina Lindfors, Lassi Sairela and Eeva Soini take prominent roles in dancing, scriptwriting and choreography.

Eri’s works deal with intriguing themes, which contain both humour and content that touches the soul. In 2019, the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations culminate with the dazzling Gaala ERI30, showcasing the pearls of ERI’s performances from across the years. Fans of Alice in Wonderland will be pleased to hear the classic fairy-tale returns to ERI’s calendar but this time during the magic of Christmas time!​​​​​​​

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