1Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland
The Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland (Läntinen tanssin aluekeskus) is a real goldmine of dance, as well as an organisation that everyone interested or involved with dance should get to know.
Visitors to their website will find a comprehensive compilation of all the dance activities the region has to offer, from individual performances to a variety of events, making it super easy to see all that’s happening and everything related to dance. And the benefits of the Regional Dance Centre don’t stop there, as it also seeks to support and highlight the work and availability of freelance dance artists in the area!
The centre can also organise other dance activities, such as workshops or specially requested performances, as well as whatever else falls within the category of dance – so, just take a look!
2AB 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.
3Dance 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!