The annual OuDance Festival will be held in Oulu on September 14-18 2022.
Elssa Antikainen’s and Hanna Poikela’s The Last Sapiens examines the human mind and lust for power. The music is by Jarkko Martikainen.
The musical Billy Elliot, is seen in the program of the Oulu Theater. The story is about the growth of an 11-year-old boy living in the heart of a small mining town.
Riikka and Antti Puumalainen’s visual and physical performance on individualism and human relationships.
Two globally acclaimed artists, choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, take measure on each other on stage, composing a power web of sound and movement.
What is currently happeming at JoJo and what is coming next? Information about up coming program and other activities.
PREMIERE ON 31.8.
A dystopic playing depiction, The Last Sapiens by Elssa Antikainen and Hanna Poikela, takes the audience as a member of an expedition to observe a ruined world that becomes the scene of power games of a small community. Behind it all is Jarkko Martikainen’s singing and guitar as the soundtrack of destruction played with the musicians of Haaga Folk Machine.
PERFORMANCE ON 8.6. Alexander Theater, Helsinki
Combining the physical and visual theater, Riikka Puumalainen and Antti Puumalainen, working with individualism and human relations, A Couple of Humans reflects on humanity from the perspectives of encounter, communication and interaction. Perfomances in Oulu on 20.-23.10.
PERFORMANCES UNTIL 24.5.
The musical Billy Elliot, directed by Heta Haanperä, is seen on the main stage of the Oulu Theater, Th musical is about the growth story of an 11-year-old boy living in the heart of a small mining town. Children performing have been selected from the Oulu area through entrance exams make Billy Elliot a special musical. JoJo has hired three dancers to the production.
Performances continue fall 2022.
JoJo – Oulu Dance Center launched a search for an Audience Work Coordinator in February. Fourteen applications were received and seven candidates were interviewed. JoJo’s Board elected KM Leea Alatalo. She will begin her full-time position on August 2, 2021. From April to the beginning of June, she works alongside Heikkinen during the induction period.
PERFORMANCES RESCHEDULED TO 3.12. & 4.12.
Only breathing, nothing else was left explores and deals with different forms of violence.
The performance tells the life story of various human destinies.
JoJo – Oulu Dance Center is a professional dance production center operating in the northern Finland’s vibrant dance art field, offering international, multidisciplinary dance art programme, with a focus on contemporary dance. The program also includes the OuDance Festival in the autumn. For dance art professionals, JoJo is a platform for co-productions and visiting performances and offers international residency exchange programs.
In addition, JoJo offers open workshops for everyone. JoJo is one of the four member organizations of the Northern Dance Regional Center and is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the City of Oulu.
JoJo members receive various benefits, such as substantial price benefits for performance tickets and courses organized by JoJo, as well as information related to JoJo’s activities and general dance and dance job opportunities.
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