OuDance Festival

OuDance Festival 2022

The annual OuDance Festival will be held in Oulu on September 14-18, 2022.

OuDance Festival on 14th-18th September presents top international and domestic guest performances!

Now is the time to deliver on the promises of previous years for both the public and the artists. This fall’s OuDance Festival will present three international guest performances that were rescheduled from the 2020 Festival program. Also due to Korona, both Ali & Alpo and Lame Tamer were rescheduled and will be seen at this year’s festival. We are very happy to finally be able to present these artists and their works to audience in Oulu.

Choreographer Anna Koskela’s Lihadisko takes over the public outdoor and indoor spaces with it’s 17 performers, and thus the festival regains its original form with performances that are not only performed on stage.

To ensure the safety of all, both the public and the performers, we have lived through more cautious years with various restrictions. And so it has been good. Now we once again have the opportunity to enjoy together all that experiencing a live performance gives us communally and privately.

I warmly welcome you to the OuDance Festival!

On behalf of the JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre’s artistic select committee, board and staff,

Helena Lindqvist
Executive Director

Festival performances


At 16 in Shopping center Valkea
Anna Koskela: Lihadisko

At 19 in Valvesali
Beatrix Simkó & Jenna Jalonen: Long time no see!


At 19 in Valvesali 
Beatrix Simkò & Zoltán Grecsó: #Orpheus#Eurydice

FRIDAY 16.9.

At 18 in Cafeteria Paljetti, Cultural Centre Valve
Riikka Puumalainen & Anne-Mari Kivimäki: MARTAT

At 18 in Restaurant Quarter, Prunnitori
Anna Koskela: Lihadisko

At 19 in Valvesali
Ari Numminen & Tuomas Luukkonen: Towards Orlando
Alpo Aaltokoski Company: Ali & Alpo


At 13 in Rotuaari Stage
Anna Koskela: Lihadisko

At 19 in Pikisali, Oulu Theatre
Silvia Gribaudi: Graces

SUNDAY 19.9.

At 17 in Valvesali
Sari Palmgren: Lame Tamer

Click to read the festival brochure

Other programme

There are also courses and workshops during the festival.

Choreographer Silja Tuovinen’s Tools for your own work – Choreography course on 16-17.9. offers an opportunity to enter into choreography both at the level of thought and on a practical level.

Circus 2.0 trainer Henri Hänninen’s Reasonable body care 2.0 on 18.9. is about perceiving the right amount of exercise and recovery compared to the current total load of life. Coach, educator and circus artist Henri Hänninen will give you examples how to plan and work your training to the next level.

For more information:

Toiminnanjohtaja | Managing Director 
helena.lindqvist@jojo.fi | +358 50 464 4880

Tuottaja | Producer
mira.kolanen@jojo.fi | +358 50 585 3906

Yleisötyöntekijä | Audience Work Coordinator 
leea.alatalo@jojo.fi | +358 400 151 152


Kulttuuritalo Valveen lippumyymälä | Valve Ticket office
Hallituskatu 7, +358 8 5584 7575 
and Ticketmaster.fi

Liput Graces-esitykseen myös Oulun teatterin Myyntipalvelusta. | Tickets to Graces also from Oulu Theatre Ticket sales service.



Kulttuuritalo Valve | Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7
Pikisali, Oulun teatteri | Oulu Theater, Kaarlenväylä 2
Kauppakeskus Valkean kesäkatu | Shopping centre Valkea, Isokatu 25
Ravintolakortteli | Restaurant Quarter, Prunnitori, Kasarmintie 1
Rotuaarin lava | Rotuaari Stage, Pakkahuoneenkatu 14

Text to speech.

You can listen to the texts of the JoJo.fi website in Finnish by painting the desired text and pressing the play button that appears. Click here to the Finnish page.

Teksti puheeksi.

Voit kuunnella JoJo.fi nettisivujen tekstit suomeksi puhuttuna maalaamalla halutun tekstin ja painamalla esiin tulevaa PLAY-painiketta.