OuDance Festival

OuDance Festival 2021

The OuDance Festival will be held for the 27th time in Oulu on September 15-19, 2021.

OuDance 2021

The degree of domestication at the OuDance Festival in September is 100 percent

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Last spring, we got to experience what life is like without live performances, concerts and gigs of various performing arts. Museums and galleries were closed, and libraries open hours were limited. Experience has underlined the fundamental importance of culture and the arts for our well-being and social interaction.

Preparations for the festival and autumn season have gone in an atmosphere of hope as vaccine coverage progresses in our country. A little caution can be seen in the fact that the festival program and workshops now consist entirely of pieces by domestic artists and that there are no touring performances in kindergartens, schools, nursing homes and other public venues at this year’s festival. They will return again, as will international visits, when possible.

We miss you audience and artists. We warmly welcome you to the OuDance Festival!

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Festival performances

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At 19 in Valvesali
Carl Knif Company: Fugue in two colors


At 19 in Valvesali 
Wilma Seppälä & Onni Toivonen: Amalgam

FRIDAY 17.9.

At 18 in Pikisali, Oulu Theatre 
Race Horse Company: Chevalier


At 16 in Studio Cinema 
Sivuun Ensemble: Cold chain

At 19 in Valvesali
Susanna Leinonen Company: TOXIC

SUNDAY 19.9.

At 16 in Valvesali
Willman Dance Company: Empress’s New Clothes

At 16 in Studio Cinema 
Sivuun Ensemble: Cold chain

Other programme

The OuDance festival offers courses and workshops for professionals and anyone interested.

The repertoire and dance technique workshop of the internationally renowned choreographer Susanna Leinonen is primarily aimed at dance professionals and professional students.

Kirsi Törmi, Doctor of Dance, will train two different entities at the festival. Dance Arts and Welfare – Training to Support Coping and Recovery from Work is available to professionals in the field. TRE (Tension, Stress & Trauma Releasing Exercices) introductory course is available to anyone interested.

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

LIPUT | TICKETS – available from 18th August

Kulttuuritalo Valveen lippumyymälä | Valve Ticket office 
Hallituskatu 7, +358 8 5584 7575 sekä www.ticketmaster.fi

Liput Race Horse Companyn Chevalier-esitykseen myös Oulun teatterin Myyntipalvelusta. | Tickets to Chevalier by Race Horse Company also from Oulu Theatre Ticket sales service.


Kulttuuritalo Valve | Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7 
Pikisali, Oulun teatteri | Oulu Theater, Kaarlenväylä 2 
Elokuvateatteri Studio | Studio Cinema, Hallituskatu 7

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.