Photo: Antero Hein

Elle Sofe Sara: Vástádus eana – The answer is land

Canceled
The power that rises from when we stand together interests me. How much stronger we are when we are part of a community. - Elle Sofe Sara, artistic director and choreographer -
Sat
Canceled
Sun
Canceled
Venue: Espoo Cultural Centre, Louhi Hall (Tapiola)
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Urban Jörén / Cullberg

Cullberg, Jefta van Dinther: On Earth I'm Done: Mountains

Canceled
Mountains is the first part of the archaic-futuristic diptych On Earth I’m Done by Jefta van Dinther for the Swedish dance company Cullberg. In Mountains, Van Dinther tackles the question of how to be and stay in love with our ever-changing world.
Sat
Canceled
Sun
Canceled
Tanssin talo, Erkko-sali
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Kai Kuusisto

Johanna Nuutinen: OPIA

How do environmental stimuli guide our gaze and spatial orientation? In what ways do we exercise power through the gaze? Why do we build meanings through our gaze where there previously were none?
Sun
Canceled
Mon
Canceled
Tue
Canceled

Note! The performance dates of OPIA in Feb 2022 have changed, due to the cancellation of Side Step Festival.

Zodiak Stage
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Märta Thisner

BamBam Frost: YES

Canceled
YES, by emerging Swedish choreographer and dancer BamBam Frost, is a cascade of pleasure, sadness and dreams of possibilities. Yes yes yes. This could be something.
Sun
Canceled
Tanssin talo, Pannuhalli
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Heidi Piiroinen

Maija Hirvanen: Mesh

Mesh, by Maija Hirvanen, is a choreography that places human as a part of the more-than-human world. The choreography of the piece is built around the bodily intersections of fungi networks and ways of existence of beings, of interspecies communication…
Wed
Canceled
Thu
Canceled
Sat
Canceled
Sun
Canceled
Tanssin talo, Pannuhalli
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Laurent Philippe

Amala Dianor: Siguifin

Siguifin, by Anger-based choreographer Amala Dianor, is a vibrating and energetic group piece for nine young dancers from Burkina  Faso, Mali, and Sénégal, created in collaboration with three emerging choreographers from the same region. Premiering in…
Wed
Canceled
Thu
Canceled
Tanssin talo, Erkko-sali
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Kai Kuusisto

Johanna Nuutinen: OPIA

How do environmental stimuli guide our gaze and spatial orientation? In what ways do we exercise power through the gaze? Why do we build meanings through our gaze where there previously were none?
Thu
Fri

The performance includes flashing lights.

Note! The performance dates of OPIA in Feb 2022 have changed, due to the cancellation of Side Step Festival.

The audience is required to use a face mask. We recommend FFP2 masks.

Zodiak Stage
Performance
Photo: Yushiko Kusano

Teresa Vittucci: HATE ME, TENDER

«Solo for Future Feminism» is the subtitle of the latest solo HATE ME, TENDER by Teresa Vittucci - a research on hate and feminism.
Fri
Canceled
Sat
Canceled
Zodiak Stage
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Claudia Borgia, Chiara Bruschini

Silvia Gribaudi: Graces

Graces, by Italian choreographer Silvia Gribaudi, is a sculptural, pop piece that investigates the various shades of a concrete and insolent beauty, one that can overturn all beauty standards. Performed by Gribaudi herself, alongside with Siro Guglielmi,…
Sun
Canceled
Tanssin talo, Erkko-sali
Performance
Sivuaskel-festivaali 2022
Photo: Kristin V Jam

Liina Magnea: Funny Things Before Panic

Funny Things Before Panic is a coping mechanism dressed up as a musical. Three dancers embody three true stabbing stories that have happened around the choreographer, Liina Magnea.
Thu
Premiere
Sat
Sun
Canceled
Tue
Canceled
Wed
Thu
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Sun
Tue
Canceled

NB! The last performance on Tue, March 15, has been cancelled due to a case of illness. All ticket holders will be sent further information via email.

Zodiak will donate the ticket revenue from the performance on Sunday, March 13, to The Finnish Red Cross' Disaster Relief Fund.

The audience is required to use a face mask. We recommend FFP2 masks.

Zodiak Stage
Performance

Open Calls, Auditions and Spaces

On 8.3. 2022, Globe Art Point in collaboration with the Cultural Centre Caisa, New Theatre Helsinki and Zodiak – Center for New Dance is organising a panel discussion reflecting on the current situation in the performing field in Finland.
Tue
Zodiak Studio C4
Discussions
Photo: Venla Helenius

Karolina Ginman: Fluvial

Fluvial is a corporeal and vocal stage meditation on and through fluid states, streams, holes and unruly substance. Woven through breath, motion, saliva and a language in flux, it is an attempt at channeling fluctuating affects, ages, times and unthought…
Fri
Premiere
Sun
Tue
Wed
Canceled
Thu
Sat
Sun
Tue
Wed
Thu

The audience is required to use a face mask. We recommend FFP2 masks.

Zodiak Stage
Performance
Photo: Jussi Ulkuniemi

Samuli Emery, Jessica Piasecki: to be brutally honest

to be brutally honest is a saturated and pathetic limbo where they try to activate a struggling, beloved, violence accepting body to respond.
Wed
Premiere
Fri
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Sun

There is a small amount of so called "pay what you can" tickets available for each performance date. The PWYC tickets can be bought in advance via this link.
With this gesture we wish to guarentee that
no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Zodiak Stage
Performance
Photo: Yoshi Omori

Carl Knif Company: Sessions

In Sessions choreographer-director Carl Knif begs the question of whether a performance setting can induce the same level of trust as that of a relationship of care. Could dance and performance be seen as a ritual with healing powers? The piece also dives…
Thu
Premiere
Fri
Sat
Tanssin talo, Erkko-sali
Performance
Photo: Laurent Philippe

Amala Dianor: Siguifin

Siguifin, by Anger-based choreographer Amala Dianor, is a vibrating and energetic group piece for nine young dancers from Burkina  Faso, Mali, and Sénégal, created in collaboration with three emerging choreographers from the same region.
Tue

Download the performance's digital evening program via this link.

Tanssin talo, Erkko-sali
Performance

Z-Lab: Dash Che & Suvi Tuominen

Zodiak Laboratory is Zodiak's reidency concept. In May 2022 Z-Lab recidency artists are Dash Che and Suvi Tuominen.
Thu
Fri
Zodiak Studio C4
Z-Lab
Picture: Samuel Salminen

Fern Orchestra: IKEBANA – Plant Series VIII

IKEBANA – Plant Series VIII is a kinaesthetic inter-species composition, a performance for plants and humans. The piece challenges the spectator to abandon their self-demand to be separate from the nature around us, and invites them to encounter otherness.
Thu
Premiere
Fri
Sat
Sat
Zodiak Stage
Performance

Z-Lab: Arttu Palmio & Marika Peura

Zodiak Laboratory is Zodiak's recidency concept. In June 2022 Z-Lab recidency artists are Arttu Palmio and Marika Peura.
Thu
Fri
Zodiak Studio C4
Z-Lab
Photo: Petra Tiihonen

Taavitsainen, Karp, Gautadóttir: I'm the Monster

I'm the Monster is a new solo piece from a Finnish multidisciplinary artist Katja-Maria / Kay Taavitsainen. The performance transforms fluidly from a bodily installation towards a somatic symphony.
Thu
Premiere
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Tue
Wed
Zodiak Stage
Performance
Photo: Heidi Piiroinen

Maija Hirvanen: Mesh

Maija Hirvanen's choreography Mesh makes connections in between people, breath and wind, matter and feelings, electricity, waves, and across time and space.
Fri
Premiere
Sat
Tanssin talo, Pannuhalli
Performance
Photo: Hertta Kiiski

Marianna Henriksson, Anna Mustonen: Eros

Marianna Henriksson and Anna Mustonen continue their collaboration in bringing together the music of early Baroque and new dance. Eight musicians, five dancers and five singers reach towards each other at the large stage of Erkko Hall of Dance House…
Thu
Premiere
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Thu
Tanssin talo, Erkko-sali
Performance