Join us to experience art by walking! Walkapolis leads you down unique routes and rarely trodden side paths of the city. Along the walking routes are displayed startling miniature works by various artists, including performances, music and dance. You may choose between two different tours that portray Helsinki in different ways. One route takes you to the concrete jungle of Kallio’s alleys while the other shows the wild mid-city nature of Eläintarha. In Walkapolis private and public spaces as well as experiences of art and the city comment on each other vividly.

Walkapolis is choreographer Maija Hirvanen’s first work as housechoreographer for Zodiak. It is realized through a participation of Finnish and international artists, among others musician Ville Ahonen, artist Tellervo Kalleinen and dancer-choreographers Mia Habib (Tel Aviv) and Steinunn Ketilsdóttir (Reykjavik). The tour is guided by actors Niina Sillanpää and Miikka Tuominen.

Route 1: Labyrinth of Decay – The Beauty of Kallio

Route 2: Castles in the Sky – The Invisible Eläintarha

Both walking tours start at the Eläintarha villa, address Eläintarhantie 14. Duration appr. 2 hrs. Ending points, themes and other related material available at

Wearing comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for the weather is advised.

Guides Niina Sillanpää, Miikka Tuominen
Visiting artists Ville Ahonen, Mia Habib, Tellervo Kalleinen, Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Created with Christopher Hewitt, Pietari Mikkonen, Liisa Oikkonen, Riikka Pelo, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, Hanna Suominen, Tuomo Tammenpää
Direction Maija Hirvanen
Photos Aki-Pekki Sinikoski
Production Fyysillisen aikalaistaiteen ystävät ry, Zodiak – Center for New Dance
In Co-operation with Helsinki Festival
Coordination Arts Management Helsinki
Supported by Koneen säätiö, Kulturkontakt Nord

Tickets 25/15 €.

Tickets are sold at the starting point of the walk (Eläintarhantie 14), if the performance is not sold out. Note! Only cash.