Side Step Festival 2024 will bring seven international works to Zodiak in Helsinki’s Cable Factory and create a discussion and exchange of experiences around them.

As a thematic guideline, questions of power, freedom, anarchism and the fragility of life and the power of the unknown in relation to the current world situation will be highlighted.

The works are united by currents of the mythical, the demonic, the archaic and the presence of the disembodied. Partly coincidentally, many of the works use ballet as a reference point, drawing inspiration from the mythicism of ballet, shedding critical light on the body’s relationship to, among other things, the discipline or the aesthetic determinants of the dance canon.

The 2024 festival will feature Cullberg / Halla Ólafsdóttir, Silvia Gribaudi, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Florentina Holzinger, Davi Pontes & Wallace Ferreira, Agata Siniarska and July Weber. We will also continue our collaboration with MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, which started a year ago.

The admission free Side programme of the festival will be published in January 2024.

Tickets 2024

Single tickets

Zodiak Stage & Dance House Helsinki's foyer: 30 / 27 / 15 eur
Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall: 42 / 38 / 21 eur (zone A), 30 / 27 / 15 eur (zone B)
Dance House Helsinki, Pannu Halli 42 / 38 / 21 eur
Early bird tickets: -15% of the regular price. Available until Jan 7, 2024.

Festival passes

Regular pass, 3–7 performances: 72–198 eur
Discount pass, 3–7 performances: 36–99 eur

The dicount passes are first available for those who have registered as theater and dance professionals. The remaining discount passes come to open sale on Jan 8th. If you are interested in indentifying as a professional in the field, please contact

Latest news

Changes in showtimes for Repertório N.2

Photo: Fe Avila
News 30.1.2024
The changes are: Performance on Sat, Feb 3 at 14:00 > starts at 17:30 Performance on Sat, Feb 3 at 18:00 >…

Silvia Gribaudi’s performance moved to Sunday

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News 22.1.2024
The reason for the change is the grounding of all air traffic on 1-2 February due to strikes. As a result, the…

Exploring altered states of perception

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Diary 15.1.2024