Guiding principles

Dance House Helsinki is the first venue in Finland dedicated to dance. The opening season will take place in autumn 2021.

History

The first initiative was given in 1930’s. The association that started advocating the idea further was founded in 2010. In 2014 the Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation granted 15 million euros to the project and in 2015 the Finnish government and the city of Helsinki committed to the project’s funding. At that time, the decision was made to start the construction work of Dance House Helsinki. In 2017 the project plan was completed and the architectural plan was released. In 2019 construction work started at Cable Factory alongside with recruiting and programme planning.

Building and facilities

Dance House Helsinki will be located in the Ruoholahti district in Helsinki, next to Cable Factory. Construction work started at Cable Factory in October 2019.

The core of Dance House Helsinki consists of the Erkko Hall with 700 seats, the Pannuhalli stage with 250 seats and an Event Square. There will also be restaurant services and an atmospheric club space. The renovated rehearsal studio located at Cable Factory is already available for rehearsing dance pieces and performances, organising dance workshops and for dance school use.

Contact
Tanssin talo ry, Kaapelitehdas
00180
Helsinki
Finland
www.tanssintalo.fi
info@tanssintalo.fi

Contextualizing Dance

13 to 14 December 2019

Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society

Bora Bora together with dance dramaturg Thomas Schaupp are inviting you to join a hands-on public symposia on “Contextualizing Dance – Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society” happening 13th and 14th of December 2019 at Bora Bora in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Audience Development toolkit

October 2019

Practical guidance to dance organisations

Aerowaves and audience development expert Heather Maitland have compiled an Audience Development toolkit to give practical guidance to dance organisations, using international research and case studies from Aerowaves partners.

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Dancing your way to better health & well-being

November 2019

A new report by the World Health Organisation

This report synthesizes the global evidence from over 900 publications on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.

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Artist-in-Garden-Residence at Hellerau

Deadline: 21 December 2019

3-6 weeks residencies in 2020

EDN member HELLERAU opens a special call for artists who like to investigate the relationships between nature, environment and art in their work.

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Dissemination and Creation

The Atelier took place at Cable Factory in Helsinki in February 2016. Organized by Dance House Helsinki, it focused on the sharing of best practices of international co-operation from the viewpoint of creation and dissemination. The main question was: what are the current and future strategies and models of co-production to best support artistic creation and its international dissemination and touring?

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From Tanssin Talo to Maison de la Danse

Tiia Lappalainen, Press Manager at Dance House Helsinki learns about presentation of season in front of audiences and work with video during her Carte Blanche in Lyon.

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Encountering the Baltic dance scene

EDN Members were invited to discover the Baltic dance scene at the Baltic Dance Platform that was held as a part of the international contemporary dance festival “New Baltic Dance” (May 2-11). It is a combined platform among 3 countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Annette van Zwoll reports on the first Baltic Dance Platform, and on the connections with EDN.

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Encounter Balkans

By taking part in a nomadic bus trip to several locations in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria, EDN members connected with Nomad Dance Academy – Balkan network for contemporary dance and got acquained with the potentials of the region.

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Building a dancehouse

Many dancehouses in Europe have been created over preexisting buildings: convents, factories, industrial sites, brick houses, distilleries, to name some examples. This Atelier at CSC Bassano del Grappa took place in a series of meetings aimed at considering and tracing the European, as well as the international, dancehouses history.

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