Guiding principles

Form is the first venue in Finland dedicated to dance. The opening season will take place in the beginning of 2022.

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. In 2020, the Dance House Helsinki Association changed its name to Form.

Building and facilities

Form 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 Form 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
tanssintalo.fi
info@tanssintalo.fi

Head of Technical Department

Deadline: 19 April 2020

Job opportunity at Tanssin Talo (Finland)

Dance House Helsinki is looking for a Head of Technical Department with full working proficiency in English (Finnish appreciated), and strong track record of the technical development of performing arts venues.

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Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.

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International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?

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Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation

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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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Encounter Brazil

EDN’s Encounter Brazil took place from 5th November to 9th November in Sao Paulo during the Festival Contemporaneo de Sao Paulo. Form's director Matti Numminen, one of the 5 EDN members taking part in the visit, shares his impressions.

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