Guiding principles

Tanssin talo, also known as Dance House Helsinki, is a venue specially designed for dance. The house will open its doors in February 2022.

History

The story of Tanssin talo has its roots in the 1930s when dancer Maggie Gripenberg came up with an idea of premises dedicated solely to dance. 

Tanssin talo ry (the Helsinki Dance House Association) was established in 2010 and began to promote the offering of high-standard artistic dance and dance culture regionally, nationally, and internationally. In 2014, the Board of Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted a donation of EUR 15 million for the new building construction. The donation started a series of events that finally lead to the beginning of a construction project. In December 2018, the floor plan of Tanssin talo was confirmed and in January 2020 the house celebrated a milestone as the cornerstone was laid.

Building and facilities

Tanssin talo is located close to the heart of Helsinki and right next to the cultural hub Cable Factory.

Tanssin talo provides a high-quality setting with state-of-the-art technology for performing arts. The house has two unique halls for performances: Erkko Hall with 700 seats and Pannu Hall with 220 seats. Downstairs in the Basement, there are club facilities and coat hangers. Performers have access to an artist foyer and rehearsal studio.

 

Contact
Kaapeliaukio 4
00180
Helsinki
Finland
www.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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Carte Blanche Staff Exchange 2021

April - September 2021

Carte Blanche in online format

Since 2014, EDN offers the possibility for its members to have a staff placement in another dancehouse. Due to the COVID-19, an online format is introduced. 

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EDN signs the "Reactivate Cultural Life in Europe" letter

Culture must be included in each and every National Recovery and Resilience Plan

In the open letter published by the group of 110+ pan-European networks, coordinated by Culture Action Europe, the European cultural community call on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe.

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Covid-19 impact on EDN members

EDN survey conducted by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

European Dancehouse Network together with Fondazione Fitzcarraldo present the report with results of "EDN in Times of Covid-19" survey with responses of 38 dance houses from 23 different countries. 

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EDN joins Perform Europe

18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.

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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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