Greetings from the artistic director
At a time like this, which is characterized by increasing inequality and values dominated by a self-centered culture and harsh economic power, I have decided to develop a kind of antidote. The ingredients of this antidote consist of facilitating encounters, interaction and participation; striving for equality; developing self-understanding; caring for empathy and confronting the question: What makes up a good life?
The central theme of the summer 2017 Full Moon Dance Festival goes around questions being connected with “a good life”. These questions have been asked for a long time and, since the old shamans, philosophers and therapists of different eras have tried to find answers to them. The Full Moon Dance Festival can give inspirations for a multifaceted approach. The performances and the course repertoire will be one way or the other about these questions.
Works produced by dance artists who have just graduated or have already been working for many years, not forgetting discussion forums, can be enjoyed in- and outdoors at the festival. Apart from courses for professionals, there are also courses for anyone, as for instance Methods of Stress-management (TRE), Authentic Movement, as well as a shaman course. Wellbeing, particularly wellbeing at work, will also be the topic of the seminar.
You are warmly welcome to enjoy the art of dance, the warm rhythm of Pyhäjärvi, the proximity to nature and tranquility.
Feel and find the ingredients of your own good life!