DANCE AND MUSIC ACROSS CULTURAL BORDERS
The programme of this year’s festival is unusually international.
With the programme choices I have wanted to highlight the importance of intercultural dialogue.
There are seven works from abroad, and eight works from Finland in the programme. Guest performers come from 13 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Congo, Germany, Iraq, Luxemburg, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Syria and Taiwan.
In their works, the artists deal with the age-old themes, as well as very topical themes, which touch us all.
The course offering is also wide-ranging – there are courses for first-timers and amateurs as well as for professionals. The attendees have the unique opportunity to also see the works of their teachers at the festival.
I warmly welcome all the festival guests!
Alpo Aaltokoski, artistic director