june 3-8, 2019




Organized for the second time, Joutsentanssi - Kuhmo Dance Festival presents three contemporary dance pieces to its audience. All of the new choreographies have roots in Kuhmo’s nature and its people, in one way or another. The customized dance pieces are created by professional dance artists during the event. The theme of the festival in 2019 is Awakening.   


Joutsentanssi has invited three professional dance artists for a week-long residency period in Kuhmo. The Lentua Kollektiivi 19 group consists of Sanna From, Riina Hannuksela and Jonna Lehto. The trio will work in the islands of Lentua, after which the new dance piece will be performed at the Kuhmo Arts Centre.

Children and youth are invited to take part in the festival’s courses. The children’s dance camp will take place on June 3-6 by Ida Teeri and Joonas Palsio and the streetdance course for youth by Julian Owusu on June 4-7.

The festival will have an extensive off programme and the week will culminate in performances at the Kuhmo Arts Centre on Friday 7th of June.

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 The festival will organize two courses:


For children.


For youth.

For more details, contact our producer joutsentanssifestival (at)



Artistic Director Maija Palsio

maijapalsio (at) | 050 4144 901

Producer Senni Kela

joutsentanssifestival (at) |  044 3790 494