Performances – workshops – contact improvisation teaching and jams

Upcoming events:


12.4. 16:00 & 18:00 Maybe I Lay on Your Belly Forever at Performing Love festival, Kiasma, 5th floor. Concept: Diana Thielen, Kaisa Kukkonen. Performers: Kaisa Kukkonen, Sebastian Lopéz–Lehto, Linda Priha, Iiris Raipala, Niko Rantanen, Terhi Rasilo, Iina Taijonlahti, Natalia Castrillón.

22.-15.5. Karelia Contact festival – teaching two classes,  Outokumpu, Finland

29.7.-4.8. Contact Meets Contemporary – teaching a class, Göttingen, Germany

Past events:


11.-14.3. Open classes – Maybe I Lay on Your Belly Forever with Kaisa and Diana Thielen,  Sweden.

4.-17.3. SKOG-STAD residency in Sweden, organised by DansPlats Skog and Shake it Collaborations. Maybe I Lay on Your Belly Forever Demo at DansPlats Skog Sat 9.3. 18:00 and Stockholm Sat 16.3. 19:00.

10.-16.2. Skiing on Skin festival, contact improvisation festival, Finland – organising, teaching and facilitating.


Dec – Palamaton kynttilä -festivaali, Maybe I will Lay on Your Belly Forever, workshop

16.-18.11. Hetki, a festival of improvised moments – organising and performing, Helsinki

28.7.-5.8. Contact meets Contemporary festival – teaching a class 1001 ways to roll, Göttingen, Germany


9.4. Maybe I Will Lay On Your Belly Forever #2 – sharing of a continuing progress of a performance with Diana Thielen, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin.


11.4.-9.5. Contact improvisation course: Learning to Jam, Helsinki

13.4. M{IF} Performance Lab II – The Fierce Urgency of Now Demo with Gesa Piper, Helsinki

7.3.-4.4. Contact improvisation course: From the Centre to the Sky, Helsinki

11.-17.2. Skiing On Skin festival – organising and teaching a serie of classes: Negotiating and communicating in CI, Karjaa, Finland


8.12. Improvisaatioillat: TRIOT + Pia Lindy soolo + Atmosfärg trio (Eero Savela, Tapani Varis ja Alf Forsman), Maunula-talo, Metsäpurontie 4, Helsinki, 19-21.

5.12. Improvisaatioillat: TRIOT + Nina Viitamäki soolo – two improvised performances, Forum Box, Helsinki, 19-20.

2.12. Improvisaatioillat: TRIOT – improvisation performance with Heini Nukari and Elina Hauta-Aho, Virgiinia, Helsinki, 14-15.

17.11. Maybe I will lay on your belly forever – sharing of a continuing progress of a performance with Diana Thielen, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin.

14.11. Score Jam – facilitation of a Berlin Score Jam. Score: “I am taking care that everything in the space is serving my dancing body, and I trust that everyone else is doing the same.”, Berlin.

26.8. Two trios A great collection of performers coming together for an evening of two trios. Trio with Heini Nukari and Elina Hauta-Aho, Forum Box, Helsinki.

11.10.-1.11. Contact improvisation is communication without words – workshop with Terhi Rasilo, Helsinki

6.9.-4.10.  Contact improvisation course on basic skills – Leaning and listening, Helsinki

24.-28.5. In Touch Festival Berlin, teaching a class with Nadja Schwarzenbach

26.4-17.5. Contact improvisation course on basic skills, Helsinki

25.2. Silent jam – solo dance, Zodiak Centre for New Dance

18.1-8.2. Contact improvisation course on basic skills, Helsinki

14.1. Music jam with Sergio Castrillon, Zodiak Centre for New Dance


26.11. Silent jam – Attraction,  Esitystaiteen Keskus

16.10-6.11. Saa sanoa, art work from Minna Heikinaho, Exhibition Laboratory

22.10. Silent jam – Shared space, own dance, Zodiak Centre for New Dance

10.8. Silent jam, Zodiak Centre for New Dance

26.8. Art Sport Quartet / work in progress / chor. Iiris Raipala / Outokumpu Dance Education

2.-7.8. Movement meditation at the Exhibition / National Museum

30.7. We are Sisters / contact improvisation Demo in the Light hub, Järna

25.6. Tyhjän sykli IV / dance improvisation performance with Katariina Vähäkallio, Raisa Vennamo / Petkeljärvi National Park

11.6. Blind Dance / one to one -performance with Gesa Piper / X Dance Festival – Edges of the Body / Cabel Factory

13.5. Art Sport Quartet Wrong side up – demo and a jam / Theatre school Helsinki

Tyhjän sykli IV, Petkeljärvi National Park 2016