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14 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

Helsinki Festival | Focus: China

Tan-Dun_Nushu_credits_Tan-Dun The largest multi-arts festival in Finland and the Nordic countries, Helsinki Festival 2015 (14-30 August) has a FOCUS: CHINA, presenting one of the most extensive displays of Chinese art and culture ever seen in Europe. Wang-Dongling_Performance The 2015 Helsinki Festival programme line-up features classical and world music, circus, dance, theatre, design, comics, contemporary Chinese Ink painting, design, a children’s programme, Asian Saturday, cinema and a range of urban events. With its China theme Helsinki Festival offers this year a comprehensive look at Chinese culture. Hundreds of Chinese artists will arrive in Helsinki – including some interesting names from dance field. Contemporary dance group TAO Dance Theater visits Finland for the first time. The group that is currently enjoying an international rise, treats the festival audience well with two double bills on August 21 and 23. ­ 25 x 25 – Close Encounter event represents Chinese underground artist aged 25 or younger at the Cable Factory for 25 hours on August 28–29. The marathon event provides round-the-clock installations, cinema, photography, new media, theatre, dance and music. Read more about the dance content on Dance Info Finland