Tervetuloa Tanka - suomalaisen tanssin tietokantaan

Database search

In period of time
Head Down Flyer, chor. Sasha Pepelyaev
Photo: Erkki Lehmussaari

The AB Dance Company

Artistic director Urmas Poolamets
Contact person Managing Director Katja Lehmussaari
Address Manilla, Itäinen Rantakatu 64, FI-20810 Turku
Telephone +358 (0)2 284 0100
Fax +358 (0)2 234 2404
WWW pages http://www.aurinkobaletti.com
Email info@aurinkobaletti.com
Year founded 1981
Funding Subsidized under the Theatres and Orchestras Act
Style Contemporary Dance
Artistic staff (number of) 5
Managerial staff (number of) 3
Technical staff (number of) 2
Production based ensemble No
Description AB Dance Company began in 1981 as a neoclassical group, but nowadays its repertoire includes a wide range of contemporary styles. The company produces dance works for both adults and children.

AB Dance Company is situated in an old factory milieu in the Manilla quarters in the heart of Turku. The company also tours throughout Finland and performs regularly abroad. In addition to its own productions, the company invites a visiting choreographer every year. Choreographers such as Boris Eifman, Carolyn Carlson, Kilina Crémona, Virpi Pahkinen, Tommi Kitti, Marjo Kuusela and Arja Raatikainen (autumn 2010) have visited AB Dance Company during its history.

Since 2011 the international guest choreographer has been Sasha Pepelyaev, with whom AB produces an
international co-production Dancing Tower for Turku's and Tallinn's Capital of Culture year 2011.
Engagements Heikinheimo, Ismo-Pekka: dancer (1984 - 1985)
Sairela, Lassi (1984 - 1989)
Saikkonen, Sami: trainee (1985 - 1986)
Romppanen, Helena: dancer (1985 - 1989)
Suominen, Kalle: dancer (1989 - 1992)
Huovinen, Tommi: dancer (1997 - 1998)
Lahti, Laura: dancer (1999 - 2003)
Romppanen, Helena: dancer (1999 - 2003)
Performances Tirlittan
The Creation of the world (14.12.1981)
The Parade (14.12.1981)
A series of dances to the music by Debussy (14.12.1981)
Ariadne (25.10.1982)
Metamorphoses (Lehmussaari) (25.10.1982)
The Nightingale (25.10.1982)
Concertino (Sylvestersson) (27.3.1983)
A Bunch of Blue Eyes (27.3.1983)
Orpheus (27.3.1983)
How are you? (16.10.1983)
The Barks fly in full sail (13.11.1983)
Transit (Lehmussaari) (13.11.1983)
The Wash ballet (8.2.1984)
The Cage (Sylvestersson 1984) (1.4.1984)
Things happen (1.4.1984)
The Fawners (1.12.1984)
Music, Music (20.3.1985)
Not much about Väinämöinen (20.3.1985)
Any woman is a woman (13.8.1985)
A Relief (10.11.1985)
Eject (4.6.1986)
The Street games (7.10.1986)
Thin Ice (7.10.1986)
Fan Dance (7.10.1986)
Limit (6.4.1987)
The Brick bearers (6.4.1987)
A Piece of Heaven (Lehmussaari) (9.11.1987)
The Bus (14.12.1987)
Meaculpa (14.12.1987)
Without a theater II (14.12.1987)
Tha Banana place (20.3.1988)
Three nights (15.9.1988)
The Frieze of life (4.11.1988)
Kvasi (8.6.1989)
Pessi and Illusia (Lehmussaari) (28.11.1989)
Passions of a man (22.1.1990)
Love, honour and revenge (19.4.1990)
Symphone de solitude (28.1.1991)
What now, Joseph? (5.6.1991)
Alice in Wonderland (Vanhakartano) (17.11.1991)
Carmen (Lehmussaari) (8.5.1992)
An evening by the new choreographers (11.6.1992)
Sininen portti (4.12.1992)
Strange fruit (3.3.1993)
Dancer's night (7.4.1993)
Robber's pocket (10.10.1993)
A Spectator of the height (23.1.1994)
The Wonderful world of dance (17.5.1994)
V.S.O.T. Very Special Old Touch (30.7.1994)
Maan ääres (Noli me tangere) (4.2.1995)
Carmina Burana (Lehmussaari) (22.4.1995)
Tarxan (27.4.1995)
Always elsewhere (15.6.1995)
Crime and punishment (29.10.1995)
Oh, Odyssee! (27.2.1996)
The Sleeping beauty (Lehmussaari) (11.10.1996)
The Serenade (Numminen) (1.3.1997)
The Wizard of Oz (30.9.1997)
Dance.exe (13.11.1997)
Casablanca (18.3.1998)
The Hanuri (5.6.1998)
Yellow House (27.3.1999)
The Red room (27.3.1999)
There is a corridor (1999) (27.3.1999)
Something about... (9.10.1999)
Uniooma (23.11.1999)
The Ugly duckling (8.3.2000)
Reality of Six Senses (16.8.2000)
Moondrunk (2000) (7.10.2000)
Virgo (28.2.2001)
Head Down Flyer (10.5.2001)
Nightingale (Lehmussaari) (15.9.2001)
5 alkua (10.10.2002)
The Nutcrakcer (Poolamets) (21.11.2002)
A Package of dance (5.2.2003)
La Soirée (15.5.2003)
Tale no.3 (24.1.2004)
The Blue house (24.1.2004)
Supernatural (27.3.2004)
Iloaoli (26.1.2005)
Alkutuuli - Urwind (2.4.2005)
Chiaroscuro (15.10.2005)
Cinderella (Poolamets) (25.11.2005)
Kohtaus miehelle ja naiselle - kolmas kerta (3.3.2006)
Minä suljen suuni (3.3.2006)
Sellainen muistopuhe (3.3.2006)
Siellä oli käytävä (2006) (3.3.2006)
Ihmeellinen kultakala (20.9.2006)
Walkabout (8.11.2006)
Leikkejä yksinäisille (21.3.2007)
Mozartin matka Prahaan (10.8.2007)
Punaisen puun varjossa (1.3.2008)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (12.4.2008)
Square (11.9.2008)
Shostakovitsh. Arvoitus. (8.8.2009)
H8 - renessanssiprinssi (15.10.2009)
The Beauty and the Beast (6.2.2010)
Sansui - Soljuva kivi (11.3.2010)
CatWalk (28.10.2010)
Dancing Tower (14.4.2011)
Shockheaded Peter (Poolamets) (9.3.2012)
Dead Tulips (25.1.2013)
Ouroboros (30.8.2013)
Keisarin uudet vaatteet (Poolamets) (14.2.2014)
Ennen viimeisiä ajatuksia (5.9.2014)
Viides taivas (12.11.2014)
Benben (11.3.2015)
Hajoava aika ei kirjoita voittajien historiaa (11.3.2015)
Ritual Union (11.3.2015)
Suutele minulle siivet (11.3.2015)
Saiturin joulu (19.11.2015)
Tanssinpaketti (11.3.2016)
If You Snow Away (7.9.2016)
Kymmenen laulua naisesta (30.8.2017)