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JoJo - Oulu Dance Center

Artistic director Satu Tuomisto
Contact person Artistic Director Satu Tuomisto
Address PO Box 42, FI-90015 Oulun kaupunki
Telephone +358 (0)45 8793 779
Fax +358 (0)8 5584 7589
WWW pages http://www.jojo.fi
Email satu.tuomisto(at)jojo.fi
Year founded 1998
Funding Subsidized under the Theatres and Orchestras Act
Style Contemporary Dance
Managerial staff (number of) 2
Production based ensemble Yes
Description JoJo - Oulu Dance Center maintains the most northern production group of professional dance in Finland. This group, subsidised by the state since 1999, produces works of contemporary dance, folk dance, flamenco and ballroom dance, but the main focus is on contemporary dance.
Every year JoJo produces about 5 - 7 dance works, which amount to about 100 performances. Some of these performances consist of festival visits and commissioned performances. The Dance Center also organises a festival, Tanssia tyrkyllä, every spring.
Other Information JoJo continues the dance production started by the Oulu Dance Studio. The Oulu Dance Studio was founded in 1982 and it operated until 1998 when JoJo - Oulu Dance Center was founded.
Engagements Yli-Maunula, Pirjo: artistic director (1998 - 2002)
Tuomisto, Satu: Artistic Director (2011 - 2013)
Performances Eläimellinen romanssi (15.10.1995)
Lady of Spells (21.2.1996)
Lumoava horisontti (11.2.1999)
Pinnalle (23.3.1999)
Kultainen Koskelo (15.1.2000)
Promises (15.3.2000)
Castle of Clouds (15.3.2000)
Very Important Persons (15.3.2000)
Luna de España (26.5.2000)
Naaruus (14.2.2001)
Unenselittäjän päivämatka (25.2.2001)
Carpe Diem (25.5.2001)
Musta (Kärnä) (27.5.2001)
Palapeli 2 (Räty) (9.9.2001)
Carpe Diem 2 (12.9.2001)
Kertoja (12.9.2001)
Yön Tango (7.11.2001)
Sidos (20.3.2002)
Almat (Ortiz) (9.8.2002)
Piiloinen sisältä ulos (5.9.2002)
Pani Kopernik (25.10.2002)
Isadora! (Littow) (17.11.2002)
Päätös (12.2.2003)
Handshake (23.1.2004)
Syli (25.2.2004)
Self Portrait (Yli-Maunula) (14.4.2005)
Kulkue (16.9.2005)
North Land - Nomade Cabaret (2.2.2006)
Kadonnut kaupunki (10.8.2007)
Circulus femineus (28.9.2007)
Soolo itselle ja toiselle - Kaksi asennetta tilaan (28.9.2007)
Huu, haukka haukkaan (31.10.2008)
Joanna of the Ark (Kalajoki) (18.2.2009)
Worry Doll (14.9.2011)
Ovi (Kalajoki et al.) (4.5.2012)
Frenzy (20.9.2012)
Stolen Goods (10.11.2012)
Troll Tango (18.3.2013)
Ruutana (20.5.2013)
Pessi ja Illusia (Yli-Maunula) (4.11.2015)