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the Tunnel, chor. Arja Raatikainen (2001)
Photo: Sakari Viika

Helsinki Dance Company

Artistic director Jyrki Karttunen
Contact person Producer Marinella Vartiainen
Address Ensi linja 2, FI-00530 Helsinki
Telephone +358 (0)9 394 0318
Fax +358 (0)9 394 0244
WWW pages http://www.hkt.fi/tanssiryhma
Email marinella.jaskari@hkt.fi
Year founded 1973
Style Contemporary Dance
Artistic staff (number of) 12
Managerial staff (number of) 1
Production based ensemble No
Literature and articles Minna Tawast. "Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company. Flexible with all sorts of skills." TANSSI. 3/1997.
Piia Ahonen. " A Multitalented Dance Company: Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company." Finnish Dance in Focus. 2001.
Description Helsinki Dance Company (HDC) (formely The Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company) operates in conjunction with a large drama theatre, the Helsinki City Theatre, and is the biggest Contemporary dance company in Finland with its 12 dancers. HDC is launching a touring project for the next three years (2010–2012) with six of the dancers under the supervision of Kenneth Kvarnström (K.Kvarnström & co / Helsinki Dance Company) while the rest of the dancers perform in other productions. HDC is known for their versatile skills in performing physically demanding contemporary dance as well as expressive dance theatre. The repertoire consists of a variety of productions of different lengths and entourage sizes.
Other Information The company does not have its own technical staff because it is a part the organisation of the Helsinki City Theatre. The repertoire of the company includes also soloworks that can be performed in the same evening with the group works.
Former Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company. The company changed its name to Helsinki Dance Company in 2003. It operates under the name K.Kvarnström & co / Helsinki Dance Company during 2010–2012.
Engagements Kitti, Tommi: dancer (1974 - 1975)
Korhola, Marja: dancer (1978 - 1979)
Uotinen, Jorma: dance master/choreographer (1982 - 1989)
Liikanen-Perkiö, Maijeli: dancer (1987 - 1989)
Saikkonen, Sami: dancer (1987 - 1992)
Railo, Tuomo: dancer (1989 - 1991)
Karttunen, Jyrki: dancer (1989 - 1993)
Uotinen, Jorma: artistic director (1990 - 1991)
Tihtonen, Armi: dancer (1990 - 1991)
Torkkel, Kaisa: dancer (1991 - 1995)
Kuorelahti, Harri: dancer (1991 - 2006)
Kuusela, Marjo: artistic director (1992 - 1996)
Nuora, Unto: dancer (1992 - 2003)
Vartiainen, Sami: dancer (1993 - 1996)
Torkkel, Kaisa: dancer (1996 - )
Kvarnström, Kenneth: artistic director (1996 - 1998)
Punkki, Raisa: dancer (1996 - 1998)
Kivelä, Sampo: dancer (1999 - 1999)
Tenhula, Ari: artistic director (2000 - 2002)
Karttunen, Jyrki: Artistic director (2013 - 2014)
Performances Joiku
Folie Circulaire (12.10.1970)
Frederico and Jeannette (12.10.1970)
La Notte (12.10.1970)
Concertino (Hagfors) (7.4.1971)
Oh jass baby (7.4.1971)
Serenade (Karnakoski) (7.4.1971)
Johann Sebastian (6.6.1972)
Stretch (6.6.1972)
Plus ja miinus (9.6.1973)
Sinuhe - Harjoitelmia aiheesta Sinuhe Egyptiläinen (9.6.1973)
Rattaat (15.2.1974)
Allegro Molto (21.3.1975)
Pollution (21.3.1975)
Sauna (21.3.1975)
The Carnival of the Animals (25.10.1975)
Emperor's new clothes (Priha) (25.10.1975)
Hymypoika (12.2.1977)
Karelia Suite (18.4.1978)
Liikettä niveliin (18.4.1978)
Rossiniana (18.4.1978)
Äiti Maa - Máttar Áhkku (4.9.1979)
Ruusukuu (5.2.1981)
Endless Enigma (28.1.1982)
Unisono (Uotinen) (29.10.1982)
Näkki (Priha) (2.12.1982)
Steps (Uotinen) (3.11.1983)
Anonymes (8.2.1984)
Kalevala (Uotinen) (14.5.1985)
April (Uotinen) (25.12.1985)
Red Moon (6.9.1987)
B 12 (3.3.1988)
Burnt Garden (15.12.1988)
Ballet Pathétique (22.9.1989)
Opéra Comique (22.9.1989)
The Sleeping Beauty (Uotinen) (6.1.1990)
Powder of Darkness (25.8.1990)
1991 (14.3.1991)
Viimeinen sähke (14.3.1991)
Kilimanjaro (17.10.1991)
Runar (17.10.1991)
Who Took August (6.2.1992)
September (8.5.1992)
Täyttä totta (21.1.1993)
Girl and a Dancing Bear (Kuusela) (22.4.1993)
Ariel (31.7.1993)
Neste (10.12.1993)
3T (10.9.1994)
Are You Sleeping, Mr. Sandman? (10.9.1994)
Paikka jolla seisot (10.9.1994)
Keppi (5.4.1995)
Monument (13.10.1995)
Leonardo (21.8.1996)
No-No (8.11.1996)
Soon (18.1.1997)
No 3 (23.4.1997)
108 dB (21.10.1997)
Ancient Bodies (6.3.1998)
L'Invisibile Canto Del Camminare (6.3.1998)
Villi Vesi (12.11.1998)
"... and then the lake engulfed them." (23.4.1999)
Pulcinella (Saarinen) (27.10.1999)
The Big Because (4.2.2000)
Shine (14.9.2000)
The Tunnel (8.2.2001)
Other Voices (14.9.2001)
The Intelligence of the Heart (10.1.2002)
Exposure Time (17.9.2002)
Halfway to Reykjavik (16.1.2003)
Yhteentörmäys=CLASH (16.1.2003)
Paradise (13.9.2003)
Baby (28.1.2004)
777 - a love story (4.11.2004)
First Sex (11.3.2005)
The White Room (11.3.2005)
Life (4.11.2005)
If Not Too Happy (5.4.2006)
Apospasmata (10.10.2006)
Kajo (Rankanen) (26.4.2007)
Kaksi osaa, joista toinen esitetään (26.4.2007)
Teos siitä mitä on (26.4.2007)
Urges (26.4.2007)
Daydream Junkies (6.11.2007)
Something Spooked the Horses (6.11.2007)
Kaiku, nuoli ja ketju (9.8.2008)
Softandhard (25.11.2008)
Hardcore humppa (5.9.2009)
Drawing Tiger Like a Dog (21.11.2009)
XPSD (20.3.2010)
Destruction Song II (20.11.2010)
YOUMAKEME (5.3.2011)
Play (Kvarnström) (24.11.2011)
(re)use (3.3.2012)
100 Ways to Laugh (6.10.2012)
Chorus Line 2013 (6.3.2013)
Rakkaus (25.4.2013)
Tunteet, tunteet (15.11.2013)
For everything vanishing (23.10.2015)
Aikuisten joulukalenteri (15.11.2017)