The Kuopio Dance Festival offers a wide range of dance, art and other programs. In addition to the main programs, there’s a lot of interesting shows to see for free during the week, placed in the city theater, market square, school yards some other places. The programs include for example dance, music, taiji and kids theater.
The performers are from Finland and abroad. They include Pskov Russian Choir – dance and music group, Indian ANART Dance Company, Shanghai Empireast Culture Group and Icelandic Classical Iistdansskolín dance school.
– We are excited about the versatile performances in our free program. It tells that Kuopio Dance Festival is well-known and attractive event, says Jorma Uotinen, the artistic director.
Events continue from morning till night. The free program starts at the market square every day at 11am and 3pm. Artists meetings and interviews are held in Cafe SalaCavala located on the market square. Kuopio city theater hosts kids theater, morning taiji and popular ELO-forums.
During the festival week there is also several seminars, exhibitions and other events in the city. SATOA goes WILD – food festival is held 15.-16.6.