Look forward with me

I am over there with you

Rooted in hope I reach out

Without touch, with you I reach

 

The birth of this piece happened with the snow filled branches of March when the future was hazy and unclear. When contact teaching was put on hold on 13th March 2020, an idea came about of connecting music, movement, dance, youth and adults via video when it otherwise was not possible. In March in Finland, there was no light at the end of the tunnel, and in retrospect that timespan seems odd and heavy. But the weather has changed from winter to spring. We were extremely lucky to have onboard musician Mari Kaasinen, who was excited by this strange spring’s project and composed an original track for the piece. Mari Kaasinen is a renowned musician and singer, and a founding member of folk music band Värttinä. In this piece, the choreographer’s Laplandish roots, the musician’s Karelian vocal tradition, and the youth’s movement interpretation of this time period and of joy of expression are intertwined with and further inspired by the local nature.

The cinematographer and choreographer travelled to the young dancers to different parts of Raseborg, Ingå, Helsinki.. each had the freedom to choose a milieu that is personally meaningful.

To all of us makers, the most significant part of the project was the meeting of one another, from a distance but together in that moment.

The urge to hug and hold, the chatter, the bliss of reunion, the delight of creating.. it was touching and wonderful. This project is Hurja Piruetti Western Uusimaa Dance Institute’s 25th anniversary deed.

 

You can see the hole video here:

 

 https://youtu.be/qDHgjHhRoR4

 

 

Welcome to dance with us! Entering to our 26th season. Register to our season 2020-2021. Season start is 10th of August 2020.

 

Online registration https://tanssikoulut.fi/hurjapiruetti

 

You can check Frequently Asked questions from Teaching, General information.

If you feel your questions are still not answered after reading page please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



Welcome to dance with us! Entering to our 26th season. Register to our season 2020-2021. Season start is 10th of August 2020.

 

Online registration https://tanssikoulut.fi/hurjapiruetti

 

You can check Frequently Asked questions from Teaching, General information.

If you feel your questions are still not answered after reading page please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



The Government decides on a hybrid strategy to manage the coronavirus crisis and for gradual lifting of restrictions(4.5.2020).

Restrictions for the organization of basic art education are valid until 13 May 2020, after which the premises of educational institutions

can be opened for contact teaching, taking into account gathering restrictions, safety distances and hygiene instructions.

Hurja Piruettis students have participated in distance learning between 13.3 - 3.5.2020. In distance learning, we have utilized digital learning environments, training videos developed by teachers, as well as e-mail and zoom lessons.

The springshow (2-week festival) has been postponed to the fall. With the new instructions, Hurja Piruetti will offer open classes in acrobatics, children's dance, ballet, contemporary dance and street dance at the end of May from 18 - 29 of May 2020, with special arrangements. Classes are announced at our communication channels (FB, IG, emails and text messages).

There is pre-registration for the classes. The number of participants is limited. More detailed instructions will be sent to all students.
More information from the Prime Minister's Office can be found below (VNK 4.5.2020)


Plan for phasing out restrictions

Guidelines from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Department of Health and Welfare to organizers of education and early childhood education during a coronavirus epidemic (THL 4.5.2020)

 

Guidelines from the Ministry of education and Culture of the Department of Health and Welfare

 

 

 

Hi Hurjas!

A news letter has been sent out to all Hurja Piruetti students via email. Please make sure to check your spam inbox, too, just in case. The attachments are in PDF format. The news letter includes information about the online learning portals which will become available to all students.

We kindly request that the material is not shared elsewhere as they are made specifically for you! The material includes recordings of classes such as body maintenance, ballet, acrobatics, afro, floor barre, and guest teachers' choreography tutorials, as well as a variety of exercises, information and history of different dance styles (Padlet online portal).

As a bonus, a super challenge with great prizes. Go check it out!!

The news letters have been sent to email addresses provided along with class sign ups. If you have not received the news letter, please inform us of your correct email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sometimes, the city's own email addresses and @suomi24.fi -addresses bounce back.

Hurja Piruetti's teachers wish you fruitful and rewarding moments with art and movement!

Hurja Piruetti dancers and filmmaker are ready!

 

 "Body Metaphors: Metaphors of mind. Tellings personal stories, creating contemporary dance identities: From body to somebody" - Tina, digital storyteller

 

Soon we will enjoy Digital storytelling workshop with Tina Bikic and all our DanceMe collaborators around the Europe!

 

DanceMe UP is a three years international project during which 10 partners will produce new dance performances by using the app DanceMe.

“DanceMe UP” supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Tina Bikic is a digital storyteller and innovative educator based in Berlin, Germany.