Run Wild Stay Cool 2014

Opening reception for Run Wild Stay Cool on Saturday 4.10. at 7.30 p.m. in the foyer of Mousonturm

In October 2014, Mousonturm dedicates nine days to the most recent and spectacular of what Finlands’ dance and performance scene has to offer. Single positions in Finnish art may seem familiar to us – Kaurismäki’s films, Paasilinna’s novels or Tove Jansson’s Mumin trolls – but remnants of strangeness always remain, how language is dealt with, as well as the proverbial silence. Even though the current generation of Finnish choreographers and performance artists are no less mobile and internationally well connected than those in other European countries, irrefutable idiosyncrasies remain and are fondly cultivated. Run Wild Stay Cool stakes off the territory between coolness and anarchy, between intellectual defiance and emotional devotion, between dark humour and poetic rampage and takes a look at the newest growths in Finnish dance and Finnish performance.
Together with two cooperating partners in Helsinki, Zodiak – the Centre for New Dance and the agency Dance Info Finland, Mousonturm has planned a tightly packed programme with six exceptional dance and performance productions, as well as interventions, round table discussions and the established Mousonturm Audience Warm-Ups.


Opening reception 7.30 p.m.