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IMAGINATION, EMOTIONS AND EMPATHY

Physical empathy, kinaesthetic empathy, creates a sensation of movement within our bodies when we are watching movement. This sensation is even stronger if we have physically moved before. I aimed to create possibilities for a stronger physical experience while watching dance during this festival. As with my artistic work, in my curatorial work I emphasise physicality, imagination, emotions and empathy. This year’s festival is the final part of the triptych of festivals I have planned for JoJo. The past two festivals have been a veritable cornucopia of physical manifestations of imagination and emotions. That is exactly the case with this year’s festival as well.

I set out to build the programme of the festival on the cornerstones of empathy and relationships. During the festival week, we make our journey through memories of the past, touching solo, a deeply shallow duet, the tender ground of social dances and an explosive dance ring to the ever fluctuating social emotions. As it is customary to JoJo, the festival’s programme offers a rich helping of performances drawing from theatre, ballroom dancing, social dances, street dancing, aerial acrobatics and contemporary dance. In addition to the performances, the festival also offers discussions, clubbing, workshopping, sauna and of course dancing! Lots of dancing!

Come and experience it, talk about it and dance it here in Oulu! 

Jarkko Lehmus

Artistic Director

Festival performances

Reetta Honkakoski / Duet for one

Pirjo Ylimaunula / The Tower

Milla Virtanen & Jaakko

Toivonen / Blackpool

Alpo Aaltokoski Company / Take my hand

Pirita Tuisku / My road

Kaarlela, kairakari, Soiva Siili/ FIUUUUUUHHH!

Nick Power / Cypher

Lehmus, Nuutinen, Himberg, Lampela & AT / Social Emotions

n.o.d youth company /10 ways of saying Hi

 

 

Courses and workshops

Dan Watson / Gecko Company 14-18.9

Reetta Honkakoski 13.9

Jaakko Toivonen 14.9

Alpo Aaltokoski 15.9

Cast members of Cypher16.9

More about courses and workshops!

WEEK SCHEDULE  

WEDNESDAY 14.9. 

12.00 Rotuaari Central Square

OUDANCE SHOWCASE & PÄIVÄTANSSIT

13.00 Konst o Deli

LUNCH TIME SLOW DANCE

free entrance.

Host Jarkko Lehmus

DJ Ana Havana

 

16.00 - 16.30 Rotuaari Central Square

ROTUAARI FOLKJAM

EloFolkJam® is perfect for senior citizens and for people with physical disabilities, or for those who just want to enjoy dancing at a little more relaxed tempo. 

Free entry

19.00 Valve Stage

REETTA HONKAKOSKI: DUET FOR ONE (FIN)

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21.00 Intiö Water Tower

PIRJO YLIMAUNULA : THE TOWER (FIN)

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12.00 Rotuaari Central Square

OUDANCE SHOWCASE & PÂIVÂTANSSIT

THURSDAY 15.9. 

12.00 Rotuaari Central Square

OUDANCE SHOWCASE & PÄIVÄTANSSIT

13.00 Konst o Deli

LUNCH TIME SLOW DANCE

free entrance.

Host Jarkko Lehmus

DJ Ana Havana

 

16.00 - 16.30 Rotuaari Central Square

ROTUAARI FOLKJAM

EloFolkJam® is perfect for senior citizens and for people with physical disabilities, or for those who just want to enjoy dancing at a little more relaxed tempo. 

19.00 Valve Stage

MILLA VIRTANEN JA JAAKKO TOIVONEN: BLACKPOOL

(FIN)

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After a long festival day, a sauna is called for. Wash the aches and pains away and get to know the other festival goers in a typically Finnish setting. The Festival Sauna at Kauppatorin Kahvilamakasiini heats up for the festival guests from Wednesday to Saturday at 9.30 pm to 11.30 pm and on Sunday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Towels and seat covers to sit on in the sauna are on the house, and the bar is happy to quench your thirst.

Let out the festival steam and come to enjoy the relaxed

Collaboration with Kauppatorin Kahvilamakasiini

 

21.30 - 23.30

FESTIVAL SAUNA

THURSDAY 16.9. 

12.00 Rotuaari Central Square

OUDANCE SHOWCASE & PÄIVÄTANSSIT

13.00 Konst o Deli

LUNCH TIME SLOW DANCE

free entrance.

Host Jarkko Lehmus

DJ Ana Havana

 

16.00 - 16.30 Rotuaari Central Square

ROTUAARI FOLKJAM

EloFolkJam® is perfect for senior citizens and for people with physical disabilities, or for those who just want to enjoy dancing at a little more relaxed tempo. 

18.00 Valve Stage SOCIAL DANCE LESSON, TEACHER ALPO AALTOKOSKI

19.00 Valve Stage

ALPO AALTOKOSKI COMPANY: TAKE MY HAND (FIN) 

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21.00 Intiö Water Tower

PIRJO YLIMAUNULA : THE TOWER (FIN)

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SATURDAY 17.9. 

16.00 - 16.30 Rotuaari Central Square

ROTUAARI FOLKJAM

EloFolkJam® is perfect for senior citizens and for people with physical disabilities, or for those who just want to enjoy dancing at a little more relaxed tempo. 

Free entry.

14.00 ja 16.00 Cultural House Valve Hallway KAARLELA, KAIRAKARI, SOIVA SIILI:

FIUUUUUUHHH! (FIN)

14.00 Rotuaari Central Square

PIRITA TUISKU: MY ROAD (FIN)

19.00 Valvesali

NICK POWER: CYPHER (AU)

21.00 Intiö Water Tower

PIRJO YLIMAUNULA: TOWER (FIN)

23.00 45 special

OUDANCE: OUDOWN KLUBI

On Saturday, it’s time to put on the boogie shoes, let your hair down and get down at the OuDance OuDown Club! We’re dropping badass moves in the 2vs2 Battle of the Dance Styles, grooving to a big stack of fat beats and getting sweaty on the dance floor. 

Tickets from the door 5€ + service payment 2,5€ 

 

With the guidance of dance artists Simon Beyer-Pedersen and Heli Pippingsköld the performers of n.o.d youth company have created 10 ways of saying Hi during two weeks together with the people they have met in and around Oulu. Before you even notice you might meet and say Hi too!

n.o.d youth company

Oulu based n.o.d youth company is a semi-professional dance company and a one year preparation dance program under no.ones.dance ideology. The annual intensive program is aimed at 16-26 year old advanced pre-professional dancers. The company has auditions each spring. 

Picture: Simon Beyer-Pedersen

 

13.00 Konst o Deli

LUNCH TIME SLOW DANCE

free entrance.

Host Jarkko Lehmus

DJ Ana Havana

 

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24.00 45 special

N.O.D youth company: 10 ways of saying Hi!

SUNDAY 18.9. 

13.00 Rotuaari Central Square

SECOND HAND MOVEMENT MARKET

Roll up! Roll up! The Second Hand Movement Market brings dance right into the heart of Rotuaari, Oulu’s thriving pedestrian area! We’ve got plenty of little used and even some brand new dance moves for sale, performed to you by professional dancers. Come and get yours for a knock-down price! The profits will be given to charity. 

Free entry.

 

14.00 Rotuaari Central Square

LEHMUS, NUUTINEN, HIMBERG, LAMPELA ET AL.: SOCIAL EMOTIONS (FIN)

 

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21.00 Intiö Water Tower

PIRJO YLIMAUNULA : THE TOWER (FIN)

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OULU AREA DURING THE FESTIVAL: 

N.O.D youth company / 10 ways of Saying Hi - outdoor and indoor performances

 

With the guidance of dance artists Simon Beyer-Pedersen and Heli Pippingsköld the performers of n.o.d youth company have created 10 ways of saying Hi during two weeks together with the people they have met in and around Oulu. Before you even notice you might meet and say Hi too!

n.o.d youth company

Oulu based n.o.d youth company is a semi-professional dance company and a one year preparation dance program under no.ones.dance ideology. The annual intensive program is aimed at 16-26 year old advanced pre-professional dancers. The company has auditions each spring. 

Picture: Simon Beyer-Pedersen

PERFORMANCES:

14.9 at 12.30 in Hospital School 

14.9 at 16.00 Rajakylä Library

15.9 at 15.00 Höyhtyä Elderly Home

15.9 at 17.00 Oulu Central Library

16.9 at 14.50 Oulu Central

16.9 at 17.00 Kaakkuri Library

17.9 at 13.30 Oulu Central

17.9 at 14.30 Oulu Central

17.9 at 24.00 45 special Club 

Free entry.

45 special Club tickets 

 

Festival Sauna + Sunday Steam

 


After a long festival day, a sauna is called for. Wash the aches and pains away and get to know the other festival goers in a typically Finnish setting. The Festival Sauna at Kauppatorin Kahvilamakasiini heats up for the festival guests from Wednesday to Saturday at 9.30 pm to 11.30 pm and on Sunday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Towels and seat covers to sit on in the sauna are on the house, and the bar is happy to quench your thirst.

Let out the festival steam and come to enjoy the relaxed

 

Sunday sauna at Kauppatorin Kahvilamakasiini. 

Collaboration with Kauppatorin Kahvilamakasiini

 

INFO

www.jojo.fi

Toiminnanjohtaja | Managing Director helena.lindqvist@jojo.fi | +358 50 46 44 880

Taiteellinen johtaja | Artistic Director jarkko.lehmus@jojo.fi | +358 45 879 3779

Tuottaja | Producer maritta.laesmaa@jojo.fi | +358 50 585 3906

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LIPUT | TICKETS

Kulttuuritalo Valveen lippumyymälä | Valve Ticket office Hallituskatu 7, 08 5584 7575
Avoinna ke-su klo 12-19 | Open Wed-Sun 12 -19 Lipunmyynti alkaa 3.8. | Ticket sales starts 3.8.

TAPAHTUMAPAIKAT | VENUES

Valvesali, Kulttuuritalo Valve | Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7 Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu | Oamk, Kotkantie 1 Rotuaarin aukio | Rotuaari Central Square, Kirkkokatu 8 Intiön Vesitorni | Intiö Water Tower, Intiönpolku 2
45 Special, Saaristonkatu 12
Konst o. deli, Hallituskatu 7
Kauppatorin Kahvilamakasiini, Aittatori, Aitta 1 

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Kirkkokatu 19 a 15 90100 Oulu,

Finland

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