Oulun Lyseon lukio, Kajaaninkatu 3

Thu 23.1. at 19

Fri 24.1. at 19

Sat 25.1. at 18

OPEN YOUR HEART is a disco dance performance created by Taneli Törmä for Hilde I. Sandvold, that researches and questions the chore of dancing. The performance looks into different situations and how they support or prevent us in the act of dancing. When have we really danced the last time? Have we ever danced, and when do we enjoy doing it? Have you ever thought why and how it feels to dance that way? With the help of a group of children OPEN YOUR HEART will search for the joy of moving – dance like a child again.

OPEN YOUR HEART is continuation of Taneli Törmä’s (Location X) performance CLASSICAL BEAUTY, where choreographer Taneli Törmä invited local communities to take part in a contemporary dance performance. CLASSICAL BEAUTY has been selected 2017 into Aerowaves Priority list. From 2016 – 2019 it has been performed together with more than 200 young kids all over Europe: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, Lithuania, Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Slovenia and Italy.

The production of the guest performance is made in collaboration with City of Oulu.

Idea & choreography: Taneli Törmä (FIN/DK) | Performers: Hilde I Sandvold (NO/DK), Taneli Törmä and dancers from Dance Center Citydance (Oulu): Heta Immonen, Stenna Kankkunen, Lydia Koskinen, Viivi Kärkäs, Aina Kääriäinen, Sofia Leinonen, Saimi Niemelä, Sara Rautiainen, Aamu Redsven, Elle-Alina Tetri | Composers: Søren Lyngsø Knudsen (DK) and Esa Mattila (FIN) | Singers: Jutta Jessika (FIN), Hilde I Sandvold, Taneli Törmä and Lene Lyngsø (DK) | Costume designer: Kasper Hansen (DK) | Costume maker & supervisor: Sophie Hansen (FR). | Dramaturg: Thomas Schaupp (DE) | Photos: Morten Arnfred | Duration: 50 Min. | Suppoters: Nordic Culture Fund Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Danish Arts Foundation, William Demant Fonden, BUPL, City of Copenhagen, Dansarena Nord, Dansit & Studio Thor | Production of the Visit: JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre | In collaboration with: City of Oulu

15€  / 12€  / 6€ 

Tickets from the Valve ticket office, at Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7,

p. 08 5584 7575. Open Wed-Sun 12-19 +www.ticketmaster.fi



LOCATION X and Taneli Törmä produces international contemporary dance and video works that breaks the boundaries between dance, performance art and the audience. LOCATION X and Taneli Törmä collaborates with different kinds of artists producing conceptual projects for stage, site-specific locations and communities and cities. Most recently DANCE ALL YEAR LONG in 2018-2019, a 12-month residency program, where within a whole year 24 venues hosts 24 guest dance artists in Odense and the Funen island.

Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold is a Norwegian dance artist based in Denmark. She graduated from Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2013. Working as a dancer, she has collaborated with choreographers and companies throughout Europe: Tina Tarpgaard, Ted Stoffer, David Zambrano, Edhem Jesenkovic, Kitt Johnson, Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez and Andreas Constantinou to name a few. In addition, Hilde has created a number of shorter solo-works, and performed them in different contexts in 15 countries, including ‘Greenpiece’, ‘Crossfade’ (both produced by Kitt Johnson/X-act), ‘Just a stupid little piece/Girl on Fire’ and recently, ‘Dans, for Satan’ chosen for Aerowaves 2018.