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2017

WORKSHOP
25–26 Nov 2017

Mime Workshop

Two-day mime workshop for participants of all skill levels in Helsinki, Finland on 25–26 November.

WORKSHOP
19 Nov 2017

Tuntu Dance Workshop

Dance workshop open for all on 19 Nov at 13:00–14:00 at Annantalo Sunday Date (Annankatu 30, Helsinki).

DANCE
12–15 Nov 2017

Tuntu

12 Nov at 14:00 Annantalo, Helsinki, Finland
14 Nov at 18:00 Annantalo, Helsinki, Finland
15 Nov at 09:30 and 11:00 Annantalo, Helsinki, Finland

DANCE
14 May 2017

Toe Toe Heel

Toe Toe Heel is a site specific performance for 2- to 5-year-olds at the Space Invaders festival. Dancers Päivi Aura and Kati Lehtola with musician Minni Ilmonen create the performance together with the audience, in this moment.

14 May at 10:30 and 12:00 Farmleigh, Dublin, Ireland

DANCE
25 Mar 2017

Presentation of Tuntu Dance Performance

Promo picture

The Tuntu dance performance (premiering in the autumn) will be presented at the Hurraa! seminar in Helsinki on Saturday 25 March at 10:00–11:30. The seminar is held in Finnish. The whole programme and registration (in Finnish) on the Hurraa! festival site.

WORKSHOP
29 Jan 2017

Tuntu Dance Workshop

Small Size Days logo

Dance workshop for 0 to 6-year-old visually impaired children and their parents. Held on Sunday 29 Jan 2017 at 14:00–15:00 in the dance classroom (tanssiluokka) at Annantalo (Annankatu 30, Helsinki).

Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

2016

DANCE
11–13 Nov 2016

Mr. Kookaburra and Kukkaroo

Performances at Guangdong Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China:

11 Nov at 19:00 Guangdong Song & Dance Theater
12 Nov at 11:00 and 15:00 Guangdong Song & Dance Theater
13 Nov at 11:00 and 15:00 Guangdong Song & Dance Theater

WORKSHOP
7 Oct 2016

Workshop at FITC festival

Päivi Aura and Kati Lehtola will hold a workshop for artists with the subject “Theatre for Early Years – Performing in Motion” in the National Dance Center in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday 7 Oct at 10:00–12:00. The workshop is part of the international children’s theatre festival FITC, see the festival site for more details.

DANCE
7 Oct 2016

Me-Me

Performances at the FITC festival in Bucharest, Romania:

7 Oct at 17:00 and 19:00 National Dance Center

DANCE
9–10 Sep 2016

Me-Me

Young International Dance Festival, Zug, Switzerland:

9 Sep at 09:00 and 10:30 Siebachsaal
10 Sep at 09:30 Siebachsaal

DANCE
12–13 Sep 2016

Me-Me

Ta Daa! Internationell bebisfestival, Stockholm, Sweden:

12 Sep at 13:00 Teater Tre
13 Sep at 10:00 and 13:00 Teater Tre

DANCE
28 May 2016

Travel 1:100

28 May at 12:00 Kannusali, Espoo, Finland

The performance was part of Monologifestari.

DANCE
5 May 2016

Me-Me

5 May at 10:00 and 11:30 ASSITEJ Biennale, Kaposvár, Hungary

WORKSHOP
2 Apr 2016

European Fair “Growing Up in Europe”

The day’s programme includes workshops, games and conferences on perspectives on early childhood education in various European countries. In Voiron, France, on 2 April at 9:00–17:00.

WORKSHOP
21 Mar – 1 Apr 2016

Growing Up in Europe

Dance, mime and photography workshops as part of the Growing Up in Europe Erasmus+ project in France (Voiron, Saint-Marcellin, Grenoble, Pont de Claix, Echirolles, Vinay) from 21 March to 1 April.

DANCE
29–30 Jan 2016

Me-Me

Small Size Days logo
29 Jan at 09:30 Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki
29 Jan at 10:30 Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki
29 Jan at 13:00 Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki
30 Jan at 10:00 Pikku-Aurora Art House, Espoo
30 Jan at 12:00 Pikku-Aurora Art House, Espoo

The performances were part of the Small Size days 2016.

DANCE
10–12 Jan 2016

Floating Boat

10 Jan at 12:00 and 14:00 Multipurpose Hall (B2), Marronnier Park
11 Jan at 12:00 and 14:00 Multipurpose Hall (B2), Marronnier Park
12 Jan at 12:00 and 14:00 Multipurpose Hall (B2), Marronnier Park

The performances were part of the ASSITEJ Korea Winter Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

2015

DANCE
4–14 Dec 2015

Travel 1:100

4 Dec at 19:00 Komplex, Chemnitz, Germany
14 Dec at 20:00 Theaterhaus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

WORKSHOP
29 Nov 2015

Rosollirock and Stardance

Dance workshop with a Christmas theme at Pikku-Aurora Art House, Espoo on 29 Nov at 11:00–14:00, led by choreographer Päivi Aura and musician Minni Ilmonen.

DANCE
19–25 Sep 2015

Mr. Kookaburra and Kukkaroo

19 Sep at 15:00 Kanneltalo, Helsinki (premiere)
21 Sep at 09:30 Kanneltalo, Helsinki
25 Sep at 10:00 Karatalo, Espoo

NEWS
10 Sep 2015

Mr. Kookaburra and Kukkaroo premiere ticket revenue to Unicef

Auraco wants to help the world’s children in need and donates its part of the ticket revenue from the premiere of Mr. Kookaburra and Kukkaroo to Unicef.

NEWS
26 Jun 2015

Auraco had the second most performances abroad of Finnish companies in 2014

Dance Info Finland has published the statistics on performances abroad by Finnish dance companies in 2014. Auraco had the second most performances, 14: 7 in France, 6 in South Korea and 1 in Sweden.

NEWS
4 Jun 2015

Me-Me presented in Guangdong’s medias

The Me-Me Asian tour was widely presented in Guangdong’s different medias. The Guangdong Dance Festival gathered the TV, press and internet hits into a single pdf file.

NEWS
25 May 2015

Päivi Aura speaks at 2015 ISPA Congress

Päivi Aura will speak about her work for young audiences at the 2015 ISPA Congress in Copenhagen on Friday May 29. International Society for the Performing Arts Congresses are organized twice a year, and they are attended by more than 500 people from more than 50 countries representing different cultures and disciplines within the performing arts field.

DANCE
3–19 Apr 2015

Me-Me

4 Apr City Contemporary Dance Company, Jockey Club Theatre, Hong Kong
5 Apr City Contemporary Dance Company, Jockey Club Theatre, Hong Kong
11 Apr Step Out Performing Arts Group, Old Court Black Box, Macau
12 Apr Step Out Performing Arts Group, Old Court Black Box, Macau
18 Apr Guangdong Dance Festival, GMDC Theatre, Guangzhou, mainland China
19 Apr Guangdong Dance Festival, The Times Museum, Guangzhou, mainland China

NEWS
2 Apr 2015

Subscribe to our newsletter

Auraco’s first newsletter was sent out a week ago. You can now subscribe to it on our web site.

NEWS
26 Mar 2015

Auraco on Weibo

You can now follow Auraco also on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site.

NEWS
15 Mar 2015

Me-Me at CCDC Children’s Festival in Hong Kong

Me-Me will be part of CCDC Dance Centre’s very first Children’s Festival in Hong Kong in April.

Festival site
Me-Me at the festival site
Me-Me performances’ Facebook page (in Chinese)

NEWS
15 Mar 2015

Päivi Aura as a speaker in CCDC’s seminar

Päivi Aura has been invited to speak in CCDC’s seminar about performing arts for young children. She will discuss with Mr. Even Lam, the artistic director of the local well-known children’s theatre company Jumbo Kids Theatre, about performing arts for young children, including ideas, execution and challenges, both in Europe and Hong Kong.

The event has its own Facebook page (in Chinese).

NEWS
25 Feb 2015

Me-Me in Asia in April

Auraco will tour in Asia with Me-Me during 3–19 April! There will be performances and workshops in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou. See the specific dates above.

WORKSHOP
17–19 Feb 2015

Growing Up in Europe Seminar

This three day seminar is aimed for early childhood professionals and artists who work with small children. Its themes are art in early childhood structures and the Finnish educational system and culture policy. The programme consists of presentations, discussions and workshops. The seminar is held in English and is part of the Growing Up in Europe project supported by EU’s Erasmus+ programme. See the seminar programme.

The seminar takes place at Annantalo Arts Centre in Helsinki. Free entrance. Sign up in advance by email: info@auraco.fi. More information about the workshops and sign up for them on arrival to the seminar.

NEWS
13 Feb 2015

Päivi Aura and Auraco nominated for the Theatre for Children and Youth award

Päivi Aura and Dance Theatre Auraco have been chosen as a finalist for the Theatre for Children and Youth award 2015. The annual award is given by The Association of Finnish Theatres and the Finnish Assitej Association for a commandable actor or act for children’s theatre. See more information in the bulletin from The Association of Finnish Theatres (only in Finnish).

WORKSHOP
Small Size Days logo

The arts are not a matter of age but of curiosity

How shall we hold hands when dancing together? Exploring new and old ways of dancing hand in hand – and a smile on your face. This nonstop dance workshop for all ages is led by dance pedagogue Tuire Colliander, choreographer Päivi Aura and musician Minni Ilmonen, and it is held at Pikku-Aurora Art House in Espoo. Free entrance.

The workshop is part of the international Small Size Days. Small Size Days bring the very youngest children and their families, carers and stakeholders together in recognising that the arts are significant and valued in our lives, from birth onwards. See the international events from the Small Size Days flyer.

Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

2014

NEWS
20 Nov 2014

Artco has its own site

The art section Artco maintained by Kuukulkurit ry has launched its own web site at artco.fi. The content related to Kuukulkurit’s exhibition activity has been moved from Auraco’s programme page to the Artco site.

NEWS
18 Oct 2014

Auraco participates in a Creative Europe project

Auraco is a partner organisation in a Creative Europe project called Small Size, Performing Arts for Early Years. The project started this autumn and has 17 partners from 15 European countries. The project continues on the path of the earlier Small Size, Big Citizens project. It aims to promote the productions and visibility of performing arts for the early years in Europe. During the four year project Auraco will produce two own stage performances and one co-production.

NEWS
18 Oct 2014

Kuukulkurit ry participates in an Erasmus+ project

Kuukulkurit ry, the association that maintains Dance Theatre Auraco and art section Artco, is a partner organisation in an Erasmus+ project called Growing Up in Europe. The project has 12 partners from four countries. Its aim is to get to know the childrens’ day care systems and the education of early childhood professionals in different countries, and create innovative working methods for professional education and training. Kuukulkurit is the only organisation from the art field, the other partners are schools and upper secondary schools.

DANCE
24 Sep 2014

My Eyes Your Eyes

A private performance for the hospital clients at Laakso hospital, Helsinki.

DANCE
20–23 Aug 2014

Floating Boat

20 Aug at 09:30 and 10:30 Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki
21 Aug at 16:00 and 17:00 Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki
22 Aug at 11:00 and 13:00 Malmitalo, Helsinki
23 Aug at 11:00 and 13:00 Pikku-Aurora Art House, Espoo

DANCE
14 Aug 2014

My Eyes Your Eyes

14 Aug at 14:00 Tampere University Hospital, main hall
14 Aug at 14:20 Tampere University Hospital, Kahvikeidas
14 Aug at 15:00 Tampere University Hospital, Radius building, Café Sirius

NEWS
10 Jul 2014

Auraco at Tanzmesse

Dance Theatre Auraco takes part in internationale tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany, on August 27th to 30th. Auraco is at Tanzmesse together with Dance Info Finland and a group of other Finnish dance companies and artists.

Tanzmesse represents 400 dance companies from 40 different countries during four days.

Come to meet us at stand R20! If you wish to set up a meeting with us in advance, please email Kati Lehtola kati[at]auraco.fi. See you in Düsseldorf!

NEWS
10 Apr 2014

Auraco on YouTube

Dance Theatre Auraco is now also on YouTube. There you can find for example the 5-year birthday video of Me-Me.

DANCE
3–5 Apr 2014

Petit Câlin

3 Apr at 15:00 Figuier Blanc, Argenteuil, France
4 Apr at 10:00, 14:30 and 15:30 Figuier Blanc, Argenteuil, France
5 Apr at 09:30 and 11:00 Figuier Blanc, Argenteuil, France

The performances were part of the Premières Rencontres festival.

2013

DANCE
30 Nov – 1 Dec 2013

Floating Boat

30 Nov at 11:00 and 14:00 Mokkumto Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1 Dec at 11:00 and 14:00 Mokkumto Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Read Päivi Aura’s work diary about the preparation for the premiere from the Liikekieli.com magazine (only in Finnish).

NEWS
4 Nov 2013

Päivi Aura directs a performance in Seoul

Little Tree Theatre from Seoul, South Korea, has invited Päivi Aura, choreographer and director of Dance Theatre Auraco, to direct and choreograph their new dance performance called Floating Boat.

Floating Boat will be the company’s first performance for babies. The performance is a pioneering work in Korean children’s culture because performances for children under 3 years are very rare in Korea. This work is also groundbreaking in Finnish dance in Asia because Finnish children’s dance has only been performed in Asian countries on single visits. This production opens a future collaboration between Finnish and Korean artists in children’s dance and theatre.

The premiere will be on Nov 30th 2013 at Studio Darak, Seoul. The performance is a co-production of Dance Theatre Auraco and Little Tree Theatre.

DANCE
19–20 Oct 2013

Me-Me

19 Oct at 14:00 and 17:00 Jayu Theater, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
20 Oct at 14:00 Jayu Theater, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

The performances were part of the SIDance festival.

NEWS
27 Sep 2013

Auraco on SIDance site

Auraco’s Me-Me has a lot of visibility on the Korean SIDance Festival site and its YouTube channel. The Me-Me performances in Seoul will be on October 19th and 20th 2013.

SIDance Teaser video
Me-Me video on the SIDance YouTube channel
Me-Me on the SIDance web site