Joutomiehiä is a performance in which the dancers of Tsuumi collaborate with Katriina Honkanen and the Tulilintu ensemble. The performance includes strong rhythms as well as emotional ballads performed by four dancers and six musicians.

The name “Joutomiehiä” is a reference to Finnish vagrants from the early 19th century. The story is brought to life by a narrator who transports the viewers to the times and lives of the vagrants. The music is from Katriina Honkanen and the Tulilintu ensemble’s album and the show also has songs from Honkanen’s first long play “Rosvot”.



Friday 25.10.2013 Savoy Theatre, Helsinki


Choreography: Petri Kauppinen
Director: Katriina Honkanen
Music and lyrics: Katriina Honkanen and the Tulilintu ensemble

Hanna Korhonen
Salla Korja-Paloniemi
Tuomas Mikkola
Sami Paasila

Tulilintu Ensemble:
Katriina Honkanen – acoustic guitar and vocals
Olli Kari – accordion and vocals
Kukka Lehto – violin, mandolin and vocals
Ricardo Padilla – percussion instruments
Sara Puljula – contrabass and vocals
Ilkka Tenhunen – electric and acoustic guitar

Duration approx. 60 min

Info on Katriina Honkanen




TSIP is Tsuumi Dance Theatre’s new improvisation project. The talents and reformers of new Finnish folk dance and music throw themselves with all their heart and soul into the thralls of both movement and music. TSIP takes dance and music to the people, into mundance situations where art can surprise and sublime. TSIP will stop at nothing to take hold of its space and audience.

TSIP lives in the moment, shows us our everyday lives in a new light and thus reminds us of the preciousness and unpredictability of life. The events of any given performance are dictated by time. TSIP sets sail against the headwinds created by the past and present. The goal is both simple and impossible; to carry everything along and just be now.


Meidän Festivaali, Järvenpää:
Sun 28.7.2013
Mon 29.7.2013
Tue 30.7.2013
Thu 1.8.2013
Fri 2.8.2013
Sat 3.8.2013

TSIP ARTISTS: Johanna Elovaara, Ilkka Heinonen, Reetta- Kaisa Iles, Tuomas Juntunen, Petri Kauppinen, Hanna Korhonen, Topi Korhonen, Salla Korja-Paloniemi, Ahto Koskitalo, Tuomas Mikkola, Samuli Nordberg, Antti Paalanen, Petri Prauda, Kaisa Pesonen, Soila Sariola, Sini Siipola, Jarno Tastula, Tuomas Timonen, Vilma Timonen, Milla Viljamaa

TSIP at Full Moon Dance Festival July 27th, 2011



Tsuumi Dance Theatre  has had a new perspective towards folk dance for 15 years and the group has created successful artpieces with several different choreographers and directors. Now these modern day folk dance explorers collaborate and challenge themselves with the contemporary dance choreography pioneer Ervi Sirén. Kehotus is a performance that highlights mans timeless placement in the flow of culture history and also in motion rituals.

From Tsuumi’s point of view traditional folk dance does not live in the past, but in us. Sirén, on the other hand, has given emphasis to human body and it’s versatility. These two perspectives have created Kehotus, a work of art that once again renews Tsuumi and its repertoire. Sirén’s goal in all this is to express her respect towards folk dance and to bring out the skill that made Tsuumi what it is today. Despite Kehotus being a contemporary dance it also contains the essence of folk dance.

Kehotus trailer


Duration approx. 40 minutes.


Choreography: Ervi Sirén

Dancers: Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Tuomas Juntunen, Salla Korja-Paloniemi and Samuli Nordberg

Music: Ilkka Heinonen

Lights: Mikko Kaukolampi

Costumes: Cris af Enehielm

Photos: Davide Pavone


Tue 23.7.2013 Täydenkuun Tanssit, Pyhäjärvi

MALMITALO (Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki)

Thu 11.10.2012 Premiere

Fri 12.10.2012

Sat 13.10.2012

STOA, MUSIIKKISALI (Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki)

Wed 17.10.2012

Fri 19.10.2012

Sat 20.10.2012

KANNELTALO (Klaneettitie 5)

Fri 26.10.2012

Sat 27.10.2012


Helsinki Festival

Heads You’ll go, Tails I’ll stay

Dance theatre piece for a woman, a man, a musician and a living room.

This is the starting point: there’s a couple, lots of music, a living room and the tensions between them all – especially between the couple. This piece of dance theatre focuses on the inner movements familiar to us all: loneliness, dreams and fears, realising your own boundaries and giving them up. Perhaps it’s all about love – the different actions and emotions surrounding it.

Several Finnish poems are essential to this piece. The poems are lyrics for songs, dialogue between the performers and an integral element in it’s own right.


Duration: approx. 45 minutes


Choreography: Hanna Korhonen
Performers: Hanna Korhonen, Tero Koponen and Topi Korhonen
Composer and music: Topi Korhonen
Costumes and set design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Light design: Niko Kurola
Graphic design: Ville Tiihonen
Photos: Marko Mäkinen
Production: Dance Theatre Tsuumi and the working group


KUOPIO 16.1.2013 klo

PIEKSÄMÄKI 17.1.2013
Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni

Hämeenlinna City Theatre

Premiere 25.11.2011
Valssaamo, The Cable Factory (Tallberginkatu 1B, Helsinki)
Performances: 28.11., 29.11., 1.12., 2.12., 4.12., 5.12., 7.12. and 8.12.