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DANCE PROHIBITION is a  performance about culture of prohibition and a manifesto about citizens’ rights to dance freely where, when and how ever they want. Dance became forbidden in public places by the order of The Finnish Ministry for Internal Affairs in December 1939. However, dancing could not be prevented and the best celebrations sank underground, out of sight of the authorities.

Duration: 1,5 hours including intermission.

Production team

Direction: Antti Lahti
Choreography: Antti Lahti and the working group
Lighting design: Juho Itkonen
Costume design: Taina Natunen
Set design: Sari Paljakka
Sound design: Antti Puumalainen

Performers: Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Tuomas Juntunen, Sampo Kerola, Salla Korja, Riikka Puumalainen (Tsuumi Dance Theatre), Anni Horsmanheimo, Mika Juusela, Virva Torkko (Dance Theatre Minimi)

DANCE PROHIBITION is originally a co-production between Tsuumi Dance TheatreDance Theatre Minimi and Kuopio City Theatre. The premiere of the piece was on September 30th 2020  at Alexander theatre, Helsinki, Finland.