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Kinetic Orchestra lives from movement. Our collaboration is based on researching, seeking and finding together. Our practice and developing is ever on-going.

Kinetic Orchestra is actively organising workshops and classes in acrobatics, contemporary dance and partnering. The company tours actively in Finland and abroad both with performances and with workshop activities. Our popular performance+workshop combinations allow a more deep coming into contact with the movement language of our pieces. Our workshops can be retailed for dancers of different ages and skill sets, from children to professionals.


Masterclasses go through movement material and practice methods specific to the Kinetic Orchestra dance company. In general our movement language is wide-ranging and techniques and styles change on a quick pace. Overall, however, the focus is in partnering techniques, acrobatic floor technique and dynamic, blues-influenced contemporary dance.


Partnering workshops dive into techniques behind the specific technique of partnering that is in a key role in Kinetic Orchestra’s dance pieces. In teaching physicality and the ability to adapt into different ways of moving are emphasised. In class also conventional divisions into flyer-base roles are raised into question and new ways to balance and enrich partnering are being sought.


Are you interested in training regularly with Kinetic Orchestra? We organise weekly classes every sunday at 18-20 at our studio in Helsinki. The classes are held by Jarkko Mandelin alongside with other members of Kinetic Orchestra dance company.

In August, October and December we shall focus on floor work and long, continuous dance sequences. In September and November partnering is in focus, and the classes are being taught by Jarkko Mandelin with Anni Koskinen.

Our studio within Vapaa Tanssikoulu dance school is found from the address Mekaanikonkatu 3 C, Herttoniemi, Helsinki, Finland.


For inquiries, please contact: jarkko (a) apinatarha.fi