Dance House Helsinki opens 2.2.2022
Exactly in two months the Dance House Helsinki / Tanssin talo celebrates its inauguration on 2 February 2022. The long-awaited world-class performance and event venue is especially designed for dance by JKMM Architects and ILO architects.
Promoting wellbeing is a well-established global trend, in which dance plays an ever-increasing role. Yet only very few buildings exist in the world, that are dedicated solely to dance.
The Dance House Helsinki will become Finland’s first landmark venue promoting dance at both a grassroots and a professional level.
The new building is located within a former 1940’s Cable Factory, the largest cultural center in Finland. The architecture takes its inspiration from dance, playing with illusions of lightness and heaviness. The building’s industrial aesthetic also reads like a machine. The state-of-the-art black box theatres are its internal engine. A glazed courtyard will serve as an important shared public space for the Cable Factory as a whole.
In a celebration of the upcoming opening, you can watch a minute-long teaser film by Tapio Snellman featuring music by Olavi Louhivuori.
Further project information and visuals to follow soon.
Looking forward the dancers and performers to complete the architecture!