"The multimedia dance play adapts Tove Jansson’s The Tales from the Moominvalley. The Finnish classic is given a family friendly contemporary dance makeover and won a Shanghai EXPO 2010 Culture Award." thatsmags.com
tiistai 24. elokuuta 2010
Greetings from the Shanghai Expo part 5
Photos: Samuli Roininen, Copyrights: Moomin Characters Ltd
Time for some dance news from Shangai?
Finland at EXPO 2010 writes:
MOOMINTROLL DANCED HIS 65TH BIRTHDAY AT THE SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO - Dancing Moominvalley at Shanghai EXPO celebrated Moominvalley and Tove Jansson's art in a splendid way
Dance Theatre MD, Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley, Heikki Mäenpää & Moominvalley Orchestra, Moomin Characters Ltd and Moomin Friends Association with their co-operators brought an example of Finnish culture aimed for the whole family to Shanghai Expo. Music and dance pulled the vast Chinese audience into their whirl, even though Moomins were a new acquaintance for most spectators. A happy surprise waited for some families which had the opportunity to learn a birthday dance in the dance workshops and perform it to Moomintroll.
The culture export project, produced as a part of Finland's culture programme in Shanghai Expo, got huge visibility in the programme of the Expo and also in Chinese Media. Crossmedia artwork's executive producer-scriptwriter Mr Heikki Mäenpää and choreographer Mr Samuli Roininen have a reason to be happy. Right after the first show of the dance theatre performance Dancing Moominvalley at Europe Square the production team received an invitation to perform their art in the World Leisure Expo in Hangzhou, China in autumn 2011.
Very happy. And excited by all this.
Remember also that the performances continue in Tampere at the Hällä Stage in September from Tuesday the 7th at10 following the Finnish tournee.
You are very welcome.
With Warm Greetings,
Samuli Roininen, Dance Theatre MD