"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

keskiviikko 30. syyskuuta 2015

On the Road Part 32: "Dancing hippo!"


"This is no mere dancing hippo. Rather it is the lovely national treasure of Finland!" Shcat

We thank Shanghai Children's Art Theatre. Hope seeing You soon again.

torstai 27. elokuuta 2015

Mediaseurantaa Osa22: Smart Shanghai






















"For the Moomin fans, Dancing Moominvalley is happening at the Shanghai Children's Art Theatre on September 26-27. Expect lots of dancing hippo-like creatures from the popular Finnish children's series. Tickets start at 180rmb."

"Dancing Moominvalley is a dance production based on The Tales From The Moominvalley, the sixth book in the popular children’s series by Finnish writer Tove Jansson. 

The show is choreographed by Samuli Roininen and composed by Heikki Mäenpää. It follows the stories of the Moomin family and adapts the themes of the novel – including friendliness, difference, and otherness. The performance was featured in the Finnish cultural program at the 2010 Shanghai Expo where it won the Culture Award. Expect lots of dancing hippos."


keskiviikko 19. elokuuta 2015

On the Road Part 31: Shanghai

Great News! Dance Theatre MD's Dancing Moominvalley ensemble will perform three times in Shanghai in coming September. The venue will be Shanghai Children's Art Theatre's Roewe Theatre. 

Shanghai Children's Art Theatre is part of the China Welfare Institute. The Theatre was officially opened on 1 June 2013, and renovated from the SAIC-GM Pavilion used during the Shanghai 2010 World Expo. Shanghai Children's Theatre is currently the city's only professional-level stage designated for children's drama performances. It can seat 1,088 audience members and has the kind of fancy equipment found in other contemporary theaters in town.

In Shanghai we will also celebrate Dancing Moominvalley ensembles 200th performance. Dancers in Shanghai are Anu Castrén, Jatta Haapamäki, Milka Laakso, Sonja Pälli, Sulevi Sihvola and Meri Seppänen accompanied by composer Heikki Mäenpää.

See you in Shanghai.

Further information and tickets: Shcat

sunnuntai 26. heinäkuuta 2015

Coming up: the 200th Performance

Photo: Samuli Roininen, Copyrights: Moomin Characters Ltd

Hurray! Our 200th performance is coming up soon!


Dance Theatre MD's Dancing Moomins celebrated the 100th performance in February 2013.

Since its premiere, Dancing Moominvalley ensemble has been touring all around Finland and abroad for instance in

Fukuoka, Japan (2009), 
Shanghai, China (2010), 
San Diego, California and Essen, Germany (2011), 
Stockholm, Sweden and Tucson, Arizona (2012), 
Houghton, Michigan (2013),
Gothenburg, Sweden (2015).

Stay tuned for further information.

maanantai 19. tammikuuta 2015

On the Road Part 30: Gothenburg

Welcome to Satellit Festival!

"Satellit Festival lands for the third time in Gothenburg and soon all of West Sweden will sparkle with dance performances from the entire Nordic region.

In March 2015, we are proud to present four fantastic festival days in Gothenburg as well as a tour of West Sweden filled with dance performances for children and young people.

During the festival days children, parents, teachers, dancers, choreographers and people from all corners of dance society gathers to see dance, discuss dance and practice dance. The festival’s full program and tickets will be released in early 2015!"

Further information: Satellitfestival