4X: Night of Four Pieces

AB Dance Company's dancers and the logo of 4X − touring dance event.
Image from the AB Dance Company’s piece Stayin’ Alive. Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa.


Launched last year, 4X − Touring Dance Event will be held again in spring 2024. The culminating event, Night of Four Pieces will offer a diverse overview of the field of contemporary dance. It will feature current repertoire from AB Dance Company, Minimi, Raatikko and Rimpparemmi. At the afterparty the floor is open to anyone in the relaxed Art Jury, where the evening’s works and emerging themes will be discussed together. The Art Jury will be facilitated by the evening’s hosts. The Night of Four pieces and its continuation lasts about 3 hours. More information on the pieces will be published in February 2024.

The dance event is a mini-festival organised by four dance theatres − AB Dance Company, Minimi, Raatikko and Rimpparemmi − bringing the latest repertoire of each theatre to the stage, offering a front row seat into the world of Finnish dance. 4X will tour across Finland, starting in Rovaniemi in May, then moving to Kuopio, Vantaa and ending in early June in Turku.

The event day at AB Dance Company is Saturday 8.6. and it starts with Raatikko’s children’s piece Aarteenetsijä A. at 14.00. Night of Four Pieces starts the same day at 17.00.

Read more about Raatikko’s Aarteenetsijä A.


Nigth’s pieces

NB! The first performance of the evening, Rising Star by Dance Theatre Raatikko, starts in the foyer before the doors open to the theatre, so you are welcome to arrive in advance. Our foyer opens an hour before the performance.

Dance TheatreRaatikko: Rising Star, choreography Milla Virtanen and Jaakko Toivonen.
Dansteater Minimi: Kaiku, choreography Iiro Näkki.
Tanssiteatteri Rimpparemmi: UrosLive, choreography Matti Paloniemi.
AB Dance Company: Stayin’ Alive, choreography Collectif ÈS: Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez and Émilie Szikora, Duration: approximately 40 minutes (shorter than the original piece).

The Art Jury will end the event.



CHOREOGRAPHY Matti Paloniemi | TEXTS Jyri Olilla | ON THE SCENE Atte Herd, Joni Kuokkanen ja Jukka Nurmela | TECHNICAL REALISATION Lauri Uusitalo | SOUND DESIGN Jukka Nurmela | COSTUME DESIGN Jaana Isokangas | PRODUCTION Dance Theatre Rimpparemmi



CHOREOGRAPHY Iiro Näkki | PRODUCTION Dance Theatre Minimi


Stayin’ Alive

Which song, as an anthem, will bring you the joy to be part of a group and make you feel alive? Can a popular song become an anthem?  Come and feel the good vibrations!

With Stayin’ Alive, Aurinkobaletti − AB Dance Company and the Collectif ÈS want to dig further into group dynamics starting from the idea of anthems: Anthems gather and represent. They bring people together under songs and lyrics spreading ideals, thoughts and memories. One anthem can travel from one period to another, from cause to cause. It can take different meanings depending on our personal experiences and backgrounds.

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Collectif ÈS: Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez and Émilie Szikora | DANCE Côme Calmelet-Pyykkö, Linda Holmström, Patrick Di Quirico and Elina Raiskinmäki | SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUME DESIGN Bertrand Nodet | LIGHT DESIGN Magnús Sigurðarson | PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN Jussi Virkkumaa | PRODUCTION AB Dance Company

Premier: 28.4.2023 Manilla Theatre, Turku
Duration: approximately 40 minutes
Age recommendation: +8 years



31 € single ticket
28 € pensioners
15 € students, children (under 18 years), unemployed persons, and persons in civil service or in the army
12 € members of Teme, Finnish Actors Union and Taku, persons having the Theatre Card of The Association of Finnish Theatres, dance and theatre students (vocational) and persons with press card

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Other performances

18.5.2024 Dance Theatre Rimpparemmi, Rovaniemi, www.rimpparemmi.fi
24.–25.5.2024 Dance Theatre Minimi, Kuopion kaupunginteatteri, www.minimi.fi
31.5.2024 Dance Theatre Raatikko, Vantaa, www.raatikko.fi