Dance Moves Us

The DANCE MOVES US documentary filmed by Noora Geagea is part of the dance project implemented by Dance Company Off/Balance in autumn 2020, which involved young people from different parts of Central Finland. In the project, the professional dancers, Elina Häyrynen and Natasha Lommi, directed a dance workshop for the participants, where they shared experiences about the relationship to dancing and looked for the joy and pleasure of movement from different angles.

The concept of the meetings was based on dancing together, the rhythm of the music and the movement thrown into the atmosphere, as well as the choreography created during the meeting, based on which a small dance performance was created with each group. Together we also talked about our own relationship with dance and shared experiences about what dance means to us.

The DANCE MOVES US project was implemented in honor of Off/Balance’s 10th anniversary. 52 young people from Jyväskylä, Viitasaari, Äänekoski and Saarijärvi participated in the workshops.

The documentary premiered on Off/Balance’s social media accounts on March 10, 2021.

You can watch the documentary on the Vimeo account of Dance Company Off/Balance


Idea and implementation:
Noora Geagea
Elina Häyrynen
Natasha Lommi

Supervision of workshops:
Elina Häyrynen
Natasha Lommi

Shooting and cut:
Noora Geagea

Sound design and music:
Janne Hast

Dance Company Off/Balance

The realization of the work has been supported by:

Art Promotion Center, City of Jyväskylä, Central Finland Fund of the Finnish Cultural Fund, Central Finland Dance Center and the Ministry of Education and Culture

Photos: Noora Geagea

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