Festival team

Artistic director:
Kerstin Schroth

Executive producer & General Manager:
Isabel González

Technical director:
Ilkka Riihikallio

Graphic designer:
Jaakko Pietiläinen

Website development:

Festival Office

You can find our office on the ground floor of Villa Eläintarha (Eläintarhantie 14, 00530 Helsinki). Please make an appointment in advance.

Venues and accessibility

Disabled persons’ personal assistants have free entry to the performances. Assistance dogs are welcome. Please contact us in advance if you need a seat for a wheelchair or personal assistant or have any questions regarding accessibility:

Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki

An accessible entrance to Caisa is from Kaikukatu. Entrance to Caisa’s facilities is through the patio of Leipätehdas. Caisa’s facilities are accessible: no obstacles or height differences exist in rooms or corridors. There are clear signs at the premises. Wheelchair seats are accessible by elevator via 3rd floor. The Festivity hall, gallery and auditorium are equipped with an induction loop.Read more about the venue through this link.

Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki

Access to indoors and outdoors is easy, and passageways are even. There are two disabled parking spaces in the car park next to the Puotinharjun Puhos shopping centre. Disabled entrance to Stoa is at the main entrance and the entrance from the Puotinharjun Puhos and the car park. The box office is accessible. There are spaces for wheelchairs in the performance spaces. Both Theatre and Music Hall are equipped with induction loops. The electrical outlets in the auditorium are earthed. The disabled toilet is next to the Adult Education Centre. Read more about the venue through this link.

Kunsthalle Helsinki
Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
The accessible entrance is through the Kunsthalle’s backyard. Turn to the backyard at Ainonakatu 3 (by the entrance to the Finnjävel restaurant), and you will find the entrance and a doorbell at the far end. Please take the elevator up to the second-floor galleries, which are completely accessible. Assistance dogs are most welcome. Unfortunately neither the lobby nor Kioski shop are fully accessible. Please consult our friendly staff. Read more about the venue through this link.

Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki

The Cable Factory has in total five accessible parking places in three different locations, see more information here. Taxis can drive inside the Cable Factory courtyard, in front of door B. Zodiak Stage is wheelchair accessible. Elevator can be found next to staircase B. 
Disabled toilet facilities available in staircase B. Read more about the venue through this link. Cable Factory’s access and loading routes have been changed, read more here.

Espoo City Theatre
Louhi Hall, Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo
Espoo Cultural Centre have a limited number of wheelchair places. These must be reserved in advance when you buy your ticket. Espoo Cultural Centre both have an induction loop – please ask at the box office for the best place to sit to use this facility. There is also a lift and an accessible toilet. Read more about the venue through this link.

Artistic and productional direction

Kerstin Schroth is a performing arts manager and curator based in Paris and Berlin. She holds a degree in Cultural Studies and Political Science from the University of Hildesheim. From 2006 to 2019 she acted as company manager of Great Investment, the organizational structure behind choreographer Mette Ingvartsen’s work. In 2006 Schroth initiated the sommer.bar festival within Tanz im August, Berlin and curated it for six years.

Schroth lectures, among others, at DOCH (Stockholm), Universität der Künste/ Sommerakademie (Berlin), K3 Hamburg, and University of Gießen, on curatorial concepts, production management, finance, communication, time management, organization, and working conditions within the performing arts. During a 10-year period she worked as production manager for international festivals such as Tanztheater International (Hannover), Tanz im August (Berlin), Poker im Osten and Context#3 – Learning by doing in Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin). She has worked in long- and short-term collaborations with performing artists such as Lindy Annis, Paul Gazzola, Frauke Havemann, Sasha Waltz and Gérald Kurdian.

Together with Schroth, the festival is being led by an executive producer and general manager Isabel González. She has worked in the field of performing arts, in different roles, since 2003. In Moving in November she started 2009.

Organisation and partners

The organisation behind Moving in November is Tanssiareena ry / Dance Arena. Its members are Esitystaiteen keskus ry (Center for Performance Art), Nuoren Voiman Liitto and University of the Arts / Theatre Academy. Board members of Dance Arena (2020-21) are Liisa Pentti (president), Maria Matinmikko, Sanna Myllylahti, Mikko NiemistöMasi Tiitta with vice members Anna Borgman, Eeva Muilu, Mammu Rankanen and Maija Mustonen.

Registered organisations can apply for membership.  Members are approved on application by the board and shall be sent to the secretary of the board:

Festival performances take place in various venues and production houses in the Helsinki metropolitan region. Long time partners and venues include Stoa, Kiasma Theatre and Zodiak – Center for New Dance. New important partners are Caisa, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nuoren Voiman Liitto, University of the Arts / Academy of Fine Arts, and University of the Arts / Theatre Academy.

Moving in November festival is funded by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki and Kone Foundation.

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