Festival team

Artistic direction:
Mikael Aaltonen and Ari Tenhula

Executive producer:
Isabel González

Riikka Thitz

Technical production:
Ilkka Riihikallio

Graphic design:
Jaakko Pietiläinen

Website development:

Videos and photography:
Mariangela Pluchino

Assistants during the festival:
Ronja Antikainen, Lisa Giebel, Soili Huhtakallio, Mariangela Pluchino, Marina Seppä

Venues and accessibility

Disabled persons’ personal assistants have free entry to the performances. Assistance dogs are also welcome.

Please contact us in advance if you need a seat for a wheelchair or personal assistant or have any questions regarding accessibility:

Kiasma Theatre
Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki

Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located between Kiasma and the General Post Office building next door. To drive there, turn at the corner of the Post Office building towards the Sanomatalo building.

Kiasma Theatre’s upper level is wheelchair accessible.
Kiasma Theatre has an induction loop and an amplifier available.
Wheelchairs and rollators can be borrowed from the cloakroom.

There are accessible adapted toilets on the first and fifth floors.

Kunsthalle Helsinki
Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki

Accessible entrance from the inner court at Ainonkatu 3, please ring the doorbell.

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.

Cable Factory, door V, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki

Valssamo is wheelchair accessible. Elevator can be found next to staircase B. 
Disabled toilet facilities available in staircase B.

WHS Teatteri Union
Unioninkatu 45 LH 1-2 / Siltavuorenranta 18, 00170 Helsinki

The theatre is wheelchair accessible.

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, staircase B

Zodiak Stage is wheelchair accessible. Elevator can be found next to staircase B. 
Disabled toilet facilities available in staircase B.

Studio C4, staircase C

The studio is wheelchair accessible. Elevator can be found next to staircase C.
Disabled toilet facilities available in staircase B.

Moving in November

Moving in November is the most significant contemporary dance festival in the Helsinki area. Every year, the festival introduces interesting, topical and edgy dance works in its program.

Through its diverse and current programming, the festival broadens the scene of performances and makes space for artistic diversity. Moving in November also co-produces new Finnish dance and makes it visible in the international scene.

The festival’s performances advance the development of the art form in Finland. High-quality programming increases the appeal of dance and provides meaningful experiences to the audience.

To further increase the understanding of dance as an art form, Moving in November develops new forms of encounter for the audiences. In addition to performances, the festival also includes workshops, discussions, lectures and clubs in its programming. Articles, essays and other texts are also published.

Moving in November strives to be an inclusive event that celebrates diversity and enables cross-cultural encounters.

By providing opportunities to experience a variety of aesthetics, the festival also aims to strengthen our shared human experiences and mutual understanding.

Artistic direction

The artistic directors of Moving in November are Ari Tenhula and Mikael Aaltonen. Having two artistic directors enables critical discourse and a high level of curating. Programming decisions are tested in an ongoing dialogue.

Tenhula has been a member of the festival curating team since 1996. In 2006 he became the Artistic Director of the festival. He has previously acted as the professor of dance at the Theatre Academy in the University of Arts in Finland, Artistic Director of Helsinki Dance Company and worked as an independent choreographer. Starting from September 2018, Tenhula is the Managing Director of Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

Mikael Aaltonen has acted as the other Artistic Director of Moving in November festival since 2010. He is also the curator of URB festival and works regularly at the Theatre Academy. Aaltonen has previously curated e.g. performances for ARS 06 and ARS 17 exhibitions at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

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 (2018-19) are Liisa Pentti (president), Anne Makkonen (vice-president), Maria Matinmikko, Sanna Myllylahti, Mikko Niemistö, with vice members Anna Borgman, Eeva Muilu, Elina Pirinen and Mammu Rankanen.

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 University of the Arts / Theatre Academy, Nuoren Voiman Liitto and Kunsthalle Helsinki.

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

In 2018, the festival is supported by Goethe-Institut Finnland.


Moving in November festival has been recognized by EFFE International Jury to receive the EFFE Label 2019-2020.