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Arja Tiili Dance Company combines dance with other performing arts. The group produces bold, politically aware pieces and workshops, that are eclectic collisions of styles and traditions, bravely mixing genres from breakdance to contemporary dance and martial arts, from political theatre and rapping to video art.

A critical point of view to community and society, in which we live in, is important. Arja Tiili Dance Company’s most important goals are to renew dance and theatre, to support multiculturalism and to fight racism.

Latest performance Break the Fight – I was here! is a thematic performance that deals with power games and power struggles. The piece evokes some of the following questions: What separates us? What brings us together? What exactly do weakness and strength mean? What does it take to become oneself and to be oneself? The performance is about daring to be oneself and to accept each other the way we are. We all share the same emotions. We may look different, speak different languages and have different beliefs but could being different also be a possibility. Styles of the performance include elements from street culture such as b-boying AKA breaking and rapping spiced with contemporary dance and video animation.

The performance is suitable for ages 13+ and it is 45 minutes long. Premier 25.3.2015 at Hurraa! Festival for Children and Youth in Helsinki.

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About NOBA

NOBA is the Nordic-Baltic Dance Network for Young Audiences.

Our goal is to raise awareness, increase mobility and share information. The network is open to anyone working within dance for young audiences.

NOBA is made possible with financial aid from:
Nordic Culture Point, Swedish Arts Council and Region Västra Götaland

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