Ko-kollektiivi is an artistic community,
based in Helsinki and founded by dance artists.
Ko-kollektiivi combines artistic reverie with academic
research and produces creative, utopian and
The group’s activities concentrate on
contemporary dance with a passion for
is run by dance artists
Satu Aavanranta (former Tuomisto) is a contemporary dance choreographer, graduated in London in 2000.
Her work has been presented in the UK, Colombia, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Holland, and in Finland at Stoa, Finnish National Ballet, Kiasma, Full Moon Dance Festival, Zodiak – Center for New Dance and Oulu City Theatre amongst others.
In 2011 – 2013 she was the Artistic Director at JoJo – Oulu Dance Center.
Her dance piece Vimmaa (Frenzy) won the First Prize at 638 Kilo Tanz
Festival in Germany in 2012. Satu Aavanranta received a five-year-Artist Grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland in 2014.
Sanna Hento is a dancer, dance artist and dance teacher based in Espoo.
She has worked as a dancer in Burn the Floor world tour 1999-2000
(Europe, the United States and Australia ), Hämeenlinna City Theater,
Valkeakoski summer theater, TTT-Theater (Tampere) and
the Finnish National Opera. She has completed dance teacher
examinations off the Finnish Dance Teachers´ Association STOL ry and the International Dance Teacher Association. Hento is the co-author of
the book ”Tanssin taituriksi” and she is one of the founders of Tanssistudio TanssiBuumi.
Amandine Doat, a French artist, graduated in dance in the conservatory CNSMD of Lyon in 2011. She followed this with a bachelor in Dramaturgy at the university Lyon 2 and graduated from Lahti circus school in 2015.
She founded and directed Cirque des Puces company in 2013.
Satu Aavanranta, Sanna Hento
& Amandine Doat
Ko-kollektiivi is managed by Tanssitaiteen kannatusyhdistys ry.
Ko-kollektiivi is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland with an operations grant and by the City of Helsinki with a grant for permanent creative activities.
Ko-kollektiivi’s activities include premieres, tours, events, workshops and development projects.
Our guiding values are
collaboration and sustainability.
The name Ko-kollektiivi is both a reference to the Latin prefix “co”
as well as the Finnish suffix “ko”. Etymologically, the prefix “co” means “with” and “together” and the prefix is used in Germanic languages nowadays.
The suffix “ko” alludes to a question in Finnish language. Collaboration and challenging ideas are a reflection of Ko-kollektiivi’s core activities.
Ko-kollektiivi’s mission is to enable people to experience dance in their everyday lives. Our work is based on breaking down the barriers between dance and the public.
A soloperformance that stretchis ballroomdancing.
A performance in co-operation with the city environment.
A performance about middle age as a multi-level transitional phase in a person's life. In collaboration with Pyhäsalmi Tanssi ry and Impïria Art Scene.
Evil has crept into Parikkala
Mariska - official music video
A participative dance performance carried out with the help of dance task cards together with children.
Dididot and a giggling body
A performance for the whole family, combining dance and clowning.
A performance combining spatial art, circus, dance and sound art. In collaboration with Loviisan Taiteen Tukiyhdistys ry and Art in Lov Residence.
An imaginative journey into space through music, dance and contemporary circus.
In collaboration with Cirque des Puces.
Footprints in the snow
Dance film made in collaboration
with senior dancers.
Home Appliance Jam
A play performance for 2-3 year olds combining dance and media art. In collaboration with Lastenkulttuurikeskus Pessi.
Dance of my life
Dance art project for aging people. The project includes a dance film and written instructions based on the project for dance teachers working with senior citizens.