13 - 18. 7 .2020 Varala -Tampere -Finland

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...it's a kind of movement. It is also the initial force. When enough energy is tied to a particular thing and friction is defeated, things are NYTKE forward.


It is like finding your limits and going beyond  them, perhaps even leaving the comfort zone and thus learning.


It is also a stopping, because you can't NYTKE before you have stopped.


Sometimes NYTKE may be stressful 'why you NYTKE?' Or liberating ... NYTKE in relax manner with the rhythm of music.

If life in itself should be described by some movement, maybe NYTKE  would be a good term for it. It lights up and turns off, but always seems to be moving forward or at least in some direction.

NYTKE, it can be big, gripping and even rude, or small and subtle, almost discreet. Sometimes it can be controlled and sometimes it takes with it. If you are quietly seated and listening carefully can you sense NYTKE - heart? I'm alive, here, now, now, now .. see you in the summer!

We offer a wide range of courses under the guidance of top teachers in the spectacular scenery and facilities of Varala. Varala also provides an opportunity for accommodation. Join our mailing list and get the latest news straight to your email!

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Nytke 2020 classes.

Contemporary Dance Workshops in Nytke 2020 are offered on five days in three different studios. We offer courses for professionals, amateurs and this year also for young people. Dancers have the opportunity to experience many forms of contemporary dance, either by attending individual courses or by obtaining an All or Open pass which gives them free access to all lessons of their own level.

Advanced and professionals

Professional and advance dancers have a chance to dance and work with colleagues from morning till evening every day of the festival week.  Workshops include various contemporary dance styles and international teachers.


In addition to the professionals, we also offer open-level courses. Dance has a proven track record in giving health and well-being. We want to play our part in helping people find joy and self-awareness through movement and expression. Open-level classes are also offered five days a week, led by top professionals.

For the first time Nytke offers classes also for Youth (12 - 17 years old).

Young dancers have a chance to dance 4 hours of dance every day in a competition free environment. Young people have the opportunity to learn from two professional teachers every day. The Youth will also make a small piece during the week, which will be presented at Nytke Theatre Evening, at the Hällä-Stage.



Events during Nytke 2020

Nytke Theatre Evening  at Halla-stage on 18.07.2020

The Nytke  Theater Evening will be held at the Hällä-stage on Saturday July 18, 2020. Similar to 2019, the 2020 Nytke Theater Evening will feature several short contemporary dance pieces.  Choreography created in Nytke residence prior to festival will close the evening. Nytke has chosen residence choreographer though an open call, Wilhelmina Ojanen will present her work!

Nytke open air event at Laikunlava on 13.07.2020

Laikunlava open-air event in the center of Tampere will be held on Monday evening in the beginning of the  festival. On the stage we will see several contemporary dance pieces and extracts of various works. Citizens have also possibility to take part for the open contemporary dance class, and join jam lead by Sami Haapala for free!

Nytke in the woods 19-24.07.2020. 

The Nytke in the Woods artist residency will be held for the first time in the 2020 on Pikku-Otava Island in Ylöjärvi. We will invite 15 dance artists from Finland and abroad to work together through an open call. The event includes courses, creative workshops, and group discussions around the theme of Connection. Residency will be documented by the means of artistic filming.


In Nytke, apart from a  dance technique, we concentrate to find presence

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