21 September 2015

Dance Theatre MD’s Dancing Moominvalley visits in Shanghai

Shanghai Children’s International Cultural Development Co., Ltd has invited Dance Theatre MD’s Dancing Moominvalley production to Shanghai in September. Altogether three performances will be seen in Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre on 26.-27.9.2015.

Dance Theatre MD first visited Shanghai in autumn 2010. A co-production with Harjula Production Ltd called Dancing Moominvalley @ Shanghai EXPO 2010 was featured in Finnish cultural program at Shanghai EXPO 2010. Also, the production received Shanghai EXPO 2010 Culture Award as the only one of the Finnish Pavilion Culture Program.

Tanssiteatteri MD, Tanssiva muumilaakso

Tanssiteatteri MD, Tanssiva muumilaakso

Dancing Moominvalley –performance is based on Tove Jansson’s book The Tales from the Moominvalley that opens the well known themes of her books: invisibility, otherness and difference. The dance performance is choreographed by Samuli Roininen and composed by Heikki Mäenpää. It was premiered in spring 2010 on Dance Theatre MD’s Hällä Stage in Tampere, Finland. The ensemble has toured considerably lot in Finland and abroad for instance China, Germany, Sweden, USA and Japan. In Shanghai, Dancing Moominvalley will celebrate its 200th performance on Sun 27.9. So far it has gathered 1500 spectators!

Photos: Dance Theatre MD, Dancing Moominvalley, Ari Ijäs, ©Moomin Characters™