In 2022 Routa celebrates its 20 years birthday!
Routa Company is a production house for contemporary dance, based in Kajaani, Finland. Our mission is to produce, develop and make multi-faceted and personal dance art. Routa is part of Finnish Network of Regional Dance Centres, and the lively cultural community of Kajaani.
Our core features are producing and making dance performances, curating a viable guest performance program, running an international artist residency program and engaging the local people by producing communal art experiences and familiarising them with dance art through workshops.
For our own productions we hire the dancers through our unique employment model, that allows the dancers to allocate at least 25% of their workday to freely developing as an artist. This employment model was awarded The Dance Fame Award in 2021 from the Union of Dance and Circus Artists of Finland.
Both our guest performance program and residency program have an open, on-going call. In our residency program we also take into consideration the students of dance and choreography, who are on their last year before graduation.
We operate in the center of Kajaani, at Generaattori. Routa Company is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the city of Kajaani, and Kone Foundation.