Neighbourhood (2012) is a production by Dansearena Nord, JoJo Oulu Dance Centre and Dans i Nord. Neighbourhood consists of two choreographies called Svensson and Eana.

These two choreographies both revolve around the thrill and tension of meeting new people in the neighbourhood.

Choreographer Ida Wigdel examines how being excluded might affect people.

Eana is a Sami term, meaning terrain. Choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard wants to examine what is buried and concealed within ourselves. 

The Finnish poem Jäähyväiset vaimolleni is written by Pekka Parkkinen.


(Objekt ID 30262)
Object type Production
Premiere September 12, 2012
Produced by Dansearena Nord, ,
Audience Youth
Keywords Dance, Contemporary dance
Running period September 12, 2012  —  Navember 15, 2012
Website Dansearena Nord

Neighbourhood is also performed as a school performance. The dancers hold a number of dance workshops for youth in the towns visited during the tour.

The partners of Artic Dance Circle are:

Dansearena nord, JoJo Oulun Tanssin Keskus, Dans i Nord, Dansväksthuset, Pyhälsalmen Tanssi Ry.

Supported by: Interreg IV/A, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council Norway, Lappin Liito

The project wants to thank Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Arktisk Kultursenter and the culture school called Hammerfest kulturskole for the cooperation. 


E-mail from Dansearena Nord, 06.09.2012

Contributors (19)
Name Role
Pekka Parkkinen – Text
Ingun Bjørnsgaard – Choreography (Eana)
Ida Wigdel – Choreography (Svensson)
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen – Composition (Svensson)
Alexander Rishaug – Composition (Eana)
Per Henrik Svalastog – Composition (Eana)
Thomas Björk – Stage design
Ane Aasheim – Costume design
Anne-Lise Moe – Costume (syerske)
Ole Bornø – Video/Film
Sebastian Larsson – Sound (på turné)
Hans Jaran Skogen – Lighting design
Sebastian Larsson – Light (på turné)
Janos Andreas Frydenlund – Dancer
Catharina Vehre Gresslien – Dancer
Milla Keskitalo – Dancer
Lava Markusson – Dancer
Antti Seppänen – Dancer
Rino Engdal – Photo
Performance dates
Navember 13, 2012Provisoriet, Rådstua Teaterhus Show
Navember 7, 2012 National premiere, Norway
October 4, 2012Kulturens hus, Luleå Show
October 2, 2012Nordanåteatern Show
September 27, 2012Studio Acusticum, Arena Piteå Show
September 25, 2012Folkets hus, Kiruna, Sverige Show
September 21, 2012Torneå Show
September 18, 2012Kajaani City Theatre Show
September 12, 2012 Worldwide premiere
Festivals (2)
DanceFestival Barents Navember 7, 2012
OuDance Festival September 12, 2012