Improtango Company


"We have a long, rich and in many ways unusual career as an artist. We have created more than 60 works together. The work has taken us to many countries, but we have a special relationship with Argentina, where we have taught, created and performed extensively for 15 years.

That's where Improtango was born. Our goal has been to create an articulated body language that allows for access to a shared creative space where meaningful and genuine encounter / dialogue can take place. ”

Minna Tuovinen & Martin Heslop

Minna & Martin

Choreographic work



Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop formed Improtango Company, previously known as As2wrists Dance Company, in 1999. The company's unique style results from the choreographers working intimately together for over 30 years.

Image from Improtango class

Teaching methods



Minna and Martin have a vast experience as educators. They have been lecturers at the University of the Arts in Helsinki and given workshops in the Favelas in North East brazil.

Improtango and Improcamera are two methods they have developed and taught to dancers and non-dancers worldwide.

Minna Tuovinen & Martin Heslop



Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop are experienced choreographers, dancers, filmmakers and teachers. Together, they have created more than 60 dance works, several of which have been commissioned for domestic and foreign festivals.

The couple has received much praise for their works combining tango and contemporary dance, which have been performed throughout Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Europe and Finland.

Reija & Minttu

International Projects



The company has produced and implemented several international tours, training and collaborative projects worldwide, either as short-term visits of one or two weeks or then projects lasting several months. All visits have included a performance as well as a workshop.

Improtango and Improcamera are two methods they have developed and taught to dancers and non-dancers worldwide.

Postcard from Paracuru image

Films and videos



Here is a selection of Films and videos documenting the company's work in performance and rehearsal, along with experimental pieces created during Improcamera workshops.

Minna & Martin
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