Initiated by Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop in 2018, TangoNyky is an evening of duets. Duets provide a great opportunity for dynamic communication and intense presence.

Mikko Helenius and his orchestra will provide the music for the evening.

Former performers include Minna Tervamäki, Sanna Kekäläinen, Reija Wäre, Janne Marja-Aho, Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo, Katja Koukkula and Jussi Väänänen.

TangoNyky duet evening at the Black Box in the Music Centre on Sat 23.10.2022 at 19:00.


The 2021 TangoNyky evening offered fascinating and surprising interpretations of tango from the perspective of contemporary dance, flamenco and new circus. Festival artistic directors Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop once again invited an exciting line-up of artists. The choreographers and dancers of the commissioned works were Katja Lundén, Janne Marja-Aho, Jenna Broas, Elina Lindfors, Kardo Shiwan, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Riia Kivimäki and Saku Mäkelä. The evening also featured Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop. Music was provided by Mikko Helenius and the Soul Strings string orchestra.

The evening’s programme ended familiarly with a shared dance moment, where the audience can experience touch as part of a stunning musical landscape.