Improtango Company


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

Their work is dynamic and richly complex, combining strong emotional themes and original movement material. These sumptuously beautiful works in which sound, lighting, scenography and movement merge into a potent artistic force have been well received.

National and international festivals have commissioned many of their works. The company has performed at festivals throughout Europe and South America.

Here is a small section of the 60 works the couple have created together.

Crawl the Butterfly Back


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Anne Raudaskoski, Satu Halttunen, Susanna Leinonen, Samuli Roininen, Valtteri Raekallio

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set Design: Martin Heslop

Costume Design: Minna Tuovinen

Premiered: Primo Festival Copenhagen/Malmö

NakedMangoFallen


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Jonna Aaltonen, Reija Wäre, Cesár García, Sampo Kivelä, Francis Guardia, Minna Tuovinen, Martin Heslop

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set design: Jussi Kuittinen

Costume Design: Minna Tuovinen

Premiered: Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland

Anastamaa


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Jonna Aaltonen, Reija Wäre, Teemu Kyytinen, Minna Tuovinen, Martin Heslop

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set design: Jussi Kuittinen

Sound design: Tuomas Toivonen

Costume Design: Minna Tuovinen

Premiered: Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland

Tango for the Emotionally Famous


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Teemu Kyytinen, Reija Wäre, Martin Heslop, Minna Tuovinen

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set Design: Martin Heslop, Minna Tuovinen

Costume Design: Minna Tuovinen

Premiered: KokoTeatteri, Helsinki

Tango for the Radically Anonymous


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Natasha Lommi, Reija Wäre, Teemu Kyytinen, Pekka Louhio, Kaisu Hölttä

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set Design: Martin Heslop, Minna Tuovinen

Costume Design: Minna Tuovinen

Premiered: Kuopio Dance and Music Festival, Finland

Tango Noir


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set Design: Martin Heslop and Minna Tuovinen

Costume Design: Minna Tuovinen

Premiered: KokoTeatteri, Helsinki

Scifitango


Choreography: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Dancers: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Light Design: Pasi Pehkonen

Set Design: Minna Tuovinen and Martin Heslop

Costume Design: Kaisa Kemikoski

Premiered: Stoa, Helsinki

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