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Pop-up Atelier

Concept: Mikko Hyvönen and Veli Lehtovaara
Artists: Mikko Hyvönen, Elina Häyrynen, Terhi Kuokkanen, Veli Lehtovaara, Jaakko Nieminen and guests
Production: Off/Balance


In the summer 2016 Off/Balance begins a project consisting of three parts with choreographers Mikko Hyvönen and Veli Lehtovaara with Pop-up Atelier that is established in the center of Jyväskylä. Atelier is a temporary artistic space, where artists share communally their praxis, exercises, questions and ideas. Pop-up Atelier aims to spontaneous interaction with the artists, local people and the surroundings alike.

Public open door sessions include a Daily Empowering Morning Exercise and Village Hour Discussions with artists. Through the store window the space is visibly open at all times. Additionally unpredictable events during two weeks.

Hyvönen and Lehtovaara created Off/Balance’s debut piece On the Threshold in 2011. The performance was performed in ICE HOT – Nordic Dance Platform, international nrw tanzmesse at Düsseldorf and Les Réperages -festival among other festivals.


Pop-up Atelier at Tawast Shopping Mall on July 4-15 2016.

Hyvönen’s and Lehtovaara’s SpaceTimeLove -webpage.