We are a folk dance and music ensemble which train and present traditional Finnish folk dances and Finnish folklore. In addition to traditional repertoire, we also present new choreographies that combine Finnish folklore, contemporary dance and dance theater elements. Our high-quality repertoire are based on enthusiasm and competence.
Our representative group trains twice a week, on Tuesdays 19: 45-21: 30 and on Thursdays at 19: 20-21: 20. In addition to weekly exercises, the repertoire is also practiced on weekends as needed.
Various, professional folk dance teachers bring versatility, challenge and interest to the group's activities. The group has been guided by eg. Jyrki Lahtinen, Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Timo Saari, Juha-Matti Aronen, Anu Haapoja, Katarina Marjola, Susanna Kivinen, Eero Hietanen, Anu Kokkonen and Salla Korja-Paloniemi. Currently, teachers are Anna Oja and Hilppa Herd.
We have performed at various events and festivals both in Finland and abroad. As a rule, we perform with live music. In our music group Katrilli Combo are played by Juha Virtanen, (accordion), Kalle Mansikkaniemi, (violin), Janne Heikinheimo, (cello and bass). In addition, Katrilli organizes own concerts, maintains lively pr-action and performs on demand.
We can tailor our repertoire to suit your event by your preference. Our group's software bends into both small and large spaces, from a few minutes to a full-size concert. Choose a spectacular folk dance as the program number for your event, and the popular dancing and singing performances will also be a great part of the program. Contact us to make your event a memorable one!