Apply now: dancer in project Dance of the fisherman

Open call 2.-21.1.2024

During July 2024 Finnish dancer/choreographer Taneli Törmä and Irish theatre director Caroline McSweeney will make a Finnish version of their performance “Dance of the Fisherman” in three locations on the West coast. We will create a site-specific walking performance, to take place on the  islands of Bergö, Korpo and Hailuoto.

The project is a collaboration between the three coastal Regional Dance Centers: The Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia, JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre (The Regional Dance Centre of Northern Finland) and The Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland.

The project is looking for two dancers. A working contract is made with the regional dance centre to which one chooses to apply.

“Dance of the Fisherman” investigates the world of the fisherman through the stories of local fishermen/fisherwomen and their families. The Finnish version of the performance is funded by the three dance centers and Svenska Kulturfonden, Centre for Arts Promotion, Harry Schaumans Stiftelsen and Föreningen Konstsamfundet.

The job requires fluency in Finnish or Swedish. Rehearsal language will be English. Rehearsals and performances take place on all three islands: Bergö, Korpo and Hailuoto.

We expect from you:

  • Interest in working outdoors.
  • Experience in working with text.

Practical information:

• Working period: 1st – 31st of July 2024

• Places of work: Bergö, Korpo and Hailuoto.

• Rehearsals will be approx. 7 hours / day

• Salary is 2640,31 e + 12 % holiday compensation

• Per diems. Travel costs, accommodation.


  1. CV
  2. Letter of motivation. A short text describing how you relate to the theme or the locations of the performances, approx. 5-7 lines. You can write in either Finnish, Swedish or English.
  3. Create a short dance video – max 3 min. Inspired by the Dance of the Fisherman theme or the trailer. Link to the trailer:
  4. State in your application if you have your car and/or a driver’s license.

Deadline for sending applications: 21.1.2024 at 23:59

Send the application to the regional dance centre of your choosing:

Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia:

JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre:

Photo: Karsten Piper