The picture shows one of the exercises during recording of the film. Photo: Tinca Björke

Dance for Åland 100

The anniversary will be celebrated with dance!

We have the pleasure to present a completely newly written song and a dance, which we hope that as many as possible want to learn during the Åland100 year. This will simply be the Åland100 song and the Åland100 dance! We hope that as many as possible want to dance with us.

The Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ) has together with Linus Aldeborg and Samuel Nordqvist produced a completely new beat, with Sofia Eriksson on vocals. All are young, Åland, promising abilities. For the music, Erica Dunder has done a choreography with a bunch of wonderful young thunder dancers. The song we hope will be a kind of signature melody for the whole anniversary year which together with the dance will be performed in several different contexts; on Self-Government Day, Åland flag day and other special dates during the anniversary year.

Dance and share

The dance will also function as a challenge that we hope many take on and want to do as flash mobs! Learn the steps, dance, film it and post on social media with the hashtags #alanddansar # aland100. The choreography is arranged so that there is a simpler version and a slightly more advanced version, depending on what how you would like to take on the challenge.

Film

In collaboration with Luvidfilm, Lucas Åsbacka, and Sjökvarteret, NIPÅ has produced a short film that shows the dance. In collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, NIPÅ will also broadcast the film, as a greeting from Åland, at the digital kick-off for Finland's presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers on 14 January. The film will be broadcast digitally on several other occasions as a greeting of joy from Åland to the Nordic countries.

We hope that this will be a project where we will see many who accept the dance challenge, both on Åland and outside the landscape. We keep our fingers crossed that we get to hear the beat in many places and that we get to see the dance in all sorts of places; archipelago ferries, piers, cottages, in school classes and at workplaces, etc. The dance is preferably done outdoors and at a safe distance from each other.

Further down at this page you can see a short film (3 minutes) in order to lear the steps!

Good luck and feel free to spread and share so that we become many who dance in Åland100!

What? Åland Dancing
When? Anytime! You decide
Where? Anywhere! You decide
 

Partners:

Erica Dunder, DunderDans, choreography
Lucas Åsbacka, Luvidfilm, filming and editing
Linus Aldeborg and Samuel Nordqvist, beat
Sofia Eriksson, vocals
Tinca Björke, TincArt, photographer
Sjökvarteret, filming location

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