RitmAbo is a premium performance series for percussive dance and live music. The show series has been seen in Turku Finland since 2010. RitmAbo performance is a fantastic blend of artistic collaboration, prepared program, unexpected moments and improvisation on stage.

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RITMABO 2022:

The public performances for RitmAbo Festival December 27th -28th 2021 will be moved to new dates or cancelled. We are currently following the development of the restrictions and situation with the collaborating partners of the series.

We aim to return the series back on stage and create wonderful performance experiences when it is safe and possible again.
published January 4th 2022







RITMABO 2021:


RITMABO FESTIVAL

December 27th - 28th 2021* TURKU



NOCHE FLAMENCA: Taija Robalta, Tony de Maria (Toni Jokiniitty), FEET SONIC:
Jussi Lindroos. Photos: Katri Somerjoki, Liisa Mäkinen and Ferenc Schnellbach


RitmAbo is a premium performance series for percussive dance and live music. The shows have been seen in Turku and in Finland since 2010. Now the performance series returns on stage first time after the pandemia started, as new arenas and event venues open, with RitmAbo's own minifestival. Mark your calendar these wonderful events!

These festival performances will be seen at the Vanha Viinatehdas, old winery space, in Manilla culture center. The performances are supported by Pro Manilla Foundation.

*Ticket sales or the events can not be unfortunately opened for public due to desicions made by the Regional State Administrative Agency. It is now not allowed to organize events between December 22nd and 31st 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience for all people who were looking forward to participate these events.
published December 22nd 2021




TICKETS
Ticket sales or the events can not be unfortunately opened for public due to desicions made by the Regional State Administrative Agency. It is now not allowed to organize events between December 22nd and 31st 2021.
published December 22nd 2021




FEET SONIC 2021
Monday December 27th 2021 at 7 pm TURKU
THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED OR MOVED
Vanha Viinatehdas, Manilla
Jussi Lindroos solo & audience participation*
percussive dance and vocals, with loop-technique. *In this show the audience participation will be done within the recommendations.
duration ca. 60 min


photo: Ferenc Schnellbach

Jussi Lindroos is a tap dance artist, choreographer and producer, focused in percussive dance and singing. He combines elements of tap dance, body music and afro-american music cultures, jazz and folk music in his performances. Lindroos has collaborated with many high level jazz and folk musicians in Finland and abroad, varying from a tap dancer and folk musician duo concert to big band shows. He has shared the stage among other with jazz singer Cyrille Aimée, Greek percussionist Petros Kourtis and leading contemporary masters in American tap tradition like Heather Cornell, Max Pollak and Roxane Butterfly.


TICKETS
Ticket sales or the events can not be unfortunately opened for public due to desicions made by the Regional State Administrative Agency. It is now not allowed to organize events between December 22nd and 31st 2021.
published December 22nd 2021



NOCHE FLAMENCA
Flamenco Guitar and Song
Tuesday December 28th 2021 at 7 pm TURKU
THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED OR MOVED
Vanha Viinatehdas, Manilla
Tony de Maria (Toni Jokiniitty) flamenco guitar
Taija Robalta vocals
duration: 60-70 min



NOCHE FLAMENCA - Taija Robalta, Tony de Maria (Toni Jokiniitty)
photos: Katri Somerjoki, Liisa Mäkinen


Taija Robalta is a flamenco singer and vocal teacher from Helsinki. She brings to the evening a touch of the athmosphere from the tablaos in Sevilla with her traditional singing. She has lived many years in Sevilla and studied with singer legend Esperanza Fernández. Taija has also accompanied dance classes in Sevilla with her vocals (e.g. Carmen Ledesma, Miguel Vargas) and performed in the tablaos as a singer aswell as dancer. In Finland Taija has performed as singer in dance performances, tablao style shows and with flamenco dance students. At the moment Taija teaches flamenco singing in Helsinki and Tampere.

Toni Jokiniitty alias Tony de María is a flamenco guitar player from Pirkkala. In the concert he plays his own compositions and music from flamenco masters he admires. During his career he has performed in many venues in Finland with his solo concerts and different guitar collaborations. He has also performed in the Baltic countries, Germany and Sweden and, of course, also in Spain. In 2015 Toni published his solo album and this year he has published more music.


TICKETS
Ticket sales or the events can not be unfortunately opened for public due to desicions made by the Regional State Administrative Agency. It is now not allowed to organize events between December 22nd and 31st 2021.
published December 22nd 2021



Vanha Viinatehdas at Manilla cultural center in Turku.



RITMABO – percussive dance and live music since 2010

RitmAbo is a premium level performance series for percussive dance and live music. The top-notch performance series has been seen in Turku Finland since 2010. RitmAbo performances have also been presented in Helsinki in festivals and venues like Art Goes Kapakka by Helsingin Juhlaviikot, Koko Jazz Club and Kanneltalo concert hall by City of Helsinki culture and leisure.

RitmAbo performance is a fantastic blend of fresh artistic collaboration, prepared program, unexpected moments and improvisation on stage. The performances offer the audience a possibility to experience unique moments with superior percussive dance and live music. The artistic director and producer of the series is tap and vocal artist Jussi Lindroos.

RitmAbo collaborates with many high level partners including Regional Dance Centre in Western Finland, Turku Area Music School (previously, currently the concervatory), festivals and event venues in performances in Turku. These festival performances will be seen at the Vanha Viinatehdas, old winery space, in Manilla culture center. The performances are supported by Pro Manilla Foundation.



RITMABO – Inspiring 2021

We are currently following the pandemic regulations and aim to return the series on stage when it is safe and possible again. Please, be patient, stay optimistic and stay safe.






photo: Ferenc Schnellbach

RitmAbo performance series
Artistic director and producer
Jussi Lindroos





RITMÅBO 2020





RITMABO Interactive
CUEJERO meets LINDROOS
Flamenco-Jazz and World Music
Monday Jazz Happening @ Bar Rica
Monday March 2nd 2020 at 8pm TURKU
Further information


photo: Meya


RitmAbo Interactive brings percussive dance to CUEJERO flamenco and jazz evening at the Monday Jazz Happening concert series. On stage we see flamcenco bass player Javier Sanchez's interesting CUEJERO project with tap dancer Jussi Lindroos.

RitmAbo Interactive is a new performance and collaboration concept combining percussive dance, live music and collaboration between art institutions, museums, performance spaces, artists and event organicers. The first RitmAbo Interactive was presented in collaboration with the WAM comtemporary art museum in Turku Finland.

Javier Sanchez (Spain) double bass and fretless bass
Joni Vierre electric guitar
Erik Fräki percussion
Jussi Lindroos tap dance




RITMABO 2019





RITMABO Interactive
MÄKELÄ - LINDROOS
WAMBience @ WAM contemporary art museum
Sun Sep 29th 2019 1 pm TURKU

The first RitmAbo Interactive combines Body music, electronic sound landscapes and video projections with collective interaction with the audience. On stage tap and vocal artist Jussi Lindroos and electronic music artist Maria Makela with video projections from Artturi Elovirta.

RitmAbo Interactive is a new performance concept combining percussive dance, live music and audience interaction. RitmAbo Interactive performances are produced in collaboration with art institutions, museums, performance spaces, artists and event organicers. The first RitmAbo Interactive is presented in collaboration with the respected WAM comtemporary art museum in Turku Finland.

Maria Mäkelä electronic music, clarinet and song
Artturi Elovirta videoprojections
Jussi Lindroos body music, percussive dance and song





RITMABO
NEW YORK RHYTHMS
CORNELL - DUNKEL - HILLE - LINDROOS
Tue May 7th 2019 8 pm TURKU
Linnateatteri Theater Restaurant, Linnankatu 31


photos: William Frederking, Maarit Kytoharju ja Olli Sulin

Heather Cornell (New York) rhythm tap & sand dance
Manuel Dunkel saxofone
Sid Hille Rhodes & small instruments
Jussi Lindroos percussive dance, tap & vocals


Percussive dance and live musice performance series RitmAbo celebrated its’€™ tenth anniversary season in May.

The tenth anniversary season show New York Rhythms inlcuded guests including choreographer, sand and tap dancer Heather Cornell from New York. The guest music artists are saxophonist Manuel Dunkel and pianist Sid Hille in Rhodes. The evening was hosted by tap and vocal artist Jussi Lindroos.

Besides different kind of tap shoes choreographer, sand and tap dancer Heather Cornell (New York), plays sand creating faschinatingly swinging and grooving rhythms. Cornell has influenced the international tap scene for many decades and has collaborated with many leading and interesting jazz musicians and world music artists. She has worked among others with the jazz bass icon Ray Brown, Keith Terry's Crosspulse, drummer Lewis Nash and argentinian accordion player Chango Spasiuk among many other. Cornell worked as the artistic director and choreographer of the renowed Manhattan Tap, a New York based consert tap ensemble, for over two decades. Cornell also choreographed the Tony nominated "The Play what I wrote" for Broadway. She is internationally known as one of the pioneers of concert tap and a leading characters in developing percussive dance as an integrated part of music. Dance magazine has described her choreography as visual music and she calls herself a physical musician. As one of her latest collaborations Cornell has recorded a music album Making Music Dance with New York based world musicians and flamenco artists.


RitmAbo series is supported among other by Dance Centre of South-Western Finland.










Performance series is supported among other by:



Turun seudun musiikkiopisto


Turku Rhythm We .com



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