Don’t tell this to Moomin, it’s a surprice! The Dancing Moominvalley Shanghai EXPO Crossmedia Artwork celebrates the Birthdays of Moomintroll and artist Tove Jansson at Shanghai Expo on August 9th – 11th.
Moominvalley is dancing. The Moomins dance, their friends dance, even nature itself dances and makes the Moominvalley inhabitants dance, also in China. Dance Theatre MD, Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley, Heikki Mäenpää & Moominvalley Orchestra, Moomin Characters Ltd and Moomin Friends association with their partners bring glimpses of Finnish culture aimed for the whole family to Shanghai EXPO. These events will be a part of Cultural Programme Finland at World EXPO 2010.
The three day event timed on artist Tove Jansson’s birthday contains concerts and contemporary dance at the Expo area, EUROPE SQUARE. Finnish pavilion serves as the meeting place for Moomin experts from all over the world. A Digigraphie replica exhibition which depicts among other things movement and dance in Tove Jansson’s art is opened in the Conference and VIP area of the of the Finnish pavilion. The original pieces of art can be seen in Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley.