Saku Koistinen is a dancer and choreographer living in the village of Hyönölä, Southern Finland.


Currently he is focused working with dancing in the forest. After creation of the Forest Ballet, the practise of the #Forest Dancing is currently being developed further with his partner in life and work, Laura Koistinen.

His ambition is to make uncompromising and passionate work. His productions approach the world from a philosophic viewpoint - the big questions of existence, time and death. Lately he has become more and more interested in ecological questions and challenges. He studies his world with a warm touch and dry humour.

Photo: Luke Daniels

Saku Koistinen has been dancing and touring in several contemporary dance companies and independent productions since 2006, including companies like Tero Saarinen Company, Ireland based Teac Damsa (previously known as Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre), Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre and Petri Kekoni Company.

Since 2010 Koistinen has been creating his own choreographic work. His latest work is Forest Ballet, an ecological dance piece, rehearsed and performed outdoors. 


“You can sense the wild joy of seeing something new. Based on facts!”

(Eeva Kauppinen on Forest Ballet, Newspaper Kaleva 31.7. 2019)
Koistinen's productions have been played in Finland and toured internationally in France, the Czech Republic, Russia and India.

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