Piste is a collective of artists and art educators who share a passion to do art in relation to their community. This shared interest has led them to create productions and performances, develope methods of art education and produce events for different audiences.
Piste is based in the town of Rovaniemi at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, but performs nationwide and internationally. Piste has nineteen members, all of whom are professional artists or art educators. A dozen of other art makers also work for Piste yearly.
Cross Art Collective Piste produces high-quality and distinctive contemporary circus, dance and theatre performances. More information here.
The people of Piste share a view that art belongs to all people from babies to elderly. Piste also sees art as a way to be together and to become a community. All the people appear very similarly human when making or experiencing art. Piste’s art educators have been working with groups like refugee youth, infant families and people with cognitional challenges.
(N.B. page under construction – more information in English coming soon!)