Performing Arts past

Aladdin The Lahjan Tytöt Aesthetic Gymnastics Club

Photo by Tuukka Ervasti Millesgården

THU – 2-25-2010 – 5:00 PM
no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

The Finnish gymnastic group Lahjan Tytöt combines Finnish art and sport in an enchanting combination of high-energy modern dance, group aesthetic gymnastics, and traditional Finnish folk song and dance. The performance at Scandinavia House will tell the story of Aladdin,

interpreted through dance and aesthetic group gymnastics. Founded in Turku, Finland in 1971, the club boasts 750 members from age 2 through 80. It has been a formidable presence in national and international competitions, winning the Finnish Cup and taking the silver medal in the world championship.