Full Moon Effect

Working group Trailer Handbill Soundtrack

Full Moon Effect is a contemporary dance piece that sets out to discover the hidden power of an alter ego. It’s the sort of power that might reveal itself unconsciously. Finding it might be liberating or imprisoning. The time of the full moon is now.

A full moon is believed to be a potent source of healing and rejuvenating energy. It intensifies every experience and brings new things into our consciousness. It lights up new paths while leaving others in the shadow. A full moon heightens the senses, releases feminine power and brings us back together.

Please notice that the performance uses strobe lights and continuous bright flashing


Full Moon Effect workshop
Sat 3.2. at 4.45 – 5.30 pm

A pre-show kickoff for anyone who’s interested in the full moon and a bit of exercise. Join choreographer-creator Joel Alalantela in a practice session of improvised movements and mental imaging. No prior dance experience needed – just some comfy and flexible clothes.

Let us know you are coming <3 Mail: liput@tanssiteatterimd.fi




Performance photos Heikki Järvinen & Emil Virtanen

Advance photos Sami Jokisuo

Working group

Choreographer and director Joel Alalantela

Sound design Uni Karinko

Costume design Lauri Järvinen

Lighting design Sari Mayer

Set design Elina Nopanen

Dancers Suvi Eloranta, Klaara Haapanen, Anniina Kumpuniemi, Samuli Roininen, Mari Rosendahl & Antti-Pekka Pudas

Understydy Ainara Becker


Choreographer’s assistant Oona Leinonen

Sound technician Henri Puolitaival

Set construction SASKY Municipal Education and Training Consortium, Tyrvää College of Crafts and Design, students of Set Construction

Make up and hair consultation Pepina Granholm

Video production, performance photos Heikki Järvinen & Emil Virtanen

Advance photos Sami Jokisuo

Joel Alalantela is a dance artist and choreographer. Since earning his dance degree at Tampere Conservatoire in 2012, Joel has racked up an impressive résumé ranging from contemporary dance pieces to musicals. Currently employed by MD as a dancer-choreographer, Joel is also the founder and choreographer of the Alalantela Company.

Full Moon Effect is Joel’s debut choreography for MD. It is the culmination of a series of demo pieces which have dealt with the idea of limbo, exploring the concept as a headspace, a timeless state, communality in performing arts and an ingredient of resilience.


Moving and beautiful. I was really living through the lunar phases. This might be just the right way to explain things to a person who doesn’t know what it means to be literally moonstruck.


What an amazing show, down to the sound and lighting. This was my second time at a dance theatre, and before that I didn’t even realize I enjoyed dance so much. It’s a completely new avenue of excitement and joy for me.

amazing show
new avenue of excitement
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