Finnish modern dance company. Founded in 1973, its major artistic growth began in 1982 when Jorma Uotinen took over as director and choreographer. He created sixteen works, the best known of which, Kalevala (1985), toured Europe extensively. Between 1991 and 1996 the company had various directors until Kenneth Kvarnstrom took over, creating new works such as no-no (1996). He was succeeded by Nigel Charnock (2003–05) whose works for the company included Baby (2004) then by Ville Sormunen in 2006 who encouraged visiting choreographers to expand its stylistic range.
http://www.hkt.fi/tanssiryhma Link to official Helsinki Dance Company website