08’44, Finland, 2022

Director: Kati Maria Kallio, Choreographer: Yeinner Chicas


Contrapeso is about a man struggling to uphold the meaningless construction of his life and who, through a mystical event, breaks the barrier he’s built for himself and recognises his true nature.


Kati Kallio is a Finnish dance artist and awarded filmmaker. She is one of the pioneers of dance films in Finland and was an artistic director of Loikka Dance Film Festival (2015-2018). She became the leading dance film expert in Finland who travels the globe to present her work, curate dance film programs and teach this specific genre. Kati has a MA degree in Dance from UniArts Helsinki  – Theatre Academy. During her dancer career she worked in several freelance dance productions in Finland and taught dance for children and youth. Her artistic works have been focused on dance films since 2008 and her films have been screened and broadcasted widely around the globe.


The film will be part of the screening on 30.10.2022, 17:00-18:30, Festival and Congress Centre – Varna.