About the company
INTERVIEWING KAARI AND RONI MARTIN together is like riding a roller coaster, Ferris wheel and ghost train — all at the same time.
The couple talk over each other, they argue and analyse each other, they make jokes, swear and jump from topic to topic, yet they are civilised, funny and considerate. And very much present in the here and now.
This combination produces works where Finnish contemporary art meets the traditions of Andalusian dance — and where the former sets the pace.
-Suna Vuori, Helsingin Sanomat
Compañia Kaari & Roni Martin is a multicultural and international group of artists characterised by their high-energy and hands-on approach. The Company has combined different cultures in a unique way and it is moving between music, dance and strong visual elements. Over the years the artistic team has included artists from 20 different countries. Compañia Kaari & Roni Martin’s style is contemporary, rooted in the rhythms and forms of flamenco. The company has now visited 15 countries.
In addition to their live performances, the company also produces music, video recordings of their performances as well as short films.
The company´s piece The Raven was awarded for the best solo choreography, original score for dance, and costume design in the world’s most prestigious flamenco choreography competition Certamen de Coreografia de Danza Española y Flamenco, in Madrid in 2012. In 2006 Tell me Rain was awarded in the same competition as the first foreign piece during the competition’s 15-year-long history.