Wednesday, 25 July 2012

"A Nordic Soul" - college shirt


"A Nordic Soul" college shirt by M, brooch by K. Time to embrace the roots baby!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Toucan necklace

M made this short parrot necklace by combining two useless jewellerys with a thick gold chain. A golden metal plate earring  (which other pair got lost in the night) and a wooden parrot brooch (broken brooch part). Got the inspiration while reading L'officiel.
And the necklace in action.

Pink feather earrings

M was in a need for massive earrings, so she made these out of fleamarket discoveries.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Oulun Katutanssit 2012

On Thursday 28th of June we hopped in a Pendolino train to Oulu. Because it was time for Oulun Katutanssit that was held for the 5th time. Riina was kind enough to lend us her cozy appartment, so we + Sanna + Jenni could make ourselves like home. Summer for me is = wearing micro shorts 24/7. Well obviously this hasn't been a summer, coz in Oulu I had to cover myself from head to toe and even dress in layers. On Thursday night we took it chill. Just went to eat these ultimately tasty burgers and just sat there in the restaurant for like 3 hours chatting. On Friday we girls shopped till we dropped. Shopped some summer dresses and M bought an impractical but beautiful swimming suit that was on sale. Guess all that shopping was just wishfull thinking that having these summery items the heat wawe would come to us. We also printed new Cleva crew t-shirts. By the way was the crappiest printing service ever. But we almost got what we wanted. So thats fair enough.

On Friday was time for the pre-party which was held at 1bar. Nights theme was that one could call out anyone for a battle. Julian and Sami were battling. After one round (or something) Lasa told the guys to grab a pair, so Sami took Anniina J. and Julian went with K. K did some serious damage out there. Just have no word to describe it. And the crowd went bananas. Some entertaining stuff. huh.


























On Saturday was the main event at Rotuaari, at a pedestrian street at the city center. This time the event was not on stage, but on street level which was a big plus. And because the weather was slightly unpredictable, was nice that they had a big shelter to cover the dancefloor and the audience. The competition consepts was 5vs5 all styles crew battle and 3vs3 bboying battle where criteria was that there had to be at least 10 years age difference between the youngest and oldest dancer. The bboy battles were hot. And some really talented youngsters out there. My personal favourite was Johannes Paahto with his belly first lean back style.

We entered the crew battle with our crew Cleva. Since we only had 4 members in town we took Elmonator to add us some more Cleva flavour, and handle the possible breaking songs that we wouldn't want to dance to. Haha.







All photos by Juha Moisala.

On Saturday was the main event at Rotuaari, at a pedestrian street at the city center. This time the event was not on stage, but on street level which was a big plus. And because the weather was slightly unpredictable, was nice that they had a big shelter to cover the dancefloor and the audience. The competition consepts was 5vs5 all styles crew battle and 3vs3 bboying battle where criteria was that there had to be at least 10 years age difference between the youngest and oldest dancer. The bboy battles were hot. And some really talented youngsters out there. My personal favourite was Johannes Paahto with his belly first lean back style.

We entered the crew battle with our crew Cleva. Since we only had 4 members in town we took Elmonator to add us some more Cleva flavour, and handle the possible breaking songs that we wouldn't want to dance to. Haha.

There were 6 teams entering, all the teams got to battle. And 1 of the 3 losing teams was picked back to the game. On the first round we beated a team called AC/HC. They were picked back to the competition, and we lost bitterly against them by 1 vote at the final. LOL. We didn't even know that there was a money prize of 500€. When the hosts announced that before the final battle, M was just like whaat?? Im gonna killit!! Because everyone knows that we travel around Finland in all the jams strictly for the winning, fame and cash.

Was incredible nice to battle against AC/HC aka Aleksi Kyllikki, MattiWatti, Veera, JamiSami and NikoSharkie. Aleksi did a crazy solo to the Oulu's ice hockey team Kärpät tune. After that Elmo did a super spinning around solo. He just spinned so fast that we were sure that he was gonna start flying. After that everyone started breaking, some more seriously some less. M shoved off her amazing footwork skills. And K dropped one round of wind mill. And yeah thanks for the Ruff Cut Dj's for playing that Kärpät track for like 5 minutes. But you can see all this and more frome the footages below.

And once again after the show is the after party and after the party is the.. And after the party is the day after. And after the next day we'll still be recovering from the looong weekend. And before we even notice, it's weekend again and time to tune the party mode. I think that at the end of this summer you can read it on our eye bags that we have been at the hotel lobbys a bit too many times. But so far Im lovin' it!

Final Cleva vs AC/HC


Semifinal Cleva vs Power House Crew


1/4 final Cleva vs AC/HC

Have you seen this kitten?

I love figure skating! To find out more go to http://www.youtube.com/user/kittenfound?feature=watch

Friday, 13 July 2012

Romeo & Julia, by Dance Theater Kramppi


We saw it on Midsummer and liked it! So we going to see it again on Sunday after the long lasting Payback jam after parties. If you haven't seen it yet, hurry before it's too late!

More info: www.kramppi.fi/romeojulia 
Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/282604735168880/

Tickets:
http://www.lippu.fi/Lippuja.html?doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&language=fi&erid=777146


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Loost Koos album release party at Kuudes Linja

Loost Koos' song "Lähe mun kaa bleidaa" has been one of our favorite summer hits 2012. So we headed to their album release party at Kuudes Linja. The words are really clever and beats are smooth like lotion. We were supposed to link our other favorite from the album "Nyt puhutaan" but couldn't find it on youtube. So guys grab your girls, girls grab your guys and put them roller blades on.




After the gig the night went on as Yo Raps! Dj's started to play but unfortunately the songs weren't nearly as good as the song at our Bermudajamit the day before. We were quite disappointed but still partied until the club closed. We decided to continue the party outside at the terrace where we got this idea to take the photos without face expressions. It all started at the beginning of the summer, when M took this photo of K and Jeniwai at the metro.


So these are the new ones!




After the photo shoot session we headed to Pizza Service. On our way there M found 10€ on the ground. Last night she got seagulls poo, and the next day pure cash. Guess she is lucky!!

Bermudajamit by Cleva Crew

Bermudajamit by Cleva was a success! Konttiaukio was the perfect summerly venue and Mother Nature gave her best giving us a cloudless sky with the beautiful warm sun shining from sunrise till sunset. We had the Yemppa's cd turntables, always so Cleva dj's (Yemppa & Jojo & Caisalicious), two grills, one container equipped with Jojo's video projector ready to show the hottest (or not) dance movies of all times, food, friends, Clap Dance dj's, the sun, beautiful seascape and PERFECT MUSIC!

We had practiced our DJ skills (aka learned how to play two cd players, fade and play) the night before and we had the ultimate best r'n'b/hiphop/grinding songs ready to hit Jenni's cd turntables. The theme was healing hiphop/house and ultimate best R'n'B & grinding songs. So with that in mind Jenni, Jojo and K had their dj debut with songs like these:
R Kelly - Ignition
Destiny's Child - No No No Pt.2
JLo & JaRule - Im real
Ciara - Ride
Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Oaklyn - We could last
Donell Jones - U Know What's Up
and the list goes on...

And of course we had the Clap Dance dj's Kimbo Man and Nick K to spin records after us. They as well  dropped pure diamonds. Never been in a party where you hear ALL your favorite songs and more!

The jam was just about getting together and enjoying summer and life. And dancing! But no moves, no tricks. Just two stepping all night long! We partied 'till the sun came down and organized our own after party at the Brahe park, where we kept the vibe going on. The party for us stopped when M got bird poo on her head. Classic. But the others kept convincing that it meant good luck, that it could have been anyone of us. Lucky one.

Thank you Cleva, Clap Dance dj's Kimbo Man and Nick K, Jukka for helping and taking the fresh photos, everybody who came, it was perfect! AT&Focus for the dance mat!

Niko Sharkie filmed and edited this nice video of our party! Thanks Niko!!



And some footage by M..


Awww so cute Sumi&Mikko at the end of the film <3


And then some Kodak moments.
Cleva crew portrait 


Pt. 2
Caisalisious with the ultimate Cleva party sunglasses
Party people
Badass Kimbo mix
Badass Kimbo mix pt. 2
Caisalisious
Dj Yemppa
Summer girls Viola & Capri

Grill master
Helena, Benjam and Eve





Linda & Sandra
M & Sandra before the party even started
K&M
K & Sanna
Sanna & M

After the party is the after party..."R Kelly"

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Interview with STT

A while ago we did an interview about street dance with STT. The whole interview was published in newspapers, at least in Kaleva and Hämeen Sanomat and some other magazines as well.





Here's a few shortened Internet versions.

Mtv3:http://www.mtv3.fi/uutiset/kotimaa.shtml/2012/07/1578024/katutanssin-suosio-leviaa-eri-puolilla-suomea (BTW don't know what happened with the picture situation at Mtv3??? Hmm cause I really like those photos that Antti Aimo-Koivisto from Lehtikuva took of us for the interview. But guess thought that what ever dance picture will do. LOL.)
Karjalainen:


Photos by: Lehtikuva / Antti Aimo-Koivisto

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Payback Jam vol. 6, Jyväskylä, 14th July

Im telling you that this is the best event that we have ever been in. And the after parties, and the after after parties.. And they have a cute trailer.




PAYBACK VI in a nutshell: Pähkinänkuoressa:
14.7.2012, Aalto-sali Jyväskylä, Väinönkatu 7
LIVE: Soul Valpio Band & Payback Massive Orchestra
DJ's: iSpin (Source Of Force), TiskiJoni (CY, Rancid Rockers)
Competitions: Kovin Kahakka, Me against the musician
Afterparty @ RUMA Jyväskylä
Afterafterparty aka "the first slow dance" at the Jyväsjärvi beach when the sunrise.

Soul Valpio Band / Payback Massive Orchestra

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Bermuda jam by Cleva Crew

Our Cleva crew is organizing a jam at 6th of July, 2012! The party will be held at Kalasatama's Konttiaukio, Helsinki. A lot of soulful music, dancing and sharing good vibes in the summer night!

Clapdance DJ:s Nikc K & Kimbo Man are the music masters alongside with Cleva's own Yemppa&JoJo&Caisalicious! Healing beats guaranteed!


Theres also a movie corner from 5pm->
Check your body at the door
From mambo to hip hop
Beatstreet
U got served
U got served 2

Check the Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/261450610623129/

Grab your own snacks and refreshments!


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

"Urheilu on leikkiä"

Last Tuesday M was performing at the opening of European Athletics Championships 2012 at Senaatintori to approximately 15 000 people. The rather psychedelic spectacle called "Urheilu on leikkiä" was directed by Kari Heiskanen and choreographed by Reija Wäre. Music is by Tommi Lindell, Sami Kuoppamäki ja Jussi Jaakonaho. Janne Marja-Aho and Maria Ylipää played the lead roles, while M and 100 other dancers and gymnasts danced and moved around with funny balloon head- helmets.

Watch the performance here: http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1558372 The show starts from 59:00, M's solo part starts from 01:20:15. Except for the solo part, M is the one in pink throwers and a pink jacket. 

M with Sari
backstage
audience
Maria
Here's M &Sami jamming to Jukka Poika's Silkkii