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WareHouse Collective presents:
The ABYSS Hki - a guest event at the Baltic Circle festival - brings together dancers, DJ’s and live-musicians.

The goal of the ABYSS Hki is to create a safe space for dancers to express, exchange, share and connect. A space where people can enjoy the spirit of house music regardless of their background.
The format of the ABYSS offers a new perspective on producing house dance experiences, by focusing on and honoring the most essential elements of house dance culture: the human spirit and cypher participation. Through this competition, we hope to inspire a culture of honesty, integrity, self-discovery, and fearlessness, along every participant's journey to evolved artistry.

DJ Soul Sanna (FI)
Live Drums By: Macoumba (SN)
Live Vocalist: Lynx (FI)

JUDGE (for the pre-selection)
Junious Brickhouse / the Assassins Crew (US)

The pre-selection round will consist of 1-on-1 showcases, with each participant getting one, un-timed run. Both dancers, one dancer, or neither dancer will advance.

The cypher session will be a one-hour cypher of uninterrupted exchanges between the chosen dozen from pre-selection.

The 12 finalists will choose a winner amongst themselves. Each dancer will have one vote, but cannot vote for himself/herself.
The dancer with a majority of the votes will be the winner.
Should there be a tie(s), those receiving the highest number of votes will be given a chance to concede to the dancer(s) that they believe is the winner. If the dancers choose to continue, they will return to the cypher for an additional 30 minutes or the final exchange.

22.15 - Doors open
23:00 - Pre-selection
After the pre-selection - 1-hour cypher
P.S. Open dance floor throughout the whole event

Free entrance and participation (sign up at the door)
Age limit: over 18

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” -Brené Brown

The event is co-produced with WareHouse Collective, Cirko, Baltic Circle and Urban Artistry Inc and is supported by the U.S. Embassy Helsinki and the city of Helsinki. The concept of the ABYSS is presented by Assassins DC and Urban Artistry Inc.