HAU Hebbel Am Ufer and Tanz im August, Germany
Virve Sutinen is a curator and cultural worker with 30 years of professional experience in arts and culture as artistic director, managing director, producer and editor-in-chief. Specialised in performing arts, dance and questions of international networking and mobility, Virve has held several positions of trust in European and Nordic cultural networks and funding bodies. She has served as the president of IETM, chaired for the Nordic Culture Point’s Mobility and Network Programme, and is a founding member of EDN, European Dancehouse Network, and ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform. Since 2014, Virve has been the artistic and festival director of Tanz Im August Festival in Berlin, produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Her most recent activities include the initiation of Big Pulse Dance Alliance, multi-annual Culture Europe project of 12 European dance festivals, and membership in the jury of EFA for Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) label.