ORIGINS OF THE NAME
The Relief Association is responsible for the operation of GLIMS & GLOMS Dance Theatre. The chairman of the board of the association is Tuomo Railo, the vice-chairman is Simo Heiskanen, and the secretary of the board is Laura Jännes. For accounting services association has a contract with Kipinä Productions Oy, the auditor of the association’s accounts is Pasi Puranen / Audit-Lex Oy.
The association receives support from the Espoo City Board of Culture and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture on permanent bases. The association has received grants for different projects from Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Film Fondation, AVEK (the Promotion Centre of Audiovisual Culture), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Majaoja Foundation among others.
WHY THE NAME GLIMS & GLOMS?
The name GLIMS & GLOMS refers to the two rivers called Glims and Gloms, which empty into the river Espoo and join together at the dried-up lake Kirkkojärvi. The tiny river beds are inhabited by, for example, a rare beetle species called purohyrrä. From this local ground GLIMS & GLOMS aspires to become an international pearl.
Glims ja Gloms rivers meet, January 2014,
photograph Tuomo Railo