BIO

Sari Palmgren graduated with master degree from the Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of dance in 2004. Since then she has been working as a freelance choreographer, dancer and dance teacher in Finland and abroad. She is working widely in the dance field: with stage works, immersive and site specific works, theatre, different social choreography projects and dance films.

Her latest works are Fenced dreams (Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kanneltalo & Helsinki Festival 2017), Licking things (Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2016), Home videos (MNO-videoproject: Zodiak – Center for New Dance and city of Helsinki 2012-2015 ), Connective Patterns (Dance film 2015 and solo Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2009), Mortal road movie (Routa dance company 2014),The Earth Song (Tour 2016-2017, Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2013), Lost, Missing and Forgotten (South-Korea SIDance festival 2012) and My name is- community dance project (Zodiak – Center for New Dance and city of Helsinki 2012-2018).  Her latest solo work was Animal motion (Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2010). The solo has been touring around Finland and in China. Sari Palmgren has collaborated with other choreographers in different social choreography events, such as U.N.I.(You and I) project 2009, Sunday Brunch 2010 and organizing Mamuska Helsinki events since 2008 in Zodiak together with other artists.

Palmgren has also been working in Finnish national theatre, Kajaani, Helsinki, Turku and Lappeenranta city theatre and Q-theatre as an actor/dancer and choreographer. Her latest theatre work was Valkoinen peura (2016) with director Hanna Kirjavainen and Routa-company/Kajaani city theatre. 

2009-2010 Palmgren took part in the British councils Challenge Europe program, where she met and worked with different experts of environment and sustainabilty. This climate advogate -project was also the starting point for the The Earth Song performance.

Palmgren was the member of Kedja Sustainability think tank, which aim was to provide concrete suggestions for more sustainable operational strategies within the Nordic and Baltic dance field. Palmgren is a member of the board in Tanssille ry, which organizes weekly morning classes and workhops for the dance professionals in Finland. 

Sari Palmgren has got Arts Promotion centre Finland's three year artistic grant 2016-2018. 

Photographer: Anna Rouhu

Photographer: Anna Rouhu