Work as a Choreographer & Dancer

2019

Fenced dreams, New premiere/New city at Hyvinkää 22.8.2019, Performances 22.-25.8.2019 Villa Arttu & Zodiak – Center for new dance & city of Hyvinkää. Walking performance for 80 performers in Hyvinkää i area. -Working as choreographer-director

Seminar speaker 7.6.2019 at Hiljaisuus festival Northern Platform #4 “Working sustainable as artist”

Lame Tamer workshop demo 6.4.2019 at Zodiak – Center for New Dance Helsinki/ Finland

CLUB event 6.4.2019 at Checkpoint #5 Club Alexia @Loviisa, combination of workshop & performance  

Lame Tamer, premiere 20.2.2019, Performances 22.-24.2.2019 Generaattori, Kajaani/Finland and 10.-11.4.2019 Zodiak – Center for New Dance Helsinki/ Finland -Working as choreographer-dancer-performer 

2018

Utopian Empathy, Performance 5.12.2018 at Dec-Dance 18l -Working as choreographer-dancer

Kuplat -Juhlat 25.8.2018 Hanko, Event, which included dance and music for 2 hours. Event planner and dancer  

Fenced dreams, New premiere 18.8.2018, Performances 18.-26.8.2018 Zodiak – Center for new dance & Kanneltalo. Walking performance for 80 performers in Helsinki/Kannelmäki area. -Working as choreographer-director

2017

Fenced dreams, premiere 24.8.2017  Zodiak – Center for new dance, Helsinki festival & Kanneltalo. Walking performance for 80 performers in Helsinki/Kannelmäki area. -Working as choreographer-director

Utopian Empathy, Performance 24.7.2017 at Full Moon Dance Festival -Working as choreographer-dancer

Lame Tamer residence 19.6-9.7.2017 at O Espaço do Tempo residence / Portugal -Working as choreographer-dancer, premiere 2019 

Energy Soundscapes 30.3.2017 with Kimmo Pohjonen,Tuomas Norvio,  Janne Käpylehto, Satu Rekola and Johanna Ikola -Working as choreographer-dancer-performer 

Licking things performance 21.8.2017 at Lohjan kesä tanssii-festival. Working as choreographer-dancer

Kotivideo/Homevideo, film presented at Loikka-event 25.3.2017 WHS Union theatre, Choreographer and dance film director-editor, Kannelmäki community project Zodiak – New dance center/ MNO

Unknown -West Finland College: dance students work director

Valkoinen peura, premiere 8.10.2016, performer Kajaani city theatre/Routa company, director: Hanna Kirjavainen. Performances in Syktyvkar/Russia, working as performer

 

2016

CLUB event 16.2.2016 & 5.12.2016 at Kanneltalo, My name is -Zodiak – Center for new dance & Kanneltalo, combination of workshop & performance  

Licking things, premiere 9.11.2016,  Zodiak – Center for new dance. Working as choreographer-dancer 

Valkoinen peura, premiere 8.10.2016, performer Kajaani city theatre/Routa company, director: Hanna Kirjavainen. Performances in Kajaani city theatre and Koko-teatteri, Helsinki, working as performer

Kuplat -Juhlat 27.8.2016 Hanko, Event, which included circus, dance and music for 5 hours. Event planner and dancer  

The Earth Song tour 2016: 11 performances in six different cities, audience discussions with local environment experts, working/coloring book for students and teachers

Licking Things Demo, Grey Cubes Festival 2016, Korkeasaari Zoo. Working as choreographer-dancer

9 Viisasta tanssijaa - West Finland College: dance students work director

Utopian Empathy, Performances in Kajaani art museum, Generator/Kajaani and Pori Art museum 

Connective Patterns dance film touring in Oklahoma dance film festival and Dhaka Bangladesh film festival.

Minun Nimeni on/My name is -Zodiak – Center for new dance, flash mob project and CLUB, choreographer/performer/film director, Kannelmäki community project with working group and choreographer Jenni Koistinen.  http://minunnimeni.blogspot.fi

Mamuska club, International cultural center Caisa and Zodiak – Center for new dance

 

2015

Kotivideo/Homevideo, film Premiere 9.12.2015 Kanneltalo Gallery. Choreographer and dance film director-editor, Kannelmäki community project Zodiak – New dance center/ MNO

Licking Things Demo 4.9.2015 Grey Cubes Festival, Korkeasaari Zoo. Working as choreographer-dancer 

Utopian Empathy, premiere 4.9.2015 Grey Cubes Festival, Korkeasaari Zoo. Working as choreographer-dancer  

Kotimatkalla, premiere 25.8.2015, KannelmäkiZodiak – Center for new danceChoreographer: Jenni Koistinen. Working as dancer and choreographers assistant

Mortal road movie -Benin. Villa Karo residency Africa. Second part of the Mortal road movie-project, choreographer-dance film maker

Connective patterns dance documentary film. Premiere Loikka international dance film festival march 2015. Screening in Lightmore festival Ireland. Choreographer-editor-dancer-producer

Minun Nimeni on/My name is -project, Zodiak – Center for new dance, choreographer and dance film director-editor, Kannelmäki community project with working group and choreographer Jenni Koistinen.  http://minunnimeni.blogspot.fi

 

2014

Mortal road movie -Routa dance company, Choreographer and dancer, dancers: Kira Riikonen, Saara Töyrylä, Anna Riski and Sari Palmgren. Performances Kajaani, Kuopio and Kuhmo 2014->. 

Minun Nimeni on/My name is -Zodiak – Center for new dance, choreographer and dance film director-editor, Kannelmäki community project with working group and choreographer Jenni Koistinen.  http://minunnimeni.blogspot.fi

Kuplat-Juhlat 30.8.2014 Hanko:  Event, which included circus, dance and music for 5 hours. Event planner and dancer  

Trying to Focus?  -LSO dance students work director

 

2013  

Minun Nimeni on/My name is -Zodiak – Center for new dance, choreographer and dance film director-editor, Kannelmäki community project with choreographer Jenni Koistinen 

The Earth Song  -Zodiak – Center for new dance, performers: Tuomas Norvio, Lotta Suomi, Maria Saivosalmi, Jukka Peltola, Jukka Tarvainen and Sari Palmgren. Performances Helsinki, Germany/Cologne and Kedja Marienhamn 2013->. Choreogrpher, producer and dancer

Collecthing -LSO student dance students work director

La Strada -Teater Mestola, dir. Martin Bahne, choreogrpapher 

 

2012

Lost Missing and Forgotten -site specific duet with Na Hoon Park (KOR), Seoul Daerim Building, Korea-Finland Connection KAMS and Dance info Finland, SIDance festival '12. Choreographer and dancer 

Minun Nimeni on-My name is / Zodiak – Center for new dance, choreographer and dance film director-editor, Vuosaari community project with choreographer Jenni Koistinen 

Apple Thieves / LSO student site specific work director

Poliittiset iltamat / Consept:  Anniina Aunola and Reetta Hyvärinen, ITAK, Dancer 

 

2011

Bright tapestry- project / together with dance artist Noriko Kato (JPN), and visual artist Charlotte McGowan-Griffin(UK)

Pilgrim-Film development 2011- / dir. David Hinton and Alla Kovgan. Choreographer and dancer

 

2010 

Finnhits / dir. Juha Luukkonen, Projektori-ryhmä, choreographer

Animal motion / solo, Choreographer and dancer, Zodiak – Center for new dance, Performances: Oulu, Tanssin aika festival-Jyväskylä, China-Shanghai, Kuopio 2010->

 

2010

Sunday Brunch -Social choreography event, Choreogapher and dancer with UNIT group, Side step festival '10

Via Crusis / dir. Miira Sippola, Hki tuomikirkkoseurakunta, dancer

 

2009

U.N.I (You and I) / two weeks Social choreography project, choreographer and dancer with UNIT group, Side Step festival '09/ Zodiak – Center for new dance

Via Crusis / dir. Miira Sippola, Hki tuomikirkkoseurakunta, dancer

 

2008

Yellow line / site specific work-in progress residency program in Red Brick Yokohama Japan, choreographer

Connective patterns / solo, Zodiak – Center for new dance, choreogapher and dancer

Punainen viiva / dir. Juha Luukkonen, Lappeenranta city theatre, choreographer

 

2007

Grain / duet with dancer Terhi Vaimala, Zodiak – Center for new dance, choreographer and dancer

And they lived ever after-Ja he elivät loppuun asti /  danceMilla Koistinen, Jenna Rignell and Tuovi Rantanen, Suomenlinna Myllysali, Choreographer

Richard III / dir. Juha Luukkonen Vaasa city theatre, choreographer

 

2005

Max and Moritz / choreographer and dancer, dir. Antti Hietala Q-theatre

              

2004

Pillowman-Tyynymies / choreogapher and dancer with Ilkka Kokkonen, dir. Tuomo Aitta, The Finnish national theatre

Kaislikossa suhisee-Wind in the Willows / dir. Ville Sanqvist, Turku City theatre, choreographer        

Ilmiantajat / chor. Ari Kauppila, Indictus Company, dancer 

Ajan takaa / solo, chor. Jaakko Simula, dancer

 

2003

Let the sunshine in! / Dir. Juha Luukkonen Teak, choreographer

Perillä / dir. Juha-Pekka Hotinen Teak, choreographer

 

2002

Tirlittan / Dir. Leena Havukainen, Helsinki city theatre, choreographer/assistant

Pseudonym-Nimimerkillä / duet, dance: Akseli Kaukoranta and Maija Kiviluoto, Indictus company, choreographer

Grip-Ote / solo, dance: Elina Miettinen. Eurovision dance contest, choreographer

Ravel: La valse / choreogapher and dancer with Ari Kauppila, dir. Juha Siltanen, Avanti

 

Work as Teacher

2017 The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Dance Department

2011- Länsi-suomen opisto,  teacher- dance course (contemporary, improvisation, choreography, body condition)

2015- Tanssille ry morning classes for professional dancers

2013- Kesäyliopisto: Contemporary dance pedagogue 

2012-2017 Repeat-Pause-Edit dance film workshop teacher -Zodiak

2011-2012 Helsinki city/Annantalo/Zodiak/Ateneum: Pohjoisen tuulet -workshops

2010- Zodiak- Center for new dance: Tanssi kokemuksena mielessä ja kehossa-kurssit

2010-2011 Länsi-suomen opisto, head teacher- dance course

2009- Jyväskylän avoin yliopisto: Tanssi-ilmaisu

2008-2011 Pilates, streching and dance classes in many different locations: Helsinki, Vantaa & Espoo

2008-2010 SRK-opisto, dance and movement workshops

2008- Helsinki city theatre dance company: morning classes, contemporary dance

2006- Group gymnastics intensive training camps: contemporary dance, improvisation, choreography

2006-2010 Vantaan aikuisopisto: streching

2004-2008 Adulta: Alexis, Young actors program-young actors education program

2006 The Finnish National Theatre: Contemporary dance

2006 Ilmaisuverstas: Contemporary dance

2005 Theatre Academy: Contemporary dance

2001-2004 Footlight dance school: Contemporary dance, Jazz dance, stretching- 

 

Competitions/Awards

2005 Best play of the year Nöjesguiden news-Finland: Pillowman/Tyynymies 

2003 Taakka / chor. Heli Meklin, Kajaani tanssikatselmus

1999 Punastus- solo: First price, Italy/Firenze, International choreography competition, 

1998 Punastus-solo: First price Finland/Oulu Arktiset askeleet

 

Other professional activities

2019-2021 In-House choreographer at Zodiak Center for New Dance

2012-2018 Loikka Dance film festival Video jam- organizer 

2012-2015 Kedja Think Tank sustainability member of the group

2012-2015 Kedja Wilderness residency project co-ordinator

2012 Atlas Helsinki / Chor. Ana Borralho & João Galante working as artistic collaborator and group co-ordination

2012 Loikka dance film festival jury member

2011 Document film curator 

2011- Tanssille ry member of the board and organizer of the workshops and morning classes

2010 Loikkapro international Alla Kovgan & David Hinton dance film workshop course secretary

2010-2011 British council climate advocate: Energy factory-project

2010- M.A.D. Tanssimaisterit ry member of the board, 2011- chairman of the bord

 

Personal grants

2020-2022 Arts promotion centre Finland three year-artist grant  

2016-2018 Arts promotion centre Finland three year-artist grant  

2014 Arts promotion centre Finland one year-artist grant    

2010 Art council Finland (current Arts Promotion Centre) one year-artist grant  

2008 City of Vantaa/ artist-grant                                                                                     

2007 Finnish Cultural Foundation/ artist grant                                                                

 

Recidencies

2016-2018 Creative meeting point, Hongkong-Helsinki three year residence program

2017 O Espaço do Tempo, Portugal Montemor-o-Novo 

2015 Dance Atelier, Iceland (ICE-HOT Residence) 

2015 Dance base, Scotland (ICE-HOT Residence) 

2015 Saaren kartano Kone foundation, Finland     

2015 Villa Karon Benin, Africa

2014 Kajaani-Routa residence, Finland 

2010 Kokko1721 residence, Finland 

2009 Saaren kartano Konen foundation, Finland

2008 Yokohama art center-Dance info Finland, Japan 

 

Academic education

1998-2004 Theatre academy, Finland Master and Bachelor of Arts in Dance                             

2000 Exchange student in Sweden, Stockholm Danshögskolan                                                   

1995 Graduated from high school                                                                                                 


Latest seminars and workshops

2018

Ice Hot Reykjavik

David Zambrano: one month intensive Flying Low & Passing through / EX/IN

Tanzmesse 2018

David Zambrano: Flying low & Passing through / Tanssille ry

2017

David Zambrano: one month intensive Passing through / Sicily/Italy

Fighting monkey: Anatomy of injury / Turku, Finland

Edivaldo Ernesto: Depth movement / Workshop festival: Zodiak – Center for new dance, Tanssille ry & Tanssin talo                                                   

Real Contact workshop Akira Hino / Aalto university Helsinki

2016

Wim Vandekeybus: Monographic workshop / Deltebre dance festival, Spain

Deltebre Dance festival workshops: David Zambrano, Milan Herich & Los Innatos, Spain 

David Zambrano: Flying low and Passing through /  Tanssille ry

Merja Snellman: Yamuna Body rolling /  Tanssille ry

2015

Mette Ingvartson: Words workshop / Dance atelier-Reykjavik dance festival

Nadja Hjorton: Medeai / Dance atelier-Reykjavik dance festival 

Anton Lachky & Eleanor Valere: Puzzle work / Tanssille ry

Josef Frucek: Fighting monkey-technique / Tanssille ry

Deborah Hay: Doing with less, even more movement and performance options /Zodiak 

Uupi Tirronen: Liike kuvaksi / Zodiak – Center for new dance

Merja Snellman: Yamuna Body rolling / Tanssille ry

2014

Ice Hot Oslo 

Dance film script workshop /Loikka

Miguel Gutierrez: Making work / Zodiak – Center for new dance 

Elina Pirinen: Music is the best / Zodiak – Center for new dance                                                                                                                        

Eeva Kaario/Katri Soini: Kehon strategioita/ Tanssille ry

Martin Nachbar: Phycical dramaturgy / Zodiak – Center for new dance      

Kedja encounter Marienhamn                                                           

2013

Kedja-Klaipeda National identities -Encounter                                                                       

Jereon Peeters: Phycical dramaturgy / Zodiak – Center for new dance                                                                                    

Elina Pirinen: Dancers making music  / Zodiak – Center for new dance 

Ervi Sirénin Morning classes /  Zodiak – Center for new dance 

Fornier Ortiz: Two bcomes one/Tanssille ry                                                                              

2012

Ice Hot Helsinki

Kedja Tallinn- Encounter      

Ervi Sirénin Morning classes  / Zodiak – Center for new dance         

IETM Seminar: ”Right?”  Copenhagen/Denmark                                                                        

Saara Cantell &Marita Hallförs: Dancefilm workshop MAD-Loikka & Tanssille ry                    

2011

Finland-Korea Connection cultural exchange South-Korea and PAMS                                     

David Hinton and Alla Kovgan: Loikka Pilgrim dancefilm workshop                                          

David Zambrano: Passing through Full moon dance festival                                                      

IETM seminaari: ”Whose story is it?” Stockholm/Sweden                                                            

Thomas Lehmen: Choreographic systems workshop / Zodiak – Center for new dance & sidestep festival 2011                       

David Hinton workshop Dancefilm script / MAD-Loikka                                                              

DVD workshop / Muu ry                                  

2010                                                                                

Final Cut pro editing workshop / Muu ry                                                                                        

Kedja tapaaminen: Reach out! Content or form? -Reykjavik- Iceland                                            

David Hinton ja Alla Kovgan Loikka Pro Dancefilm workshop / MAD                                          

LEAD int.: Team building & leadership: How to Change the World  / British Council -UK           

Planning for your Community-workshop camp: British Council -UK                                            

Michael Klien: Maneuvering life by means of metaphors workshop / Zodiak – Center for new dance                               

2009

Loikkapro Dancefilm workshop- Helena Jonsdottir / MAD                                         

Gordon Lawrence: Social dreaming workshop / Zodiak – Center for new dance                                                               

 

Schoolworks in Theatre Academy as a choreographer

 2004 Karu Selli / Choreogapher and dancer with Akseli Kaukoranta, Katri Manner, Jenna Rignell and Antti Seppänen

2003 Leak-Vuoto / duet, Dance: Esete Sutinen and Lilja Lehmuskallio                                                                      

2002 Alice in wonderland-Liisa ihmemaassa / For 50 young dance students in Vantaan dance institute 

2002 Tirlittan / dir. Leena Havukainen, Helsinki city theatre

2001 Intention -Aie / Solo, Choreogapher and dancer

2000 Orgie-Orgiat / dir. Juha Luukkonen          

1999 Princess-Prinsessa / Solo, Choreogapher and dancer

1998 Punastus / Solo, Choreogapher and dancer

 

Schoolworks in Theatre Academy as a dancer

2003 Taakka / chor. Heli Meklin

2002 Turquoise / chor. Tommi Kitti, Avignon/Helsinki

2002 Skyscrapers / chor. Ervi Siren

2001 Cinderella story-Tuhkimotarina / chor. Marjo Kuusela, Hurharuuth

2000 Kraft / chor. Ulla Koivisto /  Zodiak – Center for new dance 

2000 Hidden Passion / dance film, chor. Jorma Uotinen, dir. Joe Davidov

1999 Tumma syvä virta / chor. Ervi Siren