CV

 

Choreographer-dancer-rock musician

Pilvi Elina Pirinen

b. 16th of October 1981 Suomussalmi

tel. +358 40 5702514

pilvielina.pirinen@gmail.com

www.elinapirinen.com

 

 

CREDITS AND POSITION OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • 3 year state grant for artists 2017-2019
  • Focus artist 2016-2018 of DNA Departures and Arrivals network in Europe
  • Prix Jardin d’Europe prize in ImPulsTanz Vienna 2015
  • Curator in Mad House – the house for live and performance art Helsinki 2017-2019
  • Kone foundation 1 year artist grant 2016
  • 1 year state grant for artists in 2011, 2015
  • Awarded with The Finnish Critics' Association honorary prize Critics' Spurs 2014
  • Board memeber of the Dance Arena/Moving in November festival assosiation 2014-
  • Board memeber of the Dance House Finland assosiation 2014-2016
  • Solo piece Lover of the Pianist chosen to the list of top 20 dancepieces by Aerowaves organisation in Europe 2012
  • Artistic director in Sukset Ristiin Susirajalla -  workshop for dance and sound Nurmes 2008->
  • Dance artist of the year 2010 in Finland
  • Planner in /theatre.now– festival in Kiasma Theatre Helsinki 2011, 2013-2016
  • Board member of the Performance Art Society 2010->
  • 1st price in New Dances Competition 2006 Kajaani

 

 

ARTISTIC WORK

 

As choreographer-dancer

 

CONCERTO UNDER WATERLILIES – group piece,

  • Kiasma Theatre 2016 Helsinki

 

ANGEL – solo piece with Lumen valo renessance choir,

  • Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2016

 

PERSONAL SYMPHONIC MOMENT– group piece Moving in November/ Workspace

  • Brussels, Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2013 Helsinki

 

THE BONE GARDEN – duet

  • Kiasma Theatre 2012 Helsinki

 

LOVER OF THE PIANIST – solo

  • Zodiak - Center for New Dance 2011 Helsinki

 

CHILDREN OF THE LAGOON – group piece

  • Nurmes Church 2010 Nurmes

 

ENTOURAGE – group piece

  • Tampre Dance Current- festival 2010 Tampere

 

WRONG RIGHT LOVE FIGHT– group piece

  • Kiasma Theatre 2010 Helsinki

 

A FRIEND OF THE PIANIST – solo

  • Full Moon Dance Festival 2009 Pyhäjärvi

 

 

 

As choreographer

 

REVENGE I-IX – group piece for Master programme students in Dance department of Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki 2017

 

YOU THREW UP JUPITER – group piece

  • Full Moon Dance Festival 2016

 

MEADOW, MEADOW, MEADOW – group piece

  • Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2015

 

ORDINARY PEOPLE– group piece

  • Hotel Nurmes Hovi 2014 Nurmes

 

ANATOMY OF THE COMING – group piece

  • Barker Theatre 2014 Turku

 

THE FOREST – site spesicific piece Nurmes 2013

 

OH CLARE – duet

  • Time of Dance - festival /Jyväskylä City Theatre 2013 Jyväskylä

 

DANCE ART PIECE– group piece

  • Dance Theatre Minimi 2010-2011 Kuopio

 

SIMPLE SENTENCES– group piece

  • Student Theatre 2010 Tampere

 

TREASURE AND DEATH – ryhmäteos

  • Nurmes House - Culture And Library Centre 2009 Nurmes

 

KAMERAVALVONTA – group piece

  • Nurmes House - Culture And Library Centre 2005 Nurmes

 

 

As dancer/performer

 

Upcoming: GIRL UNTITLED conv. Sinna Virtanen, Akuliina Niemi, Felicia Honkasalo

  • Mad House Helsinki 2018

 

BY THE POOL- series: #4 ELINA PIRINEN PLAYS MERMAID BY THE POOL

  • convener Jarkko Partanen, Jussi Matikainen, Samuli Laine
  • Side Step- festival Zodiak- Center for  New Dance 2016 Helsinki

 

PROJECT K

  • convener Samuli Nordberg Zodiak-Center for New Dance, LeSpace Art Space 2014-2015 Helsinki

 

4 PORTRAITS

  • convener Raisa Kilpeläinen Universum Theatre 2013 Helsinki

 

LECTURE FOR EVERY ONE

  • dir. Sarah Vanhee, Urb-festival, Kiasma Theatre/ Campo Belgium 2013 Helsinki

 

NAPOLEON PINK HORSE

  • shared direction with the workgroup, The Performance Art Society, Kiasma Theatre 2012 Helsinki

 

DARK PROJECT 3: LIGHT NOISE

  • shared direction with the workgroup, The Performance Art Society, Center for Practise as Reseach 2012 Tampere

 

TAISTELU

  • dir. Kari Heiskanen, chor. Ari Numminen, Paavo Nurmi Stadium 2011 Turku

 

HELINÄ

  • chor. Simo Heiskanen, Glims&Gloms Dance Company 2010 Espoo

 

DARK PROJECT 2: SELLAINEN KUIN – over writings to good

  • dir. Masi Eskolin, The Performance Art Society, Kiasma Theatre 2009 Helsinki

 

THREE PORTRETS

  • convener Raisa Kilpeläinen, Prague Quadrinnale 2011

 

SPRING AWAKENING (role of Thea)

  • dir. Neil Hardwick, Helsinki City Theatre 2008-2010 Helsinki

 

ECHO, ARROW AND CHAIN

  • chor. Ikuyo Kuroda, Helsinki Dance Company 2008 Helsinki

 

As a musician

 

BAMBI BY THE POND– indierock orcehstra; singer, songwriter, pianist 2013-

MIKKO TORVISEN VIIHDEORKESTERI – indierockorchestra; violinist, pianist, 2.vocalist 2000-

  • Guest Musician in Risto, Moppi & Aivokurkiaiset, T. Toivanen & Treble 2005->

 

 

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTION

 

  • Regular teacher in Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki and acting department of University of Tampere 2014->
  • Mentor in:
    • Fenced Dreams, Sari Palmgren, Zodiak- Center for New Dance / Helsinki Festival 2017
    • Classic dir. Leo Honkonen, Kajaani Poetry Week 2017
    • About beauty, dir. Henriikka Himma Mad House 2016-2017
    • Zero Gravity Company 2014-2015 Cirko – Center for New Circus
    • Divine, choreographer Maija Mustonen 2015 Zodiak-Center for New Dance

 

  • Teacher in:
    • Indulge the Movement Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2015-2016
    • ”Dance Artists Making Music” and ”Music is the Best” workshops in Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2013-2015
    • Teacher in ”Expanding performance” workshop in Kedja Nordic Baltic Encounter 2014 and Nordic-Baltic circus platform 2015 Tallinn
    • Teacher in ”To the Dance Floor” workshop in Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2013
    • Columnist in Theatre&Dance+Circus Magazine 2014

 

  • Z-TOGETHER – a feedbacking collective for danceartists Zodiak - Center for New Dance 2011, 2013-2016 Helsinki

 

  • LIIKEKIELI.COM– online dance magazine; columnist 2009

 

  • Artistic director and teacher in Sukset Ristiin Susirajalla multidisciplinary workshop Nurmes 2009-

 

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Master of Dance 2008 Theatre Academy of Helsinki Finland
  • Special studies in contemporary theatre program 2007-2008 Theatre Academy
  • Choreographer program 2005-2008 Theatre Academy
  • Dance art program 2002-2005 Theatre Academy
  • Dance art program 2001-2002 Art Academy of Turku
  • Multidiscplinary art program 2000-2001 Orivesi College of Arts
  • Undergraduate 2000 Music and Dance Highschool of Kuopio

 

Musical education

 

  • Singing studies (classical, pop-jazz and folk) 1999-2016 with Soila Sariola, Pirkko-Liisa Tikka, Kristiina Kivistö-Rahnasto, Sanna Kurki-Suonio, Veera Voima, Minna Orpana, Mari Multanen, Outi Pulkkinen among others
  • In Concervatory of Kuopio:
    • violin studies 1997-2000 with Jûri Gerretz, Geza Szilvay, Zoja Istomina
    • singing studies 1999-2000 with Tiina Taskinen
  • In Music Institute of North Carelia 1990-1997:
  • violin studies with Satu Makkonen-Karjalainen
  • piano studies with Agnes Diozek

 

Post graduate studies

 

  • Oh, My Ninfa Body workshop by Marlene Freitas Monteiro Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2015
  • Collective process of creating and performing workshop by Gob Squad Zodiak-Ctr for New Dance 2015
  • Physical Dramaturgy workshop by Martin Nachbar Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2014
  • Butoh danceworkshop by Natalia Zhestovskaja ja Grigori Glazunov Helsinki International Theatre 2014
  • Kedja Baltic-Nordic Dance Encounter workshop by Lucy Suggate 2013 Klaipeda
  • Exposing without Borders workshop by Joshua Sofaer, Performance Art Center 2013 Helsinki
  • Performance Dramaturgy workshop by Jeroen Peeters, Theatre Academy Finland 2013 Helsinki
  • Performing Queer Failure workshop by Keith Hennessey, Side Step Festival 2013 Helsinki
  • The Mobile Artist workshop by Bojan Jablanovec, Performance Center 2012 Helsinki
  • Butoh dance workshop by Ken Mai 2011, 2012, 2013 Helsinki
  • Contemporary dance workshop by Ervi Siren, Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2010, 2011, 2013 Helsink
  • Autumn Holiday for Performance Artists,  /theatre.now - festival Kiasma Theatre 2011 Helsinki
  • Artist Laboratory by Ong Ken Sen, /theatre.now – festival Kiasma Theatre 2010 Helsinki
  • Choreography workshop by Maija Hirvanen Alexander Theatre 2008 Finland

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TOURING

 

  • Lover of the Pianist:
    • Aerowaves Spring festival Bassano del Grappa 2012
    • August Tanzu Tallinna 2012
    • Stage festival Helsinki 2012
    • Explore festival Bucarest 2012
    • Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform Helsinki 2012
    • Hong Kong Performing Arts festival Hong Kong 2014

 

  • Personal Symphonic Moment:
    • Mousonturm Frankfurt 2014
    • ImPulsTanz Wien 2015
    • Tanz im August 2015
    • Next- festival Buda Kortrijk 2015
    • Nordwind- festival Dresden/Hellerau + Hampuri/Kampnagel + Bern/Damfzentralen 2015
    • Oslo International Theatre festival 2016
    • Joyce Unleashed New York 2016
    • Spring festival Utrecht 2017
    • 4+4 Days in Motion Praha 2017
    • Reykjavik Dance festival 2017
    • MDT Stockholm 2018

 

  • meadow,meadow,meadow:
    • Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform Kööpenhamina 2016
    • Seoul Performing Arts festival Seoul 2018

 

 

 

Pilvi Elina Pirinen      tel. +358 40 5702514      pilvielina.pirinen@gmail.com

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Juhana Lehtiniemi