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Choreographer-dancer-music maker

Pilvi Elina Pirinen

b. 16th of October 1981 Suomussalmi

tel. +358 40 5702514

pilvielina.pirinen@gmail.com

www.elinapirinen.com

 

 

ARTISTIC WORK

 

As a choreographer

 

Upcoming: 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 a dancer in own choreographies

 

Upcoming: CONCERTO UNDER WATERLILIES – group piece, Kiasma Theatre 2016 Helsinki

Upcoming: 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

Tampere 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 a dancer/performer

 

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

 

HARMONY

chor. Laura Koistinen, Tampere Dance Current – festival 2012 Tampere

 

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

 

Teacher in Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts and acting department of University of Tampere 2014

 

Mentor in Zero Gravity Company 2014-2015, in choreographer Maija Mustonen’s work "Divine" 2015

Zodiak-Center for New Dance

 

Teacher in "Dance Artists Making Music" and "Music is the Best" workshops in Zodiak-Center for New Dance 2013-2015

 

Columnist in Theatre&Dance+Circus Magazine 2014

 

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

 

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) 1999-2015

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 Helsinki

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

 

 

CREDITS AND POSITION OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

Prix Jardin d’Europe prize in ImPulsTanz Vienna 2015

Curator in Mad House – the house for live and performance art Helsinki 2016

Awarded with annual artist grant in 2011, 2014, 2015

Awarded with The Finnish Critics' Association honorary prize Critics' Spurs 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

 

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

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Juhana Lehtiniemi