• MEADOW, MEADOW, MEADOW (2015)
    as choreographer-dancer.
  • PERSONAL SYMPHONIC MOMENT (2013)
    as choreographer-dancer.
  • LECTURE FOR EVERYONE(2013)
    as performer.
  • THE BONE GARDEN (2012)
    as choreographer-dancer
  • NAPOLEON PINK HORSE (2012)
    as choreographer-dancer
  • THE DARK PROJECT 3: LIGHT NOISE (2012)
    as choreographer-dancer
  • LOVER OF THE PIANIST (2011)
    as choreographer-dancer
  • WRONG RIGHT LOVE FIGHT (2010)
    as choreographer-dancer
  • DANCE ART PIECE (2010)
    as choreographer
  • CHILDREN OF THE LAGOON (2010)
    as choreographer
  • THE DARK PROJECT 2: SUCH AS – OVERWRITINGS TO GOOD (2009)
    as dancer
  • THREE PORTRAITS (2009)
    as dancer

MURDER DANCES (2014-2015)

Work in progress...

MARGARETA IN YOU (2014-2015)

Work in progress...

THEIR FANTASY (2014-2015)

Work in progress...

GIRL (2014-2015)

Work in progress...

IL CLASSICO TRANSITO (2014-2015)

Work in progress...

MEADOW, MEADOW, MEADOW (2015)

Meadow, meadow, meadow is a triptych by choreographers Elina Pirinen and Maria Saivosalmi, French – Palestinian performance artist Jassem Hindi and Irish theatre artists Ruairí Donovan and Cathy Walsh.

"A dance that is an axe for the frozen sea inside us, relentlessly making ritual objects for a tribe that doesn’t exist, a lingering sentence on one horse and seven hearts, a fanfare heralding a renewed ethos of intimacy."

Together with lighting designer Heikki Paasonen, the heralds and a surprise ensemble founded for the triptych create a delicate avalanche of peculiar bodies, voices and landscapes. The weight carried is the perception of all that is essential for the human condition, like a slow storm in the solar plexus.

Premiere 13th of March 2015 in Zodiak- Center for New Dance

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PERSONAL SYMPHONIC MOMENT (2013)

Personal Symphonic Moment is an on-stage autopsy of Dmitri Šostakovitš’ Symphony No. 7, known as the Leningrad Symphony. On stage this vast piece of music spawns, sustains, and destroys different states of mind and physical being. It brings to the stage primitive, intellectual and subconscious moments of decay, consolation, beauty, idiocy, eroticism, loserness, pity, banality, anger and sentimentality. It articulates with an ethos the aspects of a human person and humanity fundamentally touching the fabric of society.

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CREDITS

Concept, choreography, space: Elina Pirinen
Dance: Kati Korosuo, Katja Sallinen, Elina Pirinen
Lighting design: Tomi Humalisto
Texts: Heidi Väätänen
Music: Dmitri Šostakovitš, 7. Symphony performed by Mariss Jansons and Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra 1988
Costume design: Kaisa Rissanen, Mila Moisio, Elina Pirinen
Premiere: 7th of November 2013 in Moving in November-festival in Zodiak-Center for New Dance
Duration: 75 Minutes
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November-festival, Elina Pirinen, Zodiak residency in collaboration with: WorkspaceBrussels / Summer coaching residency, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
Supported by: Samuel Huber Foundation, Finnish Culture Foundation, Kone Foundation

TOURED IN

Barker Theatre Turku 2014
Tampere Theatre Festival 2015
Nordwind Festival: Hellerau Dresden - Kampnagel Hamburg - Dampfzentralen Bern 2015
Next Festival Arts Center Buda Kortrijk 2015
Tanz im August Festival Berlin 2015
ImPulsTanz, [8:tension] Young Choreographers' Series 2015, Vienna, awarded with Prix Jardin d'Europe prize 2015
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt 2014

LECTURE FOR EVERYONE (2013)

Lecture For Every One is a short artistic intervention consisting of a text that Sarah Vanhee or another performer brings/performs at occasions where people are anyway already gathered in order to discuss/exchange/undertake something together. She intrudes into existent situations that are strange to her, and where she herself is a stranger. The text is exactly the same on all the occasions. Some examples: a sales meeting in a luxury hotel, a city council, a team meeting at a multinational, a high society club, the army, a union meeting, an informal meeting of antique collectors, a choir rehearsal, a football training of homeless people etc. Mostly there is only one person within the organization that knows of her coming, for the others it’s a total surprise. She grafts Lecture For Every One onto the meeting, in a moment where there is the necessary concentration and focus, e.g. just before a meeting starts. When the lecture is done, she leaves immediately.


In the text, she tries to address citizens both collectively and individually, avoiding the rhetorics known from political messages, mass media, advertising, rules and laws, in an attempt to speak “freely”, in a gesture that addresses both the individual and the collective, and considers our contemporary (Western) society as a co-creation of “every-one”.

Credits

Concept & text: Sarah Vanhee
In collaboration with: Juan Dominguez Rojo, Berno Odo Polzer, Dirk Pauwels & Kristien Van den Brande
Management host organizations & website: Edith Goddeeris, Marika Ingels, Linda Sepp & Kristien Van den Brande
Performance Dutch & English version: Sarah Vanhee
Performance Finnish version: Elina Pirinen (URB festival Kiasma Theatre)

See more www.lectureforeveryone.be

FOUR PORTRAITS (2013)

A piece about the relations between flesh and image, conv. Raisa Kilpeläinen, Universum Theatre Helsinki

THE BONE GARDEN (2012)

THE BONE GARDEN researhes people treating the body as an archive of memories. It makes different kinds of autopsies for childhood, love and future through movement, singing and spoken word. The Bone Garden gives a place also for the audience to recall and research how their body is buildt because of these memories.

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Credits

Choreography and music design: Elina Pirinen
Performance, texts, costume design: Leo Honkonen and Elina Pirinen
Lighting technician: Jani-Matti Salo
Sound technician: Joonas Pehrsson
Music: Josquin Desprez: Qui Habitat, Bat for Lashes: Good Love
Premiere: 18 th of October 2012 Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki
Duration: 45 min
Production: Elina Pirinen, Performance Art Society and Kiasma Theatre
Supported by: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Performance Art Society

OH,CLARE (2012)

OH,CLARE is a performance that researches kinky sisterhood in a delicate way through dance, spoken word, signing and flute and drum playing. The dancers are real sisters and responsable for entertaining, supporting and hurting each others. Their stage reality is having surprising dates with the out door reality.

CREDITS

Choreography and music design: Elina Pirinen
Dance: Elsa Heikkilä, Malwiina Heikkilä
Costum design: The working group
Lighting desing: Nanni Vapaavuori
Sound techinician: Jan-Mikael Träskelin
Music: Bach: Double Violin Concerto, Shakespear’s Sister: Stay
Text quotations from Anton Chekhov’s play Three Sisters
Premiere: 21st of September 2012 Time of Dance festival, Jyväskylä City Theatre
Duration: 45 min
Production: N0LLAPiSTE-Collective, Dance Center of Central Finland
Supported by: The Arts Council of Central Finland, Jyväskylä City, Foundation for Arts and Sience Jyväskylä

NAPOLEON PINK HORSE (2012)

NAPOLEON PINK HORSE is a performance and a band for the performance. A dancer, actor, writer and musician form a quartet, where each artist's area of expertise is approached as an instrument. The quartet creates songs to enjoy from the following ingredients: Performance / Music / Literature / Pop / Dance / The spoken word / Electricity / Singing / Sound waves / Emotional movement / Eating / Noise.

CREDITS

Concept and realisation/ the quartet: Elina Pirinen, Miikka Ahlman, Timo Heinonen, Tuukka Vasama
Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen, Jani-Matti Salo
Live sound design: Timo Muurinen
Costume design: Quartet
Premiere: 24th of March 2012 Kiasma Theatre Helsinki
Duration: 60 min
Production: Performance Art Society, Kiasma Theatre
Supported by: Kone Foundation, Finnish Arts Council, Helsinki City

TOURED IN

Avigliana International Theatre festival 2014

THE DARK PROJECT 3: LIGHT NOISE (2012)

THE DARK PROJECT 3: LIGHT NOISE is the third part of The Dark Project which started in 2004. Its general aim is to scrutinize conditions under which a performance takes place and what is its relationship to visibility. LIGHT NOISE is inspired by the concept of noise. Visual, auditive, textual, and embodied noise become material for LIGHT NOISE performance.

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CREDITS

Convener, lighting design: Tomi Humalisto
Media design: Teemu Määttänen
Performance: Elina Pirinen, Hanna Korhonen, Maija Nurmio, Tuukka Vasama, Olli Kontulainen
Sound design: Mikael Eriksson
Installations: Anna Nykyri, Timo Heinonen
Costume design: The working group
Premiere: 25th of February 2012 Center for Practise as Research in Theatre Tampere
Duration: 60 min
Production: Performance Art Society, T7 Tampere
Supported by: Kone Foundation, Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Arts Council

LOVER OF THE PIANIST (2011)

LOVER OF THE PIANIST is a playfully erotic and evocative solo that bit by bit reveals it’s agenda. It moves in the borderline between dance performance, music concert and post-stand up show. The soloist surrender recklessly to the situation, is both direct and secretive, taking risks on stage and playing power games with the audience. The performance has been selected in the priority list of 20 most interesting performances in Europe 2012 by dance organisation Aerowaves and started touring since.

CREDITS

Choreography, dance, composition, lyrics, texts, music and costume design: Elina Pirinen
Lighting design: Nanni Vapaavuori
Sound and mixing design: Petteri Mård
Music: Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, Elina Pirinen: Peony Planes, I Have a Bird in My Mouth
Premere: 3rd of March 2011 Zodiak- Center for New Dance Helsinki
Duration: 40 min
Production: Elina Pirinen and Zodiak
Supported by: Finnish Arts Council

TOURED IN

Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland Kuopio 2015
Hong Kong Arts Festival 2014
Kokkola City Theatre 2013
Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform Helsinki 2012
Spring Forward Festival Bassano del Grappa 2012
Augusti Tanzu Tallinn 2012
Stage Festival Korjaamo Helsinki 2012
eXplore Dance Festival WASP working art space Bucarest 2012

WRONG RIGHT LOVE FIGHT (2010)

WRONG RIGHT LOVE FIGHT is a performance about how imagination functions instantly and everlasting in dancer and space. What kind of traces do we leave in the air when we dance and speak? The piece is a research of how scenography is build only through spoken word and movement.

CREDITS

Choreography and music design: Elina Pirinen
Dance: Leila Kourkia, Aino Voutilainen, Elina Pirinen
Lighting design: Nanni Vapaavuori
Schenography: Elina Lifländer
Music: Monteverdi: Compattimento di Tangredi e Glorinda, Beirut: After the Curtain, Scenic World, Jon Lajoie: Show Me Your Genitals, Rihanna: Don’t Stop the Music
Stage technicians: Jani-Matti Salo, Heikki Paasonen, Jori Tossavainen
Premiere: 18th of March 2010 Kiasma Theatre Helsinki
Duration: 60 min.
Production: Elina Pirinen and Kiasma Theatre
Supported by: Finnish Arts Council, Helsinki City

DANCE ART PIECE (2010)

DANCE ART PIECE is a performance that researches the impossible: to create a perfroming material that are not related to the society. By using one of the most famous boyband as an inspiration the try out is getting complexed and hilarious for the first place.

CREDITS

Choreography and music design: Elina Pirinen
Dance and texts: Sonja Jokiniemi, Leila Kourkia, Jenni Urpilainen, Vera Tegelman
Lighting design: Sam Siltavuori
Costume design: The working group
Music: Take That: I Found Heaven, Rule the World
Premiere: 21st of December 2010 Sotku Stage Kuopio
Duration: 45 min
Production: Minimi Dance Theatre and Dance Center of Eastern Finland
Supported by: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

SIMPLE SENTENCES (2010)

SIMPLE SENTENCES is a performance for 16 actors where common and poetic sentences meets the dance and audience in one unknown and weird royal court somewhere out there. The phenomenon “What you have always wanted to say but never said it” starts to have unexpected meanings and forms.

CREDITS

Choreography and music design: Elina Pirinen
Dance: Salla Rupponen, Emma Kuoppala, Ida Fleming, Eetu Känkänen, Meri-Maija Näykki, Harri Ahola, Enni Hartikainen, Outi Kautonen, Anniina Kangasniemi, Taru Huokkola, Minna Rajamäki, Teija Vaittinen, Veera Tapanainen, Iris Nylund, Anni-Sofia Kalvi, Mirva Seppänen
Lighting desing: Elina Nopanen
Costume design: Mimosa Norja with assistance of Mirva Seppälä
Music: M. Praetorius: 6 Dances from Terpsichore, Pariisin kevät: Riviera
Producers: Helka Rissanen, Hanna Lindroos
Graphic design: Turkka Tervonen
Premiere: 15th of October 2010 Tampere Student Theatre
Duration: 60 min
Production and supported by: Tampere Student Theatre

CHILDREN OF LAGOON (2010)

CHILDREN OF THE LAGOON is a performance that lives through the live musical and kinetic dialogue between young adults and teenagers who tries to operate together in the psychological and spacial landscape of church. What they can do there, what they should do there and what they must do there in order to develop something further in the politics of the union between evangelical lutheran church and society.

CREDITS

Choreography: Elina Pirinen
Dance: Aino Voutilainen, Leila Kourkia, Sini-Tuuli Kilpeläinen, Siiri Kortelainen, Nina Timonen
Lighting design: Nanni Vapaavuori
Musicians: Tyyne Karjalainen, Kaisa Kortelainen, Salla Karjalainen
Premiere: 1st of December 2010 Nurmes Church
Duration: 50 min
Production: Nurmeksen Joulumusiikki festival, Nurmes City Culture Services, The Evangelical Lutheran Concregation of Nurmes, Entrepreneurs of Nurmes


© Maija Nurmio

© Anu Saarelainen

THE DARK PROJECT 2: SUCH AS - OVERWRITINGS TO GOOD (2009)

THE DARK PROJECT 2: SUCH AS – OVERWRITINGS TO GOOD is a performance where live installation, space, video art piece, sound art piece and physical propositions are gathering together creating a happening essay. The working group researches the notion of good inspired by Hanna Arendt’s and Giorgio Agamben’s philosophy.

CREDITS

Working group: director Masi Eskolin, performance dramaturgs and writers Timo Heinonen and Heidi Väätänen, actors Olli Kontulainen and Tuukka Vasama, dancers Elina Pirinen, Hanna Korhonen and Maija Nurmio, videoartist Anna Nykyri, editor Ilkka Pitkänen, lighting design Heikki Paasonen, sound designer Miikka Ahlman
Premiere: 24th of September 2009 in Kiasma Theatre Helsinki
Duration: 70 min
Production and supported by: Performance Art Society, Helsinki City, Finnish Arts Council, Kiasma Theatre

THREE PORTRAITS (2009)

THREE PORTRAITS is a combination of photographs and live performers, a triptych where the real person, site and situation discuss with the person, site and situation captured on the photographs. The tension of the piece rises from the surprising variation of still simplification and instant action. It researches the idea of stage asking questions of representing and revealing.

CREDITS

Concept, covener, photography, costume design, scenography: Raisa Kilpeläinen
Performance: Elina Pirinen, Lassi Alhorinne, Kalle Ropponen
Premiered: 12th of May 2009 in MoA Exibition Media Center Lume Helsinki
Duration: from 60 min to 8 h
Production: Raisa Kilpeläinen, University of Arts and Design, Prague Quadrinnale 2011
Supported by: Wihuri foundation

A FRIEND OF THE PIANIST (2009)

A FRIEND OF THE PIANIST is a solo performance about one girls’s imagination journey. It moves in the borderline between dance performance, music concert and post-stand up show. It is the first part of the Pianist series for stage.

CREDITS

Choreography, dance, composition, lyrics, texts, music and costume design: Elina Pirinen
Original choir: Anne Pajunen, Pietikäinen, Jenni Urpilainen, Sanni Sihvola
Lighting design: Raisa Kilpeläinen
Music: Chopin: Nocturne nr 2 in Eb Major, Pirinen: Nocturne in F minor
Premiered: 22nd of July 2009 in Fullmoon Dance Festival Pyhäjärvi
Duration: 60 min
Production: Elina Pirinen and Full Moon Dance Festival
Supported by: The Arts Council of Uusimaa

TREASURE AND DEATH (2009)

TREASURE AND DEATH is a performance about that energy which creates the zest for life. The question ’What is the song that you would like to listen during your death and why’ creates the physical and musical landscape for the whole performance.

CREDITS

Choreography, music and lighting design: Elina Pirinen
Dance: Janne Aspvik, Olli Kontulainen, Leila Kourkia, Maija Nurmio, Sanni Tirri
Music: Moppi & Aivokurkiaiset: Pyllykenraali, Ystävä, Kirsikankukkia, Hyvä tunnelma, Sydän, Bloc Party: Pioneers, Carola: Hunajainen, Dolly Parton: I Will Always love You, Guns and Roses: Paradise City, Wagner: Wie Todesahnung - O, du mein holder Abendstern
Costume design: Dancers
Premiere: 5th of July 2009 in Summer of Nurmes – festival in Culture House Nurmes
Duration: 50 min.
Support: Nurmes City Culture Services, Regional Dance Center of Eastern Finland
Production: Elina Pirinen

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