Performer and dance maker

_mg_9448Graduated as a dancer from North Karelia College Outokumpu 2010 and as a creative dance instructor from ISLO 2006.

As a dancer and a performer I make improvisation and contact improvisation and I am really interested in body politics, poetry of every body and kinesthetic empathy.

Recently my work has evolved to the direction of interactive and participatory performance as well as instant composition.

Tyhjän sykli VI was an improvised site-specific performance in the summer 2016 as a part of series of work of Katariina Vähäkallio and Raisa Vennamo called Tyhjän sykli.

MyBodyIsNotATemple1_Vesa_Pekka_GrönroosIn the series of performances with Art Sport Quartet (Iiris Raipala, Nadja Pärssinen, Kaisa Kukkonen and Iina Taijonlahti) My body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park and Art Sport Quartet goes Deeper we are finding different ways to combine a performance and a contact improvisation jam.

With Iiris Raipala in the performance Inside-Out we went forward with bringing the audience inside the performance and added stage lights, dj and performative elements.

Together with Matilda Lidberg and Aurora Westfelt we form a group called We are Sisters. With this project we research contact improvisation, authenticity, text and performance in Sweden and Finland.


In Gesa Piper’s graduation work Through you for Theatre Academy the group of dancers took impulses from one audience member.



Whatever to love was a </p> <p>Our tent on a high ridgeline on Hayden Mountain, above Ouray, Colorado - October.</p> <p>performance based on active listening and it happened in a tent. My group Kaisa +1 listened to one person at the time based on their wish to translate a message into love. We performed this piece at the Playdate club in December 2015.




På Samma Bänk is a performance with poetry and improvisation from Aurora Westfelt and Kaisa Kukkonen.

Other projects:

Fish-Go-Round – choreography for performance of Shinji Kanki at Media Facades 2014

SOMA Network with Päivi Vettenranta

Tanssilauantai 2012 with Raisa Vennamo

The 2000 hours of the lost tomato by Borbala Szente and Wellness theatre

Józsie and the Ladies are dreaming by Borbala Szente and Wellness theatre

Sonic Body Boom by Henrik Kaalund


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