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Riikonen, Kira

Date of birth 11.2.1973
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Email kirarikki@hotmail.com
Training BA (Hons) Laban Centre London, 1997 – 2000, Pilates Instructor, The Place, London 2002.
Choreographed Egotrip (1999)
Jatkuva juoksu (1999)
Perfume (1999)
4&5 (2000)
Huomisen hehku (2000)
Sovitellen (2000)
Sundrae (2000)
Yön syli (2000)
The Game (Riikonen) (2002)
Isn't she lovely (9.5.2003)
Polku Kivinen (9.7.2004)
Don't Ask the Blond (30.7.2005)
Wolf Cry (2012)
Sudet rajalla (2012)
Omenavaras (22.6.2013)
Hamlet (2015)
P*lluralli (2015)
INsight (2018)
Salainen kaupunki: Äkkilähtö (2018)
Work as a dancer Bare the Beauty (1998)
Dreamwork (1998)
Egotrip (1999)
Honours (1999)
Perfume (1999)
Transformat 1 On (1999)
4&5 (2000)
Huomisen hehku (2000)
Identity Recalctrant (2000)
Le Casa De Las Bundias (2000)
Sundrae (2000)
Tango Tiempo (2000)
The Other of the Other (2000)
Wink of an Eye (2000)
Workbook (2000)
Yön syli (2000)
...ions (2001)
Lilith's Appetite (2002)
Untitled (2002)
Eyespace (2003)
In Your Dreams (2003)
Isn't she lovely (2003)
Polku Kivinen (2004)
Don't Ask the Blond (2005)
Sudet rajalla (2012)
MOMO - tanssiteatteriesitys lapsille (2013)
Mortal road movie (2014)
Varjakka (2014)
I'm trying to tell you (2015)
P*lluralli (2015)
(2020)
Other artistic work Participant in research projects:
Larissa Tiusanen: Exploratorium Research Project, Liverpool 2002; Stephanie Schoberg: Choreodrome Research, The Place, London 2002; Seven Sisters: The Library Project, London 2002; Marine Broise-Zoi Kollatou: Enviroment and physical and psychological effects, Chisendale Dance Space, London 2001; David Tengoni: Non-linear Composition, London 2001.
Work as a teacher:
Pohjois-Karjala Polytechnic, dance therapy programme 2003 – 2004 (dance expression, movement analysis).
Work as a choreographer in theatre:
Zorbas (musical), dir. Kimmo Lavaste, Joensuu City Theatre 2005; Tirlittan, dir. Timo Ventola, Joensuu City Theatre 2006.
Grants and awards Grants: National Council for Dance 2004. Arts Council of North Carelia 2005.
Awards: The Artist of the Year 2000, Millenium Dome Award, London.
Videography and TV recordings Isn't she lovely (video recording) 2003, Polku kivinen (collage for video) 2003; 4/5, MTV3 News 2000;
Aino - direction, subject, performer Kira Riikonen; camera and editing Juha Myllymäki, 2004;
Sirenes - camera, editing, translation and voice Laura Alba;, story, direction Kira Riikonen; performers Kira Riikonen, Cosmin Manolescu, Roberto Casarotto, 2005;
VampTamp - editing Bogdana Pascal; direction and story Kira Riikonen; camera and performers Kira Riikonen, Roberto Casarotto, Cosmin Manolescu, 2005.
Other Information Other education: Kindergarten teacher, University of Joensuu 1995.
Founding member of the Pohjois-Karjalan tanssin aluekeskus Association.
Compere at the Full Moon Dance Festival in Pyhäjärvi 2003.