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Veijalainen, Anna

Date of birth 13.1.1973
Profession Dancer
Choreographer
actor
Country Finland
Training Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance (choreography) 1992-1997.
Engagements KokoTheatre: artistic director, actor (1997 - )
KokoTheatre: artistic director, actor (1997 - )
KokoTheatre: artistic director, actor (1997 - )
KokoTheatre: dancer (2000 - )
KokoTheatre: dancer (2000 - )
KokoTheatre: dancer (2000 - )
Choreographed 3 sisarta ja ?! - eli leikin loppu (18.4.1998)
Armon Arpajaiset
Odonata, related to dragonflies (25.7.2001)
Seitsemän Metsästäjää Minä Minä Maassa
Work as a dancer Ilmaa (1994)
Klein (2002)
The Laugh of the Medusa (2003)
Secundum (2000)
Other artistic work Work as a performer in theatre:
Neighbourg (Marius Ivaskevichius), dir. Anna Veijalainen, KokoTheatre 2005; Road to Nirvana (Arthur Kopit), dir. Henry Hanikka, KokoTheatre 2005; Blasted (Sarah Kane), dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2004; Cain and Abel (Anna Veijalainen), dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2004; Combat de Nègre et de Chiens(Bernard-Marie Koltès), dir. Raija-Sinikka Rantala, chor. Merja Snellman, KokoTheatre 2004; Proof (David Auburn), dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2003; Nainen Berliinissä, dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2003; The Woods (David Mamet), dir. Esa-Matti Pölhö, KokoTheatre 2002; States of Shock (Sam Shepard), dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2002; Herra Saikkosen kellari & The Big Shit, chor. & dir. Sami Saikkonen, KokoTheatre 2002; Cleansed (Sarah Kane), dir. Mikko Kanninen 2001; Hamletmaschine (Heiner Müller), dir. Tero Heinämäki 2000; Eva B., dir. Kirsi Reinola 2000; Ei muistomerkkiä Gudrun Ensslinille (Christine Brückner), dir. Mikko Roiha 1997.
Work as a director in theatre:
Neighbourg (Marius Ivaskevichius) 2005, Tribadien Yö (Per Olov Enqvist) 1999, Rakas Vincent 1999, Nostradamus ihmemaassa 1998.
Work as a assistant of director:
Deep Joy (Anna Raynolds) 2000, Oklahoma! 2001.
Work as a scriptwriter in theatre:
Nainen Berliinissä, dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2003; Eva B., dir. Kirsi Reinola 2000; Rakas Vincent 1999, dir. Anna Veijalainen; Nostradamus ihmemaassa, dir. Anna Veijalainen 1998.
Work on festivals:
Lainsuojattomat, festival of independent professional theatres, member of the artistic board 2001; Finnish Case, Baltic Circle, member of the artistic board 2001 onwards.
Work as a choreographer on musicals:
Oklahoma! 2001.
Translations:
Blasted (Sarah Kane).
Grants and awards Grants:
The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2004, Alfred Kordelin Foundation 2003, Arts Council of Uusimaa 2002, National Council for Theatre 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005; six-month state grant to artists 2001; City of Helsinki 1999, 2004.
Awards:
Teatterimaraton, honorary mention for a monologue Ei muistomerkkiä Gudrun Ensslinille 1998; Vuoden Valopilkku -award, YLE 1997.
Literature and articles Artikkelit:
Minna Tawast. "Anna Veijalainen on vuoden valopilkku". TANSSI. 1/1998.
Own articles:
Anna Veijalainen. ”Mitä, miksi, kuka ja miten niin?” TANSSI. 2/1999.
Anna Veijalainen. ”Zeniläistä konkretiaa”. TANSSI. 2/1999.
Anna Veijalainen. ”Hetki ennen Huhtikuuta”. TANSSI. 2/1999.
Anna Veijalainen. ”’Halusin virallisen paperin’”. TANSSI. 4/1999.
Other Information Positions of trust: chairman of the board of Theatre Centre 2003 onwards.
Work as a producer in theatre:
Nainen Berliinissä, dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2003; Herra Saikkosen Kellari & The Big Shit, dir. & chor. Sami Saikkonen, KokoTheatre 2002; The Woods (David Mamet), dir. Esa-Matti Pölhö, KokoTheatre 2002; States of Shock (Sam Shepard), dir. Sami Ylisaari, KokoTheatre 2002; Pumpuliluuta (Mari Mörö), KokoTheatre 2002; Naisia hormonihoidon partaalla (Marie Jones), KokoTheatre 2000; Tribadien Yö (Per Olov Enqvist), dir. Anna Veijalainen 2000; Nostradamus ihmemaassa, dir. Anna Veijalainen 1998.