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Tuovinen, Paula

Date of birth 16.1.1961
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Choreographed sense (24.7.2001)
Blonde (28.1.2000)
The Ecstatic Orange
Eläimellinen romanssi (15.10.1995)
The land of Faravid (4.2.1998)
In Freundscaft
Käsikranaatti
Saturday
Noncerto
Ritual (Tuovinen, Yli-Maunula) (22.5.1983)
Food (Tender Buttons part II)
Taal
Triangel (Tuovinen) (4.11.1993)
Cul-de-Sac (30.10.1992)
Work as a dancer Ah ja voih (1995)
Songs of the blissfull (1994)
Ballet mécanique (1998)
Blonde (2000)
The Falling Earth (2001)
Käsikranaatti (1993)
Levoton Aika (1991)
Muumiobaletti (1992)
NET - Destiny X (2000)
Painajainen (1987)
Pastellaria (1991)
Qalp (1990)
Rajatiloja (1988)
Ritual (Tuovinen, Yli-Maunula) (1983)
Sankarit (1989)
Spartacus (Kekäläinen) (1998)
Studien über hysterie (Kekäläinen) (1998)
Tanssi kolmelle (1985)
Te jotka asutte aikaa (1993)
Triangel (Tuovinen) (1993)
Cul-de-Sac (1992)
Unen varjot (1987)
White smile (1991)
Valkoisia ja äänettömiä raivoja (1989)
Varvastanssi (1991)
The Green Armchair (2002)
The Fifth Season (1995)
Viimeinen marssi (1988)
Five portraits of Paula Tuovinen (1995)
Yksin vai kaksin (1987)
Other artistic work Rector of the Theatre Academy of Finland, 2005 onwards.
Work as a teacher:
Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1993 onwards - senior lecturer 2001 - 2006, acting senior lecturer 1994 - 1995; Oulu Dance Studio 1982 - 1986, dance school Tanssivintti 1986 - 1991, Oulu Conservatory 1991, The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1997, 1998; Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company 1997, 2000.
Work as a dancer in Oulu City Theatre:
The Sleeping Beauty, 1974; Tales of Hoffmann, 1978; Alice in Wonderland, 1979; Witch-hunt, 1980; Blue Bird, dir. Leena Salonen, 1981; The Arsonists, dir. Markus Packalen, 1981; The Hostage, 1983; The Gipsy Princess, 1983 - 1985; The Jungle Book (Pentti Pesä), dir. Pentti Pesä, 1985.
Work as dancer in films etc.:
Room (a short film), dir. V-M Laukasto, 1983; Catulli Carmina (a short film), dir. Pekka Niemelä, 1989; A Real Princess (TV production), dir. Erkki Kupari, 1993; Chinese MTV, concept Shoin Kanki, 1994; Sacred Dishwater (video), dir. Teemu Mäki 1996; Tender Buttons (environmental art), concept Erkki Soininen, Bistro Belmann, 1996, Helsinki Act 1997; Duracellwomen goes groovy (a dance video), dir. Kimmo Leed 1997; Prem Aggan (a film), dir. Feroze Khan, India 1997.
Work as a choreographer in Oulu City Theatre:
Blue Bird, dir. Leena Salonen, 1981; The Arsonists, dir. Markus Packalen, 1981; The Jungle Book (Pentti Pesä), dir. Pentti Pesä, Oulu City Theatre 1985.
Work as a choreographer in theatres, films etc.:
Room (a short film), dir. V-M Laukasto, 1983; Catulli Carmina (a short film), dir. Pekka Niemelä, 1989; Kullervo, dir. Liisa Isotalo, Kokkola City Theatre 1992; A Real Princess (TV production), dir. Erkki Kupari, 1993; Juhannus Dances (Hannu Salama), dir. Jari Årlander, Q-teatteri 1994; Ruma A (a dance film), dir. Nina Janson, 1994; Sirpalesatu (a dance film), dir. Saara Cantell, 1994; Chinese MTV, concept Shoin Kanki, 1994; Tender Buttons (environmental artwork), concept Erkki Soininen, Bistro Belmann 1996, Helsinki Act 1997; Dancing at Lughnasa (Brien Friel), dir. Juha Malmivaara, Helsinki City Theatre 1996; Prem Aggan (a film), in co-operation with Daksha Sheth, dir. Feroze Khan, Intia 1997; Natan the Wise (G.E. Lessing), dir. Vesa-Tapio Valo, Helsinki City Theatre 1997; Venny (tv series), dir. Pekka Ruohoranta, YLE YV1 2003; Portrait (dance film, also script), dir Saara Cantell, Periferia Productions/BAROK 2003.
Work as a director:
From the Grammar of Dreams, a visualised concert of Kaija Saariaho, Helsinki Festival 2002.
Grants and awards Grants: five-year state grant to artists 1996.
Literature and articles Articles:
Marjaana Toiminen. ”Itselleen rehellinen esiintyjä”. TANSSI. 4/1994.
Minna Tawast. ”Paula Tuovinen riisuu blondilta housut”. TANSSI 2/2000.
Own articles:
”Tanssijan talvi – Oulussa”. TANSSI. 4/1985.
”Syrjähyppyjä. Naistanssijan osa (parodia)". TANSSI. 4/1994.
"Taidetanssin ja kansantanssin elo ja tuki" TANSSI. 4/2000.
”Blonde”. Finnish Dance in Focus 2000.
"'Ja sitten he tanssivat' - tanssiantropologia taiteen määrittäjänä". TANSSI. 2/2002.
Videography and TV recordings Ruma A, dir. Nina Janson, 1994; Sirpalesatu, dir. Saara Cantell, 1994; Portrait (also script), dir Saara Cantell, Periferia Productions/BAROK 2003.
Other Information Positions of trust: member of the National Council for Dance 1998 - 2000, member of the Sub-committee of Media Arts/Multiart of the Arts Council of Finland 1998 - 2000, chairman of the board of Zodiak Presents Association 1997 - 2001.
Other education: BA, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu 2002