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Tenhula, Ari

Date of birth 22.3.1964
Profession Dancer
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training MA, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1988. In addition dance studies in France, USA, India, Indonesia and Japan.
Engagements Helsinki Dance Company: artistic director (2000 - 2002)
Choreographed Ah ja voih
Ariel (31.7.1993)
Dances with myself (30.7.2003)
En amor duro (13.5.1994)
Genius homonculii (8.2.1989)
Houre (10.3.1993)
Houre 2
Izukoe (8.7.1991)
Kauas pilvet karkaavat
Loop (17.9.1994)
Loose ends (Tenhula) (30.3.1996)
Lead red (9.12.1997)
Mind Scape (18.11.2005)
Monument (13.10.1995)
Once upon a time in the west (15.10.1999)
Shine (14.9.2000)
Piikkejä ja terälehtiä (28.2.1997)
Piipää (29.5.1987)
Red fish (10.9.1991)
Smile (27.7.1999)
Toinen (13.5.1990)
Exposure Time (17.9.2002)
Work as a dancer ...that was all I wanted, so I stuck my finger in his eye... (1991)
560710 (1987)
Ariel (1993)
Businessman's Lunch (1986)
Carmen?! (1993)
Cells of an Apple (1998)
Dances with myself (2003)
Dans 1 (1987)
Den leende hunden (1987)
Digger Dog (1993)
EXHIBO (1991)
Genius homonculii (1989)
Izukoe (1991)
Kalevala (Uotinen) (1985)
Kotona metsässä (1996)
Le Sacre Du Printemps (1994)
Lead red (1997)
Matka Valoon - Hommage à Ellen Thesleff (1999)
October (1988)
Once upon a time in the west (1999)
Piipää (1987)
Ritual (Tuovinen, Yli-Maunula) (1983)
Rolling Blue (1994)
The Detective from China (1989)
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (1991)
Valkoisia ja äänettömiä raivoja (1989)
Valkoisia ja äänettömiä raivoja 2 eli Tlönin ja Uqbarin hovitansseja (1990)
Villi Pohjola (1998)
Voyeur (1992)
Yksin vai kaksin (1987)
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer in theatre:
Hymy tikkaiden juurella, dir. Timo Linnasalo, Oulu City Theatre 1992; Pojat, dir. Kimmo Kahra, Helsinki City Theatre 1992; Kaatopaikka, dir. Riikka Ala-Harja, Theatre Academy of Finland 1993; Tannhäuser, dir. Juha Hemanus, Savonlinna Opera Festival 1996; Jungle Boy, dir. Kimmo Kahra, Helsinki City Theatre 1997; Mr Puntila and his servant Matti, dir. Kurt Nuotio, Helsinki City Theatre 2001; The Full Monty, dir. Kurt Nuotio, Helsinki City Theatre 2002.
Work as a choreographer's assistant:
That was all I wanted, so I stuck my finger in his eye, chor. Kenneth Kvarnström, Finnish National Ballet 1994.
Artistic planning for Trans Danse Europe 2000, Dance Exchange project for 10 european cities; artistic planning for Shadows in Ateneum, series of solo performances 1998.
Member of the artistic board of Moving in November Festival 1996 - 2005, artistic director of the festival 2006 - 2007.
Work as a teacher: Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland, 1993-1995 (part-time teacher).
Grants and awards Grants:
six-month state grant to artists 1994, 1995, five-year state grant for artists 1998-1999 (Interrupted for his position as an Artistic Director of The Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company); The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2005 (for three years).
Awards:
State prize for Merits in Dance 1990 (as a member of Zodiak Presents Association); Finland Prize 2003.
Other Information
Articles En konstruktivist med intresse för kontraster och utomeuropeiska kulturer - Ari Tenhula berättar om sin utveckling och sin konst