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Kitti, Tommi

Date of birth 28.11.1955
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Engagements Dance Theatre Raatikko: dancer (1973 - 1980)
Helsinki Dance Company: dancer (1974 - 1975)
Cullberg Ballet: dancer (1980 - 1981)
Dance Theatre Raatikko: dancer (1981 - 1982)
Finnish National Ballet: dancer (1982 - 1993)
Tommi Kitti & Co: artistic director (2000 - )
Choreographed 5 alkua (10.10.2002)
A Trip (1978)
Still Life for Four Dancers (6.1.2000)
Banana (29.8.1976)
Blues Jam (1989)
Credo (1988)
Du-dun-duu (22.8.2006)
Duo
Duo (Kitti) (9.5.1998)
Foyer (14.3.2001)
Grey Chord (2000)
Pearl (8.6.1975)
Hullu kuningas
Leap (Kitti) (18.5.2005)
Idiots (12.11.1978)
Skin (Kitti) (1997)
Isadora (Kuusela/Kitti) (7.11.1979)
Jälki (Tervamäki) (11.11.2016)
Two men and a piano
Kilimanjaro (17.10.1991)
Three Parts, of Which Two for Flute (18.1.2002)
Thirteen (28.9.2001)
Kuoleman tanssi (1991)
Leonardo (21.8.1996)
Loviisa (19.3.1987)
Snow White (Kuusela, Kitti) (1.3.1980)
Hunting (1981)
Mowgli (1994)
Oljet käryävät, historia palaa (12.10.1980)
Pas de Quatre à la Strada (1.10.1981)
Pasos nuevos (19.5.2006)
A Piece for a Small Stage (11.3.2004)
Small Things in Silence (18.1.2002)
Pikku Musta (1992)
The Gardener (1995)
Riff (1.11.2008)
Tale of a solider (Kitti) (27.6.1992)
Spiral (6.10.2000)
Plain (26.7.2001)
Tulee syksy (24.10.1993)
Turquoise (2001)
Wrong Key... (11.2.2003)
Vesaliuksen ikonit (1989)
Work as a dancer A Trip (1978)
Allegro Molto (1975)
Asemalaiturilla (1975)
Still Life for Four Dancers (2000)
Steps (Kela et al.) (1992)
Balladi Hermannin ruususta (1975)
Banana (1976)
Bolero (1984)
Carmina Burana (Vamos): Young man (1987)
Cay Da -tree (1981)
D.C. (1989)
Don Quixote (Trinchero): Camacho, a wealthy suitor (1983)
Du-dun-duu (2006)
Duo
Duo (Kitti) (1998)
Grey Chord (2000)
Pearl (1975)
La Fille Mal Gardée (1982)
Leap (Kitti) (2005)
Idiots (1978)
Isadora (Kuusela/Kitti) (1979)
Kain and Abel (1983)
Two men and a piano
Kauriinmetsästäjä (1981)
The Midsummer Night's Dream (1985)
Three Parts, of Which Two for Flute (2002)
Kolme pientä peikkoa (1998)
Kuin Orfeus: Greek boy (1984)
Kukkaistyttö (1976)
Les Noces (Robbins): Matchmaker (1989)
Snow White (Kuusela, Kitti) (1980)
I am my body (1994)
Mitä nyt eli erään johtajan lapsuus (1979)
Nijinsky - jumalan tanssija (Vanhakartano) (1990)
The Nutcracker (Grigorovitsh): Chinese doll (1985)
The Nutcracker (Grigorovitsh): Harlequin (1985)
Pas de Quatre à la Strada (1981)
A Piece for a Small Stage (2004)
Plus ja miinus: Elementary particle, The Soldier (1973)
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (Kuusela) (1989)
Pollution: Spring (1975)
Ward No. 6: Ivan (1982)
Salka Valka (1977)
Salome: Herod (1990)
Sanankantaja (1977)
Sauna (1975)
The Seven Brothers (1992)
Symphony in D-Major (1984)
Sinuhe - Harjoitelmia aiheesta Sinuhe Egyptiläinen: Horemheb (1975)
Tale of a solider (Kitti) (1992)
Spiral (2000)
Spirit Blues (1989)
Stretch (1972)
The Ragtime Dance Company: Master of Ceremonies (1989)
Troy Game (1987)
Turun palo (1982)
A workman's wife (1973)
Wrong Key... (2003)
Väki ilman valtaa (1974)
The Green Table: Swindler (1982)
Ville Veijari Virtanen (1975)
Images de la nuit (1987)
Ystävättäret (1984)
Corps de ballet roles Finnish National Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée: 6 boys, 1982; The Green Table: diplomats, 1982, 1983; Bolero: boys, 1984; La mer: 10 boys, 1984; Le Loup: villagers, 1984; The Seven Brothers: village boys, bug in a forest, 1985; Reflections: people of Kullervo, 1986.
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer (opera, theatre etc.):
Juha (opera, comp. Jukka Linkola), in co-operation with Marjo Kuusela, Finnish National Opera 1989; Elina (opera, comp. Jukka Linkola), Finnish National Opera 1992; Lätsä (musical), TTT Theatre of Tampere; Macbeth (opera, comp. Giuseppe Verdi), dir. Rafl Lågnbacka, Savonlinna Opera Festival 1993; M Butterfly (play, D.H. Hwang), dir. Ron Sossi, Helsinki City Theatre 1993; Eros and Psykhe (film), dir. Timo Linnasalo, 1998.
Other work as a dancer:
24 hours performance, dir. Stuart Lynch, Kanonhallen, Copenhagen 2000; several improvisation performance with NADA-ensemble.
Artistic director of the Full Moon Dance Festival 1992 - 1994.
Work as a teacher:
Ballet school of the theatres in Tampere 1974 - 1975, Helsinki City Theatre 1972 - 1973, 1974 - 1975; Dance Theatre Raatikko 1976 - 1977, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance, associate professor 1990 - 1991; several courses, e.g. in Festival d'Avignon, Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company, Full Moon Dance Festival, The Union of Finnish Dance Artists.
Grants and awards Grants: six-month state grant to artists 1975, 1983; five-year state grant to artists 1999.
Awards: 1. prize in the choreography competition organized by the Union of Finnish Dance Artists, 1978, 1979; Edvard Fazer Award 1990, State Prize for Merits in Dance 2000, Pro Finlandia Medal 2003.
Literature and articles Articles:
Auli Räsänen. ”Tommi Kitti ja tanssin olemus”. TANSSI. 1/1987.
Minna Tawast. ”Marjo Kuusela and Tommi Kitti. A Couple of Professors”. TANSSI. 3/1997.
Other Information Artist professorship 1993 - 1998.
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