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Pirinen, Elina

Date of birth 1981
Profession Dancer
Choreographer
musician, writer, artistic director
Country Finland
Training MA in Dance, Theatre Academy Helsinki
Specialized Studies in Contemporary Theatre, Theatre Academy Helsinki 2007–2008
Degree programme in Choreography, Theatre Academy Helsinki 2005–2008
Degree Programme in Dance, Theatre Academy Helsinki 2002–2005
Dance Programme, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences 2001–2002
Kuopio Senior High School of Music and Dance, graduating in 2000
Choreographed A friend of the Pianist (22.7.2009)
Aarre ja surma (2009)
Angel (Pirinen) (2016)
Arvoisensa juhlat (2006)
Brume de Mer (2018)
Etydejä nautinnosta (2009)
Hurraa ja kipu (2008)
Iso mies ja keijukainen (2002)
Kameravalvonta (2005)
Kaneetti (2006)
Laguunin lapset (2010)
Lätt knackkorv (2004)
Lover of the Pianist (3.3.2011)
Meadow, meadow, meadow (2015)
Mehiläisballadi (2006)
Monologien teossarja (2015)
Oh, Clare (2012)
Oksensitte Jupiteria (2016)
Personal Symphonic Moment (2013)
Seurue (2010)
Tanssitaideteos (2010)
Tulevan Anatomia (3.10.2014)
Wrong Right Love Fight (2010)
Work as a dancer A friend of the Pianist (22.7.2009)
Angel (Pirinen) (2016)
Arvoisensa juhlat (2006)
Brume de Mer (2018)
Etydejä nautinnosta (2009)
Harmonia (2012)
Helinä (19.8.2010)
Hurraa ja kipu (2008)
Kaiku, nuoli ja ketju (2008)
Kaneetti (2006)
Laguunin lapset (2010)
Lätt knackkorv (2004)
Lover of the Pianist (3.3.2011)
Mehiläisballadi: Madeleine (2006)
Monologien teossarja (2015)
Personal Symphonic Moment (2013)
Seurue (2010)
Wrong Right Love Fight (2010)
Other artistic work Other work as a choreographer/director:
Napoleon Pink Horse, collaborative direction with 4 artists, Esitystaiteen Seura, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki 2012
Pimeä projekti 3: Light Noise, collaborative direction with 11 artists, Esitystaiteen Seura, Teatterimonttu, Tampere 2012
Yksinkertaisia lauseita, Tampere Studetn Theatre 2010

Other work as a dancer/performer:
Napoleon Pink Horse, collaborative direction with 4 artists, Esitystaiteen Seura, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki 2012
Pimeä projekti 3: Light Noise, collaborative direction with 11 artists, Esitystaiteen Seura, Teatterimonttu, Tampere 2012
Taistelu, dir. Kari Heiskanen, chor. Ari Numminen, Paavo Nurmi Stadium, Turku 2011
Paleleva tuuli, based on poetic collage by Pentti Saarikoski, originator and composer Varre Vartiainen, Pro Finlandia commisioned work, Helsinki 2009
Sellainen kuin - päällekirjoituksia hyvään, dir. Vihtori Rämä, Esitystaiteen Seura, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki 2009
Kolme muotokuvaa (Jelena), originator Raisa Kilpeläinen, University of Art and Design Helsinki / LUME Helsinki 2009, Prague Quadrennial 2011
Spring Awakening (Thea), dir. Neil Hardwick, Helsinki City Theatre 2008–2010
Taivasvarasto (Tuuli), dir. Anni Rellman, Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki 2007
Elvytys (Nurmes), dir. Anni Rellman, Vaihtolava, Helsinki 2006
Kauko Putkinen ja maailmankääntötemppu dir. and chor. Mikko Kaikkonen, Kupittaa Adventure Park, Turku 2003

Work as a musician:
Mikko Torvisen Viihdeorkesteri indie rock orchestra’s violinist, pianist,
2. vocalist 2000 onwards

Artistic director of the Sukset ristiin susirajalla - summer camp of dance and sound, 2007 onwards
Dance Artist of the Year, Dance Current Festival, Tampere 2010
Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Z-together activities 2011
Liikekieli.com – internet magazine for dance, columnist 2009
Grants and awards Grants:
One-year state grant to artists 2011

Awards:
I award for the work KANEETTI, Uudet tanssit choreography platform, Kajaani 2006
Other Information One of Aerowaves network’s Priority Companies in 2012

Education in music:
Privat guitar lessons, teacher Varre Vartiainen, 2011 onwards
Private singing lessons (classical, pop-jazz and folk music), teachers Pirkko-Liisa Tikka, Tiina Taskinen, Kristiina Kivistö-Rahnasto, Sanna Kurki-Suonio, Veera Voima, Minna Orpana, 1999–2009
Kuopio Conservatory, main subject violin (teacher Juri Gerretz), secondary subject pop-jazz singing and classical singing, 1997–2000
Pohjois-Karjala Music School, main subject violin (teacher Satu Makkonen-Karjalainen), secondary subject piano (teacher Agnes Diozek), 1990–1997

Board member, Esitystaiteen seura (performing art society), 2009 onwards.