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Raatikainen, Arja

Date of birth 3.11.1958
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1983 - 1987, MA in Dance 1994.
Choreographed 3 to 12 (20.4.1995)
Give me happiness (9.11.1996)
Café Metro (30.9.2008)
CatWalk (28.10.2010)
Drift (31.7.2014)
Omen (16.3.1999)
Flow (28.1.2005)
Graindance (2015)
Hapro (2000)
Wakescape (2012)
Kesämuistoja (11.11.2009)
Kolme laulua rakkaudesta (7.10.2008)
Comments (16.4.1998)
Labile Mobile (1.3.2002)
Lataamo (4.3.2009)
Leikin alku (2015)
Loputon satu (1990)
Musta (Raatikainen) (23.1.2004)
Musta Laatikko (2014)
Nais-files (1997)
Numen (25.7.2006)
One way only (1994)
Onnenpyörä (1996)
Opal-D (18.2.2000)
Painajainen (1987)
The Nightmare 2 (6.5.1993)
Piilokuvia (28.4.2009)
The Long Stride and Talk on Dance (12.4.2007)
Private Joy (22.9.1993)
Chorus Girl (2013)
Triangel - yksintansseja vanhenemisesta, ilosta ja jäähyväisistä (24.4.2010)
Triangel - yksintansseja vanhenemisesta, ilosta ja jäähyväisistä (24.4.2010)
The Tunnel (8.2.2001)
White smile (1991)
Vibrations (1992)
Work as a dancer ...that was all I wanted, so I stuck my finger in his eye... (1991)
3 to 12 (1995)
Businessman's Lunch (1986)
Café Metro (2008)
Cells of an Apple (1988)
Divided (1989)
Omen (1999)
EXHIBO (1990)
Flow (2005)
Graindance (2015)
Hapro (2000)
Intiimiä ajatustenlukua (1998)
Kalevala (Uotinen) (1985)
Kesämuistoja (2009)
Lataamo (2009)
Loputon satu (1990)
Opal-D (2000)
Pani Kopernik (2002)
Private Joy (1993)
The Detective from China (1989)
Ukkonen (1993)
White smile (1991)
Vibrations (1992)
Annual Rings (2014)
Yksin vai kaksin (1987)
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer in theatre etc.: Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta (musical play), dir. Kari Paukkunen, Kuopio City Theatre 1988; 7 veils (7 huivia, opera), dir. Kimmo Kahra, Kokkola 1990; The Well (Kaivo, film), dir. Pekka Lehto, 1991; Eve (Eeva, play), dir. Ritva Siikala, Theatre Raging Roses 1994.
Work as a teacher: The University of Jyväskylä, Department of Physical Education, 1987 - 1992 (modern dance, jazz dance, improvisation); Kuopio Conservatory, Degree programme in Dance, 1988 - 1990 (modern dance); Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance (modern dance) 1991 - 1993, professor (dancer's work) 1995 - 1998; Ballet School Sonja Tammela, 1987 - 1990 (modern and jazz dance); University of Helsinki, Sports Office (modern dance) 1987 - 1991.
Grants and awards Grants: Theatre Academy 1984, The City of Helsinki 1984, 1990; The Niilo Helander Foundation 1988, The Finnish Cultural Foundation 1989, 1998, 2001; The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1990, Pro-Dance Scholarship 1990, Central Arts Council 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001; Ministry of Education 1992, 1994; three-year state grant to artists 1993, The Cultural and Library Committee of Helsinki 1998, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 1999, 2001; National Council for Dance 2000, 2001, 2002; Central Art Council's five-years state grant to artists 2005.
Awards: State Prize for Merits in Dance 1999 (as a member of the Nomadi Productions).
Literature and articles Articles:
Raisa Rauhamaa. ”Arja Raatikainen nostaa tanssin rimaa korkealle”. TANSSI. 3/1998.
Jan Peter-Kaiku. ”Arja Raatikainen from the Finnish mental landscape to uncompromising choreography”. Finnish Dance in Focus. 1999.
Jan-Peter Kaiku. "Contrasting Elements as a Source of Subtly Polished Choreography." Finnish Dance in Focus. 2002.
Other Information Artist professorship 1998 - 2003.
Articles Gränslinjernas friktion som utgångspunkt för minutiöst slipad och avvägd koreografi - Arja Raat