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Kivelä, Jenni

Date of birth 15.12.1974
Profession Dancer
Choreographer
Country Finland
Email jenni.kivela@iki.fi
Training MA in Choreography, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 2002; BA in Dance, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1999; dance school Tanssivintti, special training programme 1995 - 1996; Helsinki Dance Insititute 1986 - 1991.
Courses and workshops:
Jorma Uotinen, Helsinki 1995; Matt Mattox, Helsinki 1996; Colin Connor, Helsinki 1997; David Zambrano, Helsinki 1998, Vienna 2001; Nordic choregrapher-composer workshop, Oslo 1999; Ecole de Mime, Montreal 2000; Benno Woorham (contact improvisation), Stockholm 2001; Sasha Pepelyaev, Helsinki 2001; Mia Lawrence, Vienna 2001; Wendy Houston, Vienna 2001; Hans Van Der Broeck/Palle Dyrvall 2003; Felix Ruckert 2005, Nancy Stark-Smith 2007, Marcelo Magni 2007, Marion Ballester 2007.
Choreographed Ballroom for Beginners (7.5.2010)
Diano Marina (18.10.2006)
House of Mrs Wilson (20.2.2007)
I kväll eller aldrig (19.6.2010)
Imagined Works (2013)
Something like Grey Gardens (2015)
Red-Letter Days (3.11.2003)
Katoaminen (17.9.2011)
Kleine Monster (21.1.2015)
Flowers - Flower Arrangement (1.8.2002)
Kylli-koira ja elämisen sietämätön kepeys (2017)
If Not Too Happy (5.4.2006)
Lokroep uit het Noorden (2004)
Master Detectives (19.6.2005)
November (2006)
Papershop (1999)
Basic Atlas (2001)
The Drawn Room (5.10.2005)
Propaganda (10.10.2002)
Dressing Room (2001)
Sunday School (2000)
Scarpbook for Rainy Days (15.1.2008)
Winter Circus Magic (24.11.2000)
Spy Called Harri (4.3.2003)
Stolen Goods (2012)
Last Laugh (13.5.2009)
Yksinäinen kuningatar (10.10.2014)
Ylva-Lii ja muita kertomuksia (11.11.2004)
Work as a dancer Afrodisias (2000)
Betonin tanssi (1998)
Foyer (1999)
Kahtalo (1998)
Flowers - Flower Arrangement (2002)
Lavastaja - soiva koreografia (1998)
Lokroep uit het Noorden (2004)
Masa Yards 41 (1998)
Pieni hyvä (1999)
Tie (Littow) (1997)
Tiedän paikan (2000)
Stolen Goods (2012)
Vauhti (1997)
Viimeinen käyttöpäivä (1998)
Virhe! (2003)
Other artistic work Other work as a choreographer:
Jupiter and Europe (opera), the crypt of the Helsinki Cathedral 2000.
Other work as a dancer:
Chorus Line, chor. Reija Wäre, Swedish Theatre in Helsinki 1999.
Artistic Director of TADaC - Theatre Academy Dance Company 2007 onwards.
Grants and awards Grants:
three-years state gratn to artists, NAtional Council for Dance 207; one-year personal grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation 2006; six-month state grant to artists, National Council for Dance 2004; City of Helsinki 2002, danceWEB scholarship 2001, Kesko 2001.
Awards:
Bonnie Bord International Award 2006; Grand Prix, Saitama International Creative Dance Contest 2005; jury's special mention, International Contemporary Choreography Competition at the Kuopio Dance Festival 2003.
Other Information Mention for Best Contemporary premiere of the year for the work Red-letter Days, Dance Europe magazine's Critics' Choice 2004.