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Pentti, Liisa

Date of birth 22.8.1958
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Email liisa@liisapentti.com
Training Amsterdam Theater School, Modern Dance Department 1982-1986; studies with Mary Prestidge, contact improvisation 1981-1982.
Courses: Julyen Hamilton, Steve Paxton, Russell Dumas, Nancy Stark-Smith, Kei Takei, Mark Tompkins.

Engagements Liisa Pentti + CO: Artistic Director (2000 - )
Choreographed 1-0, matériel du coeur (2.11.2005)
8 groupies
9 bricks from my pocket (28.3.2001)
Body, language and spirit
Condoleanza
Die Unheimliche Freundin (22.8.2007)
Etelään - vers le sud (24.9.1998)
Euterpe (1988)
Eve & Dave, imaginations in Exile
Dance of Frances Glassdoor (17.9.1997)
Käärmeennahka
Klaustro
Klaustro - shhh! (2017)
Ko Ko Nainen, an act for a passing stranger
Kolme huonetta (2010)
Kotona metsässä (22.11.1996)
When I Fall
La Folia Melancolia
Les noces des ombres
Liisas danst Rosas (23.5.2014)
Masha Amplituda - sanoja, huutoja, unia (28.1.2004)
Memory of Albert Speer
Men of Honour (18.10.2002)
Men of Honour - Retro 2 (27.1.2010)
Seahorse Valley
Messmer
Songs of a Memory
Pentti Kekäläinen kulkee - går igen (1988)
Sarmation time
Schreibstück (23.1.2003)
Skiss, luonnoksia esitykseksi (31.3.2003)
Sky Walker (2013)
Spaceparticles #10 (2013)
Spaceparticles #5 (2013)
Stage Animals #2: Sissi, Anno 2010 (7.4.2010)
The Body - The Body is a (clear) Place in the Space (2017)
The Sinking of the Titanic (2015)
The Weight of My Heart (9.11.2011)
Trans-it (Pentti) (17.2.2000)
Trasn-it variations (Pentti)
Travel (18.5.2006)
Tropismeja (1990)
Heart of Fire
Wallpainted Abstractions (28.7.2004)
Work as a dancer 9 bricks from my pocket (2001)
Coté cour, coté jardin (1984)
Dead dog and a crodile (1985)
Etelään - vers le sud (1998)
Dance of Frances Glassdoor (1997)
Katalako (1983)
Kohtaamisia (1993)
Kohti valoa, hommage à Ellen Thesleff (1999)
Kolme huonetta (2010)
Liisas danst Rosas (23.5.2014)
Lilit Lins (1988)
Lintunen (1996)
Masha Amplituda - sanoja, huutoja, unia (2004)
Messmer (1987)
Noname (1994)
Roadside picnic (2001)
Sanctio (1993)
Sand (1990)
Skiss, luonnoksia esitykseksi (2003)
A Blind Moment (2001)
Spaceparticles #10 (2013)
Spaceparticles #5 (2013)
Toccata (1986)
Totentanz (2006)
Trans-it (Pentti) (2000)
Travel (2006)
Valoa! - Valoa! (1996)
Wallpainted Abstractions (2004)
Warsa (2001)
WDMSNLCA - Why Does My Sister Not Like Contemporary Art (2015)
Other artistic work Work as a dancer in theatre: Taivaansininen tila, dir. Esko Salervo, Helsinki 1995.
Work as a choreographer in theatre: Bodas de Sangre, dir. Kristin Olsoni, Lilla Teatern, Helsinki 1994.
Performances and improvisation performances: a performance project of Kei Takei, Tanz im August -festival, Berlin 1990; improvisation performances with the group Dratophone, also several other improvisation performances in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland and France.
Work as a teacher (contemporary dance): EDDC, Arnhem 1997-1999; Spaustuve-festival, Vilnius 2001.
Work as a teacher (movement teacher): Theatre Academy of Finland, The Swedish Department 1990 onwards; Mars Theatre, in a play Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi, dir. Joakim Groth 2001.
Work as a teacher (contact improvisation): County prison of Amsterdam 1985-1986, Kuopio City Theatre 1989, Tallin City Theatre 1990, The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1993, several courses around Finland 1994, Baltic Seaside Drama 1996, In contact -festival, Freiburg 2001.
Work as a teacher (t'ai chi): Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1988-1990; Mars Theatre, Helsinki 1995.
Grants and awards Grants: Six-month state grant to artists 2000, five-years state grant to artists 2006.
Awards: State Prize for Merits in Dance (Zodiak Presents Association) 1990.
Literature and articles Articles:
Raija Ojala. "Sisältä ulkotilaan, vetovoimasta työntöön". TANSSI. 4/2000.
Own articles:
Liisa Pentti & Minna Leino. "Sanan ja liikkeen ristiriitaa – tai harmoniaa". TANSSI. 1/2000.
Other Information Positions of trust:
Chairman of Zodiak Presents Association 1994-1996, member of the artistic board of Zodiak -The Center for New Dance 1997-2005, member of the artistic committee 2006 onwards, member of the executive board 2000-2002; founder member and one of the four organizers of the Side Step -festival in Helsinki 1996 onwards, chairman of the relief association of dance company +Co 2000 onwards.