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Vennamo, Raisa

Date of birth 10.9.1954
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Feldenkrais trainer
Country Finland
WWW pages http://www.raisavennamo.fi/
Email raisa(AT)vennamo.com
Training Ballet School Ethel Gustavsson 1961-1965, Jazz Dance School Tamara Rasmussen 1968-1970, School of Modern Dance (Riitta Vainio) 1971-1974 (creative dance, improvisation), Helsinki Dance Institute, professional training programme 1973-1977; New York - Viola Farber Studio, Simone Forti, Robert Ellis Dunn, 1977-1980; Theatre Academy of Finland, Continuing Education Centre, further education course for dance pedagogues (TAO) 1988-1990; Strasbourg International Feldenkrais Training, SIFT II Training Programme for Feldenkrais teachers 1996-2000.
Courses: New York - e.g Merce Cunningham Studio, Elaine Summers (kinetic awareness), 1982-1985.
Engagements Helsingin Tanssistudion ryhmä: dancer (1974 - 1977)
Choreographed Aavesärky
Aika vaihtuu
Aistien maailma (7.11.2010)
Aquatic performances (11.12.2006)
Borsch
Duo (Vennamo)
Hälläpyörä
Hiljainen liike
Hymyilevät kädet (28.5.2011)
Ihmisen osa (1988)
Mans best friend (18.5.2001)
Joiku
Karhumetsässä
Kivetyt polut (1991)
Kuikan huuto (2012)
Laulava kulkuri
Lola Montés - tanssijatar (18.10.2003)
Metsän peitto (27.6.2007)
Metsän tarinoita (27.4.2009)
Wisdom of the mules (14.11.2008)
Myskin tuoksu
Naamiotanssi (8.6.2000)
Neljän sydämen ääniä
Paletti
Prosessi
Ruusun henki - kukkaistansseja (3.7.2010)
Dance with your Breath (18.11.2004)
Tanssiinkutsu (15.5.2007)
Tarinaturinat (2013)
Toinen sydänääni
Töötötöö (2014)
Tsemppiä siskot
Tyhjä sykli (2016)
Vapaita pudotuksia (2015)
Verde ja Violet (9.7.2008)
Viidakko
Yllätyksiä (26.11.2007)
Work as a dancer 26 (1976)
Aistien maailma (7.11.2010)
Aquatic performances (2006)
Eri Parit (1978)
Hymyilevät kädet (28.5.2011)
Mans best friend (2001)
Ikuna - tanssien piirtyvä minä (2013)
Kahdeksan jokea (1997)
Echoes (13.10.2010)
Kalevala (Lehmussaari) (1984)
Kolme elämää (1974)
Korva (1986)
Kuikan huuto (2012)
Lintunen (1996)
Metsän peitto (2007)
Metsän tarinoita (2009)
Wisdom of the mules (2008)
Naamiotanssi (2000)
Naisen kyynär (1994)
Noppaa heittävät naiset (1995)
Palpaabeli (1977)
Ruusun henki - kukkaistansseja (3.7.2010)
Sydänyö (1993)
Dance with your Breath (2004)
Tanssiinkutsu (2007)
Tarinaturinat (2013)
Tyhjä sykli (2016)
Vapaita pudotuksia (2015)
Verde ja Violet (2008)
Warsa (2001)
Yllätyksiä (2007)
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer in theatre and opera:
Tsaarin tytär, Opera Association of Joensuu 1985; Carmen, Opera Association of Joensuu 1985; As You Like It, Joensuu City Theatre 1986; The Brothers Lionheart, Joensuu City Theatre 1986; Sound of Music, Joensuu City Theatre 1987.

Work as a choreographer in private dance schools:
Kolme laulua, Ballet School of Joensuu Theatre 1985; Voi pahus!, Lahti Dance Studio 1989; Oi jos..., Lahti Dance Studio 1990; Marssi, Dance School of Raatikko 1990; Kolme siskoa, Lahti Dance Studio 1991; Nuoret neidot, Espoo Ballet School 1994; Minjoni, Espoo Ballet Institue 1994; Peter and the Wolf, Espoo Ballet Institute 1996; Tanssiinkutsu, Espoo Ballet Institute 1997; Noidan paja, Espoo Ballet Institute 1999; Peter and the Wolf, Lahti Dance Institute/Lahti City Theatre 2003.

Work in multidisciplinary productions (choreography and dance):
Lauluja avaruudesta, dir. Annikki Luukela 1976; Visualisoitua varjotanssia, dir. Annikki Luukela 1976; Refleksio, dir. Annikki Luukela 1977; Luontorituaalit Kolilla, dir. Anneli Heiniö 1990; Hukkuneet, dir. Anneli Heiniö 1991; Maa tarinoi, dir. Anneli Heiniö 1992; Tarinankertojien ilta, dir. Anneli Heiniö 1993; Balladi suurilta järviltä, dir. Anneli Heiniö 1996; Helkavirret 2004.

Work as a teacher:
Dance School of Anja Harkko, Lahti 1975-1976; Modern Dance Studio, Helsinki 1975-1977; Ballet School Koop, Bremen 1980-1982; Joensuu College 1984-1985; Dance School of Raatikko tanssikoulu 1989-1990; Lahti Dance Studio 1989-1992;
Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland - visiting choreographer and teacher of modern dance 1989-1990, 1992-1993; responsible teacher of modern dance 1990-1991; acting senior lecturer in contemporary dance 1991-1992;
Espoo Ballet Institute 1992-2000, Outokumpu Vocational Institution 1998 - 2005 (Feldenkrais Method); Feldenkrais Method in several universities and intitutions around Finland 1999 onwards; Private practice of Feldenkrais Method in Helsinki 2000 onwards.
Videography and TV recordings Suin päin Pohjois-Karjalaan (dance video), YLE TV1 1995; Eemil V ja ystävät (dance video) 1999.
Other Information Positions of Trust:
member of the board of The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1987-1988, member of the National Council for Dance 1986-1988; member of the Central Arts Council 1989-1991, member of the board of the Relief Fund for Dance Art 1992-1994, member of the board of Espoo Ballet Institute 1996-2002, member of the board of the Dance Health Finland Association 2000-2001, member of the board of the Vantaa Dance Institute 2001 - 2006, member of the board of the Finnish Feldenkrais Association 2001–2010, member of the board of the Yhteisötanssi (Community dance) Assocation 2006 onwards.
Guiding regional artist in dance of the Province of North Carelia 1984-1986.