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Hämäläinen, Marjo

Date of birth 16.3.1956
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training Modern Dance School of Taru Arho, Dance School of Elwa Molin, Ballet School of Ruth Matson; Dance Teacher Education, professional diploma, Theatre Academy of Finland 1991 – 1996; Community dance education, Theatre Academy of Finland, Continuing Education Centre 1998.
Study trips to abroad: Internationale Sommerakademie des Tanzes, Cologne 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980 (teachers including Ruth Currier, Hans van Manen, Trisha Brown, Clay Taliaferro); Rambert School of Ballet, London 1981 (teachers Birgitte Kelly, Lenny Westerdijk); Balletakademien, Stockholm 1980, 1982 (teachers Hannele Jansson, Holly Calwell, Jeannie Sleight); Paris (3 months), 1984 (teachers including Peter Gross, June Finch, Jennifer Muller, Marcie Rapaport), 1991.
In addition several courses in Finland and abroad.
Choreographed Geometridae (17.2.2007)
Huoneita (Hämäläinen) (26.11.1989)
Ilmaa (23.11.1994)
Monta mieltä (12.4.1986)
Orvokkeja äidille (1992)
Palapeli / Lasia ja lihaa (Hämäläinen) (20.11.2003)
Puutarha (Hämäläinen) (1991)
Seuraavaan päivään (15.4.1988)
Täysikuu (Hämäläinen) (8.5.1983)
Work as a dancer 1500 kg (1993)
Ärviset (1988)
Café Blöö (1996)
Ei puolikasta (2010)
Geometridae (2006)
Helmi-tapahtuma (1993)
Huoneita (Hämäläinen) (1989)
Installaatio I (1991)
Kaamos ja yötön yö (1978)
Ku - Gu - Ku (1980)
Kuumeinen karkumatka (1987)
Leo G. Bardi (1991)
Matkaliput olkaa hyvä (1988)
Palapeli / Lasia ja lihaa (Hämäläinen) (2003)
Paratiisilapset (1983)
Peloton Prinsessa (1995)
Ritual (Koivisto) (1987)
Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (11.10.2012)
Sanaton syrjähyppy (1982)
Seuraavaan päivään (1988)
Suden vuosi (1982)
Sukkelus (1978)
Suppa (1993)
Syvyyden pinnalla (1985)
Tanssiva kuvakirja (1984)
Täysikuu (Hämäläinen) (1983)
Unesta valveille (1980)
Vanhan kanan mietteitä (1993)
Virta (1979)
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer in theatre: We Bombed in New Haven, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Tampere Student Theatre 1982; Valto, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Tampere Student Theatre 1983; Story of a Horse, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Tampere Student Theatre 1983; Leijonalla ratsastava paviaani, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Tampere Student Theatre 1985; Wuthering Heights, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Seinäjoki City Theatre 1987; The Bacchantes, dir. Kari Salosaari, Drama Programme of the University of Tampere 1987; Sota on mahtavaa, dir. Michael Bawthree, Department of Acting of the University of Tampere 1988; The Wizard of Oz, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Seinäjoki City Theatre 1989; Fiddler of the Roof, dir. Maarit Pyökäri, Rauma City Theatre 1989; Töissä, dir. Michael Bawtree, Department of Acting of the University of Tampere 1990; Huijarin häät, dir. Olli-Matti Oinonen, Seinäjoki City Theatre 1990; Kuolleet lehdet?, dir. Pirkkoliisa Tikka, Vaasa City Theatre 1990; Espressivo, dir. Pirkkoliisa Tikka, Jyväskylä City Theatre 1991; Muukalaispassi, dir. Pirkkoliisa Tikka, The Finnish Music Theatre Association 1991; Paratiisi, dir. Pirkkoliisa Tikka, The Finnish Music Theatre Association 1993; Pekka Töpöhäntä ja kellarijengi, dir. Miisa Lindén, Turku City Theatre 2000; Poro-Kristiina, dir. Miisa Lindén, Rovaniemi City Theatre 2003.
Work as a choreographer in TV: Iltatanssit 1988, Kuu ja puu 1988.
Other work as a choreographer: several smaller choreographies between 1977 and 1982 for e.g. the Modern Dance School of Taru Arho, Ballet School of Ritva Järvi, Tampere Säkenet, Tampere Sisu, Tanssikeskus Association and dance company Mobita.
Work as a dancer in TV: Oli kerran eläin, chor. Taru Arho 1977; Isolde pakolainen, chor. Pirjo Viitanen, dir. Eija-Elina Bergholm, YLE TV2 1982; Iltatanssit 1988, Hiiulihei 1988, Kuu ja puu 1988.
Work as a teacher: Department of Acting of the University of Tampere 1987 - 1990; music theatre programme of the Turku School of Arts and Communication 1993 - 1995; Orivesi Institute 1999 - 2001, Department of Teacher Education of the University of Jyväskylä, Drama Education (Minor studies) 1998 - 2003; in addition several short courses for different groups 1977 onwards.
Other Information Regional Artists of Dance of the Province of Häme 1983 – 1984.
Positions of trust: chairman of the Support Association of Dance Theatre Mobita 1989, 1995 – 1996, vice chairman 1993 – 1994; acting artistic director of the Finnish Music Theatre Association 1996 (2 months), chairman of the Parents' Association of the Nekala school 1998 – 2001, chairman of the Community Dances Association 1998 onwards.