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Gripenberg, Sinikka

Date of birth 25.8.1940
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training Kaarina Mansikkala's Movement school 1945-1962; Kari Karnakoski's Ballet School 1962-1964; Riitta Vainio's Institute of Modern Dance 1962-1967 (teachers Riitta Vainio, Nadia Chilkovsky, Dyane Gray, Norman Walker, Morris Donaldson); Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company's training 1967-1975 (Klaus Salin, Seija Simonen, Maj-Lis Rajala)

Courses:
Courses organized by the Union of the Finnish Dance Artists from 1961- ; Kuopio Dance and Music Festival 1971-1994; Theatre Academy Continuing education courses 1981-2006, Theatre Academy TO1 1987-1989, diploma work 1990

Studying abroad:
Balettakademien, Stockholm 1962, 1964, 1967, 1968 (David Wood, Walter Nicks, Karl Shook, Lia Shubert); Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York 1969, 1970-1971, 1983, 1994 (Martha Graham, Mary Hinkson, Kazuko, Bertram Ross); May O'Donnell School, New York 1970-71, 1983; Paul Sanasardo, Merce Cunningham Studio, New York 1970-1971; Pineapple, London 1974, 1975 (John O'Brien); Centre de danse du Marais, Paris 1975-1977 (Yves Casati, André Glegolski); New York 1983 (Dan Wagner); Ruth Currier Dance Studio, New York 1983; UCLA, Los Angeles 1987, 1993; London Contemporary Dance School 1974, 1975, 1988, 1992 (Bob Cohan, Yuriko, Kazuko, Robert North); Centre International de la Danse, Paris 1972, 1975-77, (Yuriko, Kazuko, Mary Hinkson, Bertram Ross, Helen McGhee, Betty Jones); Paris Opera 1975-1977 (Carolyn Carlson); Köln 1972, 1974 (Mary Hinkson, Betty Jones, Matt Mattox, Hans van Manen); Göteborg 1986 (David Wood); International modern dance course, Havanna 1989, 1990, 1991, Centre de danse du Marais, Paris 1993
Engagements Dance Theatre Rollo: dancer (1977 - 1979)
Dance Theatre Rollo: artistic director (1983 - 1985)
Choreographed Improvisaatio nro 2 (25.8.2000)
Kolme kolmen leikkiä (1993)
Matkalla (Gripenberg) (22.9.1993)
Matkalla 2 (Gripenberg) (9.5.1998)
Hunting (1981)
My mind is moving on (22.4.2005)
Odotus (Gripenberg) (1993)
Pakollinen askel (1993)
Puun tarina (10.12.2008)
Ratas ja perhonen (9.4.1978)
Separate Ways (1997)
Siirtymä (1994)
Silkkitie (1984)
Sininen muisto (1984)
Staccato (2000)
Work as a dancer Adagietto (1977)
Bachianas Brasileiras (1973)
Blues (1969)
Bourree (1963)
Café Metro (2008)
Concerto Grosso (1967)
Corrida del sol (1963)
Credo (1968)
Dibbuk (1962)
Duo (1978)
Duo (Kitti) (1998)
Ferekoroba, afrikkalaisittain (1966)
House of a Rising Sun (1966)
Huominen (6.10.2010)
Improvisaatio nro 2 (2000)
Johann Sebastian (1972)
Juoru (1969)
Kahdeksan jokea (1997)
Kirkkobaletti (1973)
Kolmenlaista rakkautta (1977)
Konsertto tanssijoille (1971)
Koska, Therefore (2005)
Kymmenen tikkua laudalla (1979)
Liekki (1965)
Lintunen (1996)
Lyömäsoitinetydi (1969)
Maailmasi / Din värld (1971)
Matkalla (Gripenberg) (1993)
Matkalla 2 (Gripenberg) (1998)
Meloni, Me pienet tanssin siemenet (1966)
Mies ja nainen
Modernin tanssin näytös (1982)
Musta talo (1968)
My mind is moving on (2005)
Nainen (1972)
Oh jass baby (1972)
Oodi - sirulle (1978)
Päärynän muotoinen tanssi (1967)
Palpaabeli (1977)
Panin huilu (1968)
Pata pata (1969)
Piccolo Concerto (1968)
Piina (1982)
Plus ja miinus: The Sorrow (1973)
Prayer (1966)
Puettu eläin (1979)
Puun tarina (2008)
Ratas ja perhonen (1978)
Rollo (1978)
Rondo (1963)
Sad Dream (1979)
Satu sormuksesta (1968)
Sininen muisto (1984)
Sinuhe - Harjoitelmia aiheesta Sinuhe Egyptiläinen (1973)
Stretch (1972)
Suudelma (1972)
A workman's wife (1973)
Uhka (1965)
Unknown (1997)
Uuteen maailmaan (1973)
Väki ilman valtaa (1974)
Viiskulma (1986)
Yhteen (1963)
Yks' toiseen potenssiin (1965)
Other artistic work Work as a dancer in groups:
Riitta Vainio's Modern dance group 1962-1967; Praesens -group 1963-1970; Swedish Theatre 1967-1969; Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company 1969-1975; Dance Theatre Raatikko 1972-1975; Theatre Rollo 1977-1979 dancer, koreographer, pedagog and 1983-1985 art director

Work as a teacher:
Kaarina Mansikkala's Movement School 1958-1963; Sinikka Gripenberg's Movement School 1963-1968; Courses of the Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1968-1972; Helsinki Dance Institute 1971-1975, 1977-1978, 1980-; Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company 1969-1975; Dance Theatre Rollo 1977-1979, 1983-1985; Finnish National Opera Ballet School 1978-1984, 1987-1989; Theatre Academy, Department of Dance 1997 (visitor, two courses)

Courses:
TNL Theatre Organisation (Association of Workers' Theatres) 1964, 1966, 1969-1974; Kuopio Dance and Music Festival 1971, 1974, 1978; Hämeenlinna Movement and ballet school 1970-1971; Keski-Suomi College 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985; Dance group Vaakalinnut Pyhäjärvi 1984-1986; Finnish women physical education union 1985; Balett school Sonja Tammela 1985; Theatre Academy 1988; Kuopio Conservatory 1994-1995; Dance school Liisa Nojonen 1995; Perpetuum Mobile 1993-1995; Dance group Kurjenpolvet 1994-1995, Lappi Balett school 1990, 1997; Helsinki Dance Institute 1971- (summer courses, yearly)

Teaching abroad:
Centre International de la Danse, Paris 1975-1977; L'association Sports Rythme & Loisirs, Paris 1975-1977; Institut Pédagogique d'Art Choréographique, Paris 1976-1977; Ballets de la Cite au Centre Culturel de Corbeil, Ste-Genevieve Des-Bois 1975-1977; Norwegian Opera Balett School 1982-1983; Tallinn Choreographical Institute 1991.
Courses in South and middle France 1976-1977.

Work as adancer abroad:
France 1976-1977
- Contact group, Paris, Rêver non rêve chor. Hidyuki Yano.
- Performances with Guillermo Palomares in works: Dos tiempos de amor (chor. Palomares), Bachianas Brasileiras (chor. Palomares), Salome (chor. Palomares), Adagietto (chor. Palomares), Kevät (chor. Gripenberg)

Work as a dancer in theatre:
Faust, dir. Peter Palitzdrein, Jack Witikka, chor. Riitta Vainio, Finnish National Theatre 1966; Juha (opera), dir. Lauri-Juhani Ruuskanen, chor. Riitta Vainio, Finnish National Opera 1967; Cabaret, chor. Gordon Marsh, Swedish Theatre 1968; King and I, dir. and chor. Rikki Septimus, Swedish Theatre 1968; Student Prince, dir. and chor. Gordon Marsh, Helsinki City Theatre 1969; Pinocchio, dir. Jarno Hiilloskorpi, chor. Karin Könönen, Helsinki City Theatre 1969; Zorbas, dir. Jarno Hiilloskorpi, chor. Heikki Värtsi, Helsinki City Theatre 1970; Miten menestyä liike-elämässä ilman suurempaa ponnistusta, dir. Jarno Hiilloskorpi, chor. Fred Negendanck, Helsinki City Theatre 1971; Meripoikia dir. Risto Aaltonen, chor. Liisa Priha, Helsinki City Theatre 1971; Loppiaisaatto, dir. Adam Hanuszkiewicz, chor. Cary Rick, Helsinki City Theatre 1972; Oklahoma, dir. Eugen Terttula, chor. Telma Tuulos, Helsinki City Theatre 1973; Nalle Puh, dir. Risto Aaltonen, chor. Liisa Priha, Helsinki City Theatre 1974

Work as choreographer in theatre:
Keisari Jones, dir. David Hamilton-Hanhilammpi, Finnish National Theatre 1979

Work as a dancer in tv:
Nollakanava, YLE 1964; Hyvää hyvällä pyyretään, YLE TV1 1967; Balettiohjelma Legenda, YLE 1968; Seita viehe Pallakselta Pasilaan, 1969; Maggie Gripenberg -program (Etydi, Juoru, Elämä jatkuu), YLE 1969; Balladi, YLE 1973; Uuteen maailmaan (chor. Marjo Kuusela), YLE 1973; Tommi Kitti tanssii (Mies ja nainen chor. Guillermo Palomares), YLE 1974; Työläisvaimo (chor. Marjo Kuusela), YLE 1975. Ratas ja Perhonen (chor. Sinikka Gripenberg) YLE TV1 1980. In addition in several entertainment programmes produced by the Finnish Broadcasting Companies in the 1960's and 70's.

Work as a choreographer in tv:
Niksula TV childrens programs, YLE 1970; Kevät, YLE TV1 1975; Adagio, YLE TV1 1975; Nocturno, YLE TV1 1979; Säkkijärven polkka YLE / Jugoslavia, Belgrad 1979; Ratas ja perhonen YLE TV1 1980

Improvisations:
Uhka- pelko-vapaus-riemu 1982; Perfomance Mies, nainen & matkapuhelin 2000; Improvisations 2000 (direction Bambu Hellsted) Solo improvisation Z-Open 2003; Solo improvisation Z-Open 2004
Grants and awards Grants:
The City of Helsinki 1968; Six Months State Grant to Artists 1970; Finnish Cultural Foundation 1973; Arts Council of Uuusimaa 1975; Leo and Regina Weinstein Foundation 1977; State production grant 1978; One year State Grant to Artists 1983; Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 1988; 3-year State Grant to Artists 1992; Helsinki City production grant 1993, 1997; State Arts Council production grant (group) 1998; Helsinki City production grant (group) 1998, State additional Grant to Artists, half 2001-

Grants abroad:
Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York 1970-1971; Paul Sanasardo, New York 1970-1971; Centre International de la Danse, Paris 1975-1977

Distinctions:
1967 The Union of Finnish Dance Artists silver medal; 1993 The Union of Finnish Dance Artists gold medal

Other Information Positions of trust:
The Union of Finnish dance Artists, member of the board, 1966-1970; The Union of Finnish Dance Pedagogues, member of the board 1981-; vice chairman 1992-1994; Finnish Dance Information Centre, member of the board 1992-1994.