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Torkkel, Kaisa

Date of birth 8.9.1963
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Engagements Dance Theatre Rollo: dancer (1982 - 1984)
Dance Theatre Rollo: dancer (1982 - 1984)
Dance Theatre Rollo: dancer (1982 - 1984)
Helsinki Dance Company: dancer (1991 - 1995)
Helsinki Dance Company: dancer (1996 - )
Choreographed Kolmiraama
Punainen 3 (7.4.2000)
Vaarallinen tiikeri - Imitating a Cloud (12.5.2004)
Which Witch
Work as a dancer "... and then the lake engulfed them.": swan (1999)
1991 (1991)
3T (1994)
777 - a love story (2004)
Ancient Bodies (1998)
Apospasmata (2006)
L'Invisibile Canto Del Camminare (1998)
Baby (2004)
Cats (1986)
Chorus Line 2013 (2013)
Etsijä, Tekijä, Esittäjä (1998)
First Sex (2005)
H20 (1985)
April (Uotinen) (1986)
Jemina – The Great American Show (2017)
Kajo (Rankanen) (2007)
Kalevala (Uotinen) (1985)
Kilimanjaro: The African (1991)
Soon (1997)
Kolmiraama (1988)
Who Took August (1992)
Life (2005)
Light After Darkness (1982)
If Not Too Happy (2006)
Matka Aamuun (1984)
Muodonvaihdoksia (1983)
Naispedot (1983)
No 3 (1997)
No-No (1996)
Opéra Comique (1990)
Paikka jolla seisot (1994)
Shine (2000)
Paradise (2003)
Pastellaria (1991)
Pelurit (1991)
Perfect Day (2014)
The Sleeping Beauty (Uotinen): Doll, Courtiers (1990)
Pulcinella (Saarinen) (1999)
Punainen 3 (2000)
Halfway to Reykjavik (2003)
Rakkaudella (1984)
Runar: Kyllikki, deaconess (1991)
Sankarit (1989)
The Big Because (2000)
Sister Wind (2000)
The Intelligence of the Heart (2002)
September (1992)
Tanssille (1983)
Tässä Hiljaisuudessa (1988)
Täyttä totta (1993)
Teos siitä mitä on (2007)
Other Voices (2001)
The Tunnel (2001)
Girl and a Dancing Bear (Kuusela): The Clown (1993)
Unen varjot (1987)
Urges (2007)
Vaarallinen tiikeri - Imitating a Cloud (2004)
Exposure Time (2002)
Vanha Tarina (1983)
Villi Vesi (1998)
Other artistic work Regular visiting dancer in the Helsinki City Tehatre Dance Company 1984 - 1991.
Work as a dancer in theatre: Peter Pan, dir. Heikki Kinnunen, Helsinki City Theatre 1984; Chicago, Helsinki City Theatre 1984; Boris Godunov, dir. Kalle Holmberg, Helsinki City Theatre 1985; I Mina Kvarter, Swedish Theatre in Helsinki 1988; Siddharta, dir. Ralf Forsström, Helsinki City Theatre 1988; My Fair Lady, dir. Antti-Einari Halonen, Helsinki City Theatre 1989; Rose, dir. Markku Nenonen, Helsinki City Theatre 1991; Phantom of the Opera, dir. Ritva Holmberg, Helsinki City Theatre 1994; West Side Story, dir. Raija-Sinikka Rantala, Helsinki City Theatre 1997; Les Miserables, dir. Kurt Nuotio, Helsinki City Theatre 1999.
Work as a choreographer in theatre: Tässä hiljaisuudessa (a work of poems and dance), chor. Kaisa Torkkel, Pauli Pöllänen and Jens Waletinson, The Finnish National Theatre, Studio Omapohja 1988; War and Peace, Helsinki City Theatre 1994.
Work as a teacher (jazz, modern and African dance): Helsinki Dance Institute 1982-1984, dance school Tanssivintti 1984-1991, Kallio Senior Secondary School of Performing Arts 1987, Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company 1991 onwards, Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1995 onwards, Skolen för Moderna Dans, Copenhagen 2001; Koko Theatre 2002.
Grants and awards Grants: Pro Dance scholarship 1987.
Awards: 3rd prize in the Amsterdam Competition of Afro Dance 1985, State Prize for Merits in Dance 1993 (as a member of the Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company).