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Martin, Kaari

Date of birth 13.3.1972
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
WWW pages www.compania.fi
Email kaari(at)compania.fi
Training Flamenco studies 1988 onwards with several teachers, both in Finland and in Spain, teachers including Antonio Canales, Ángel Rojas, Rafaela Carrasco; dance studies in Madrid with Nuevo Ballet Español, 1998.
Engagements Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin: artistic director (2002 - )
Choreographed Alba (1998)
Bernarda Alban talo (2.11.2001)
Carta de amor (2004)
Concierto para los vientos (2013)
Esityssarja 12 OSA 11 (2012)
Choreographies of classical Spanish composers' works (2014)
Flamenco Bitch (2016)
The Portrait of a Flamenco Dancer (10.11.2000)
H.C. Andersenin pieni merenneito (29.12.2007)
Hämärän tanssit (2017)
Shockheaded Peter (Martin) (1.9.2004)
Kaksi tapaa rakkaudesta (12.11.2003)
Two Dreams in One (26.1.2007)
Two dreams in One revisited (2013)
Two-headed horse (2015)
Kalabalik Brass Band Featuring Kaari Martin (2017)
Tell me Rain (16.2.2006)
The Chain (2012)
KILL Carmen (2015)
Kolme variaatiota (2007)
Choreographies to music by Manuel de Falla (2.9.2005)
The Raven and The Timepiece (1.12.2010)
La Kalevala (28.2.2003)
Fascinated (26.5.2007)
From the World (23.8.2004)
Morao (1997)
Olé Piazzolla! (17.3.2008)
Olé Piazzolla! (2012)
On a string (1.12.2010)
(2014)
Choreographies for accordeon and double bass (2014)
Pippi Longstockings (Martin) (23.8.2009)
La femme rouge (2013)
Songs of the Goddess (2017)
Veren häät (1994)
Wongai (1997)
Zorongo Gitano (1997)
¡Water! (10.11.2000)
Work as a dancer Alba (1998)
Alba (1998)
Bernarda Alban talo (2001)
Carmen (Martin) (2001)
Carta de amor (2004)
Concierto para los vientos (2013)
Esityssarja 12 OSA 11 (2012)
Choreographies of classical Spanish composers' works (2014)
The Portrait of a Flamenco Dancer (2000)
Shockheaded Peter (Martin) (2004)
Kaksi tapaa rakkaudesta (2003)
Two Dreams in One (2007)
Two dreams in One revisited (2013)
Two-headed horse (2015)
Tell me Rain (2006)
The Chain (2012)
Choreographies to music by Manuel de Falla (2005)
The Raven and The Timepiece (1.12.2010)
La Kalevala (2003)
From the World (2004)
Olé Piazzolla! (2008)
On a string (1.12.2010)
(2014)
Choreographies for accordeon and double bass (2014)
Pippi Longstockings (Martin) (2009)
La femme rouge (2013)
Songs of the Goddess (2017)
¡Water! (2000)
Other artistic work Other work as a chroeographer:
Solo choreographies 1994 onwards. Dancer and choreographer in several groups 1995 onwards, most importantly in her own company Compañía Kaari Martin. Soloist and choreographer in different groups 1996 onwards. Co-artistic director of Flamingo - Festival for New Flamenco.

Works as a teacher (flamenco):
Helsinki Dance Institute 1996 - 1997, Tykkääkkö Tanssista 1997, Dance School Tanssivintti, Helsinki 1996 - 1998; Tallinna 1996 - 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009; Helsinki Summer University 1997, 1999 - 2004; Helsinki Student Theater 2002, Theatre Academy of Finland 1997, 2000, 2004, 2008; Helsinki Conservatory 2002, 2003, 2004; Danscompagniet, Stockholm 2001, 2002, 2003; Danshögskolan, Stockholm 2002 onwards; Fiesta Nórdica, Sweden 2002; Youth Art Event Loiste 2001, Flamenco Forening, Copenhagen 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005; The Finnish National Opera Ballet School 2003 - 2004, Riga 2001, Kuopio Dance Festival 2004, 2006, 2007; Oslo 2004; Rääkkiryhmä 2006 onwards (challenging teaching for advanced students); Prague 2008; in addition several courses in Finland, Estonia and Sweden 1994 onwards.
Grants and awards Grants:
Arts Council of Finland 2005 (1/2 years)
Uusimaa Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation 2007 (1 year)
Arts Council of Finland, National Council for Dance 2008 (1 year)
The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2009 (1 year)
The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2011 (1 year)
The Finnish Cultural Foundation award for outstanding cultural achievement 2014
Arts Council of Finland, National Council for Dance 2012–2016 (5 years)

Awards:
Recognition award, choreography competition, Kajaani 1997;
third prize with the work Tell me Rain (parts), XV Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco, Madrid 2006;
First prize in the category Best Solo Choreography with the work The Raven and The Timepiece, Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco, Madrid 2012.
Videography and TV recordings Väärät kengät (film), dir. Taru Mäkelä, chor. Kaari Martin, 2003; Risto (short film), dir. Rosa Liksom, chor. Kaari Martin, 1999; Eurostars, Step Up Show (TV Series), dir. Sirpa Teräs, choreography Viva España, 1997.
Korppi ja kello 3D film: reg. Thomas Freundlich, chor. and dance Kaari Martin
Live at Savoy, liverecording Kaksi unta yhdessä from Revisited, chor. Kaari Martin, dance Mariana Collado and Kaari Martin.
Recordings:
Maailmasta (CD), band: Roni Martin & Jukka Orma Tanssiinkutsu, choreography and knockings: Kaari Martin, 2004, 10 years anniversary edition 2014.
Roni Mertin (CD-), palmas: Kaari Martin.
Tone Gellein: Dante en Trondheim, Nana-lullaby 2009
4 movements for movement (CD), Roni Martin, palmas and dance Kaari Martin
Other Information Finnish representative in the artistic board of the Nordic Flamenco Festival 2005 onwards; visitor in Spain as an expert in cultural affairs, visit hosted by CIMO and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain, 2000; founding member of the group Flamenco Nórdico, has worked as an interpreter and consultant in different festivals 1996 onwards; activities at the Peña Flamenca de Helsinki, including work as a communications officer, 1994 – 1997; articles and reviews about flamenco to different medias, including newspaper Aamulehti and TANSSI Magazine, 1996 onwards.

Other education:
Classical piano 1976 – 1987, studies in flamenco singing in Finland and in Spain, main teacher Miguel Poveda, 1995 onwards.