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Pahkinen, Virpi

Date of birth 16.12.1966
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training Degree Programme in Choreography, Danshögskolan, Stockhom 1989 - 1992; Dance School Sara, Helsinki Dance Institute, Dance School of Dance Theatre Raatikko.
Choreographed AAJEJ (29.9.2010)
Återstoden
Bardo (7.11.1998)
Bladvändarens afton (4.4.2003)
Prayer to the Ascending (3.10.2001)
By the Painless Arrow of Artemis (30.3.2005)
Cantus Arcticus (2017)
Cobra Acéphale
Skyclad (2011)
Glyft
Hex triplet #9900ff (19.4.2007)
In Dialogue with the Red Mountain (25.9.1999)
Iridium
Isisar
Kalagni (6.12.2000)
KORONA (19.5.2011)
La lettre de chasse en soie (2004)
Meretseger (21.10.2004)
Morpho Z (26.3.2008)
Nehebkau (19.11.2005)
Ophir Chasma (28.9.2002)
Prayer for the One Whose Tremling Hands Are Still (3.10.2001)
Sagittarius (2009)
Sal Mirabile (30.3.2006)
Salamandrar
Saligram (10.2.1999)
Sepia longa, aspectus brevis (21.10.2005)
Sepia longa, aspectus brevis (21.10.2005)
Prayer of the Scorpio (15.3.2001)
Sub Solano (13.11.1996)
Tigergrains in Hourglasses
Uniooma (23.11.1999)
Uzumon (20.3.2000)
Zefirum (27.3.2003)
Work as a dancer AAJEJ (29.9.2010)
Återstoden (1990)
Bardo (1998)
Bladvändarens afton (2004)
Prayer to the Ascending (2001)
Skyclad (2011)
Hex triplet #9900ff (2007)
In Dialogue with the Red Mountain (1999)
Isisar (1996)
Kalagni (2000)
Meretseger (2004)
Morpho Z (2008)
Ophir Chasma (2002)
Prayer for the One Whose Tremling Hands Are Still (2001)
Sagittarius (2009)
Sal Mirabile (2006)
Salamandrar (1996)
Saligram (1999)
Sepia longa, aspectus brevis (2005)
Prayer of the Scorpio (2001)
Sub Solano (1996)
Tigergrains in Hourglasses (1998)
Uzumon (2000)
Other artistic work Work as a dancer in theatre: Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, Stockholm 1991 - 1995, 1998, 2000 - 2001.

Work as a teacher: Danshögskolan, Stockholm, Degree Programme in Dance 2000 - 2001, Degree Programme in Choreography 2002 - 2004; several workshops in e.g. Tokio, Münster, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Hanoi, Beijing, Quito.
Grants and awards Awards:

Litteris et Artibus 2011
Svenska Teaterkritikers Danspris 2009
Svenska Kommunalarbetareförbundets Kulturstipendium 2007; Stockholm Award by Nöjesguiden 1995, Opera Award by Svenska Dagbladet 1996, Young Art Finland Prize 1996, Carina Ari Grand Prix with the dance film Atom by Atom, in the Young Creation catogory, 2000; 1st Prize in the choreography category, Internationales-Solo-Tanz-Theater festival, Stuttgart, Germany, 18.3.2001; Carina Ari Foundation, Gold Medal 2002; Finnish-Swedish Cultural Foundation prize 2005.
Literature and articles Virpi Pahkinen: Käärmeensyöjä, Atena Publication, 2009

Articles:

David Partal: "At Home in the Universe". Nordic Reach. No 8, volume XVII.
Eija Mäkinen: "Liike ja valo" Kotiliesi. 19/2003.
Virpi Pahkinen: "Lepohetki ajan kauniissa ja julmassa virrassa". Tanssintekijät, ed. Hannele Jyrkkä, Like 2005.
Videography and TV recordings Dansaren från framtiden, dokument of Virpi Pahkinen, director: Anna Duell, Sveriges Television 2007;
Bardo 010, The Swedish Television 1998;
Atom by Atom 1999, Tigergryn i Timglas, The Swedish Television 1999;
Matkalla Kosmokseen - Virpi Pahkisen siivellä), dir. Anne Juntunen, production Turku Art Academy / Film 2001;
M De Mafra (a short dance film), dir., chor. and dance Virpi Pahkinen, Filmkreatörerna, commedia ab 2006.
Other Information Double citizenship: Finland, Sweden.
Articles Virpi Pahkinen är sitt eget universum