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Aaltokoski, Alpo

Date of birth 8.9.1958
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training MA in Dance, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1987 - 1991 (dancer - choreographer), The school of Dance Theatre Raatikko 1982 - 1987 (modern dance), dance school Tanssivintti 1986 - 1987 (modern dance, classical ballet).
Courses: dance courses for professionals organised by the Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1985, 1986 (modern dance); London, The Place, summer course 1988 (modern dance); basic training course in dance pedagogy (4 months), The Kisakallio Sports Institute 1985 - 1986.
Choreographed Take my hand (22.10.2014)
Ali & Alpo (2017)
Amazonas (1993)
Steps behind the voices (7.10.1999)
Avoin tila (24.11.2009)
Como usted quiera (15.9.1994)
De una semilla (1.10.1995)
Decisiones (17.1.2004)
Deep (22.2.2000)
Drift (31.7.2014)
After Yesterday (7.10.2008)
Faux (2013)
Huokausten sillalla (1998)
Huominen (6.10.2010)
Inseparables (2013)
Kaksi kurttua (3.3.1995)
Krakata (9.11.2000)
Queen of the cups (5.5.1992)
Lucid Dreaming (28.1.2005)
Promises (15.3.2000)
Metamorphosis (2014)
I am my body (14.6.1994)
Visions 23 (24.10.1996)
Navigatio (2016)
OKON FUOKO – See me (2015)
Päästä! (1988)
Whirls (25.8.2011)
Quien soy yo en el tiempo (2.12.1995)
Prayers (2012)
Sahara (25.4.2002)
Shadow (2016)
Cycle (14.10.1998)
Being is everything (16.4.2009)
Together (Aaltokoski) (2010)
Trio (Aaltokoski) (27.9.2007)
Brothers (2017)
Five portraits of Paula Tuovinen (22.11.1995)
Voinko muuta (2016)
Vokue Estetikue (1989)
One (7.5.1991)
One Day and One Night (31.3.2006)
One Day and One Night (2012) (2012)
Guardian of the Night (1992) (15.8.1992)
Guardian of the Night (2008) (13.3.2008)
Guardian of the Night - pilgrimage of seven souls (2001) (13.6.2001)
Work as a dancer 4. bis Patological Intentions (1992)
Ah ja voih (1995)
Ali & Alpo (2017)
Steps behind the voices (1999)
De una semilla (1995)
Deep (2000)
Faux (2013)
(2015)
Inseparables (2013)
Intiimiä ajatustenlukua (1999)
Comments (1998)
Kumman kalan paloja (2007)
Moondrunk (1994) (1994)
Promises (2000)
Lead red (1997)
Navigatio (2016)
The Long Stride and Talk on Dance (2007)
Magician (2007)
Te jotka asutte aikaa (1993)
Tulee syksy (1993)
Children of U. Geller (1992)
Other artistic work Work as a teacher:
Professor of Choreography, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1995 - 1996; visiting teacher at the Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001; Oulu Conservatory 1998, Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth 1999, 2000; The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1998, 1999, 2000; several dance courses and summer courses around Finland.

Artistic director of the Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi 1995 - 1998.

Work in films (as an actor, choreographer/dancer, extra):
Iiris rukka, dir. Ville Mäkelä; Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö, dir. Aki Kaurismäki, 1990; Italys cup, artistic team Esa Vesmanen, Sirje Wiherheimo, Risto Pentikäinen; Deep, dir. Milla Moilanen, 2000; Panostaja, dir. Tero Jartti, 1991; Oikeudenkäynti, dir. Eija-Liisa Ahtiala 1993; Yö Montmartrella, dir. Tiina-Maija Lehtonen, TV 1 2000.
Grants and awards Grants:
three-year state grant to artists 1994, 1998; scholarship granted by the town of Pyhäjärvi 1996, 1998; Pro Dance scholarship 1998, five-year state grant to artists 2001.
Awards:
State prize for Merits in Dance (as a member of Nomadi-productions) 1999.
Literature and articles Articles:
Helena Hietaniemi. ”Minä olen ruumiini”. TANSSI. 2/1994.
Hannele Jyrkkä. ”Saat miehen kyyneliin – Erään teoksen vastaanotosta”. TANSSI. 2/2001.
Jan-Peter Kaiku. ”I’m Constantly Looking for Emptiness: Alpo Aaltokoski”. Finnish Dance in Focus 2001.
Hannele Jyrkkä. "Tanssi on pesiytynyt metropoleista maalle. Koreografi Alpo Aaltokoski Täydenkuun Tanssit -festivaalin toinen taiteellinen johtaja 1995-1998". Pyhäsalmen ihme. Täydenkuun Tanssit -festivaali 1992-2001. Ed. Hannele Jyrkkä. Gummerus kirjapaino oy 2001.
Own articles:
”De Una Semilla”. Finnish Dance in Focus. 1999.

Other Information Artist professorship 2003 - 2008.

Other education:
youth worker, Haapavesi College 1976 - 1977; youth and cultural secretary, Keski-Suomi College 1980 - 1982; family therapist in City of Helsinki child and youth welfare office 1983-1985; University of Helsinki - studies in education, psychology, social psychology and special needs education; University of Tampere - studies in communication.

Positions of Trust:
member of the board of The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1992-1994, vice-chairman of the board of the Zodiak Presents Association 1999-2001, chairman of Nomadi Productions 1996-2001; chairman of the board of the Tiloja Tanssille Association 2001.

There are video recordings of each of Aaltokoski's works, which he himself is in the possession of.