SAKU JUHANI KOISTINEN

 

born 12.6.1978 in Heinävesi, Finland

 

Theatre Academy Helsinki: Master of Arts, Dance 2009

Creations
  • Forest Ballet, concept and direction, Saku Koistinen, chor. working group 2019

  • Keväin (eng. Spring), chor. Saku Koistinen 2018

  • SetUp, chor. Saku Koistinen 2017

  • Video Getting There 2016

  • On Equilibrium - Remake, chor. Saku Koistinen 2015

  • Video The Duel 2015

  • Dance Under the Apple Tree, improvisations / Saku and Laura Koistinen and Sampo Lassila Narinkka, 2014

  • Vice Versa, chor. Saku Koistinen and Saju Hari 2013

  • On Equilibrium, chor. Saku Koistinen 2012

  • Trash (solo), Moving in November festival club 2010

  • A Speech, (mus. Philippe Ollivier, dance Saku Koistinen, Laura Vesterinen), Rencontres de Monthelon 2010

  • Promenade / PlantMan (performance), Rencontres de Monthelon 2010

  • Ohi / To Pass, chor. Saku Koistinen 2010

Selected Dance Productions
2010 - present
2010 - present
  • Variations of Foreign Origin, chor. Petri Kekno 2017

  • Swan Lake / Loch Na hEala, chor. Michael Keegan-Dolan 2016

  • The Stop - Dark Matter of Art, chor. Petri Kekoni 2016

  • Symposion, chor, Thomas Freundlich 2015

  • Morphed, chor. Tero Saarinen 2014

  • Non Linear, chor. Petri Kekoni 2014

  • 20 Acts from Utopia, chor. Laura Koistinen 2013

  • Petrushka, chor. Michael Keegan-Dolan / Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre & Sadler's Wells 2013

  • Quintet, chor. Eeva Muilu 2012

  • Absent Presence, chor. Tero Saarinen 2011

  • Rian, chor. Michael Keegan-Dolan / Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre & Sadler's Wells 2011

  • The Lightnes and Deat of Giselle, chor. A.-M. Karvonen & A. Mustonen / Und er libet 2010

  • The Rite of Spring, chor. Michael-Keegan-Dolan / Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre & English National Opera 2009

  • Bakkantit 3, dir, Anna-Mari Karvonen / Und er libet 2009

  • Next of Kin, chor. Tero Saarinen 2008

  • Ämmät, chor. Marjo Kuusela 2007

  • Westward Ho!, kor Tero Saarinen 2007

  • Pohjan pidot, chor. Matti Paloniemi / Tanssiryhmä Tsuumi 2007 (Eurovision Song Contest Semifinal)

  • From a Notebook of a Turtle, chor. Yuval Pick / Biennale de la Danse (Lyon) 2006

  • Extended Family, chor. Tuomo Railo / Glims & Gloms Dance Company 2006

  • Camera Surveillance, chor. Elina Pirinen 2005

  • Illusions, chor. Jorma Uotinen 2004

  • The Blacksmiths, chor. Riitta Vainio 2003

Touring

International touring with Tero Saarinen Company, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre Und er libet etc. Performances at 5 continents, in 32 different countries and in about 60 festivals, including White Light Festival (USA, New York), Festival Iberoamericana de Teatro de Bogota (Colombia), Stamsund teaterfestival (Norway), Hong Kong Arts festival (China), Movimentos (Germany, Wolfsburg), Sydney Festival (Australia), Da:ns Festival (Singapore), Biennale de la Danse (France, Lyon) and Ignite Festival (India, New Delhi).

Performances with own creations in France, Czech, Russia and India.

Also several tours in Finland .

Other artistic commitments
  • Artistic Director, Routa Company from 2017

  • Rehearsing Director in Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre 2014

  • Sound design for Laura Koistinen's creations Speaking Of 2014, Heart 2014, 20 Acts from Utopia 2013 and Harmony 2012

  • Sound design for own creations Vice Versa, Ohi and On Equilibrium 2010-2013

  • Artist in residence, Kajaani Routa Company, Finland 2013 and 2010

  • Artist in residence, Chateau de Monthelon, France 2010 and 2008

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