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CURRICULUM VITAE

VIRVA TALONEN / choreographer – dancer (1976) vtalonen@gmail.com katve.info vimeo.com/katveblindspot   Education 2007-2009 Tampere University / Dance Research Studies (Ma) 2005 Helsinki Theatre Academy / Ma in Choreography 2004-2005 Helsinki Open University / Psychology and Social Psychology 2001-2001 Amsterdam School for the Arts, SNDO  / choreography  2000 Turku Arts Academy / Ba in Dance   Choreographer […]

PORTABLE HOME (2016)

”There is a saying ’the Home is where you’re Hat is’, meaning wherever you go in the World, you need to create or mark your own space. What kind of elements and properties are essential for an experience of home? Home is not only an object but a condition. It is in constant flux. How […]

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (2016)

Under Construction is a contemporary dance performance about incompleteness. It’s a stage work about that moment when nothing has been decided and all options are still open. The dawning of realization, when all things are unfinished and in progress. The performers are Finnish novelist Maria Peura and dancer Vera Tegelman. All the written material on […]

ANNUAL RINGS (2014)

Annual Rings by choreographer Virva Talonen is a piece that builds on personal and collective history. The piece features five dancers, women of various ages, each born in a different decade. Five characters, five minds, five bodies. Five histories and futures, five entry points and exits. Five relationships to the very moment at hand. The […]

REGULAR GUESTS (2012)

Regular Guests delves into beeing, pondering its familiarity and strangeness with gentle seriousness.

I YOU SHE/HE WE YOU THEM (2011)

I YOU SHE/HE WE YOU THEM is a site specific dance work in the middle of Tampere City.

LEENA & PERTTI (2010)

Leena and Pertti is a dance work based on kinship and parenthood.

SPECIAL CASES (2009)

Special Cases investigates normality and the boundaries between peculiarity and usualness.

RUSH MAN WAITING MIND (2008)

Rush Man Waiting Mind is a dance work about haste and unhurry..

SECOND HAND SHOP (2006)

Second Hand Shop deals with recycling.