Nadja Pärssinen (Fin./Rus.) is a Finnsih choreographer, performer and movement teacher based in Southern Finland. Often her works involves instant composition, text, intersdisclipinary art forms and relations to the sound and movement. She is a initiator of a collaboration platform FlowWowProductions which was established in 2018.
She has been working as a choreographer and performer for many years in Improvisation Group Flesh in the Space, NotaBene -duet artgroup led by chor. Vera Lapitskaya, and with following choreographers; Sanna Myllylahti, Anu Sistonen, Anna Venäläinen, Katriina Kantola and Pia Lindy. In addition Pärssinen has been participating to Rosalind Crisp’s intensive lab periods, which has been a huge source of inspiration. In her latest works she has been collaborating with visual artistis Jeroen Sebrechts, Virpi Velin & Roberto Fusco and sound designers Moritz Cartheuser, Ari Salonen and Olga Nosova. Currently she is studying Aikido martial art and practicing energetic work of Qigong. She has been teaching in Helsinki Dance Company and giving profitraining in various places in Finland.
Her recent creation Mirror Mirror Sees Them All was created together with visual artists Virpi Velin and Roberto Fusco. This performance studied different dialogues with the question what it means to observe and to be observed through the lens of a camera and to be constantly reflected from images and moving mirroring surfaces of AI. Recently Pärssinen was choreographing DEEP SKIN dance piece for two musicians and four performers, where the starting point of the creation was question what happens when you make yourself available. Recently Pärssinen performed in chor. Madeline Hollander Future Delay work in Helsinki Contemporary Art Gallery. At the moment she is working Our solidaric bodies sound and movement peformance for five performers and one drummer. Premier will be in high school of Mattliden, Espoo 17.12.2019.
In 2015 she studied Theater and Pedagogy studies in Helsinki University of Art in Finland and in 2009 graduated from North-Karelia´s international Dance Department.
She has been teaching in Helsinki Dance Company, University of Arts theatre department (Swedish) in Helsinki, Riveria dance department in North Karelia and Regional Dance Centre of Pohjanmaa in Vaasa. She has been giving profitraining in the following associations Tanssille Ry in Helsinki, DansArt Ry in Turku and TREenit Ry in Tampere.
Since 2019 she has been board member of association of Catalysti – Tanscultural artist in Finland.