NADJA PÄRSSINEN


EDUCATION

  • 2006-2009 North Karelia´s Vocational Dance Department, Dancer
  • 2015-2016 Theater and pedagogy studies, Open University of UNIARTS, Helsinki (25 credits)
  • 2020-2021 Dance and pedagogy studies, Open University of UNIARTS, Helsinki (25 credits)

MY CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKS


2021

  • FOOTNOTES a short dance film. Collaboration with video artist Sari Antikainen in March, April, May, September & November 2021.
  • FOOTNOTES 2 installation performances with video artist Sari Antikainen, sound designer and cellist  Marie-Claire Schlameus in Cultural center Sähinä in city of Helsinki & Gallery Aarni in city of Espoo, autumn fall 2021.
  • NOTES OF WALKING sound and movement based performance with youth & sound designer & cellist Marie-Claire Schlameus. Performance in Tallberg park region of Lauttasaari and in Tanssintalo space in April. Output is in virtual word (Youtube).
  • THE LANDSCAPE ESCAPES IN A RELATION TO… a short dance film, (chor. Pärssinen & Javits), Screenings & artist talks: Tanssivintti´s dance  school in Helsinki, Kälviä´s folk high shcool´s of  the dance, circus and theater department in Central Ostrobathnia region, RIVERIA vocational school´s dance department in North Karelia, Dancing in the mountains in Slovakia, Dance movies pop up X  in Lahti city and MAPPING dance art festival in Helsinki.

2020

  • LANDESCAPE ESCAPES IN A RELATION TO… & DANCE MOMENTS!, backyard of main library, Turku.
  • MIRROR MIRROR SEES THEM ALL, (Chor. Pärssinen, Velin, Fusco), 3 performances part pf Big Brothers & Sisters edition 2, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki.
  • THE LANDSCAPE ESCAPES IN A RELATION TO… a short dance film, (Chor. Pärssinen & Javits), Performances: “Eläköön tanssielokuva” event, WHS theatre (Helsinki), ”Tampere Tanssivirtaa” contemporary dance festival (Tampere) and in the main library (Turku).

2019

  • OUR SOLIDARIC BODIES, (Chor. Nadja Pärssinen & workteam), premier High School of Mattliden, Espoo.
  • KARTOITUS, (Chor. Nadja Pärssinen & Katriina Kantola) tour (4 performances) in high schools, region of Vantaa.
  • DEEP SKIN, tour. Performance in Cultural center Caisa (Helsinki), Liikelaituri performance space (Tampere) & LOKATANSSIT event in Pikkuteatteri theatre (Lahti).
  • HOME SWEET HOME (Chor. Pärssinen, Tynjälä & Pulkkinen), premier in No Labels No Walls festival, Helsinki.

2018

  • KARTOITUS, (Chor. Nadja Pärssinen & Katriina Kantola), tour ( 4 performances)  in  High Schools, region of Espoo.
  • MIRROR MIRROR SEES THEM ALL, (Chor. Pärssinen, Velin & Fusco), premier in Cultural Center Caisa, Helsinki.
  • DEEP SKIN, premier in C4-space, Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Helsinki.
    KARTOITUS, (Chor. Nadja Pärssinen & Katriina Kantola), premier in Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki.
    FIERCE AISLES OF LIGHT in RaumArs residency, Rauma.

2017

  • INITIAL POINT(S) – SOLITUDE, (Chor. Pärssinen & Velin), Gallery of Rantakasarmi, Helsinki
  • PAINO, LakeStudio residency Berlin, Germany
    KAIKU, (Chor. Lindy & Pärssinen), Höyhentämö theater, Helsinki
  • LAND(E)SCAPES, Cultural Center Caisa, Helsinki.

2016

  • LAND(E)SCAPES premier in Free Art Space, Helsinki. Performances: Vernissa theatre (Vantaa), Liikelaituri performance space (Tampere) & RIVERIA Vocational Dance Department (Outokumpu).
  • ANMASS, (Chor. Pärssinen & ANMASS workgroup), Free Art Space, Helsinki.

2014

  • WANDERER, (Chor. Venäläinen & Pärssinen), premier in Generator theatre (Routa Company), Kajaani. Performances: Undergraduated theater (Helsinki),  Little theater (Lahti), Sotku theater (Kuopio),  Art museum HAPINNES (Joensuu), RIVERIA Vocational Dance Department (Outokumpu).

2013

  • CONTACT, (Chor. Haaponiemi & Pärssinen) premier and performances: WestFestDance festival, New York, USA, Undergraduated theater, Tampere, Movement platform space, Tampere & Restaurant Telakka, Tampere.
  • FROM MEMORY TO DANCE, Auditorium space, Kangasniemi

2012

  • FROM MEMORY TO DANCE, premier in  Little theatre, Lahti
  • LEIPÄÄ & SIRKUSHUVEJA, (Chor.Nadja Pärssinen, Maija Tuomi, Elsa Heikkilä & Helena Kekäläinen), premier in MD theatre, Tampere.
  • TOUCH, (Chor. Pärssinen & Risberg),  premier and 3 performances in Littletheatre, Lahti.

2009

  • BETWEEN, (Chor. Pärssinen & Lapitskaya), premier in Kaktus festival, Helsinki

WORK AS A DANCER


2021

  • INTERBEING dance piece with Maya M. Carroll, Vera Lapitskaya, Nadja Pärssinen. Filed recordings and electroacoustic media by Roy Carroll. Open door performances in Indictus-studio, Helsinki.

2019

  • NOCORE, Chor. Beniamino Borghi, National Museum of Finland, Helsinki
  • FUTURE DELAY, Chor. Madeline Hollander,Contemporary Art Gallery, Helsinki
  • INNERCORE, Chor. Beniamino Borghi, Museum of Loviisa part of TransFolk festival, Loviisa

2018

  • SUOJASSA?,Chor. Anna Venäläinen & workteam. Premier in Art Center of Ahjo (Joensuu). Performances: Lonely In The Rain festival (Joensuu) & seminar by association of FinFami (Joensuu).
  • LEIKKISANAKIRJA, Chor. Vera Lapitskaya. Tour in kindergarten with 13 performances, region of Southern Finland.

2017

  • LEIKKISANAKIRJA, Chor.Vera Lapitskaya, Tour in kindergartens with 9 performances, region of Southern Finland.

2016

  • ANMASS, Intensive studies with a choreographer Rosalind Crisp in Residency of Zodiak – Center of New Dance, Helsinki.
  • AQURELLES, Chor. Silvia Verges, premier and performances in Cultural Centre of Vernissa, Vantaa.

2015

  • OPTIKE, Chor, Anu Sistonen, premier and 3 performances in Cultural Center of Valve, Oulu
  • IMMERSIVE LISTENING, Chor. Laonikos Psimikakis-Chalkokondylis & workteam. Working in Patakallio & Ahvenusjärvi. Performance in Free Art Space, Helsinki.

2015

  • ”RADIO”, Chor. Anniina Kinnunen. Premier in ArtFare Suomi 15´ -event. Performances in UrbanApa festival, Helsinki.

2014

  • CAIDA LIBRE, Chor. Sharon Fridman & Company. Premier in HOP event, Helsinki.
  • OODI JALOILLE, Chor. Linda Kuha, premier and performances in Cultural Centre of Rulla, Tampere.

2013

SOUNDPAINTING, Chor. Ceren Oran in Deltebre festival, Spain.


WORK AS AN MODEL IN VISUAL ART


  • 2017 Virpi Velin – SOLITUDE -photography project.
  • 2016 Martu Väisänen – FEELING -photography project.
    2015 Valeria Archeno – photography project.
    2013 Anna-Kaisa Hartikainen – Game OR dance OR art -prhotographyprojects.
    2013 Jyrki Soine – Reflektion-Reaktion – photographyproject.
    2011 Jyrki Soine – OFF-VIA -photography project.

  • WORK AS A TEACHER

  • 2021 Profitraining in RIVERIA vocational school (dance department.
  • 2021 Profitraining in Keski pohjanmaan folk high school (dance department).
  • 2021 Profitraining in Tanssivintti.
  • 2020 Profitraining in Helsinki Tanssille.
  • 2020 Profitraining in Turku DansArt.
  • 2020 TeachingCI/MUSIC class & jam with a drummer Amanda Blomqvist.
  • 2019 Välisyys workshop, Cultural Center Sähinä.
  • 2019 Floor work & Improvisation for adults and youth, Dance school of Footlight.
  • 2019 Profitraining Tampere TREenit Ry!.
  • 2018 Profitraining Turku Dansart.
  • 2018 INTERACTIVE BODY workshop Turku Dansart.
  • 2018 Profitraining Helsinki Dance Company.
  • 2018 Profitraining Helsinki Tanssille ry.
  • 2018 Profitraining Turku DansArt.
  • 2017 Contemporary dance classes in Helsinki´s Alexander theatre.
  • 2017 Contemporary dance classes in Pohjanmaa´s dance regional center.

WORKSHOPS I ORGANIZED


  • 2021 Rhythm & sound workshop by Maya M. Caroll from The instrument company. Workshop will be held 28.-30.5.2021 in Culture center Sähinä, Helsinki.
  • 2016 Choreographic improvisation workshop by Rosalind Crisp.
  • 2016 Contact improvisation based Physical Poetries workshop by Karl Frost.
    2015 Spectrum of contact – Dynamic Partnering workshop by Brandon Gonzales.

RESIDENCY


  • 2021 Sanna Kekäläinen Company´s KEIDAS residency, Let the wandering talk on its own behalf working team.
  • 2021 Cultural center Sähinä, FOOTNOTES 2 working team
  • 2020 HOPE theatre, Let the wandering talk on it´s own behalf solo, Helsinki
  • 2020 Liikelaituri residency, Let the wandering talk on it´s own behalf solo, Helsinki
  • 2020 Liisa Pentti + CO residency, Let the wandering talk on it´s own behalf solo, Helsinki
  • 2019 Vaba Lava, Our Solidaric bodies workteam, City of Narva, Estonia
  • 2019 RIVERIA vocational school, dance department,  Our solidaric bodies workteam, City of Outokumpu
  • 2019 Cultural Center Sähinä, Our solidaric bodies workteam, City of Helsinki
  • 2018 Cultural Center Caisa, Mirror Mirror Sees Them All -workteam , City of Helsinki
  • 2018 RaumaArs – Fierce Aisles of Light -solowork, City of Rauma
    2017 LakeStudio, Weight -solowork, City of Berlin, Germany
    2016 Island of Iniö, working, Land(e)scapes soloproject, West-Finland
    2016 RIVERIA vocational school, dance department, Land(e)scapes soloproject, City of Outokumpu
    2014 RIVERIA vocational school, dance department, Wanderer -workgroup, City of Outokumpu

STUDY TRIP


  • 2017  To Na Grani contemporary dance festival in Jekaterinburg, Russian. Study trip was supported by Dance Info Finland
  • 2013 Festival Deltebre Danca, Spain. Study trip was supported by the grant from Tamper City.

ASSOCIATION


  • Since 2019 Board member of association of Catalysti transcultural artists in Finland.

RECENTLY RECEIVED GRANTS (in 3 years) 


  • 2021 Let the wandering talk on it´s own behalf working group, TAIKE – Arts promotion Center Finland (national).
  • 2021 KARTOITUS festival & workteam, City of Helsinki.
  • 2021 FOOTNOTES 2 installation performance´s working group,  Avek (media art grant).
  • 2021 Interbeing working group, Catalysti.
  • 2021 FOOTNOTES a short dance film & FOOTNOTES 2 installation working group, City of Espoo.
  • 2020 Mirror Mirror Sees Them All installation performance workteam, Catalysti ry & Taike – Arts Promotion Center Finland.
  • 2020 Mirror Mirror Sees Them All installation performance workteam, Catalysti ry & KONE foundation.
  • 2020 Let the wandering talk own it´s own behalf solo work in process, TAIKE – Arts promotion Center Finland (corona grant, 1rst).
  • 2020  The landscape escapes in a relation too…  a short dance film & teaching project for youths, City of Espoo.
  • 2020 Our solidaric bodies workteam, City of Helsinki.
  • 2019 KARTOITUS festival & workteam, City of Helsinki.
  • 2019 Our solidaric bodies working team, City of Espoo.
  • 2019 Our solidaric bodies working team, EstoniaFinnish institute & Jenni ja Antti Wihuri Foundation.
  • 2019 Kartoitus working team, Dance tour in high schools, City of Vantaa.
  • 2019 Deep skin working team, national dance tour, LOKATANSSIT working group.
  • 2019 Deep skin working group, national dance tour, Dance house´s & Theatre Ry´s dance tour grant.
  • 2019 Deep skin, national dance tour, Catalysti Ry.