CURRICULUM VITAE

 


Meeri Lempiäinen

(former Altmets)

Contemporary dance artist

meeri.lempiainen@gmail.com

+358415387603

DANCE EDUCATION

2016       Master of Arts in Dance. University of the Arts, Theatre Academy

2012       Basic studies in dance and movement therapy. Theatre Academy

2012​       Open University. Studies in dance, theatre and somatic techniques 30 cr

2009       Dancer’s diploma. Finnish National Opera Ballet School

WORK AS A DANCER / PERFORMER

Year

2021

2020-21

2020

2020

2019-20

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017 

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015 

2015

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2014

2012
2013
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2012
2009
2008

Title

BWV 1043

Them Merphing

Ref. 2020

Humina (work-in-progress)

369°

Deep Skin

Music+

Hartwall Arena: Jenni Vartiainen

Energpriests

Faust Opera

Wombsong / 360 VR dance film

Energpriests

M3

Merphing 2

The Sinking of the Titanic

Pysähdys – Taiteen pimeä aine

Wind Etude

Dance short film: Let Go

The Sinking of the Titanic

Non-Linear Jätkäsaari

Absence and Representation

Jazz&Dance Club guest dancer

Merphing and Merphing 2

Sliding on Surfaces, Riding on Horses
Human Resources (Teak)

Non-Linear – Tanssimessu

SOS – Sliding On Surfaces
Waiting – Fading

Haigafuru – Ash is Falling
Omenavaras
Riesa
Hetkessä – Rhythmitis

Laguna – Lähempänä sydäntä

Urheilu on leikkiä
Kakola Musical
Magician Assistant Performer
Bodies in Urban Spaces

Choreographer / Venue

Liisa Pentti +Co / demo performances in Liisa Pentti +Co Studio

Kati Korosuo, production: Höyhentämö - Pluckhouse / performances in Puppet Theatre Sampo

Liisa Pentti +Co / performances in Liisa Pentti +Co Studio and in Central Library Oodi

Meeri Lempiäinen, Tuupovaaran Ullakko, Eastern Finland

Petri Kekoni Company, Cirko, Helsinki / performances in Autumn 2019 and Autumn 2020

Nadja Pärssinen / Liikelaituri (Tre); Cultural Centre Caisa; Zodiak C4 (2018)

Liisa Risu, Mirva Mäkinen, Sonja Jokiniemi. Zodiak

Reija Wäre / Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

Soili Huhtakallio & working group / UrbanApa X Ateneum

Petri Kekoni, dir. Vilppu Kiljunen / Savonlinna Opera Festival 2018
​chor. Meeri Lempiäinen, dir. Hanna Västinsalo. Loikka Dance Film Festival etc.
Soili Huhtakallio etc. / Vapaan Taiteen Tila; Festival of Instant Choreography

Kati Korosuo / installation, Gallery G12 and Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki

Kati Korosuo / Festival of Instant choreography, Höyhentämö

Liisa Pentti +Co / Stoa

Petri Kekoni Company/ Mediakeskus Lume

Soili Huhtakallio (choreographer's final artistic work / MA). Theatre Academy

Soili Huhtakallio / Loikka Dance Film Festival, Tanssivirtaa Tampereella Festival

Liisa Pentti +Co / Musiikkitalo

Petri Kekoni / Jätkäsaari makasiini L3

Rah Eleh / Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki

Improvisation event organized by Wilma-Emilia Kuosa / KOKO Theatre

Kati Korosuo / Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Anssi Teellä Festival

Katja-Maria Taavitsainen / Vapaan Taiteen Tila
Jeremy Wade (with TADaC) / e.g. Theatre Academy, Tanssivirtaa Tampereella etc.

Petri Kekoni Company/ Kattilahalli, Helsinki

Katja-Maria Taavitsainen / UrbanApa Festiva
Veronika Lindberg / Theatre House Universum and UrbanApa Festival

Kosei Sakamoto / Zodiak, Full Moon Dance, Bird Theatre Festival, TPAM
Kira Riikonen (Routa Company) / Jutajaiset Rovaniemi
Johanna Nuutinen / UrbanApa Festival and Sotku stage (Kuopio)
Tarja Rinne and the dancers / URB Festival

Petri Kekoni Company / Full Moon Dance Festival

Reija Wäre / European Athletics Championship's opening ceremony
Reija Wäre / Turku City Theatre
Marko Karvo / Variety Theatre Tigerpalast, Frankfurt
Willi Dorner / URB Festival

WORK AS A DANCE TEACHER

2020

2020

2019-20

2019- 

2019 

2018 

2015-19

2016-19

2016    

2016

Tanssivintti, workshop with Energpriests collective

Nytke Contemporary Dance Festival, Tampere 2020

Guest teacher in contemporary dance, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kansanopisto, Kälviä

Tanssivintti, open dance classes in contemporary dance, workshops for Intensive students

Dance school DCA, Helsinki

Guest teacher in contemporary dance (professionals), TREenit! ry, Tampere

Tanssivintti, guest teacher in contemporary dance and floor work

Substitute teacher: StepUp, DCA, Höyhentämö, Helsingin Tanssiopisto

Contemporary dance and improvisation workshops, JazzAttack group in Helsingin Tanssiopisto

Dance Centre Element, Hyvinkää

CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK

2020           Humina / solo performance (work-in-progress), Tuupovaaran Ullakko, Eastern Finland

2020           Hum hum hum / Zoom video performance for students of dance school Tanssivintti

2017           Kohtulaulu – Wombsong / dance and chor. Meeri Lempiäinen, dir. Hanna Västinsalo. Virtual reality dance film.

                    Presentations: Loikka dance film festival (Helsinki 2018), 360 Film Festival (Paris 2018), KinetoscopeVR (Seattle

                    Film Summit 2018), NYC Independent Film Festival (New York 2019), Harlem International Film Festival

                    2019, Fine Arts Film Festival (Los Angeles 2019), ShorTS International Short Film (Italy 2019) etc.

2016           Bad Faith (demo work) / dance and chor. Meeri Lempiäinen, Taru Miettinen. Theatre House Universum

2014           Veinte Anos Variation / solo work. Theatre House Universum

OTHER WORKS

2019            Full Moon Dance Festival, Workshop Assistant

2019-           Co-director of dance school Tanssivintti

2017-20      Shiatsu practitioner, Tmi Meeri Lempiäinen 

PUBLICATIONS

2020            "Tanssitaiteilija liikkuu sukunsa jalanjäljissä Tuupovaarassa" / interview by Pogostan Sanomat 7/2020 (page 16) click here

2016            "Kahden maailman loukussa" interview by Vilma Heimonen / Tuima Magazine 2/2017 (pages 38-39) click here

2016            "Yleisönä itselleni: tanssitaiteilijan näkökulmia identiteetin, taidon ja merkityksellisyyden kysymyksiin tanssissa"

                      Thesis / The Master of Arts in Dance click here