CURRICULUM VITAE

Meeri Lempiäinen
(former Altmets)
Contemporary dance artist
meeri.lempiainen@gmail.com
+358415387603


DANCE EDUCATION
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2016​  Master of Arts in Dance, University of Arts / Theatre Academy
 
2012​  Theatre Academy. Basic studies in dance and movement therapy 30 cr
 
2012​  Open University. Studies in dance, theatre and somatic techniques 30 cr
 
2009​  Dancer’s diploma, Finnish National Opera Ballet School
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WORK AS A DANCER / PERFORMER

 

2020-  Ref. 2020

Liisa Pentti +Co

Premiere in October in Liisa Pentti +Co Studio

2020  Humina

Work-in-progress solo performance

Tuupovaaran Ullakko

2019  369°

Petri Kekoni Company

Cirko

2019   Deep Skin

Chor. Nadja Pärssinen

Liikelaituri (Tampere)

Cultural Centre Caisa

Zodiak, C4 (2018)

2019   Wombsong - 360 virtual reality dance film

Chor. Meeri Lempiäinen, dir. Hanna Västinsalo

Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki

NYC Independent Film Festival 2019, New York

Harlem Independent FF,  New York, May 16 - 19

360 Film Festival, Paris (2018)

Seattle Film Summit and Kinetoscope VR Festival, Seattle (2018)

2019   Music+

Chor. Liisa Risu, Mirva Mäkinen, Sonja Jokiniemi

Zodiak - Center for New Dance

(premiere in April)

2018   Hartwall Arena: Jenni Vartiainen

Chor. Reija Wäre   

2018   Energpriests

Chor. Soili Huhtakallio + working group

UrbanApa x Ateneum (2018);Festival of Instant Choreography (2018), Vapaan Taiteen Tila (2017)

2018  Faust Opera

Chor. Petri Kekoni, dir. Vilppu Kiljunen

Savonlinna Opera Festival

2017  M3
Dance + video installation
Chor. Kati Korosuo / 
Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius and G12

2017  Merphing 2
Chor. Kati Korosuo /
Vapaan Taiteen Tila (2015)
Festival of Instant choreography (Höyhentämö) (2017)

2016  The Sinking of the Titanic
Liisa Pentti + Co & NYKY Ensemble / Musiikkitalo (2015)
Stoa (2016)

2016  Pysähdys - Taiteen pimeä aine
Petri Kekoni Company
Mediakeskus Lume

2016  Wind Etude
Chor. Soili Huhtakallio (choreographer's final artistic work / MA in Choreography). Theatre Academy

2016  Let go
Dance short film
Chor. Soili Huhtakallio /
Loikka Dance Film Festival,
Tanssivirtaa Tampereella Festival

2015  Non-Linear - Jätkäsaari
Petri Kekoni Company / Jätkäsaari makasiini L3

2015  Guest dancer, Jazz&Dance Club
KOKO Theatre, Helsinki

2015  Merphing
Chor. Kati Korosuo /
Anssi Teellä Festival 

2015  Sliding on Surfaces, Riding on Horses
Chor. Katja-Maria Taavitsainen /
Vapaan Taiteen Tila

2014-15  Human Resources
Chor. Jeremy Wade /
e.g. Theatre Academy
Tanssivirtaa Tampereella Festival
Jojo – Oulun Dance Center

2014  SOS – Sliding On Surfaces
Chor. Katja-Maria Taavitsainen /
UrbanApa Festival

2014  Waiting – Fading
Chor. Veronika Lindberg /
Theatre House Universum
UrbanApa Festival

2014  Omenavaras
Chor. Kira Riikonen (Routa Company) / Jutajaiset Rovaniemi

2014  Non-Linear – Tanssimessu

Petri Kekoni Company /
Kattilahalli, Helsinki

2013  Riesa
Chor. Johanna Nuutinen /
UrbanApa Festival
Sotku stage (Kuopio)

2013  Hetkessä – Rhythmitis
Chor. Tarja Rinne + dancers
URB Festival

2012-14  Haigafuru – Ash is Falling
Chor. Kosei Sakamoto /
Zodiak - Center for New Dance
Full Moon Dance
Bird Theatre Festival (JAP)
TPAM Showcase (JAP)

2012  Laguna – Lähempänä sydäntä
Petri Kekoni Company /
Full Moon Dance Festival

2012  Urheilu on leikkiä

Chor. Reija Wäre /
European Athletics Championship's opening ceremony

2011-12  Kakola Rock Musical
Chor. Reija Wäre /
Turku City Theatre

2009  Magician Assistant Performer
Dir. Marko Karvo /
Variety Theatre Tigerpalast, Frankfurt

2008  Bodies in Urban Spaces
Chor. Willi Dorner /
URB Festival
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​CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK

​2017  Kohtulaulu – Wombsong​
Dance and chor. Meeri Lempiäinen, dir. Hanna Västinsalo. Virtual reality dance film (premiere 2018) 

2016  Bad Faith - demo work​
Dance and chor. Meeri Lempiäinen, Taru Miettinen. Theatre House Universum

2014  Veinte Anos Variation​
Solo work. cor. Meeri Lempiäinen. Theatre House Universum

WORK AS A DANCE TEACHER

2019  DCA (erikoiskoulutusryhmät)

2018  Contemporary dance (professionals),

TREenit! ry

2015- Guest teacher in contemporary dance and floor work, Tanssivintti, Helsinki 

2016- Substitute teacher: Tanssivintti, StepUp, DCA, Helsingin Tanssiopisto, Teatteri Höyhentämö

2016  Contemporary dance and improvisation workshops, JazzAttack group in Helsingin Tanssiopisto.

Lyrical jazz and show dance classes in Dance Centre Element, Hyvinkää

OTHER WORKS

2019  Full Moon Dance Festival, Workshop Assistant

2019-  Board member in Dance Forever ry

2017    Shiatsu practitioner, Tmi Meeri Lempiäinen 

PUBLICATIONS

2016  Kahden maailman loukussa

Interview by Vilma Heimonen / Tuima Magazine 2/2017 (s. 38-39) click here

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

Thesis / The Master of Arts in Dance click here

 


 

 

 

Contact:   +358415387603   /   meeri.lempiainen@gmail.com   /   @meerilempiainen