BIOGRAPHY

Linda is a Finnish choreographer, performance artist and movement teacher based in Helsinki. She works in the mediums of dance and performance art as well as of film.

 

Her most recent collaboration, Circulating Mouthpiece, was created together with a choreographer-dancer and contemporary composer. This live performance studied an act of breathing and its materiality through the bodies of a dancer and a piccolo quartet. In 2020, the collaboration continues as rehearsals and premier of the new creation, Mouthpiece, take place. Currently, Linda is working on a solo, Meeting _____ which studies embodied hierarchies in corporeal encounters. The work is a meeting, a negotiation and a dialogue between a synthetic-hair body, a dancer-body and a present-physical-space body. The dance that these entities form aims to deconstruct the power relationships related to each of those bodies.    

On 2016, Linda graduated with a master in choreography at the Theater Academy in Helsinki. During 2009-2013, she studied dance and performing in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). In addition to her artistic work, Linda teaches Pilates with a holistic approach. 

© Linda Martikainen