BIOGRAPHY

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

 

Their 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 2019, the collaboration continues as rehearsals of the new creation, Mouthpiece, start. Currently, Linda is working on a short film Sense of Self which explores challenges of contemporary western society; fatigue, exhaustion and loneliness. Linda is also working on a solo, Meeting _____ which studies corporeality and gender in relation to work and labor.

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

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