international

2021-

NORMAL CAKE, PLEASE Fictional queer wedding in churches or other religious spaces. Concept & main scripts & direction: Nina Larissa Bassett (DK), Ivo Briedis (LV), Jamie MacDonald (CA/FI) & Janne Saarakkala (FI). Performed with local artists. Choreography: Kira Riikonen (FI). Costume: Paula Koivunen (FI). Produced by Uneasy Listening Society (DK) -> trailer -> trailer 2 -> trailer 3 -> trailer 4 -> trailer 5 * St Paul's Church / Music Theatre Kapsäkki / Helsinki Pride, Helsinki, Finland, 2021 -> haastattelu -> * Carmelite Priory / Passage Festival, Helsingør, Denmark, 2021

2012-2014 LEFTOVERS FROM THE WAR Site-specific performance for historical sites or museums. Concept, scripts, direction and performers: Nina Larissa Bassett (Denmark), Ivo Briedis (Latvia), Elin Petersdottir (Iceland) & Janne Saarakkala * National Museum of Finland / Baltic Circle International Theare Festival, Helsinki, 2012 ->  trailer -> TV-program -> review -> arvio * National Museum of Finland / TING – Nordic Culture Festival in Helsinki * Odsherred Kulturhistorisk Museum / OK13 Odsherred Kulturfestival, Denmark, 2013 * Corner House, the former KGB headquarters of Riga / Riga2014 – European Capital of Culture programme, Latvia, 2014
2009-2011 @work Network: CIVILISATION European Performance Research Project, cooperation between seven Performing Art Groups from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Sweden & UK. Coordinator, Director and Performer. Reality Research Centre / @work Network supported by The Nordic Council
2008- IN THE NUDE Site-specific performance in a hotel. Concept creators, script writers, directors and performers: Nina Larissa Bassett (Denmark), Ivo Briedis (Latvia) and Janne Saarakkala (Finland). Production by TeaterKUNST, Denmark. * Hotel Helka, Helsinki, Finland, /theatre.now –festival, Kiasma Theatre, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland, 2008 * Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada, Copenhagen International Theatre show case in CINARS 2008 * Maritim Park Hotel Riga, Latvia, The New Theatre Institute of Latvia, 2008 * First Hotel Skt. Petri, Copenhagen, Denmark, TeaterKUNST, 2009
2007- REDUCTION GROUP Member in group with Berlin-based performance artists Joy Harder and Jörn J. Burmester. Latest work: * Japanese Living, video-series in YouTube & a performance at Performer Stammtisch, Berlin, 2012 * Tiny Open Space & Bottle Party in a private apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, 2012
2006-2007 @work Network: THE STORY OF WORK European Performance Research Project, cooperation between five Performing Art Groups from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden & UK. Member of the Artistic Steering Group, Workshop Instructor, Script Writer, Director and Performer. Reality Research Centre / @work Network supported by EU – Culture 2000, Nordisk Kulturfond, Cultural Foundation of Finland, Finland-Svenska Kulturfonden etc.
2000-2003 TEATRO, AGORA! * Coordinator and Instructor in ”Workshop for Directors” in Nampula, Mozambique, 2003 * A BOA ALMA DA FEIRA (adaptation from Bertolt Brecht’s play The Good Soul of Sezuan) Dramaturge and Co-Director with Carlos Alberto. Also Coordinator and Instructor of Production Workshop for the performance. Co-production with Grupo Teatro Hopangalatana, Maputo, Mosambique, 2002 * Instructor in ”Community Theatre Workshop” in Maputo, Mosambique, 2001 * NADA DE ESPECIAL (Nothing Special) Performer; directed by Titta Halinen, manuscript by the group. Co-production with Grupo Teatro M’Beu in Teatro Avenida, Maputo, Mozambique, 2001 * Coordinator and Instructor in ”Workshop for Directors 1” in Maputo, Mosambique, 2000
1996 SIMBA KARATASI – a paper lion Performer and Co-Director with Katariina Numminen; manuscript by the group. Cooperation of Theatre Academy of Finland and University of Dar-Es-Salaam part II. Performed in Tampere Theatre Festival and Helsinki Festivals
1995 COMMUNITY THEATRE PROJECT Cooperation of Theatre Academy of Finland and University of Dar-Es-Salaam part I; workshops in Mtwara region in Tanzania
1994 SUURI TAMMI – GREAT OAK – MBUYU MKUBWA Director’s Assistant and Performer; directed by Laura Jäntti. Joensuu Song Festivals, Finland; Bagamoyo Theatre Festival, Tanzania. Performed also in Dar-Es-Salaam, Morogoro and Zanzibar in Tanzania