Performance Art

Performance Wagon
Performer. Director and Choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen. Series of poetic movement homages to poet Gunnar Björling (1887-1960). K&C Kekäläinen & Company
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Jätkäsaaren sydän
Director and Scriptwriter with Jonna Wikström. Theatrical excursion, a guided walking trip through a new residential area under construction. Teater Viirus, Helsinki.
* Jätkäsaariteko Honorary Award 2022
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Esityskioski / Performance Wagon
Co-Creator and Performer. A kiosk in the heart of Helsinki with a menu of 15 site specific, performative trips to the surrounding areas celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Reality Research Center. Reality Research Center, Helsinki.
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Performer and creator with Sanna Kekäläinen. Kekäläinen & Company. Also performed with the title Tête-à-tête.
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Performer and co-creator. Immersive performance in Hiukkavaara Garrison. Concept and direction by Pirjo Yli-Maunula. Flow Productions, Oulu.
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Kaksi käsitteellistä versiota henkilökohtaisesta
Performer with Sanna Kekäläinen.  Concept by Sanna Kekäläinen. Performed in Amos Rex museum's Bio Rex movie theatre. K&C Kekäläinen & Company / Amos Rex, Helsinki.
2017Työ 5.0—Leipä / Work 5.0—Bread
Baker & Performer. Rye bread bakery, forum, workshop and live installation performed at HAM Corner during the last quarter of the year. Concept and direction by the working group. Reality Research Centre / Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki.
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2016Hafed Collage of Differences and Fragility
Performer. Script, Choreography, Space and Direction by Sanna Kekäläinen. K&C Kekäläinen & Company, Cable Factory, Helsinki.
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2016Työ 4.0—Tulevaisuuden työn lanseeraustilaisuus
Dramaturge and performer. Concept and direction on stage and in social media by the working group. Performed in Astoria-sali. Reality Research Centre, Helsinki.
2016Esitysisku ammattiyhdistys­liikkeeseen
Concept & Performer with Louna-Tuuli Luukka. Performed in Annual Meeting of Media and Theatre Workers' Union, Congress of Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions and MTV Stage at SuomiAreena. Reality Research Centre, Helsinki, Tampere, Pori.
Puhuva pää / Talking Head
Concept & Performer. Visual Design by Paula Koivunen, Audience Participation program by Helena Ryti. Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemorary Art Kiasma, Helsinki.
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2014Private—Narcissism Remix
Performer. Script, Choreography, Space and Direction by Sanna Kekäläinen, text by Kari Hukkila. K&C Kekäläinen & Company, Cable Factory, Helsinki.
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2011The Lost City Presents: Experience Park Turku 2011
Artistic Director, Director, Performer and Script Writer. A dramatized seven day city adventure consisting of performances, tours, games and clubs in a fictional frame in Turku, Finland. Part of the Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture programme. Flow Productions in cooperation with Turku City Theatre, Ehkä Productions, B-gallery, Student Theatre of Turku.
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2008The Lost City: Experience Park Oulu 2008
Artistic Director, Director, Performer and Script Writer. Dramatised city adventure of eight days in Oulu, Finland consisting of performances, tours, games and clubs. Produced by Flow Productions in cooperation with Oulu City Theatre, OMVF—Oulu Music Video Festival, Oulu Days, Culture House Valve, Reality Research Center.
* City-magazine Honorary Award: the travel experience of 2008
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2007—2010Portrait of a New Worker
Scriptwriter, Director, Performer & Dramaturge. Reality Research Center, Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo, Helsinki.
* Motståndfestivalen, Riddarhyttan, Sweden, 2008
* Lainsuojattomat IX –festival, Pori, Finland, 2008
* Le Colombier Theatre, Les Cabannes, France, 2009
* Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 2010
2007Lure—Exhibition of Infinite Possibilities
Script Writer and Performer. Director & Dramaturgy by Pilvi Porkola. @work network / Reality Research Center.
* The Story of Work Festival, Huset, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
* / festival, Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland, Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland, 2007
2006Call a Break
Service-performance delivering different kind of breaks for festival and museum visitors. Conceived and performed with Jörn J. Burmester in /—festival, Kiasma—Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland, Helsinki.
2006Helsinki by Night—sightseeing performance
Director and Scriptwriter with Julius Elo and Eero-Tapio Vuori; also Performer. Reality Research Center, Helsinki.
2005—Dreaming—a performance from the unknown Finland
Director and Performer. Reality Research Center, Suomenlinna, Helsinki.
* New Drama Action Festival 2006, Vilnius, Lithuania
* FIRT—15th World Congress 2006, Helsinki.
2002World's Fastest Machine
Director and Performer. A dramatized lecture based on Italo Calvino’s ”Six Memos for the Next Millenium”. Reality Research Center / Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland, Helsinki.
2002Perhonen ikkunassa
Dancer. Choreography for four theatre directors by Jenni Koistinen. Teatro Agora / Arki, Helsinki.
2001—2014Puhuva pää / Talking Head
Concept & Performer. Performed in various places and festivals in Finland and in Sweden. Reality Research Centre.
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Director and Dramaturge. Created and performed by the pupils of Kallio Preliminary School. Kallio Theatre, Helsinki.
2000Vera, Janne ja Pena kadulla
Director, Performer and Dramaturge. Performed with Vera Nevanlinna & Pentti Luomakangas. A devised dance and music performance about life on the streets. Kallio Theatre, Helsinki.

Image: Performance Wagon 2021, Iiro Leppäniemi