Iiro Näkki is choreographer, performer and teacher working among contemporary dance and circus. His work [frames] in contemporary dance as its’ purest, stripped away from performativity and certain message. Instead, it expresses and reveals and contains meanings. [frames] is playing with improvisation, and abstract movement transforms into recognizible images. Dance frames out from unrecognizible mass to identifiable. Choreographed for four dancers, the work transforms by crossing acrobatic technique, pair working and improvisation. At the same time, the stage is living combinational change when the set with hundreds of kilos of textile frames the space for performers.
Iiro Näkki is a Helsinki-based choreographer, performer and teacher working in the fields of contemporary dance and circus arts. He has graduated from the University of the Arts Helsinki (BA in dance arts, 2015 – MA in choreography, 2018). As a choreographer he has created eight staged pieces between 2013 and 2018 for festivals and theatres. His works have have been presented in Finland, Spain, Belgium, and Estonia.
As a teacher he has trained students from beginners to professionals. He has worked as an instructor of contemporary dance, floor work, acrobatics and dance acrobatics, Chinese pole, partnering and contact work, and parkour. He has also taken part in local and international social circus projects.
As a performer he has toured across Scandinavia and Central Europe, performing with various kinds of artistic groups. Lately he has worked with i.e. Lü Suosen, Mirva Mäkinen, Jarkko Mandelin and Laura Pietiläinen.
Duration 50 min. no interval.
Choreography: Iiro Näkki
Performers: Mia Jaatinen, Iiro Näkki, Minttu Pietilä, Mikko Makkonen
Sound design: Ben Rogers, Josu Mämmi
Lighting design: Mateus Mannine
Production: Kinetic Orchestra & Iiro Näkki
In co-operation with: Dance Theatre Minimi
Mikko Pirinen, Jarkko Mandelin, Sanni Giordani, Oskari Turpeinen, Anni Koskinen, Anne Makkonen, Outi Järvinen, Valtteri Raekallio, Ismo Näkki, Kirsi Monni, Ina Niemelä, Jussi Suomalainen, Roots Helsinki, Jenni Räikkönen
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