Pirita has worked in the field of dance for eleven years. For the past five years she has focused her work more and more to make dance and teach dance. Pirita has made dance productions with dance enthusiasts and with professional groups in the Oulu region, as well as build up her own dance school Cross Move Company.
She has studied a dance teaching in the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and additionally in exchange for the Netherlands Fontys Academy dance theater and modern dance.
With the support of funders, she completes the international cooperation process that has already begun. Often the north professional dancers and teachers leave from north part of Finland and work in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, since the Northern possibilities perceived as very limited. Short stay in Edinburgh in 2015 on the residency period and Norwegian dance artists seminar in Pirita realized that one possibility to keep the dance artists in their hometowns have international contacts and co-operation. Now her main work plan is to increase international contacts and thus develop their own skills and job opportunities.
Pirita will be living in Edinburgh as well as working to visit the contacts from the countries. The objective is to create a network of international dance artist and at the same time to complete a new dance work Drow. After the trip to Pirita will held open sharing of the year.
Three to five dancers bring to the stage the loss of people’s personal experiences: the loss of a friend’s disease, a change in a circle of friends, as well as example of the ability of one or the loss of the learned. How do people get lost in the midst of all the change on strong emotions and as if the loss of self. How does all this affect us?
The work performers are professionals, as well as street dance and contemporary dancers. We market works actively also the for festivals. We aim at working group presentations every artist at home.
Choreographer Pirita Tuisku began work in Edinburgh in June 2015 in her residence. The first two days she went around the city and did interviews, which received a total of 25 pieces age distribution 18-60 v., among both men and women. Through interviews collected data on human experience of life and feelings of loss and change in the middle of a situation when someone falls ill in the nearby district, sleeping or out to change the other side of the world. This interview material is also used in the work.
* International co-operation between the dance artists in Finland, Sweden and the UK, as well as lighting and sound designers.
* Work movement language combined with street dance and contemporary dance.
* The work deals with loss, grief, re-learning from a variety of angles.
* The work combines the experience gathered through interviews with the life and feelings and interprets them as well as contemporary dance and street dance.
Study trip to Scotland imposes cost and travel and living in Edinburgh. Part of the costs may be covered through their work of teaching, but the teaching of all the expenses are not covered. And not teaching full time makes no sense for the simple reason that the preparatory work, the creation of contacts and your own learning takes a lot of time. The goal is to raise at least EUR 3 000 and the total target for the whole year is 12 000.
Upon completion of her project Pirita will arrange the following rewards to the funders:
Gold level funders will be offered a private lesson! Pirita will give a group or one person a subject list of the themes, where they can choose the issues that will be explored in dance and aerial yoga. PLEASE NOTE THAT PIRITA can also come outside Oulu region!
Silver level funders are invited to a Schottish-themed event in OULU, including highland delicacies, music, dance, a photo trip to Scotland, as well as a wonderful time together. Impro-shaped dance jam, which attendees can participate, or just watch, will also take place.
Bronze patrons are sent t-shirts with themes referring to the study. Wonderful pictures of life combined with an aphorism.