I like dance, which is sweaty, gasping and short of breath. Screaming, laughing, crying, eye contact. Jumping, repetition, rhythm. Intense, raw, bold. In your face, fully, with the whole body, in motion.

For me dance is an opportunity to open a can of worms, deal with personal issues, communicate with others. A channel to be seen, heard, to challenge myself. Challenge other. Possibility to dare, to remove shame, to expand life.

Satu Tuomisto is a contemporary dance choreographer, graduated in London in 2000.

Her work has been presented for example by JoJo – Oulu Dance Center, Oulu City Theatre, Finnish National Ballet, Full Moon Dance Festival and Zodiak – Center for New Dance. In 2011 – 2013 she was the Artistic Director at JoJo – Oulu Dance Center. Her dance piece Vimmaa (Frenzy) won the First Prize at 638 Kilo Tanz Festival in Germany in 2012 and has since toured in Japan, Korea and Colombia.

Satu Tuomisto received a five-year-Artist Grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland in 2014.


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