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Curriculum Vitae Ari Tenhula

1. Personal data

2. Education

3. Work experience
3.1. Employment
3.2. Work as a curator
3.3. Other engagements

4. Expert positions
4.1. Arts University Helsinki
4.2. Theatre Academy Helsinki
4.3. Helsinki City Theatre
4.4. Promotion of dance art and other expert positions

5. Artistic activities
5.1. Work as a choreographer
5.2. Work as a choreographer in theatre
5.3. Work as a dancer

6. Awards and grants
6.1. Awards
6.2. Personal and production grants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Personal data

Ari Tenhula
Vilhonvuorenkuja 20 D 107
00500 Helsinki
ari.tenhula@teak.fi
ari.tenhula@pp.inet.fi
+358 50 4308664

Place and date of birth:
Oulu, 22nd March1964
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2. Education
Postgraduate study plan “Virtual body and it’s relation to live performance” approved in Theatre Academy 2004.
MA in Dance, Theatre Academy Helsinki 1998
Studies in dance in USA, India, Indonesia and Japan

Language skills:
Finnish (mother tongue)
English (excellent)
Swedish (good)
French (basic)
German (basic)
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3. Work experience
3.1. Employment

Professor for Contemporary Dance, Theatre Academy of Helsinki, 2013 – 2018

Professor for Contemporary Dance, Theatre Academy of Helsinki, 2008 – 2013

Acting Professor for Contemporary Dance, Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Department of Dance 2007 – 2008

Artistic Director for Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company, 2000 – 2002

Artistic Advisor for Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company, 1998 - 1999
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3.2. Work as a curator

Artistic Director, Moving in November –festival (together with Mikael Aaltonen), 2010- 2014.

Moving in November –festival 2012
Jefta van Dinther, Minna Tiikkainen, David Kiers: GRIND
Frédérick Gravel: Usually Beauty Fails
Jeremy Wade: Fountain
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion: Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece
Lisbeth Gruwez/Voetvolk: It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend
Maija Hirvanen: For those who have time

Moving in November –festival 2011
Pierre Droulers: de l´air et du vent
Noé Soulier: Ideography
Rachid Ouramdane: Exposition Universelle
Anne Collod: parades & changes, replay in expansion
Dasha Mazurka: Doubt in Frame/ Queen of Sweden killed Descartes
Alan Buffard: My Lunch with Anna (film)
Ruedi Gerber: Breath Made Visible (film)

Moving in November –festival 2010
Jefta van Dinther & Mette Ingvartsen: It’s in the air
Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud: Sylfidit
Martine Pisani: Sans
Gintersdorfer/Klaßen: Logobi 01
Gintersdorfer/Klaßen: Logobi 05
Zoo/Thomas Hauert: You’ve Changed
Und er libet: Gisellen keveys ja kuolema
Ruedi Gerber: Breath Made Visible (film) 

Artistic Director, Moving in November –festival, 2006-2009.

Moving in November –festival 2009
Mathilde Monnier & La Ribot: Gustavia
Ivo Dimchev: Lili Handel
Chris Haring / Liquid Loft: Running Sushi
Antonia Baehr: Laugh
Eeva Muilu & Milja Sarkola: Ihmisen asussa
Moving in November –festival 2008
Sasa Asentic: My private biopolitics
Tommi Kitti: riffi
Jérôme Bel: The show must go on
Ayelen Parolin: Tropeau/Rebaño
Heli Meklin & Michael Laub: Bruce and more
Marc Rees: Gloria Days

Moving in November –festival 2007
Ivana Müller: While We Were Holding It Together
Martin Bélanger: Spoken word/body
Joji Inc, Johanne Saunier/Jim Clayburgh: Erase-E(x)
Karttunen Kollektiv: My Imaginary Friend Is with Me
Eeva Muilu: Loppuunmyyty

Moving in November –festival 2006
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion: Both Sitting Duet
Hiroaki Umeda: While going to a condition, Quantize, Montevideoaki
Julia Cima: Visitations
Eszter Salamon: Reproduction
Paula Tuovinen: REvenge
Teemu Määttänen: Seuraavalla kerralla
Kirsi Monni: Lichtweg-Friedenplats

www.culturegallery.fi, dance curator 2007

Rotation 05 Dance and Music Video –festival. Member of the curator team, 2005. Kiasma Theatre

Moving in November –festival, member of the curatorial team 1996-2005.

Trans Danse Europe 2000 – Programme coordinator in Finland (Helsinki Culture Capital 2000)

Shadows in Ateneum, curator of solo works series. Finnish National Gallery, 1998.
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3.3. Other engagements
Different teaching assignments in Theatre Academy since 1993 (Department of Dance, Department of Sound and Light Design, Study programme of Acting)

Finnish National Ballet, Choreography répétiteur
(Kvarnström: That was all I wanted, so I stuck my finger in his eye), 1994.

Other engagements: Zodiak –Center for New Dance, Jojo- Oulu Dance Centre, Dance Arena ry.
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4. Expert positions
4.1. Arts University Helsinki

The University of the Arts Helsinki Collegium, vice-chairperson 2012-2013

Election guideline committee 2013
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4.2. Theatre Academy Helsinki

Theatre Academy Helsinki Collegium, chairperson 2009- 2010, 2010-2011

Board, vice-member, 2007-2008

Department Chief, Department of Dance, 2008-2010, 2010-2012, 2012-2014

Study Council, member 2008-2013

Research Council, member 2007- 2008

Centre for joint studies, member of the executive board 2009-2011

Performance activities planning group, member 2008- 2013

Investment group, member, 2011-2013

Work plan revision group, member, 2011- 2012

Study Plan working group, 2011- 2012

Chairperson for audition jury for Dance BA and Dancer’s MA programmes, 2008 -2013.

Audition jury for Choreographer’s MA programme, member, 2009, 2011, 2013.

Member of the audition jury for Post Graduate studies, 2011-2013.

Choreographer for the final artistic piece in Dancer’s MA studies: 5 times

Supervisor for the MA final thesis: 5 times

MA studies graduation evaluations: > 10
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4.3. Helsinki City Theatre
Board member, 2000-2002.

Member of the executive team, 2000-2002.

Jury member of several auditions.

Responsible for recruiting dancers and choreographers.
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4.4. Promotion of dance art and other expert positions
Jury member for the recruitment for the Professor of Practise in Design in Performing Arts for the Department for Theatre, Film and Television at the School of Arts and Design in the Aalto Arts University, 2012-2013

The Dance House registered association, founding member, 2010 -.

National Council for Dance, member of the strategy working group, 2007-2009.

Helsinki City, member of the working group for spaces for dance 2008.

Board member for Dance Arena registered association, 2003 -2006.

Chairperson for Dance Arena registered association 2003- 2005.

Board member for Zodiak – Centre for New Dance 2004-2008.

Tanssi-magazine editorial board, member 1998-2000.

Board member for Finnish Dancers’ Association (STTL) 1995-1996.
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5 Artistic activities
5.1. Work as a choreographer

Not Named
Premiere 14.1.2011, Theatre Academy, Helsinki

Distances – exercises in kinetic empathy
Premiere 16.1.2009, Theatre Academy, Helsinki

Entr’acte, interactive dance-video-installation
Premiere 15.01.2008, Theatre Academy, Helsinki. Paris, Toronto 2008, Tampere 2009

Mindscape
Net-project www.mindscape.nu and installation galleri leena kuumola 18.11. - 11.12.2005, Theatre Academy 8. -24.8.2006, Helsinki University 8.8. - 11.8.2006, Full Moon Dance -festival 24. - 29.7.2007, Oulu 8. - 16.9.2007, Stockholm 2009, Shanghai 2010.

Dances with Myself
Premiere Full Moon Dance -festival 30.7.2003, Kiasma Theatre Helsinki 2003

Lead Red
Theatre Academy of Helsinki, premiere 1.4.2003

Exposure time
Helsinki City Theatre, premiere 17.9.2002, Istanbul, Leverkusen 2003

Shine
Helsinki City Theatre, premiere 14.9.2000, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Vilna 2001

Once Upon a Time in the West
Athens, Rome, Helsinki 1999, Rome, Tampere 2000

Smile
Premiere Full Moon Dance -festival, Helsinki Festival 1999

Lead Red
Mexico City 22. -26.10.1997. Helsinki 9.12.1997, Oulu, Tampere 1998, London, Budapest,
Athens, Rome 1999

Thorns and petals
Premiere 28.2.1997 Oulu

Loose ends
Malmö Musikteater - Skånes Dansteater, premiere 30.3.1996, Copenhagen 1996

Monument,
Premiere 13.10.1995 Helsinki City Theatre, Kuopio Dance and Music -festival1996

Kauas pilvet karkaavat
Helsinki City Theatre 1995, Pyhäsalmi 1996, Oulu 1997, Managua-Nicaragua 1997

Ah ja voih
Premiere 7.3.1995 Helsinki, Stockholm 1996

En t'attendant
1994 Paris

Loop
Premiere 17.9.94 Stockholm

En Amor Duro
Premiere 13.5.1994 Helsinki, Stockholm 1994

Delirium2
Theatre Academy 1993, Kuopio Dance and Music -festival 1994

Ariel
Premiere 30.7.1993 Pyhäsalmi, Stockholm 1993, 1994, Kuopio Dance and Music -festival 1994, Berlin 1994, Helsinki 1994, 2000

Delirium
Premiere 10.3.1993 Helsinki, Suomenlinna 1993, Stockholm 1994

Red fish
Premiere 10.9.1991 Helsinki

Izukoe
Dir. Anzu Furukawa, premiere 8.7.1991 Tokyo, Stockholm 1992, Mexico City 1997, Leon -Nicaragua 1997 Helsinki 1991, Oulu, Kuopio Dance and Music 1993, Kemi 1997, Rome 1997, Peking, Shanghai 2000

Toinen
Premiere 13.5.1990 Helsinki
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5.2. Work as a choreographer in theatre
Full Monty
Musical, Helsinki City Theatre 2002

Mr Puntila and his Man Matti
Helsinki City Theatre 2001

Jungle Boy
Helsinki City Theatre 1997

Tannhäuser
Savonlinna Opera Festival 1996

Kaatopaikka
Theatre Academy1993

Hymy tikkaiden juurella
Oulu City Theatre 1992

POJAT
Helsinki City Theatre 1992
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5.3. Work as a dancer

Ari Tenhula: Dances with Myself
Premiere 30.7.2003 Pyhäjärvi

Ari Tenhula: Once Upon a Time in The West
Premiere 1999 Athens

Maya Tångeberg-Crischin: Matka Valoon- Hommage à Ellen Thesleff
Premiere 5.3.1999 Helsinki

Sari Lakso: Villi Pohjola
Premiere 12.3.1998 Helsinki

Ari Tenhula: Lyijynpunaa
Premiere 22.10.1997 Mexico City

Liisa Pentti: Kotona Metsässä
Premiere 22.11.1996 Helsinki

Kenneth Kvarnström: CARMEN?!
Premiere 7.6.1993 Kuopio Dance and Music -festival, Stockholm1993, Helsinki 1993, Finnish National Ballet 1994

Ari Tenhula: Kauas pilvet karkaavat
Premiere 1995 Helsinki

Ari Tenhula: Ah ja Voih
Premiere 7.3.1995 Helsinki

Ari Tenhula: Loop
Premiere 17.9.1994 Tukholma

Anzu Furukawa: Le Sacre Du Printemps
Braunschweig, 1994

Anzu Furukawa: Rolling Blue
Rotterdam 1994

Kenneth Kvarnström: DIGGER DOG
Premiere 1.4.1993 Stockholm, Utrecht 1993, Kuopio Dance and Music 1993, Douai 1993

Ari Tenhula: Ariel
Premiere 30.7.1993 Pyhäjärvi, Stockholm 1993, 1994, Kuopio Dance and Music -festival 1994, Berlin 1994, Helsinki 1994, 2000

Kenneth Kvarnström: VOYEUR
Premiere 14.8.1992 Stockholm, Helsinki 1992

Ari Tenhula: Red fish
Premiere 10.9.1991 Helsinki

Anzu Furukawa: Izukoe / The Diamond as big as the Ritz
Premiere 8.7.1991 Tokyo

Kenneth Kvarnström: EXHIBO and That was all I wanted so I stuck my finger in his eye
Premiere 16.3.1991 Tukholma, Paris, Rouen 1991, Nicaragua and Costa Rica 1992, Kuopio Dance and Music 1993

Sanna Kekäläinen: Valkoisia ja äänettömiä raivoja
Premiere 24.2.1990 Helsinki

Anzu Furukawa: The Detective from China
Premiere 27.6.1989 Tokyo, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Freiburg 1989

Ari Tenhula: Toinen
Premiere 13.5.1990 Helsinki

Sanna Kekäläinen: Valkoisia ja äänettömiä raivoja
Premiere 4.4.1989 Helsinki

Kirsi Monni, Ari Tenhula, Tiina Helisten: Genius Homunculi
Premiere 8.2.1989 Helsinki

Anzu Furukawa: Cells of an Apple
Premiere 2.11.1988 Helsinki

Per Jonsson: Den leende hunden ja Dans 1,
Stockholm 1987, Kuopio, Tallinn, Paris 1988

Marikki Hakola: PIIPÄÄ, multimediaperformance
Helsinki, Stockholm 1987

Kenneth Kvarnström: 560710,
Stockholm 1987, Paris 1988

Tommi Huovinen: Yksin vai kaksin,
Helsinki, Turku 1987

Jorma Uotinen: Kalevala
Helsinki City Theatre 1985-86
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6. Awards and grants
6.1. Awards

2003 Finland Award
1990 State Award for Dance (for Zodiak Presents)
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6.2. Personal and production grants

2005 3-year artistic grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation
2005 Rectors grant, Theatre Academy
2004 National Council for Dance
2003 National Council for Dance
2003 Finnish Cultural Foundation (working group)
2003 National Council for Dance (working group)
1998 5-year artistic grant, National Council for Dance
1995 ½ -year artistic grant, National Council for Dance
1994 ½ -year artistic grant, National Council for Dance
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