BIO | Katja-Maria/Kay Taavitsainen (they/them) | meu
Katja-Maria Taavitsainen (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist (choreographer/dance maker, embodied performer and film maker, somatic researcher and facilitator) with a strong background in movement research, contemporary dance, somatic as well as classical practices. They graduated as a BA of dance and MA of arts in choreography in the Theater Academy of Helsinki in Finland, has done their complementary studies in New York Film Academy in acting for film and is currently doing her complementary studies in film making in Berlin. They’re born in Finland, lived and worked as a performer and dance artist in Helsinki, Berlin, Singapore, Bangkok and New York dancing, performing, teaching her own practice and participating on artist in residency programs, workshops and master classes. Their own works are performed in Europe in different festivals and independent theaters such as Cable Factory of Helsinki, Forum Box Helsinki, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Acker Stadt Palast Berlin and Uferstudios & ADA studio, Berlin. As a singer- songwriter they released an EP on December 2017 (Good Taste Records, Helsinki) and before that performed a lot with their music getting recognition and radio play as an independent artist. They’re currently based in Berlin working with different choreographers and artists as well as with their own practice and upcoming performance project “FUTUREDANCES”. With their work they’ve always been interested of the multitude and layered human condition, the vast universe that we all are and how it shifts and bends creating a flux of identities and experiences embodied in this very unique somatic system of ours.
This site is their experiment, platform and dream space. You are invited.
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