PORTFOLIO OF MEU

Katja-Maria/Kay Taavitsainen (meu) | Multidisciplinary artist, dance maker, singer-songwriter, film maker, facilitator & performer

Education

Complementary studies (Acting for film), New York Film Academy, 2018

MA of Arts (Choreography), Theatre Academy of Helsinki, 2010

BA of Arts (Dance department), Theatre Academy of Helsinki, 2007

 

Latest works as a dance artist

 

“FUTUREDANCES”, a futuristic performance project Berlin/Helsinki/NYC 2020-2021

“I’m the monster”, a solo work in-progress, Berlin/Helsinki 2019-2020

MODULE, artist residency & experimental movement laboratory with Sidra Bell, Sidra Bell Dance New York, CPR – Center of Performance Research New York 2019

“OH-3”, performance project by Christine Bonansea, Berlin 2019

“Falling Upwards”, Emma Bäcklund’s choreography & Lagoon Parliament exhibition, Alte Münze Berlin, Berlin 2019

“The Base of the Fire”, Kimmo Alakunnas choreography, Turku 2019

“FEMALIEN | the solo experiment”, Helsinki & Berlin 2018

 

Past works as a singer-songwriter

 

Katti Meu – Pelastaja (2017)

Katti Meu – Valoa Päin (2016)

Katti Meu – Viisaus (2016)

Katti Meu – Jotain Muuta (2016)

Katti Meu – Kädet Ilmaan (2015)

 

Photos & links

 

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“FUTUREDANCES” residency period in the “Play Practice” artists in residency program, Bangalore India

Performers in the photo: Marlon Moilanen & Marie Kassapian

Curators: Abhilash Ningappa & Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy

November 2019

Supported by: Play Practice residency program

 

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“FUTUREDANCES” residency period in the Carnegie Museum of arts, Pittsburgh US

Curators: Anna Thompson & Taylor Knight

September 2019

Supported by: Arts Promotion Center of Finland, 2019

Photo: Kitoko Chargois

 

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“Falling Upwards” exhibition by Lagoon Parliament

Choreography: Emma Bäcklund

Performance in Alte Münze Berlin, May 24th 2019

Photo: Lagoon Parliament

 

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“FEMALIEN | the solo experiment” –  solo work about feminine energy in alien bodies

Choreography & performance: Katja-Maria Taavitsainen

4.12.2018, Forum Box Helsinki

Supported by: Cultural grant from the city of Helsinki

Photo: Tuuti Piippo

 

 

“ALICES  –  A Study of Nonsense” – a rabbit hole performance about fluidity of identities

Choreography: Katja-Maria Taavitsainen

Performers: Jenni Nikolajeff, Janne Marja-Aho, Katja-Maria Taavitsainen

Sound design: Aaro Wichmann

Light design: Teo Lanerva

Photos and video: Jukka Moisio

Premier: 13.2.2015, Cable Factory Helsinki

Supported by: Arts Promotion Center Finland

 

 

“UNKNOWN” – a little universe created for five performers

Choreography & directing: Katja-Maria Taavitsainen

Performers: Helmi-Leena Nummela, Maija Andersson, Liisi Vihavainen, Hanna Lee, Katja-Maria Taavitsainen

Sound design: Matti Ahopelto

Premier:  27.06.2014, Acker Stadt Palast Berlin

Supported by: Acker Stadt Palast Berlin

 

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“KATTI MEU” – entity, singer-songwriter, creator of galaxypop (2015-2018)

Composing & lyrics: Katja-Maria Taavitsainen

Co-composer & co-producer: Aapeli Hakala

Producer: Jani Saastamoinen

Photos: Kanerva Mantila, Kai Kuusisto & Otto Vainio