Friday, 20 February 2015

Nordic Soul Festival 2015 dates announced // Dj SoulSanna downloadable housemix

Happy to announce you guys that we are organizing the Nordic Soul Festival 2015 in Helsinki 11.-14.6.2015! Save the dates and stay tuned for more info! 
Meanwhile enjoy the Throwback NSF 2014 house mix by our lovely dj SoulSanna! 
Download link attached! 

And those who weren't on our first festival, here's a recap for you to enjoy. Filming and editing by Patrikc Milvi.

LYNX - I Am You

Here's a new lovely song from LYNX - I am You. And beautiful people and dancers featured in the video, you might have seen some of them at the dance events. and in case you didn't know Linda is also a member of our group Cleva!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Metropolia-teatteri esittää: SIDOTTU

Katso alaspäin. Tarkemmin. Miksi sinulla on tänään juuri nuo kengät jalassa?
Sidottu on raikastunnelmainen teatteriesitys jokapäiväisistä jalkineistamme. Esitys leikittelee valinnoilla, joita teemme tietoisesti tai tiedostamatta kenkiemme suhteen. Miksi valitsemme tietynlaiset kengät jalkaamme milloinkin ja mitä ne meistä ilmaisevat?

Ohjaaja Hanna Peiponen lähestyy aihetta tanssin, liikkeen ja improvisaation keinoin. Kulttuurialan ammattilaisista, opiskelijoista ja harrastajista koostuva työryhmä tuo lavalle värikkään ja kengäntäyteisen esityksen.

Ohjaus on Hanna Peiposen teatteri-ilmaisun ohjaaja (AMK) -tutkintoon kuuluva työharjoittelu ohjaajantyön alueella.
Esitykset Metropolia-teatterin Tanssistudiossa (H1006) osoitteessa Hämeentie 161.
Ke 26.2 klo 19
Pe 28.2 klo 19
Ti 4.3 klo 19
Ke 5.3 klo 19
To 6.3 klo 19

Esityksen kesto noin 45 min.
Liput 3,5/5 euroa. Liput voi varata ennakkoon osoitteesta tai numerosta +358 50 512 1327.

Ohjaus Hanna Peiponen
Dramaturgia Hanna Peiponen 
Valosuunnittelu Teo Lanerva 
Äänisuunnittelu Hanna Peiponen ja työryhmä 
Lavastus Eveliina Netti
Puvustus Eveliina Netti
Graafinen suunnittelu Eveliina Netti, Kirsi Ranta
Teaseri Ville Toimi, Roosa Kuosmanen
Tuottaja Kirsi Ranta
Lavalla Pietari Vappula, Roza Ahmad, Hanna Kuparinen, Sara Kauppila, Sonia Taiarol
Ohjaava opettaja Katja-Maria Taavitsainen 
Keskustelu ja dramaturginen apu Mariia Kukkakorpi 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Olafur Eliasson, Your embodied garden, 2013

Nice concept, beautiful video!The dancer is Steen from Denmark. He was teaching here in Helsinki some time ago.
Olafur Eliasson, Your embodied garden, 2013 from Studio Olafur Eliasson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Shekel earrrings

I made these earrings of an old birchbark necklace and a bracelet with gold coloured coins. The earring hooks are silver.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

BREAK SM / Ultimate Bboy Jam 2013 on Sunday

Who will be the next Ultimate Bboy Champion? Go and find out on Sunday at Saiffa (prelims) and at Lämpö (finals). The competition will be televised, on the 22th of December at TV2!  Here's the charming trailer!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Cleva photos by Sampsa Pärnänen

We finally updated our crew to 2013, we have a Facebook page! So now it’s official LOL! Click here to see the Cleva Facebook page. And like if you like!

Here's our Cleva crew’s promo photos! We did the styling. We wanted to have some of that 90's hip hop but with a twist. M made the amazing flower arrangements out iron wire and real flowers. M has made most of the clothes seen in these photos (what M, K, Joanna, Sandra and Jenni are wearing). Thanks to all the talented people involved! Photo: Sampsa Pärnänen, hair: Maria Väisänen & Sumi Moreno / Hiushuone Dandy, make up: Sumi Moreno, flowers are from Pian kukka.


Friday, 20 September 2013

Miss Mix column 6-7/2013 // Haza Hajipoori

Did the tv program "Dance" affected you as a dancer? And your thoughts about dance?
I grew as a person quite a lot. Before Dance I never would have thought that I'm capable of things or dance styles what I had to do in the program. Or that I could handle that much pressure that came along with the TV show. I always thought that in the dance world one has to have a great dance technique (I'm talking about ballet/jazz technique) to get any jobs as a dancer or to even be successful in a TV show like Dance.

My thoughts changed when I realized that with hard practice I am able to do the same stuff that a ballerina could. And a great thing was that through the TV show I could show all the viewers that a street dancer is as capable of doing things in which a ballet dancer or anyone else and that we too have technique! The show gave me confidence, I have always downplayed my dancing skills. And during Dance I was in a stage of life that was time for me to start to think about getting a "real life", that ones life can't just be dancing, but apparently it can.

What are you doing at the moment and what future plans do you have?
At the moment i'm fully employed as a dancer. I am in the Tampere Workers Theater's Princess musical, which had its premiere on the 5th of this month. Future as a dancer is unstable, you never know where you'll find your self tomorrow. I will keep on practising hard and hopefully I'll find jobs in the future too.

Who do you admire and why?

There are so many, I have had so many good teachers and dance colleagues around me. And because of them I'm the dancer that I am. Maybe one name that I would specially want to mention is Sara Hirn. I remember when she came to teach a workshop at Tampere. I went to her class without knowing who she is and what she does and I right away sort of "fell in love" with her. Her way of teaching is really good, she opened up the world of dance for me then. I remember thinking that when I "grow up" I want to be like her. And even today. She is really skillful as a dancer, a perfect example of how can one be a good street and jazz dancer at the same time. She has been doing a lot of work in and for the Finnish street dance scene. And right now she is doing important work with kids and youth at the 09 Helsinki Human Rights foundation. That's something that I want to do someday as well.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Payback jam vol. 7 report

Once again summer went past so fast. But gladly the Indian Summer has treated s well. This is a party update from last July at Jyväskylä, Payback jam vol 7. Was a blast like always. Me against the musician was entertaining. Most memorable moments were the duet by Mikko and Heini, enchanting Viola, and winner Joonas with his gynecologist show. M made her way to the final with drummer Joonas.

M in the final

Ks qualification

"Cudgel War" was the concept where Finland was divided in to three areas/teams:  Southern Finland, Middle Earth and North-East. And all these three sections battled each others. Each team had their own dj's and host's. We were part of the Southern Tourists team. We would have wanted to represent our old hometown Tampere but it occurred that Tampere was part of Middle Earth, and that was the team we didn't want to support. LOL!

The cudgel war footage:

South vs. Middle Earth

South vs East-North

Middle Earth vs. East-North

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Pocahontas top & Hiawatha pants

M made this cute Pocahontas top of an old suede jacket found from UFF. The pastel color fabric for the pants were a finding from Tallinn. And the cutie in the park is Milla :)