Kirsi Törmi

Researcher
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Kirsi Törmi

I am a PhD in dance studies, and in my dissertation “Choreographic Process as Interaction” (2016) I outlined an interactive choreographic process, and also reflected the responsibilities and ethical questions of an artist. I am working as a project researcher at Cupore’s ArtsEqual research project, group Socially Responsible Arts Institutions and Artists. As an artist-researcher I am interested in interaction, encounter, ethics of participation, and especially in embodiment in the middle of all the above-mentioned.

I have been working widely among the field of dance as a dancer, choreographer and producer. At the moment, I am working as an artistic director in the Full Moon Dance Festival in Pyhäjärvi, Finland. I am enthusiastic about artistic research in projects that concern the interfaces between art and welfare. I also work as an Ihminen tavattavissa -mentor, TRE-director, a Gestalt therapist (in my training period) and as a work supervisor.

In addition, I teach and give lectures and participatory presentations.

PUBLICATIONS

Törmi, Kirsi & Härkönen, Minna (toim.) 2012. Kohti reunoja – Routa 2002-2012, Routa ry.

Törmi, Kirsi 2011. Tutki itseäsi, löydät muut. Artikkeli ”Nykykoreografin jalanjäljissä, 37 tapaa tehdä tanssia” –kirja, toim. Hannele Jyrkkä, LIKE.

Palokangas, Minna & Ravelin, Teija & Törmi, Kirsi 2010. Hoitavaa tanssitaidetta, TANSSI –lehti 03/2010.

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Törmi, Kirsi 2016. Koreografinen prosessi vuorovaikutuksena. Helsinki: Acta Scenica 46.

 

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

YLE Teema, keskustelua nykytanssin tilasta 16.9.2016 (Marjo Kuusela, Tuomo Railo, Kirsi Törmi).

YLE1, POST-esitykseen liittyvä tv-haastattelu 10/2016.

Työpajat väitöstutkimuksesta Venetsian Biennaalissa 7.5.2015 Taiteellisen tutkimuksen        Tutkimuspaviljongissa.

Thalia –gaala Kansallisteatterista YLE1, tanssin mainetekopalkinto 02/2010.

Member of the advisory board, Hyvinvoinnin palvelutarjotin, Kainuu region merged municipalities, 2014.

Member of the National Council for Dance, 2004–2006, 2007–2009.

Member of the executive committee, Generaattori -culture project, Regional centre program, Ministry of the Interior, 2003–2006.

 

NOTABLE CHOREOGRAPHY

Fragile – Särkyvää 2016. Director Heikki Törmi. Production: Finnish National Theatre, Kajaani municipal theatre, SKR, MLL, Alko.

POST 2016. Production: Routa, Taike, Niilo Helander.

Kierto 2012. Production: Routa, Kordelin, Tttk.

AmazinGRace 2010. Production: Kordelin, SKR, Routa.

ALVILDA I ÅBO 2011. Opera. One of the five Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 year’s main projects. Production: Turku 2011 – European Capital of Culture Foundation.

IL PRINCIPE DEI DOLORI – 1000 kuolemaa päivässä 2009. Scenic variations to music from Carlo Gesualdo. Director Erik Söderblom, conductor Ville Matvejeff. Production: Helsinki Festival, Taite ry, Routa.

Herkules –ooppera 2006. Director Ville Sandqvist, conductor Anssi Mattila. Production: Helsinki Festival, Taite ry.

Kullervo 2006. Director Kaisa Korhonen, composer Sakari Kukko.