TANGOTHEATRE KIUTA

Tangotheatre Kiuta is a free dance theatre group established by Marjo Kiukaanniemi and Timo Hakkarainen in 2011.
It uses Argentine tango as a tool and choreographic base in it's performances.
Marjo and Timo have studied Argentinian tango together around the world since 2009.

In performative tango Marjo and Timo hold on to the core of Argentinian tango as a social dance: listening to one's partner, shared musicality and dynamic motion. Further, in Kiuta’s performances Argentine tango is joined together with physical theatre, partnering techniques of contemporary dance and unusual topics for tango. The soul and core of Kiuta´s performances are live music, strong stories, subtle humor and silent power. During last seven years Kiuta's productions have been performed about 100 times in nine countries and 33 cities.

Tangotheatre Kiuta has emerged from an urge to leave a remark... even a small one.

 
 

© Wim Lagendijk

Marjo Kiukaannieemi
M.A. (Dance), B.A. (Musical Theatre)
artistic director
choreographer - dancer - singer - violin player

Marjo is a dancer and dance teacher who has completed her professional studies in contemporary dance. She has danced Argentine tango since 2005. Marjo is also a professional musical theatre performer who sings and plays violin, keyboards and percussions. In her career Marjo has performed as a dancer, singer and actor, taught, choreographed, accompanied and played music since 2004.

 

© PAOLA EVELINA

Timo Hakkarainen
D.Sc. (Tech)
artistic director
choreographer - dancer - bass player

Timo is a researcher who finished his Ph.D. in applied physics. He has danced tango since 2009. From his youth Timo has a strong background in sports including ball games, powerlifting and martial arts, and he also plays bass guitar and upright bass. Timo has worked as a teacher of argentine tango and a performer in professional dance and theatre productions since 2011. Timo also works as medical physicist (trainee) in Helsinki University Central Hospital.


GRANTS

 

2018
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish-Norwegian Foundation

2017
City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2016
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Ministry of Education and Culture, EACEA

 

2015
City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2014
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki Cultural Office,
Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish-Norwegian Foundation

2013
City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa),
Arts Promotion Centre, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation

2012
City of Helsinki Cultural Office

 

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

2018
"Tangoaskeleet puhuttelevat" - Kallio-lehti, Munkin Seutu (news papers), 4th of April
"Fysiikan tohtorista tanssitaiteilijaksi" - Sotkamo-lehti (news paper), 23rd of January

2017
"Viimeinen tango pommisuojassa" - Helsingin Sanomat (news paper), 4th of March
a radio interview - Radio Show Roca (General Roca, Argentina), 17th of March

2015
"Tangoteatterin luovat uskalikot"  - Tango blog by Christer Jansen, 20th of March

2014
"Tangon rajoja kärsii rynkytellä"  - Yle Puheen Aamu (radio), 30th of May
"Uusi tangotapahtuma Suomeen kesäkuussa"  - ET-lehti (magazine), 31h of May
"Tango on tunteiden tanssi"  - Yle Radio 1, Kultaakuume (radio), 5th of June
"Teatteri tuo leikin tangoon"  - Helsingin Sanomat (news paper), 6th of June
"De Finlandia, con baile y mensaje"  - Clarin (newspaper), 8th of November
"Duendes que bailan tango"  - La Nación (newspaper), 9th of November

2013
"Peikoille hurrataan lasten teatterifestarilla" - Länsiväylä (news paper), 16th of March
"Peikot tanssivat teatterifestareilla" - Länsiväylä (news paper), 16th of March
"Peikoilta sujuu myös tango" - Helsingin Sanomat (news paper), 19th of March
"Olen tanssiva tangometsän eläin" - Cult 24 (magazine), 15th of April


 

VISITING ARTISTS & COOPERATION PARTNERS

Talvikki Eerola, The Flying Gorillas (UK)Jari Forstadius Photgraphy, Severi Haapala, Harmonica Quartet Sväng, Tapani Heikinheimo, Mari Heiskanen, Sharman Jagadeensan, Johanna JuholaAntero Kemppi, Kauri Klemelä, Matias Koivuniemi, Jere Kolehmainen, Harri Kuusijärvi, Seppo Kärki, Elina Lajunen, Maria Elisabet & Pasi LaurenNoora Lehtovuori, Jukka Mantere, Tuukka Martiskainen, Hanna Ollikainen, Gonzalo Orihuela (AR)Hannu Oskala, Immanuel Pax, Juho Poutiainen, Marko Puro, Sami Rantanen, Ollantay Rojas, Anna Vihanta