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MIRADONNA SIRKKA
b. 1991 Rovaniemi, Finland
Based in Helsinki, Finland
+358 40 829 0866
miradonna.sirkka@gmail.com

Education

2019 Master exchange, Tama Art University, Tokyo
2017- Master degree of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, Aalto University
2011-2015  Turku University of applied sciences, performing arts, circus
2010-2011 Finnish theatre academy, Tampere

 

Selected performances

2019 Carpe Diem and Goodbye – Living  like there is no tomorrow, 7 minute film for Occupy Earth, Aalto University

2018 Gone Fishing – Immersive plastic tube and sound installation, Copenhagen International Theatre, Balancing the city residency, DK/FI 

2018 Move it! -festival, Copenhagen International Theatre, Kajaanista kuuhun, DK

2018 Artist Talk, Performance about awkwardness and responsibility of the audience and performer, Aalto Festival, FI

2018  A Journey between realities, AR & Immersive installation, Helsinki Design week

2018 Kajaanista kuuhun,  Hoop manipulation,Kajaanin Runoviikot, directed by visual artist Sofi Häkkinen, FI

2017 Performer in Escape Train / InsideOut (with VR, TBWA and 20th Century Fox), Helsinki-Rovaniemi, FI

2017 Recover Laboratory – Joy of Spleen, aerial chains and hoop manipulation, SWE/FI

2017 Kellohalli, Teurastamo, Aerial chains

2017 Recover Laboratory – Joy of Spleen – installation, MOW-opening event

2017 Recover Laboratory + Serot live, aerial chains

2017 Arabia street art festival –  hoop manipulation

2017 Chocolate hoop – installation, demo at Cirko Festival, Recover Laboratory

2017 Cleopatra’s dinnershow, hoop manipulation & acrobatics

2017 The tight wire, hoop manipulation & sculptures installation series with Sofi Häkkinen

2017 Freelancer circus artist, hoop manipulation performances in various events, e.g. Rovaniemi city theatre, wedding ceremony Sri Lanka

2016-2017 Hoop manipulation performance, Mönttilaiva, Viaporin Kekri, Suomenlinna

2016 Aerial chains acrobat, Recover Laboratory

2015 Circus artist, clownery, Something about fragments, directed by Nina Ervasti, Köysiteatteri, FI

2015 Circus artist, Ronja Rövardöttern, Åbo Svenska Teatern, directed by Fiikka Forsman

2014- Performer, Firecircus Circas

2013 Circus artist, acrobatics and aerial chains, contemporary circus performance TuTut

2012 Circus character, Rölli and the golden Key movie, Matila-Röhr productions

2012 Performer, cross-disciplinary Theaterproject BämBämBäm, Köysiteatteri, FI

2011 Soloproject PilviLinna, aerial chains and loop straps

2011- Circus performer in plenty of events, e.g. Turku the Capital of culture 2011 

2008-2009 Circus artist (acrobatics, group acrobatics, aerial swing), Talven Taikapyörä, Rovaniemi municipal theatre

1998-2010 Performer, The Finnish youth circus Festival (solo and group), also Christmas and spring shows in youth circus Sirkus Taika-Aika

 

Directing and teaching

2018 Recover Laboratory – Underneath, Meilahti, FI

2016- Co-founder & director of Recover Laboratory company

2016 Recover Laboratory, Viikinmäki, FI

2014 The egytian dinner, director, performed in the arts academy of Turku, FI

2013 Director and producer, contemporary circus performance Máttáráhka, performed e.g.  Logomo, Future circus, FI

2008 – Circus teacher, various youth circuses in Finland and abroad (Berlin, New York, Delaware)

 

Exhibitions

2018 The reflection of you, Group exhibition. Immersion, Art House Aalto University, FI

2017 Mitä susta jää? – Light installation. Group exhibition at Lantern park, LUX Helsinki, FI

 

Residencies and workshops

2018 Balancing the city residency, Metropolis Kobenhavn International Theatre, DK

2018 100 000 000% concert for hoops and drums and windchimes residency in Cirko, FI

2018 Recover Laboratory residency, Sirkus Faktori, FI

2018 Hoops & drums residency in Katapult Berlin, DE

2017 Hoop juggling classes, Die Etage, Berlin, DE

2017 Juggling and existence masterclass, Jean Daniel Fricker, Katapult Berlin, DE

2016 Balancing masterclass, Strasbourg, FR

2013 Internship, circus teacher, Zirkus Cabuwazi, Berlin, DE

 

Awards & Grants

2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival Festival Spirit award, SWE

2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival: Festival Spirit Award, Joy of Spleen (Recover Laboratory)

2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival: Nominated for Grand Prix, Joy of Spleen (Recover Laboratory)

2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation for Recover Laboratory

 

Other

2017 Immersive Performances in Finland Seminar, Raekallio Corp. Helsinki FIN

2016 & 2017 Recover Laboratory on Basso Radio, FIN

2016 Artistic Laboratory, Finnish-Flemish collaboration, Ghent and Helsinki 

 

 

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