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Sakari Saikkonen
b. 19.7.1981
dancer, choreographer
acrobat

+358 50 321 9310
sakari.saikkonen (ã) gmail.com

Specialization:
Contemporary dance
Acrobatics
Roue Cyr

Other special skills:
Unicycling, climbing, slapstic-acrobatics
playing skills: electric bass, mandolin, percussions
Basic juggling

Work as a dancer/acrobat/actor

Kallo Collective, 2015-2017
  - Chameleon and Caterpillars, dir. Thom Monckton

Seinäjoki City Theatre, 2009-2011
  - Jussilan Jussi (Lapin Lapin), dir. Kimmo Kahra
  - Kivet (The Stones), dir. Eija Irmeli Lahti
  - Näkymätön lapsi, dir. Tero Heinämäki
  - Urheat, dir. Katariina Lahti

Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, 2004-2016
  - Wintercircus Laugh, Snow and Light, dir. Arja Pettersson and Liisa Risu
performances in Helsinki and Vesterås, Sweden
  - Wintercircus Ray on Ice, dir. Arja Pettersson, performances in Rome, Italy
  - variety of misc. gigs, dir. Arja Pettersson

Glims & Gloms Dance Company, 2005-2017, Espoo
  - Papula Box, The Little Warrantymen and Ample Moon, chor. Simo Heiskanen
  - Omnipotens, Extented Family and Sore Point chor. Tuomo Railo

National Opera of Finland, 2005-2006, 2012-2013
  - Robin Hood, dir. Kari Heiskanen
  - Il Viaggio a Reims, dir. Dario Fo
  - Turandot, dir. Sonja Frisell

Tarzan, 2014, dir. Kari Rentola, Helsinki City Theatre
Straight, 2013, Whispering cosmos, 2009, chor. Joona Halonen, Zodiak - center for new dance
Ronia the Robber's Daughter, 2012, chor. Anniina Kumpuniemi, Dance Theatre MD
Insomnia, 2008, chor. Simo Kellokumpu, SK&co
Kurja joukko, 2008, dir. Alma Lehmuskallio, Med andra ord
Haje, 2007, chor. Liisa Risu, Zodiak - center for new dance
Kalevala dell'Arte, 2007, dir. Davide Giovanzana and Soile Mäkelä, Theatre Metamorfoosi
En-Tä-Nyt?, 2006, dir. Maiju Mustonen, Musi-Musi ry
Il Viaggio a Reims, 2003, dir. Dario Fo, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, Italy
Romeo & Juliet, 2003, dir. Morten Krogh, Theatre Academy
The Hobbit, 2001, chor. Marjo Kuusela, Theatre Academy/National Opera

Maarianvaara open air theatre, 2000-2012
  - several plays and revues e.g. Seven Brothers, Putkinotko dir. Juhani Joensuu

number of collaborations with bands Happoradio, Orkestar Bordurka, Paukkumaissi, Elina ja Mielikuvituskaverit and Babe, 1998-2014

Work as a choreographer

Maarianvaara open air theatre, 2002-2014
  - several numbers and scenes in plays and revues

Blaze dance company, 2003-2005
  - Curtains and Vera, part 1
  - with Jarkko Mandelin, Lady and Rodriguez, Etudes and Sunday

Don Quiote, 2006, Theatre of Outokumpu
Chip,Andy'n'Dale's One Night Stand, 2003, C.A.D. dance company

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, 2005, Theatre Academy of Finland, department of dance
Kuopion Musiikkilukio, a dance orientated upper secondary school, 1997-2000
basic studies in contemporary dance, ballet, acrobatics and theatre, 1995-1997
basic studies in music, 1988-1995

Awards:
Lady and Rodriguez, 3rd prize, New Dances choreography contest, Kajaani, 2004
fakir mr. Fragile, 1st prize, Street Star of the Year contest, Joensuu, 2002
Young man, 2nd prize, Kaduttaako street show contest, Outokumpu, 1994

Language skills:
Finnish, native language
English, fluent
Swedish, conversational