1. Acts of Mind
    -manifestations of moving mind in dance

    A kind of lecture.

    This is the first part of my artistic research for my doctoral thesis. In this work I investigate embodied mind in my own dance and choreographic thinking. As a scientific basis for the concept 'embodied mind' I use the thoughts from George Lakoffs and Mark Johnsons book 'Philosophy in the Flesh - The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought'.
    In my work I explore the space in my body and thoughts by thinking of these aspects; space, pattern, perception and renewing.

    Choreography, dance, texts and music: Mikko Orpana
    Lights: Juho Rahijärvi
    Sound assistant: Eero Pulkkinen

    Premiere: 23.3.2012

    Performing Arts Research Centre
    Theatre Academy

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  2. Contemporary choreography concerning volumes.
    The video is a one camera document from a performance.

    Concept and choreography: Mikko Orpana
    Dancers: Mikko Orpana and Katri Soini
    Musicians: Anna Grundström (cello) and Janne Koivulahti (electric guitar)
    Lights: Juho Rahijärvi
    Set: Sampo Malin

    Production: KokoTeatteri
    Premiere: 2009


    Mikko Orpana
    Email: orpana@gmail.com
    Tel.: +358456707080

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Mikko Orpana

Mikko Orpanas artistic research in contemporary dance and choreography.

Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland.

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