Choreographer, director and multimedia artist, based in Berlin and born in Helsinki, Finland. He shares his time making pieces for KUNST-STOFF, a multimedia dance- and art production company he co-founded in San Francisco in 1998 and directing stage art, creating choreographic structures, making video installations, interactive works, photography and teaching dance in Europe where he operates under the name PAA (Public Artistic Affairs).
Tomi Paasonen bridges experimentalism and classicism, staged documentary and conceptual thinking, device methods and technical awareness. He has made visual concepts for productions, directed opera and creates his pieces with dancers, singers, actors and laymen. A particular passion towards the minority aspect has led him to work with people with disabilities, prisoners and sexual minorities.