Photo: GianLuca De Santi
Heli Keskikallio is a Finnish choreographer, performer and a teacher. She graduated from the University of the Arts Theater Academy Helsinki with a Masters degree in Choreography year 2016. Before she has graduated as a dance teacher BA from Savonia University in 2010.
In her artistic work Keskikallio is interested in the fragility of bodies (human and non-human) and bringing forth the imperfection, sensibility and carnality of the things. Her main driving force in working lies in existential questions tackled through bodily being. She is interested in culturally referential bodies, working with questions as such: how does the surrounding culture choreograph our bodies and beings?
Keskikallio’s work has been presented in URB, UrbanApa and Kaktus festivals in Finland and in PlatformNord festival in Norway. Besides artistic work Keskikallio is working as a main teacher in a nine month dance course in West Finland College teaching contemporary dance, improvisation and composition, anatomy, dance history, dance analysis and dance knowledge.