Elina Pirinen

Dance Artist – Music Maker – Writer – Curator

Elina Pirinen’s artistry and practice is entangled in choreography, dancing, music making and experimental writing, pedagogy and curating. She is committed to make stage, performative, aural and linguistic autopsies to the subconscious registers, deep primary emotions and intelligence through them. The focuses of her art are in imagination, romanticism, doom, obsessions, nightmares, daydreams, taboos, sorrow, lust, despair, joy, suffering, silence, horror, satisfaction, shame, unwantedness, consolation and hope driven by feministic psychoanalytical depth and try to say something about these realities and experiences here through it. Pirinen lives in Helsinki and by the lake Kalliojärvi.

In Finland she has been collaborating regularly with Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kiasma Theater of Kiasma Museum of contemporary art, performance art venue Mad House and toured widely with her works Personal Symphonic Moment, Meadow, meadow, meadow, Concerto under Waterlilies, Brume de Mer and La Beaute du Coeur and Lover of the Pianist.

She works with 8 year state grant for artists for 2017-2024. She is awarded with the Finnish State Art Award 2022. She is awarded with Prix Jardin d’Europe prize in ImPulsTanz Vienna 2015 and with The Finnish Critics’ Association honorary prize Critics’ Spurs 2014.

She also works with domestic animals in need and plays and sings affective, romantic, peculiar and thunderian doom-baroque-synthesis-psycho-mortal-lyrical music with her orchestra Al2Be3


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