Heli Pippingsköld - Dancer, Performer

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Nationality Finnish

Height 170 cm

Weight 50

Hair blond

Clothing size S

Shoe 38

Hi, my name is Heli Pippingsköld and I am a professional dancer and dance artist originally from North Finland. At the moment I work mainly in freelance projects in Skandinavia and Middle Europe.

Here you can find my CV, information and past works below as a dancer. Also more precise descriptions of the works you find from end of this page. 

About my own artistic work you find information from we do dans - page.

On going dancer works

At the moment I am working with two danish dance companies: Granhøj Dance Company and Himherandit Productions in their contemporary dance and dance theater framed full evening stage works called This is not a swanlake and Mass effect. Both works will be on tour in Autumn 2021 in Denmark and abroad if covid19 situation gets better.

 

Besides that I am creating and performing together with a danish dance artist Simon Beyer-Pedersen in a full evening contemporary dance work called King of Oulu. It will be premiered in February 2022 in JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre's production in Oulu, Finland. 

 

About

 

My name is Heli Pippingskold and I am a woman dancer originally from Rovaniemi, North Finland.

My background as a dancer comes from variety dance styles but my dance education I got mainly studying different modern dance techniques, ballet and contemporary dance techniques like release, floor work, partnering, acrobatics, improvisation and somatic methods.

Since graduation 2013 I have worked eight years as a professional dancer with international and national choreographers in Finland, Denmark, Australia, Holland, Germany and Sweden.

Below you can see a list of the choreographers and works.​

As a performer I have experience dance works from the big theater stage productions to the more intimate experimental contemporary dance framed works. Also improvisation based public space works are familiar. At stage I have been asked as a dancer to use my voice, read text, sing, straight interact with the audience, run 45 minutes, do energy travel through walls and perform with full naked audience. Many contemporary dance works has included also nudity. In the musicals in ensemble I have sang soprano 2 and alto.

History and education

 

I have studied dance my A-levels in Sibelius Highschool, Helsinki (2003-2007) in a main subject contemporary dance. My BA degree in Dance I got from Oulu University of Applied Sciences (graduation year 2013).

Year 2010-2011 I also studied modern dance in Netherlands Tilburg in Fontys Dance Academy where I got permission to finish my studies as a dancer in Holland but because of my personal life I returned back to Finland. 

 

If you are interested of my choreographic work and teacher you can find more precisely information from the link we do dans.

Also some longer philosophic thoughts and writings of dance you will find from the publications from there.

So great to have you here and maybe we will meet one day with in some movement.

Contact and email you can find below.

Best regards,

Heli Pippingsköld

Selected past works / dancer / stage

2021 - 

Rigoletto Opera, Opera Hedeland

2020 - 

Mass Effect, Himherandit Productions

2020 - 

This is not swanlake, Granhoj Dans Company

2020 - 

King of Oulu

Jannik Elkaer, (DK)

Andreas Constantinou (UK)

Palle Granhøj (DK)

Simon Beyer-Pedersen (DK)

2019

Peppi Långström, Oulu Theatre

2018

2016

My Fair Lady, Oulu Theatre

Lauantaitanssit, JoJo Oulu Dance Centre

Merja Larivaara, Petri Kauppinen (FI)

Merja Larivaara, Jussi Väänänen, Katja Koukkula (FI)

Tomi Paasonen (FI)

2016

Please switch on your mobile phones, Taikabox

Tanja Råman (FI), John Collingswood 

2016

Rite of Springs, Extended ROSE, Granhøj Dans

2016

Pullakahviresidenssi

2015

OPTIKE

Palle Granhøj (DK)

Jukka Ristolainen (FI)

Anu Sistonen (FI)

2015

Hysteria

Milla Virtanen (FI)

2015

Coil and recoil, Taikabox

Tanja Råman (FI), John Collingswood 

2014

Assent orange, National Choreography Center of Western Australia (solo work)

2014

Vimmaa, Satu Tuomisto + Comp

2014

5th Floor

Satu Tuomisto (FI)

Milla Virtanen (FI)

2014

Riisuttuna,  (english: Bare)

2014

The Bluest Room

2014

ÖverAllt 

Satu Tuomisto (FI)

Michael Schumacher (AME)

KoeArt Comp (FI)

Commercials

2016

CaDesign Company , Aarhus, Denmark 

2013

Samuji Fall and Winter 2013 collection , Helsinki, Finland

Video

2014

Peripheral vision, dance movie, director Antti Ahokoivu (FI)

2014

Rajatila, dance movie, director Antti Ahokoivu (FI)

2013

Rosales, dance video, Double Deuce Productions, director Kalle Jurvelin (FI)

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Himherandit Productions / Denmark

Mass Effect

2020/on going

MASS EFFECT is a high-intensity performance by a cast of 7 international performers and 11 community members. Together they push their physical limits, deal with exhaustion, motivation, and group dynamics in group endurance activity. Group dynamics manifest through spatial patterns carved out amidst complex running formations. Team collaboration becomes the key element for the group to be tuned into the same bodily rhythm as they push to their physical thresholds. Together they move beyond exhaustion as they find their second wind. A second wind is an unpredictable phenomenon experienced in sports and long distance running
whereby an athlete who is out of breath and too tired to continue suddenly finds the strength to press on at top performance with less exertion.

More Himherandit Productions 

More info Bora Bora Dans og Visuelt Theater 

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Choreography Andreas Constantinou

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Oulu Theatre / Finland

My fair lady

2018

Tuttujen, mukaansatempaavien laulujen ja tanssien sekä upeiden kukka-asetelmien täyttämä musikaali kertoo kuvankauniista Eliza Doolittlestä, jonka käytös ja kielenkäyttö eivät vastaa ulkoista kuorta. Rääväsuisen ja karkeatapaisen Elizan elämä saa kuitenkin käänteen, kun päättäväinen kielitieteen opettaja Henry Higgins lyö ystävänsä kanssa vetoa siitä, onnistuuko hän kouluttamaan tytöstä hienon ja salonkikelpoisen seurapiirileidin. Kieliopin ja käytöstapojen opettelun lomassa paatunut poikamies Higgins, kuten moni muukin, havahtuu Elizan todelliseen potentiaaliin…

Perustuu George Bernard Shaw´n näytelmään ja Gabriel Pascalsin elokuvaan PYGMALION Alkuperäinen ohjaus Moss Hart

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Choreography Jussi Väänänen ja Katja Koukkula

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Taikabox / Finland / Wales

Please switch on your mobile phones 2016

 Initially developed as an experiment in finding new audiences for contemporary dance in Wales, PSO has evolved into a performance event where everyone in the theatre becomes part of the creative team.

TaikaBox has built a choreographic system that integrates with custom-built digital tools to enable audience members to decide what the show is about, and how movement, sound, light and image contribute to telling a story. Each event is unique, with the starting point decided democratically, the audience using their smartphones and mobile devices to contribute stories, vote on which to use, and choose how to process them into dance.

An hour-long performance may work with between 4 and 20 stories, depending on how deep the audience wants to go, and there is potential to revisit everyone’s favourite section to develop it further for a ‘show’ at the end.

 

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Choreographer Tanja Råman, John Collingswood

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Satu Tuomisto + Comp / Finland 

Riisuttuna

2014

Riisuttuna (Bare) is a wild hybrid of contemporary dance and contemporary music. 

Choreographer Satu Tuomisto
Dancers Salla-Maria Santos, Heli Pippingsköld and Jarkko Lehmus/ Fornier Ortiz
Composer Otso Lähdeoja
Lighting Designer Ville Aunola/ Mia Kivinen
Author Essi Kummu
Choreographer’s Assistant Auri Ahola
Set Designer Petri Haapakoski
Production JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Oulu City Theatre, Satu Tuomisto +Comp
In collaboration with Oulu Music Festival
Supported by Kone Foundation, Wihuri Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Residencies Cross Move Company, Routa

 

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Choreographer Satu Tuomisto

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Michael Schumacher / United States

The bluest room

2014

The Bluest Room is the thrilling culmination
of Schumacher’s two week long improvisation work with local dancers (STRUT members) and musicians. Michael will activate the nooks and crannies of the The Blue Room Theatre – flooding the space with music, dance and instant composition.

“Michael Schumacher is the Guru of Improvisation.”
The Guardian, UK.

The Bluest Room is co-commission between STRUT Dance and TURA New Music.
All musicians appear courtesy of TURA and The City of Perth.

 

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Choreographer Michael Schumacher

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Antti Ahokoivu / Finland

Peripheral Vision

2014

Peripheral vision is a dancefilm which examines interaction between nature and human. The film is also exploring human distrust towards each other. The film won a main prize in category Best Film in Dance Film Festival InShadow, Portugal. It has been screened also Desterro Festival, Brazil, Dance Live, Scotland and Sans Souci Dance Film Festival, USA. 

Director/Edit: Antti Ahokoivu
Cinematographer: Olli Luoma-aho
Choreography: Mia Jaatinen

Dance Heli Pippingsköld, Saara Hedman, Mia Jaatinen and Ella Seikkala

 

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Director Antti Ahokoivu

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Granhøj Dans Company / Denmark

This is not swanlike 

2020/ on going

Det centrale i balletten Svanesøen er ballerinaens graciøse fremstilling af svanen med de smukke, lange lemmer og den elegante hals. Pingviner har hverken lange lemmer eller en hals. Det er præcis afsættet for danseforestillingen. Antonina var følelsesmæssigt ligeså handicappet som en pingvin, når hun forgæves rakte ud efter Tjajkovskij. I THIS IS NOT SWAN LAKE… sætter fire dansere hendes længsel i scene og garanterer smuk, rørende og komisk dans, når det er bedst.

Performances September 2020 Svalegangen Theatre and November 2020 Det Kondigen Teater, Copenhagen

More Granhøj Dans Company

More info Svalegangen Theater and Get Konlige Theater

 

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Choreography Palle Granhøj 

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Tomi Paasonen / Finland / Berlin

Lauantaitanssit

2016

Choreographer Tomi Paasonen’s piece "Saturday dances” is a personal yet universal piece which is dedicated to his father, sea captain Pauli Paasonen. The piece moves like a mental landscape that attempts to capture the spirit, memory and character of this world traveler.

The work also deals with the border of life and death as a physical event. Breath, wind, childhood memories and ocean currents are used both as inspiration for the physical expressions and as metaphors for the otherworldliness of a mind transitioning from here to the beyond. Both by intertwining and contrasting emotion with physicality, the choreography gives form to important themes in terms of human life, such as the inevitability of death and its significance as part of a full life.

 

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Choreographer Tomi Paasonen

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Anu Sistonen / Finland / Luxembourg

OPTIKE

2015

With OPTIKE, Anu Sistonen will undertake a research project examining staging of her physical and artistic language through lighting. Together with Brice Durand, lighting designer, she will propose work lines as a basis for transcription of movement to light and visuality.



The main idea is to compare and contrast dance movement with the concepts of border, spatial limits and contrast. Time working on this project will be spent to exploring, experimenting, manipulating and developing a physical language.

Performed in Cultural Centre Valve, Oulu November 2015

 

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Choreographer Anu Sistonen

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Satu Tuomisto + Comp / Finland 

VIMMAA

2014

Vimmaa is a contemporary dance thunderstorm, where dancers try to avoid getting hit by the movement lightning or being drenched by the emotion rain. Vimmaa is an extremely physical piece for four dancers and a drummer. The choreography is a precise and sweaty mix of motion, emotion, rhythm and character that reflects on what we see, feel, read, say and are in life for each other. The duets develop from plain to dramatic and from fierce to delicate. Vimmaa mixes movement, explores emotions and piles up meaning.

Performed the duet parts in International Festival de Ballet, Cali, Colombia with dancer Fornier Ortiz

 

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Choreographer Satu Tuomisto

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Milla Virtanen / Finland 

5th Floor

2014

5th Floor on tanssiteatteriteos viidelle naistanssijalle. Teoksen nimi, 5th Floor, toimii metaforana tietynlaiselle tilalle, olotilalle ja mielentilalle. Tila paljastaa ja tilassa paljastuu. 5th Floor on koreografi Milla Virtasen taiteellinen kuvaus viidennestä kerroksesta.

Konsepti ja ohjaus: Milla Virtanen
Koreografia: Milla Virtanen yhteistyössä Koski Dance Companyn tanssijoiden kanssa
Koski Dance Company: Miina-Anniina Heiskanen, Milla Keskitalo, Heli Pippingsköld sekä vierailevat tanssijat Liisa Heikkinen ja Minttu Pietilä
Äänisuunnittelu: Anssi Laiho
Valosuunnittelu: Jari Haavikko
Lavastus: Milla Virtanen ja Leevi Lehtinen
Puvustus: Milla Virtanen
Valokuvaus: Leevi Lehtinen
Tuotanto: JoJo – Oulun Tanssin Keskus

 

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Choreographer Milla Virtanen

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Koe Art community & Petri Kauppinen / Finland

ÖverAllt

2013

1. käsky – Hyppää! 2. ohje – Pyöri! 3. päätös Lennä ja laula! ”Tämähän on ihan ÖverAllt!”. Mitä tapahtui, kun Oulun kansalaiset ottivat vallan ja päättivät valmistaa nykytanssiteoksen? Haasteen ottivat vastaan kuusi tanssijaa ja apujoukoiksi kutsuttiin itse Toripolliisi

 

"ÖverAllt on yli-ihana idea: kansalaiskoreografia. Ja sunnuntai-iltana nähty toteutus on semmoista oululaista osaamista, joka ei katoa Nokian myötä. Tätä täytyy saada lisää!" 

Eeva Kauppinen, Kaleva

 

 More about JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre Finland

 

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Director Petri Kauppinen 

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Oulu Theatre / Finland

Peppi Långström

2019

Astrid Lindgrenin Peppi Pitkätossu on hurmaava tarina räväkästä, itsenäisestä ja sanavalmiista tytöstä. Normeista piittaamaton Peppi käyttäytyy aikuisia kohtaan kurittomasti, mutta toisille lapsille hän on aina pyyteetön ja oikeudenmukainen. Mukaansatempaavien laulujen, hassuttelujen ja vauhdikkaan menon siivittämä tarina ilahduttaa ja sopii koko perheelle! Esityksen musiikista vastaa liveorkesteri.

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Director Merja Larivaara

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Granhøj Dans Company / Denmark, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia

Rite of Spring Extended - ROSE 

2016

ROSE: Rite of Spring – Extended 2
The loss of innocence is like in the male version RITE of SPRING - ESTENDED also the focus theme in this performance, in which the motif is transferred to the woman's universe and is told through the ceremonies and rituals that characterize it.
Although the basic musical structure is the same, the result is completely different - not least because the music in this female version is played live, in it’s original piano version.

Performances March 2016 - April 2016 Musikhuset, Aarhus, Panama FAE Festival, The National Theatre of Costa Rica and Iberoamericano Theatre Festival, Bogota Colombia

More Granhøj Dans Company

More info Musikhuset, Panama Fae Festival, Theatre Costa Rica and Iberoamericano Festival

 

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Choreography Palle Granhøj 

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Milla Virtanen / Finland 

Hysteria

2015

Tanssiteatteriteos 1800-luvun lopun muotidiagnoosista, hysteriasta, ja sen eriskummallisista hoitomuodoista. Hysterialle pidettiin alttiina luonnetyyppiä, jolle oli ominaista mielikuvituksen rikkaus, lapsenomainen itsekeskeisyys, suggestioalttius ja teatraalinen käytös. Hysterian luultiin johtuvan kohdun liikkumisesta, joten sitä pidettiin vain naisten sairautena.

 

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Choreographer Milla Virtanen

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Taikabox / Finland / Wales

Between coil and recoil 2016

 Between Coil and Recoil is a one-hour long performance that features two, three or four dancers and two sound artists. It is designed to be an immersive experience for an audience of up to 20 people. Audience and dancers share the same space, and everyone wears headphones.

The work is site-responsive, in that the majority of the soundscape is created live from mixing various microphones that are placed around the building and worn by the dancers. TaikaBox also aim to incorporate one or two local performers in the event – particularly when performing in other countries – in order to expand the language possibilities of the work.

 

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Choreographer Tanja Råman, John Collingswood

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STRUT Dance The National Choreographic Centre of Western Australia / Perth / solo work

Assent orange 2014

A solo work created in international artist residency program STRUT Dance - The National Choreographic Centre of Western Australia. The assent orange was performed in MoveMe Festival Perth November 2014 , Australia and also in JoJo Oulu Dance Centre's Pomppulauta forum May 2015. 

Choreography and dance Heli Pippingsköld (FI)

Music Henri Jaakola (FI)

In collaboration with Antti Ahokoivu (FI)

more State Theatre Centre of WA 

more STRUT DANCE , Perth Australia

 

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Choreographer Heli Pippingsköld